IT infrastructure in Bangla growing at rapid pace

From May 2011, an amount of more than Rs 600 crore has been invested by the Trinamool Congress Government in the creation of physical infrastructure in the IT and electronics sector. This includes creation of IT parks and hardware parks, facilities for equipment manufacturing clusters (EMC), etc. The Information Technology & Electronics (IT&E) Department is overseeing all of these.

Hardware park and EMCs: Two electronics manufacturing clusters are coming up in Naihati and Falta. Construction is on in full swing. A hardware park in Sonarpur is complete. An IT park in Kalyani has been planned.

Start-up Warehouse: The State Government established a Start-up Warehouse in 2015 in collaboration with NASSCOM for the benefit of new ventures and start-ups in the IT/ITeS sector. Fifty-one companies have been promoted from the centre so far. Nineteen companies have received funding from private investors and nine companies have received their second round of funding.

Capacity building and self-employment: The IT&E Department, through the training wing of Webel, is imparting IT training in the districts and in tier-II/III-level towns in an organised way. Almost 1.5 lakh students were trained and 30,000 students got employment or achieved self-employment from 2011 to 17, compared to about 74,000 students trained and 11,000 students employed/self-employed during the period of 2004-11.

Cyber Security Centre of Excellence: The Cyber Security Centre of Excellence has been inaugurated by the department and is operational from November 2017. The portal for the same was launched in March 2018. The centre is working on five verticals: capacity building and awareness generation, cyber security assurance, Security Operation Centre, cyber forensics and investigation, and research and development (R&D) and Advisory.

Promotion of emerging technologies: The IT&E Department has been holistically promoting the emerging technologies – the technologies that are going to have a significant impact in the near future. The department has already started working on cyber security, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, animation, IoT (internt of things), Industry 4.0 (a standard), analytics, animation and e-sports. Summits are being held every month on different emerging technologies. Already summits on cyber security, blockchain and artificial intelligence have taken place.

Silicon Valley Asia: The Government is setting up a cutting-edge IT and hardware technology research and manufacturing hub at New Town called Silicon Valley Asia, on the lines of Silicon Valley in California, USA.

Capacity expansion by private companies: Several of the top IT companies in India have opened new campuses and expanded existing ones, or are in the process of doing those. More and more IT companies are showing interest in opening offices and campuses in Bengal.

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Kalyani: The fi­rst IIIT of Bengal was started in 2014. The first batch of BTech came out in 2018.

Reaching destinations beyond Kolkata and Salt Lake: Twenty-five IT parks in tier-II and tier-III cities in different districts are either operational or at different stages of completion – 12 are fully operational, four are almost completed and nine have received sanction for construction.

Thus we see that the State Government is continuously developing infrastructure for different aspects of the information technology industry. The Government has big plans for making Bengal an IT powerhouse.

Bangla Govt embracing infotech: E-governance, fintech, AI, student competitions, cyber security

Under the initiative of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the State Government has embraced the use of information technology wholeheartedly. Every Bangla Government office, be they in Kolkata or the districts, is either wholly computerised or in the process of being so. The Government is also encouraging students to work on software technologies to create apps and other useful technologies.

E-governance has been made the norm. As a result, work has become faster – both for the Government offices as well as for the public being served.

All information technology-based aspects of the State Government are handled by the Information Technology & Electronics Department. Thus the department is playing a leading role in the digitisation of governance.

A report published by the McKinsey Global Institute last January had stated that Kolkata is poised to emerge as one of the top Indian cities and one of the epicentres of global financial activities by 2030. According to the report, by virtue of its relative proximity to Singapore and Hong Kong, Kolkata stands a bright chance of becoming a big IT hub.

The department is investing in the latest aspects of information technology. It has formed a core group which will interact with various stakeholders and prepare a repository of case studies of projects involving artificial intelligence (AI). Such cases will be taken up which can be adapted by various departments of the State Government.

The IT&E Department is coming up with is a Centre of Innovation. In an effort to give fresh graduates rent-free space for churning out ideas and designing innovative models, the department is setting up a Centre of Innovation at the IT park being built in Bantala, Kolkata. The blueprint for the centre has already been prepared. It will be functional from this financial year, and will have top academicians, scientists and industry members as its mentors.

