July 31, 2014
Will provide training for skill development to the youth of Bengal: WB CM in Purulia
West Bengal Chief Minister addressed a public rally at the Telecom Ground in Lalpur, Hura, in Purulia district today.
She reached Purulia on July 30, 2014 and held ameeting at the Purulia Circuit House with the district officials in theevening. She also held an administrative review meeting with all the districtofficials and the officials from the State Secretariat, who are a part of herentourage, on Thursday at the auditorium of the Purulia Zilla Parishad.
The Chief Minister had been insistent onall round development of the Jangalmahal area and the Government has beenworking in a peaceful manner to help the people in the area receive properfacilities.
To keep up with the pace of developmental works, the Chief Ministerinaugurated sixteen projects which include the administrative building of the Sidhu Kanu Birsa University, several girls' hostels, SNCUs, a mother & child hub at Deven Mahato Hospital, a fair price medicine shop.
The West Bengal Chief Minister alsolaid the foundation stones of seventy projects including the Garpanchakot eco-tourism project, girls hostels, several Pather Sathis (motels), Karma Tirthas (marketing hubs), new roads under PMGSY, two electrical sub stations, irrigation projects etc.
She distributed among the people of the district benefits like Kanyashree, forest pattas, special aid schemes for tribal people and other such aids and grants.
The West Bengal Chief Minister will leavefor Bankura tonight and will conduct a review meeting with thedistrict official after reaching the district. She will hold a public meetingat Beliator College Ground on August 1.
Excerpts from the Chief Minister's speech:
We have taken several initiatives for thePurulia district. A fair price diagnostic centre will come up within a month. Iam thankful to you for waiting here despite the rain. We will celebrateKanyashree Divas across the State in every block. Girls will get scholarshipsfor pursuing education under Kanyashree scheme.
Rs 26000 crore is being invested atRaghunathpur industrial town. 40000 youths will get jobs. We are formingclusters for MSME. Almost 50000 people will get jobs. We are launching IT hubsand Gramin Hubs.
We will set up Chhau Academy, footballacademy, medical college, ITI and polytechnic colleges here. We have alreadystarted educational institutes with Al Chiki as medium of instruction. We aresetting up tribal bhavans in every district. We have started Sikhashreescholarships for tribal students.
We have taken up a drinking water projectworth Rs 1200 crore. Japan Govt is partnering with us. It will be complete by2017. A lot of stress is being laid on tourism in Purulia. We are giving riceat Rs 2/kg to 3.2 crore people in Bengal.
Centre is taking away a major share of ourrevenue. If the CPM didn't incur debts, we would have more money fordevelopment. We have raised our income from Rs 21000 crore to Rs 40000 crore.But Centre is taking a major part of it for debt instalments.
We have set up 31 new Govt colleges in 3years while there were only 34 colleges in Bengal till 2011. In the last threeyears we have increased medical seats by 1300. 5 new medical colleges are beingset up. The Left set up only 2 universities in 34 years. We have set up 8 newuniversities in 3 years.
Purulia has a lot of natural beauty. Thisis an ideal tourist destination and site for film shoots. I urge industrialiststo come to Purulia. Now peace prevails in this district. Earlier people had togo to Kolkata for all work. Now the WB Secretariat comes to the districts toreview progress of work.
Despite the financial crunch we areexcelling in different sectors like 100 Days Work Scheme or Skill Development. Jangalmahalis a model for countering Maoist violence. Peace prevails in Darjeeling. UNICEFpraised Kanyashree project.
We are setting up 500 marketing hubs.Unemployed youths and self-help groups will get shops there. We will trainthose who are enrolled in the employment bank. Samsung/Raymonds have expressedinterest. We have a target of training 10 lakh youths. We will do it in phasedmanner. UN has decided to set up a training centre in Bengal.
Our focus will be skill development andtraining in the next two years. Our responsibility is to serve the poor and thedowntrodden.