April 25, 2017
Won’t compromise with the interests of Bengal: CM in Cooch Behar
On Monday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held an administrative meeting in Cooch Behar and expressed satisfaction over the performance of Cooch Behar’s district administration. During the administrative meeting, Banerjee said air services to Cooch Behar is likely to start in July.
There will be a nine-seater plane and both state government officials and public will be able to avail the services of the aircraft. The state government is considering to introduce the service in a public private partnership model. “This will benefit both the government and public and will improve the communication in North Bengal,” she maintained.
Chief Minister Banerjee said houses for the chitmahal residents who have recently become a part of India would be built and the infrastructure of the area would be developed. She said the communication system in Cooch Behar had become better with the construction of new bridges, roads and culverts. In future, more developmental works will be undertaken, she said.
The CM added that people from Cooch Behar who to go for work to other states but lost jobs due to demonetisation in November 2016. The government stood beside these people and gave Rs 50,000 each to start businesses under the Samarpan project.
She also reiterated that her proposal to share water from other rivers of North Bengal with Bangladesh should be considered and no step should be taken that affects the interest of Bengal.