The department is also encouraging software-based solutions from students, technical professionals and common citizens, particularly for the day-to-day problems of common people. For the last two years (2017 and 2018), the department has been organising Bengalathon, a competition for the development of apps for day-to-day needs.

Another sector the IT&E Department is actively promoting is fintech (short for ’financial technology’). Fintech is an emerging industry that comprises companies which use digital technology to provide financial services. These companies are involved in digital payment, automatic digital banking, share market analytics, insurance predictions and asset management.

The State Government has taken a leading role in developing fintech. A fintech hub is coming up in New Town, with plug-and-play infrastructure. Several companies have already rented space. The department came up with a stellar show at the Singapore FinTech Festival, held last November.

The department has already started working on emerging technologies like cyber security, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, animation, IoT (internet of things), Industry 4.0 (a standard), analytics, animation and e-sports. Summits are being held every month on different emerging technologies.

An important avenue of growth and safety that the State Government has identified is cyber security. It has set up a Cyber Security Centre of Excellence in order to successfully confront cyber crimes.

The cyber security centre collects, analyses and disseminates information on cyber security incidents, executes emergency measures, coordinates response, and issues guidelines, advisories and vulnerability notes. It also acts as a monitoring authority for the State, which looks at every single incident and incorporates the information for research and development.

Harnessing technology in the best possible way tops the Bangla Government’s priorities, and the above measures provide ample proof of that.

Project Sabujayan becoming popular across Bengal

Sabujayan, or promoting greenery, one of the favourite projects of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, which proposes planting of vetiver grass to prevent soil erosion, is becoming popular throughout the state. It is run by the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Department.

The scheme started in the district of Nadia a few years back, when the grass was planted along the embankments of six rivers. Till now, of the 743 km of embankments, vetiver has been planted in areas covering around 300 km. The grass is produced in over 70 nurseries.

Seeing the success in Nadia, the districts of Purba Medinipur and Howrah have also followed suit and have found success.

The grass is also used for making the bags used in holding the saplings given to mothers of newborns as part of the sabujshree scheme.

As vetiver is also an aromatic grass, the MSME Department is trying to make the aroma industry popular through its cultivation, and of other aromatic grasses like citronella and lemongrass, in South 24 Parganas (Baruipur), Jhargram, Bankura and Purulia districts. The department is installing aroma extraction units in these areas.

Source: Millennium Post

‘Ekushe Annapurna’ now to be available in the districts too

The State Government is now extending the popular ‘Ekushe Annapurna’ scheme of food servings to the districts. They are available from the Annapurna mobile outlets run by the Bengal Government agency, Benfish, and come at just Rs 21 – hence the name. They are available from 12 pm to 3 pm.

‘Ekushe Annapurna’ is the brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Each plate consists of a 50 gram (g) piece of fish, 100 gms rice, 75 g masoor dal and 50 g vegetables.

Now the government has decided to extend the availability of these delicious and popular servings to the districts. Twenty-one mobile vans are run in Kolkata. Now the government would run 29 more vans, in different district towns.

Besides the price, the close scrutiny on the quality of the foods is also a reason for the huge success.


জনপ্রিয় একুশে অন্নপূর্ণা এবার জেলায় জেলায়


মাত্র একুশ টাকা৷ তাতেই মিলছে ডাল, ভাত, তরকারি, মাছ৷ কলকাতায় ব্যপক জনপ্রিয়তা অর্জনের পর, এবার জেলায় জেলায় ছুটবে মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়ের এই স্বপ্নের আহার৷ দ্রব্যমূল্য বৃদ্ধির বাজারে যা ভরসা দিয়েছে মাছে-ভাতে বাঙালিকে৷

কী থাকে অন্নপূর্ণার থালায়? মৎস্য দপ্তরের উদ্যোগে একুশ টাকায় এখানে পাওয়া যায় ৫০ গ্রাম ওজনের একটি মাছ, ১০০ গ্রাম ভাত, ৭৫ গ্রাম মুসুর ডাল ও ৫০ গ্রাম সবজি৷ ডালহৌসি, ধর্মতলা, গড়িয়া সহ শহরের একাধিক জায়গায় ঘোরে বেনফিশের এই ‘অন্নপূর্ণা’ গাড়ি৷ দুপুর ১২টা থেকে ৩টে পর্যন্ত এই গাড়ির সামনে দাঁড়ালেই মেলে খাবার৷

We will set up a university in Jhargram district in the future: Mamata Banerjee

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared Jhargram the 22nd district of the State today.

