West Bengal Cabinet thanks the people of Bengal for the overwhelming trust and support

West Bengal Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, today adopted a resolution thanking the people of Bengal for their overwhelming trust and support in the recently-concluded Assembly elections.

The resolution was adopted in the first Cabinet meeting today at Nabanna. Dr Amit Mitra, the Finance, Commerce and Industries Minister, read out the resolution during a press conference.

Here is the full text of the resolution:

The people of Bengal in the currently concluded election to the West Bengal Assembly has mandated overwhelmingly and reposed their trust and confidence on development, good governance and people first policies of our Government.

During the last five years Bengal has not only scaled new heights and outperformed the country as a whole in several parameters of the social and economic growth, but has also been placed where people of all communities have flourished together with peace prosperity and harmony.

Many of our pioneering schemes in Health, Women & Child Development, Education, Livelihood Generation, e-Governance, Agriculture, Minority Development, Infrastructure, Rural Development sectors to name a few, have won national and international acclaim in spite of the huge debt burden of the previous Government. We have been able to carry out our development agenda for all sections of the society including SC, ST, OBC, minority communities, women, children and the disadvantaged section of the society.

In the days ahead, our focus will also be on our young generation, creation of more employment opportunities and overall development of quality of life for all.

We express our sincere gratitude to the people of Bengal for their huge support and the blessings and instituting our Government for the second consecutive term in office.

Resolved that it shall be our commitment and earnest endeavor in the second term to carry forward the development agenda for Bengal  with greater pace, greater focus and greater outreach so that Bengal becomes Number One in the world in terms of peace, prosperity and happiness.

Bangla hobe biswa sera, setai hobe amader agami lokkho.

mamata banerjee

West Bengal excels in distribution of land to poor, landless people

West Bengal Government under Trinamool Congress has achieved a huge feat in Land and Land Reforms in 2011, in spite of the of the land reforms movement taken up by the erstwhile Left Government during its 34 years tenure.

From distribution of land pattas to landless farmers to allotments made in budget in the land reforms sector, from collection of land revenues to transparent patta distribution policy, the Trinamool Government has excelled in every sphere only within a period of four years.

Distribution of Land Pattas

In the last two years of the Left rule, the pattas given to landless families were a total of 41, 304, i.e. 5082 in 2009-10 and 36,222 in 2010-11.

In comparison, in 2012-13 the Trinamool Government distributed 62,781 pattas and in 2013-14, it distributed 1, 06,544 pattas, which is 1, 69,325 pattas to landless families in just two years. The average numbers of pattas distributed are 84,663 per year, which averages thrice as much as the past Left Government.

In the past four years, more than 2.5 lakh families were distributed with land pattas.

Transparent policy regarding patta distribution

• Landless and poor families are distributed with a maximum 5 decimal of land

• The land which is being distributed is from the Khas lands of the Government or is bought by the Government

• The flagship programme has been named Nijo Griha Nijo Bhumi

• The Government aims at providing land pattas to all the landless poor families in rural Bengal

Yearly planned expenditure towards Land and Land reforms have increased

In the last four years of the Left Government the yearly planned expenditure towards Land and Land Reforms during 2007-2011 was Rs 82.67 crore. In the four years of Trinamool Government from 2011-2015, the expenditure has been 207.64 crores.

Success in collection of land revenues

In the last two years of the Left rule, the land revenues collected was Rs 520.62 crores. In 2009-10, the collection was Rs 244.08 crores and in 2010-2011, it was Rs 276.54 crores. In two years under the Trinamool Government, land revenues collected is Rs 1036.45 crores. In 2012-13, the revenues collected are Rs 483.71 crores and in 2013-14 it was Rs 552.74 crores. On an average, in the last two years in comparison to to Rs 260.31 crores collected by the Left Government, the Trinamool Government has collected Rs 518.23 crores.

In the financial year 2014-15, till December 2014, the Trinamool Government has already collected Rs 429 crores as revenue in nine months, which s expected to be around Rs 600 crores at the end of the financial year in March.


Trinamool Government has been under attack by the media in association with the opposition parties. The real reason of the slander campaign is simple enough. The opposition parties have no other way to counter the developmental surge made by the Trinamool Congress.

Results are out and the opposition has failed, support-wise, democratically and by performance. Thanks to Mamata Banerjee and the Maa Mati Manush Government, West Bengal has witnessed a real Poriborton.

We dedicate this day to Maa, Mati, Manush: WB CM at Kolkata Mayor’s oath-taking ceremony

West Bengal Chief Minister today attended the swearing-in ceremony of the Mayor of Kolkata, Sovan Chatterjee, at the historic Town Hall. Dedicating the day to the Maa, Mati, Manush of West Bengal, the CM asked everyone to participate in the surge of development.

“Kolkata is a non-planned city yet I can say confidently that we are No. 1 among all metros. No other city can match Kolkata in the cordiality among people,” she added.

Kolkata has seen a lot of development in the last 5 years, the Chief Minister added. She said this will be the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Kolkata.

The swearing-in ceremony today was graced by the presence of the Speaker of West Bengal Assembly, eminent citizens from all walks of life, various government officials and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

This is a budget for Maa, Mati, Manush: WB CM on Bengal Budget 2015

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra held a post-Budget press conference at West Bengal Assembly.

The Chief Minister said, “Today the West Bengal Budget 2015-16 was presented by Dr Amit Mitra. This is a people’s Budget. This is a Budget for Maa, Mati, Manush. West Bengal is the only State facing huge debt-burden. We were asked to wait for 14th Finance Commission Report. But it is silent.”

Highlights of the Chief Minister’s reaction:

  • Only Bengal is suffering from the debt made by the previous Government
  • We want to tell the Central Government to write off the debt created by the previous Govt
  • In spite of our financial constraints, we are giving cycles to 40 lakh students to make them self sufficient and to decrease dropout rates
  • Stipend for our Kanyashree girls increased from Rs 500 to Rs 750
  • Tax reliefs, made allotments in rural and urban developmental works, for women and children
  • More than 5000 people decided to be employed in police at a Cabinet Meeting today
  • Why should we be penalized for the sins of the previous Government? We have been suffering for last 3 years
  • We have waited for the 14th Finance Commission for 3 years, we have been promised of loan waiver, but 14th Finance Commission is silent
  • If other states were in trouble, would not the Center have helped them?
  • I’ve spoken with the current Union Finance Minister thrice, I spoke to the previous Prime Minister and the previous Finance Minister, they told us to wait for 14th Finance Commission report
  • We believed and waited for the 14th Finance Commission recommendations, but they are still silent


Highlights of the WB Finance Minister’s reactions:

  • We are watching for the aggregate amount that Centre will be allotting for WB, inclusive of the grants
  • We are watching out for the aggregate amount that Centre will be allotting for WB, inclusive of the grants
  • Fiscal Deficit has decreased continuously over the years and Revenue Deficit has also decreased. The 14th Finance Commission has praised our performance.


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