The West Bengal Government has received proposals for approval of 13 new townships across the state. Keeping in mind the various needs of the people, these proposals have come to build the townships under various themes like health, education, entertainment, handicrafts and even for senior citizens etc. These townships will have all basic facilities from healthcare, education and various other needs for day to day life.
The proposals have been received from all local entrepreneurs and the sites selected by them are Sonarpur, Baruipur, Barasat, Howrah, Domjur etc. The State Government is also promoting other areas in the state like Baharampur, Uluberia, Chinsura, Chandannagar, Duttapukur, Asansol, Durgapur, Siliguri, Maldah etc. For these areas, the Government is thinking of giving special packages and the matter is now under the consideration of Urban Development Minister.
The new 13 proposals will be built on land measuring 50 to 185 acres and is expected to get their go ahead in the next Cabinet meeting.
From the very beginning the West Bengal Government had made it very clear the interested investors have to procure land on their own and the Government will also not handover any of its land located in various prime localities.
The two important criteria to be maintained while building these townships as set by the West Bengal Government are 25% of the housing facility should be reserved for the financially weaker section of the society and another 25% have to be invested in economic development projects.