On November 28, 2016, the Calcutta High Court had given the necessary permissions to set up three new districts — Kalimpong, Jhargram and Asansol. On the same day, the Chief Minister had announced that the new districts will be “officially” created before Poila Boishakh – the Bengali New Year – which falls on April 15.

Earlier, the Chief Minister had declared Kalimpong as the 21st district of the State, on February 14. A new district, Paschim Bardhaman, comprising the industrial zone of Bardhaman, will be declared the 23rd district of the State on April 7, 2017.

Mamata Banerjee addressed a large crowd during the inauguration ceremony today. The salient points of her speech are sas follows:

  • A long-standing demand of the people have been fulfilled today.
  • The days of violence are gone. Peace reigns in Jhargram now.
  • April 4 will be celebrated as Jhargram Dibas from now.
  • We organise sports tournaments involving the people of Jangalmahal every year.
  • 35,000 youths have been given jobs by the police.
  • 32 lakh SC/ST students receive scholarship under the Shikshashree Scheme.
  • We will set up a university in Jhargram district in the future.
  • We have set up 9 colleges, 6 multi super-speciality hospitals in Jhargram district.
  • One lakh artistes get a monthly stipend of Rs 1,000. We will register one lakh more artistes.
  • We have registered 14,000 new people under the scheme for giving pensions to widows.
  • We have started a pension scheme for kendu leaf collectors.
  • From birth to death, we have a scheme for every phase of life.
  • We have given recognition to the Ol Chiki language.
  • We have distributed 35 lakh bicycles under the Sabuj Sathi Scheme. This year 35 lakh more bicycles will be distributed.
  • We have made healthcare free at Government hospitals. ICDS and ASHA workers have been brought under the coverage of health insurance.
  • We started the scheme of providing rice at Rs 2 per kg from Jangalmahal. Eight crore people are now covered under the Khadya Sathi Scheme.
  • We have done away with khajna (tax) on agricultural land.
  • I again urge the Centre to waive farmers’ loans.
  • We have given land pattas to 3 lakh people.
  • People of Jangalmahal are famous across the country for the chhau dance and for archery.
  • We will set up an archery academy in Jhargram.
  • We have taken up a project worth Rs 500 crore to build check dams.
  • The major share of our revenue is taken away by the Centre to pay off the debt incurred by the Left Front Government.
  • Our youths and students are the future of our country.
  • We will make Bengal the best in the world.



ভবিষ্যতে ঝাড়গ্রামে বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় তৈরী হবেঃ মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়

মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়ের প্রিয় জায়গা জঙ্গলমহল। সেই জঙ্গলমহলের ৮টি ব্লককে নিয়ে পশ্চিম মেদিনীপুর ভেঙে গঠিত হচ্ছে ৩০২৪.৩৮ বর্গ কিলোমিটার আয়তনের পৃথক ঝাড়গ্রাম জেলা। ঝাড়গ্রাম জেলায় রয়েছে ৪ টি বিধানসভাকেন্দ্র- ঝাড়গ্রাম, গোপীবল্লভপুর, নয়াগ্রাম ও বিনপুর।

আজ, মঙ্গলবার দুপুরে ঝাড়গ্রাম রাজ কলেজের মাঠে প্রশাসনিক সভার মঞ্চ থেকে ঝাড়গ্রাম জেলার সূচনা করলেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী।

জঙ্গলমহলের আদিবাসী-মূলবাসীদের দীর্ঘদিনের দাবি ছিল, অনুন্নত এলাকার সুংসহত উন্নয়নের জন্য পশ্চিম মেদিনীপুর জেলার উত্তর-পশ্চিম অংশকে নিয়ে আলাদা জেলা করা হোক। সেই দাবিকেই মান্যতা দিলেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়।

এর আগে ফেব্রুয়ারী মাসে কালিম্পঙকে রাজ্যের ২১তম জেলা হিসেবে ঘোষণা করেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী। আগামী ৭ই এপ্রিল বর্ধমান শিল্পাঞ্চল এলাকাকে গঠিত নিয়ে ‘বর্ধমান পশ্চিম’ জেলার সূচনা করবেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী।


