High tide of development in Uttar Dinajpur

The district of Uttar Dinajpur has seen development in every sector, and as a result people are more than happy. Many people who are engaged in making traditional handicrafts are happy that the Trinamool Congress Government is providing them adequate help.

Health: 2 multi-superspeciality hospitals, 2 fair-price medicine shops, 3 fair-price diagnostic centres, free beds, 10 SNSUs, 2 SNCUs, 2 CCUs, 2 HDUs; medical college up in Raiganj; immunisation of 100% children achieved

Schools: 82 schools established, 59 schools’ levels upgraded; 7 model schools being set up

Scholarships: More than 1.65 lakh students under Kanyashree, more than 5.2 lakh students under Sikshashree

Higher education: Raiganj University, 1 government degree colleges, 4 ITIs, 1 polytechnic college established; 1 polytechnic college coming up

Kisan Mandi: 6 Kisan Mandis set up

100 Days’ Work: About 2.95 crore man-days created from FY 2013-14 to 2018-19

Housing: More than 1.09 lakh people benefitted from housing schemes, including rural housing

Mission Nirmal Bangla: 100% of the district is ODF

Industry: 1 industrial estate, 18 MSME clusters (including 1 MSME cluster), 1 Mega Carpet Centre, 1 turmeric processing and packaging unit

Roads & bridges: More than 1,200km of roads built/repaired/widened, 1 bridge, 1 bus terminus

Tourism: Raiganj Tourist Lodge modernised, Bhairavi Temple in Bindole, Balia Masjid, dargah at Pirpukur in Ukilpara, Karandighi Neelkuti renovated, Kulik Bird Sanctuary beautified; modernisation of North Dinajpur Museum and adding of various tourist facilities at Kulik Bird Sanctuary started

Samajik Suraksha Yojana: More than 2.74 lakh unorganised labourers enlisted

Karmatirtha: 27 Karmatirthas built

Sports: 48 multi-gyms, 10 playing fields, 8 mini indoor stadiums; Raiganj Stadium renovated, Islampur Stadium being built

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Bengal Govt encouraging aromatic rice cultivation

The Trinamool Congress Government has, over the last few years, done a lot for increasing the cultivation of aromatic rice varieties, which have a high demand inside the State and in other parts of the country, as well as outside the country. Exports have seen a steady rise.

Another effort taken by the Government is the decision to distributed seeds of aromatic rice for free. They are being distributed by North Bengal Krishi Viswavidyalaya.

As of now three varieties have distributed – tulaipanji, kataribhog and kalonunia.

Seeds of tulaipanji are being distributed in Hemtabad, Raiganj, Kaliaganj and Itahar in Uttar Dinajpur district, in Balurghat and Kushmandi in Dakshin Dinajpur, and in Malda district. Kataribhog is being distributed in the district of Malda and in Kumarganj, Tapan, Hili and Balurghat in Dakshin Dinajpur, while kalonunia is being distributed in Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar districts.

Source: Millennium Post

Keep the peace, don’t incite riots: Mamata Banerjee

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a public meeting at the Alorani ground at Chopra in Uttar Dinajpur district today after inaugurating and laying the foundation stones of a bouquet of developmental projects for the district.

Among the projects inaugurated were government buildings, boys’ hostels, water supply projects and a statue of Rai Saheb Thakur Panchanan Barma.

She laid the foundation stones of projects like a medical college and hospital in Raiganj, two power sub-stations, government buildings, housing projects, road projects and hostels for boys and girls.

She also distributed benefits under Sabuj Sathi, Siksha Shree, Geetanjali and other schemes.

Salient points of Mamata Banerjee’s speech:

Congratulations to everyone for making Kanyashree a success. I always thank those who who work for the people. All of us must work together to make the schemes of the Bengal Government a success.

People are in a lot of distress. The price of LPG cylinder is being increased. Distribution of sugar and kerosene through ration shops is being stopped. It is the social obligation and duty of the Central Government to provide subsidy to the people, using the taxpayers’ money.

The Centre is taking away Rs 40,000 crore per year as debt repayment. Despite that, we are continuing our social obligations like free treatment in State Government hospitals, schemes for Adivasis, minorities and backward castes, and giving 40 lakh bicycles under Sabuj Sathi Scheme. There are plans for giving 30 lakh more bicycles this year..