তাঁর বক্তব্যের কিছু বিষয়ঃ

  • আজ আমরা গর্বের সাথে বলি আমাদের নতুন জেলা ঝাড়গ্রাম যা দীর্ঘদিনের মানুষের স্বপ্ন
  • অনেক সাধারণ মানুষ খুন হয়েছেন ঝাড়গ্রাম, লালপাহাড়ি তে। আজ জঙ্গলমহলে শান্তি ফিরিয়ে দিতে পেরে আমি গর্বিত
  • আজ থেকে প্রতি বছর ৪ এপ্রিল ঝাড়গ্রাম দিবস পালন করা হবে
  • জঙ্গলমহলের মানুষদের জন্য প্রতি বছর স্পোর্টস টুর্নামেন্টের আয়োজন করা হয়
  • জঙ্গলমহলের ৩৫ হাজার ছেলেমেয়ে পুলিশে চাকরি পেয়েছে
  • ৩২ লক্ষ তপশিলি ভাই বোনেরা শিক্ষাশ্রীর স্কলারশিপের টাকা পায়
  • ভবিষ্যতে ঝাড়গ্রামের জন্য আমরা নতুন বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় তৈরী করব
  • ঝাড়গ্রাম জেলায় ৯ টি কলেজ, ৬ টি মাল্টি সুপার স্পেশালিটি হাসপাতাল তৈরী হয়েছে
  • এক লক্ষ লোকশিল্পী ১০০০ টাকা মাসিক ভাতা পায়। আরও ১ লক্ষ শিল্পীকে আমরা এই প্রকল্পের আওতায় আনব
  • বিধবা ভাতা প্রকল্পের আওতায় ১৪০০০ মানুষের নাম নথিভুক্ত হয়েছে
  • কেন্দু পাতা সংগ্রহকারীদের জন্য আমরা পেনশন প্রকল্প চালু করেছি
  • জন্ম থেকে মৃত্যু পর্যন্ত আমাদের প্রকল্প আছে
  • অল চিকি ভাষা কে আমরা স্বীকৃতি দিয়েছি
  • সবুজ সাথী প্রকল্পে ৩৫ লক্ষ সাইকেল দিয়েছি। এই বছর আরও ৩৫ লক্ষ সাইকেল দেওয়া হবে
  • সরকারী হাসপাতালে বিনামূল্যে চিকিৎসা পরিষেবা পাওয়া যায়। আইসিডিএস ও আশা কর্মীদের আমরা স্বাস্থ্য বীমার আওতায় এনেছি
  • দু টাকা কেজি চাল প্রকল্প আমরা জঙ্গলমহল থেকেই শুরু করেছিলাম। রাজ্যের ৮ কোটি মানুষ এখন খাদ্য সাথী প্রকল্পের আওতায়
  • কৃষিজমির খাজনা আমরা মুকুব করে দিয়েছি
  • ৩ লক্ষ মানুষকে আমরা জমির পাট্টা দিয়েছি
  • ছৌ নাচ ও তীরন্দাজির জন্য জঙ্গলমহলের মানুষ সারা দেশে জনপ্রিয়
  • ঝাড়গ্রামে আমরা তীরন্দাজির অ্যাকাডেমি তৈরী করব
  • চেক ড্যাম তৈরীর জন্য ৫০০ কোটি টাকার একটি প্রকল্প নেওয়া হয়েছে
  • ছাত্র ও যুবরাই আমাদের দেশের সম্পদ
  • বাংলাকে আমরা বিশ্ব সেরা তৈরী করব



Three new districts to come into existence on Poila Boishakh

The Bengal Government has got the approval of the Calcutta High Court for the formation of three new districts – Asansol, Kalimpong and Jhargram, informed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

“We will immediately start the procedure for the creation of the three new districts. We are hopeful that the procedure will be completed and the districts will be inaugurated by April 2017,” the Chief Minister said at Nabanna.

Currently, there are 20 districts in the state. The last new district to be formed was Alipurduar in June 2014, which was created by dividing Jalpaiguri.

Asansol will be hived out of Burdwan. Similarly Kalimpong will be hived out of Darjeeling and Jhargram from West Midnapore.

The state government has also planned two separate districts of Basirhat by dividing North 24-Parganas and Sunderbans comprising parts from North 24-Parganas and South 24Parganas.

The Chief Minister also said a team of officials will start visiting the areas that will come under the jurisdiction of the three new districts of Asansol, Kalimpong and Jhargram.

“The team for Kalimpong will be head by the state chief secretary. A team lead by the state home secretary will visit Asansol. The team for Jhargram will be led by the state personnel & administrative reforms secretary, the state police director general and Kolkata police commissioner,” the Chief Minister said.


পয়লা বৈশাখে আত্মপ্রকাশ হবে বাংলার নতুন তিন জেলার

কলকাতা হাই কোর্ট অনুমোদন দেওয়াতে তিনটি নতুন জেলা তৈরির কাজ আরও গতি পেল। আদালত যে তিনটি নতুন জেলা তৈরী করার অনুমতি দিয়েছে, সেগুলি হল – আসানসোল, কালিম্পঙ ও ঝাড়গ্রাম। মুখ্যমন্ত্রী জানান আগামী পয়লা বৈশাখেই আত্মপ্রকাশ হবে নতুন তিন জেলার।

নবান্নে মাননীয়া মুখ্যমন্ত্রী বলেন “আমরা এখন নতুন তিনটি জেলা তৈরির কাজ আরও এগিয়ে নিয়ে যাবো। আমরা আশা করছি সমস্ত প্রয়োজনীয় কাজ ২০১৭ সালের এপ্রিল মাসের আগেই শেষ হয়ে যাবে।”

এই মুহূর্তে এই রাজ্যে ২০টি জেলা রয়েছে। সর্বশেষ জলপাইগুড়ি জেলা ভেঙে অলিপুরদুয়ার জেলা তৈরী হয় ২০১৪ সালের জুন মাসে।

বর্ধমান জেলা ভেঙে তৈরী হবে নতুন জেলা আসানসোল। দার্জিলিং জেলা ভেঙে তৈরী হবে কালিম্পঙ এবং পশ্চিম মেদিনীপুর জেলা ভেঙে তৈরী হবে ঝাড়গ্রাম।

রাজ্য সরকারের আরও পরিকল্পনা রয়েছে সুন্দরবন ও বসিরহাটকেও জেলা ঘোষণা করার।

মাননীয়া মুখ্যমন্ত্রী আরও জানান সংশ্লিষ্ট আধিকারিকরা এখন থেকে নতুন জেলা তৈরীর কাজ দেখতে পরিদর্শনে যাবেন।

মাননীয়া মুখ্যমন্ত্রী বলেন, “রাজ্যের মুখ্সচিবের নেতৃত্বে একটি দল যাবে কালিম্পঙে, রাজ্যের স্বরাষ্ট্র সচিবের নেতৃত্বে একটি দল যাবে আসানসোলে। ঝাড়গ্রামের দলটিকে নেতৃত্ব দেবে রাজ্য প্রশাসনিক সচিব, রাজ্য পুলিশ ডিরেক্টর ও কলকাতা পুলিশের কমিশানার।”

West Bengal to get five new districts

West Bengal Cabinet led by Mamata Banerjee on Friday cleared the deck for setting up five new districts – Kalimpong, Basirhat, Sunderbans, Jhargram and Burdwan industrial, as it was announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

By bifurcating Midnapore (west), Jhargram will be formed. From South 24-Parganas, Sunderbans is to be curved out, similarly Basirhat will be formed from North 24-Parganas. Burdwan will be bifurcated into Burdwan Rural and Burdwan Industrial. Kalimpong will be carved out of Darjeeling district.

Mamata Banerjee, after becoming chief minister, had promised about setting up new districts for better administrative control and so that public service can be delivered at the door steps of the people staying at remote areas.

The five new districts will increase the number of districts of Bengal to 25. Earlier on June 25, Alipuduar became the 20th district of the state after it was curved out of Jalpaiguri.


100th administrative meeting – Extract of BBC story

Chief Minister of the state of West Bengal and one of India’s leading politicians, Mamata Banerjee achieved an unusual distinction today by attending her one hundredth ‘administrative review meeting’ outside of her designated office.

Her office claims that she is the first leader ever to have addressed one hundred formal review meetings during her tenure – and emphasises that she has accomplished this away from the administrative headquarters.

”This is ‘century’ of a different sort, where all the runs were collected in ‘away’ matches”, says MP Derek O’Brien, Parliamentary leader of Ms Banerjee’s party Trinamool Congress.

The state of West Bengal has traditionally been governed from the iconic Writers’ Building in Calcutta, which was built for writers or clerks of the British East India Company in 1977. The red-brick heritage building is reminiscent of when Calcutta was in its heydey as the capital of British India.

Mamata Banerjee’s government moved out of the historic building two years ago to allow for the much-needed renovation of the 238-year-old building. Her new secretariat, ‘Nabanna’, is a mere high-rise building across the river Ganges.

However, Ms Banerjee has shown that she prefers to conduct meetings away from either the Writers’ Building or Nabanna – to the point where she has now reached a milestone by presiding over the one hundredth meeting in Burdwan, a district town 100 kilometerss away from Calcutta.

The Chief Minister’s office claims that she has touched upon every single district of West Bengal in this process and that this is a remarkable achievement in allowing the ‘devolution of power’ to grassroots movements.

100th administrative meeting – A celebration of governance at Burdwan

West Bengal Chief Minister today conducted her 100th administrative review meeting at Sanskriti Lokmancha at Burdwan. The meeting, which was attended by officials of state government from CMO to BDO, also saw the presence of dignitaries from various walks of life.

WB CM conducted the whole meeting like a freewheeling chat with her officials. Inquiring about each sector, she took stock of various projects in the district. She reviewed the performance of different departments of the state government during the meeting.

WB CM said that by conducting these meetings, the government has been able to reach out to the grassroots. She said that the administration prepares a report card for the district ahead of such meetings. “We have developed an Administrative Calendar. We introduced Right to Public Services,” she added.

Citing that the government has spent Rs 76000 crore only for paying instalments for the debt incurred by previous government, WB CM said she was working for the people despite financial crunch.


Highlights of WB CM’s speech at the meeting:

  • We have set up 5 new police commissionerates, 77 new police stations, 88 fast track courts.
  • We have advanced by leaps and bounds in developing the districts directly.
  • We have won Krishi Karman award for three years in a row. We have received several global recognition.
  • Jangalmahal is smiling. There is peace in Darjeeling. Over 40 multi super speciality hospitals are coming up.


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WB CM interacting with officials at Burdwan 


  • We have made beds and medicines at govt hospitals free at block/sub-divisional hospitals.
  • There were only 6 SNCUs in Bengal. We have increased the number to 55. We set up 285 SNSUs.
  • Over 22 lakh girls have been registered under Kanyashree scheme. 2 lakh girls will be registered on 14 August.
  • There were only 30 colleges in Bengal till 2011.We set up 31 new colleges. 9 new medical colleges have been set up.
  • We give monthly grants to folk artists. They perform at government functions. We are preserving our culture.
  • 3 crore people in the State are receiving rice at Rs 2 per kg. Bengal is a model for the rest of the country.
  • Our land use policy is transparent. We are against forcible acquisition. We have developed a land bank, land map. We have allotted 14000 acres of land from land bank for several industrial parks.


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A packed auditorium during the administrative meeting


  • We are happy that Bengal is being showcased as a model at various world forums. Our schemes like Kanyashree are being recognised by UN.
  • We have heard of Look East Policy. But we need implementation. We are exploring the idea of a business corridor involving Bengal and neighbouring countries. We have proposal of Rs 2000 Cr for infrastructure development at Petropole border. It will boost Indo-Bangla trade. We have heard of dedicated freight corridor. We are now talking of dedicated business corridor.
  • We are working towards mobile banking to extend the benefits of the direct benefit transfer.
  • Burdwan district has achieved 100% coverage of mid-day meal scheme and building of toilets at girls’ schools. Bengal has achieved 99% coverage of toilets in girls’ schools. We will soon reach 100% mark. Three districts from Bengal are among the Top 4 performers in Cleanliness Mission.


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The venue of the administrative review meeting


  • We are setting “Patha Sathi” motels at an interval of 30 km on highways for the benefit of tourists.
  • We are setting up 500 Karma Tirtha marketing hubs across the state. 271 are already in process.
  • We will not tolerate illegal mining. District administration must ensure. Govt loses revenue due to illegal mining.
  • Several dignitaries are present here today for the 100th Admin Meeting. We welcome them all.
  • We are starting “Tanti Sathi” scheme under which we will provide weaving machinery to weavers.
  • Loss of mandays due to strikes, bandhs has come down from 78 lakhs to zero in Bengal.
  • An MSME facilitation centre is coming up in Burdwan.
  • Law and order situation in Bengal is better than most other States. Any incident of violence is unwarranted.

100 schemes inaugurated at WB Govt’s 100th administrative meeting

The West Bengal Government today conducted the 100th Administrative Review Meeting of the districts in a big way with the launch of 100 schemes.

The Chief Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 100 projects and will distributed benefits to 100 people from the stage.

The projects are from the departments like Education, Health, Irrigation, MSME, SHG, Agriculture, PWD (flyovers and bridges), Women and Child Development, Urban Development.

The 100th administrative review meeting today was attended by all Cabinet Ministers, MPs and MLAs, secretaries and officials of all the departments, panchayat heads and district level officials.

The State Government had invited a galaxy of dignitaries, heads of different Banks, vice chancellors of all the State Universities and other distinguished personalities.

The hundred projects are as follows:


• Drinking water supply project at Gourbazar-Ichhapur, Jagara-Jagannathpur and at Ward No 4 of Guskura Municipality

• Pipelined drinking water supply project at Kulti on Kalnai II block, Madhabpur and at adjacent mouzas of Jamalpur block

• 33/11 KV power station at Kalikapur in Durgapur-Faridpur Block and at Ramnagar in Aushgram-ll Block

• Pather Sathi (Motel) at Guskura

• Concrete bridge over Damodar main canal at Belgram in Galsi-ll Block and over No 1 branch of the Eden canal in Memari-I Block

• Power administrative building at Kalna

• Desiltation of G-2 canal at Memari Block

• Construction of Metalled road from Jamtala Bus stop to Amirpur Village

• New office buildings for the block land & Land Reform Officers of Raina-I & ll,  Khandaghosh, Memari-ll, Manteshwar and Kanksa Block

• Agricultural implements hiring centre of Belari Co-operative Agricultural Development Society Ltd.

• Construction of Maathnullah at the mouzas of Chandul, Jhinguti, Kashimpur, Amar in Bardhaman I Block

• Construction of Maathnullah at the mouzas of Paraj, Pursa, Bhasapur, Khuraj, Potna Jagulipara in Galsi I Block

• Construction of Maathnullah at the mouzas of Aligram and Diyasa in Aushgram I Block

• Construction of Maathnullah at the mouzas of Jalalpur, Dariyapur, Panduk, Gopalpur, Maliyara, Ramnagar, Chandipur, Bahadurpur and Eral, in Aushgram II Bloc

• Construction of Maathnullah at the at the Bashishtapur mouza in Jamalpur Block

• Construction of Jorebandh at Jeetpur in Salanpur Block

• Major river water irrigation project at Siyali-Ill in Jamalpur Block and at Subaldaha in Raina-ll Block

• Medium riverwater irrigation project at Kamalnagar in Purbasthali-II Block

• Flood relief camp at Jamalpur Block

• Food & Supplies Godown at Galsi-ll, Kalna-I, Mangalkot, Manteshwar, Bardhaman-I Katoa-I, Ketugram-ll, Purbasthali-I, Bhatar, Memari-I and Aushgram-I Block

• Extension of Library Building of Durgapur Government College

• Boys’ Hostel of Sehara Bazar Rahmania Welfare Trust

• Minorities Girls’ Hostel of Asansol Municipal Corporation and in Kadampukur & Mangalkot High Madrasa

• Agricultural College at Susunia in Bankura

Laying of Foundation Stone

• Multi Super speciality Hospital at Kalna

• Development of the infrastructure including roads in the Industrial Hub of Panagarh

• Court building and Bungalow at Asansol

• New building in Bardhaman Municipality

• Renovation of the bridge over Banka river at Birhata

• 33/11 K.V. Power Sub-Station at the Industrial Hub of Panagarh

• Bus Stands renovation at Maldanga and Kusumgram in Monteswar Block

• Construction of the roads from Chhora MSK to Chhora colony in Aushgram-ll Block, from National Highway-ll to Andal Police Station in Andal Block, from Laskarbandh to Bangram at Durgapur-Faridpur Blcok and from Morgram Statehighway to Amindanga in Kanksa Block

• Construction of metalled roads from Suri to National Highway-ll atJhinguti in Bardhaman—I Block and from Khanpukur Bankmore to Rayan village

• Construction of cement concrete roads from Senraleigh Crossing to Kapatia Scheduled Tribe village in Asansolo Construction of concrete roads at Sukantapally in Belkash Gram Panchayet in Bardhaman-I Block and from Shantipara Mandirtala in Saraitikar village to Bhasapara Children Education Centre 0 Strengthening of roads from Nutanhat to Phutisanko crossing

• Strengthening and expansion of the roads from Kumarpurto Chakta, from Guskara to Kasemnagar, from Asansol to Barakar (GT. Road] and from Chhora to Bhatkunda to Mankaro Development ofthe roads from Rasulpur to Khandaghosh to Chalkpurohit, Palsit Nabasta in Memari-I Block, from Baharan to Salar in Ketugram—II Block, from Shreebati to Terrakota Temple in Katwa—II Block and the Siladhaora road adjacent to the old B.D.0. Office in Barabani Block

• Development of the Metalled roads from Panchgachhia Bank crossing to Kamala Girls High school and from Panchgachhia Hindi School to Manoharbahal village via P.M.V.V. High School

• Illumination of the roads from Nababhat to Go|apbag—Purbasha Bus Stand — Po|iceline—Parabirhata crossing

• Piped lined drinking water supply project at Pubar and adjacent in Aushgram -ll Block

• New office buildings for the block Land & Land Reforms Officers in Bardhaman-I, Ketugram-I, Purbasth-ll and Durgapur-Faridpur Block 0Krishi Bhawan in Bardhaman Sadar Block

• Embankment of the left sided main canal in Galsi—I Block, at the left bank of the Damodar in between Amarpur Ghat and Nabokhando Ghat, at the right bank of the Damodar near Aamrul village in Khandoghosh Block and at the left sided main canal i Durgapur-Faridpur & Kanksa Block

• Reconstruction of concrete Bridges overthe panagarh branch canal in Galsi — I block and the left sided main canal at Adrahati village in Golsi — ll Block

• Upgradation ofthe Primary Health Centre at Kanchannagar in Bardhaman Municipal area and of Municipal Maternity Home in Jhurjhurpul, Alamgunge

• Rural Haat (Karmothirtho) at Haatgachha, Kalyanpur Gram Panchayat in Kalna-II Block

• Dwelling House for the Homeless people at Asansol Municipal Corporation area and installation of compactor Machine

• Construction of concrete roads and sewerage system at Subhash Palli in Durgapur Municipal Corporation area and at Saptarshi Park in Durgapur-Faridpur Block

• Renovation & Reconstruction of Silampur Primary Health Centre in Kanksa B|ock

• Boys’ Hostel (2nd Phase) for Hazrat Manikpir Samaj Vikash Kendra

• Katwa Modern Multi Disciplinary Veterinary Hospital

• Office of the Block Animal Resources Development Officer and Veterinary Health Centre in Purbasthali-I Block.

Providing Services

• Kanyashri

• Shikshashri

• Geetanjali

• Loan under Swami Vivekananda Swanirvar Prokalpo

• Gatidhara

• Nijo Griho Nijo Bhumi

• Aamar Fasal, Aamar Gari

• Aamar Fasal Aamar Gola

• Parivar Suraksha Prakalpo

• Ex—gracia Grant

• Assistance to the farmers affected by hailstorm

• Subsidy for construction of centres for hiring agricultural implements

• One time grant for electrification of the pumpsets to be used in irrigation for agriculture

• Distribution of agricultural implements on subsidy

• Assistance for harvesting flowers and vegetables in protected manner in the polygreen house

• Distribution of sports equipments

• Mahila Samriddhi Yojona

• Loan to scheduled caste finance and development project

• Identity cards for artisans

• Financial assistance to educational institutions for purchasing of sports equipments

• Distribution of hygienic thermo-insulated boxes, cycles fitted with hygienic thermo-insulated boxes and vehicles for carrying fish to the fish sellers

• Assistance to the workers in unorganised sectors under Provident Fund scheme

• Assistance to the construction and transport workers under social security scheme

• Financial Assistance to the folk artistes

• Equipments for handlooms

• Distribution of cycles

• Term Loan

• Indira Abas Yojona