To the Centre: You are increasing the prices of essential commodities. You are decreasing the interest rate of savings bank accounts; so do you want people to invest in chit funds? Try to do things in such a way that people are not forced to invest in chit funds. You just come from Delhi, indulge in big talk, incite riots and go back.

You need to help the administration. It is not the common people, but political leaders from outside who create trouble. They start the trouble and then run away, never to come back. But we need to remain united.

We don’t indulge in activities like Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme, which is only about publicity. We have spent Rs 5,000 crore to implement the Kanyashree Scheme. We want our ‘kanyashrees’ to conquer the world. We are giving the newborns saplings as part of the Sabuj Shree Scheme.

Tea garden workers are not getting food. Schools and colleges are closed. Tourism is in the doldrums. The mark of success for any movement is being able to help the people. Let all political parties be united – let the Hills return to normalcy. Our Government will do whatever is necessary. But we won’t do any such thing that would involve violence. We love the Hills.

We can give our lives for the sake of unity in the State. Our responsibility is to protect the unity of the nation. They (Central leaders) are creating a divide between the Hindus and the Muslims. Our fight for the people will continue. I want the tea gardens to open. I want peace to return to the Hills. I want the people’s problems to be solved. Keep the Hills in good health.

Keep the peace. If you see anyone destroying peace, inform the administration. Being late in taking action leads to a lot of problems. Help the common people.

Polytechnic colleges, medical colleges, ITIs, minority bhavans and new police stations have come up. Roads have been built and repaired. As part of Lok Prasar Prakalpa, 82,000 artistes are being given financial aid. We have exempted farmers from repaying their debts. What we can do, nobody can.

There are some people who are solely indulging in making mischief and inciting riots. We don’t want riots, we want peace. We don’t want to die, we want to live. There would be nothing to gain from inciting riots, and we never do and never will support riots.

Bengal will hold its head high. Do not be scared of anyone. I will never stop speaking against atrocities. I will speak up again and again if people are in trouble. We have the capacity to counter any storm because we have Maa-Mati-Manush with us.



শান্তি বজায় রাখুন, দাঙ্গা লাগাবেন নাঃ মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়

আজ উত্তর দিনাজপুরের চোপরা’য় একটি জনসভা’য় বক্তব্য রাখেন বাংলার মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়। চোপরা’র আলোরানি মাঠ থেকে একগুচ্ছ উন্নয়নমূলক প্রকল্পের শিলান্যাস করেন তিনি।

সরকারি ভবন, ছাত্রাবাস, জল সরবরাহ প্রকল্প ও রাই সাহেব ঠাকুর পঞ্চানন বর্মার একটি মূর্তি’র উন্মোচন করেন। রায়গঞ্জের মেডিক্যাল কলেজ, ২টি ইলেকট্রিক সাব স্টেশন, সরকারি ভবন, আবাসন প্রকল্প, সড়ক প্রকল্প, ছাত্রাবাস ও ছাত্রীনিবাসের শিলন্যাস করেন। সবুজ সাথীর সাইকেল, শিক্ষাশ্রী, গীতাঞ্জলী পরিষেবা প্রদান করেন।


মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়ের বক্তব্য প্রধান আংশঃ

সকলকে অভিনন্দন জানাচ্ছি। আমার কন্যাশ্রীদের অভিনন্দন। যারা মানুষের কাজ ভালবাসে তাদের আমি সব সময় ধন্যবাদ জানাই। মা-মাটি-মানুষ আমাদের গর্ব। আমরা সবাই মিলে একসাথে আমাদের কর্মসূচী পালন করি। পশ্চিমবঙ্গ সরকার সকলের জন্য কাজ করে।

মানুষ অনেক দুঃখে আছে। এল পি জি গ্যাসের ভরতুকি তুলে দেওয়া হচ্ছে। চিনি, কেরোসিন বন্ধ করে দেওয়া হচ্ছে। জনগণের টাকায় তাদের ভরতুকি দেওয়া হয়। এটা সরকারের সামাজিক ন্যায়, দায়বদ্ধতা, কর্তব্য। গরীব মানুষরা সবচেয়ে বেশি ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত।

আমাদের কাছ থেকে ৪০ হাজার কোটি টাকা কেটে নিয়ে যাচ্ছে। তাও আমরা বিনামূল্যে চিকিৎসা দিই। আদিবাসী, সংখ্যালঘু, পিছিয়ে পড়া মানুষ সকলকে আমরা সমান ভাবে পরিষেবা দিই। এক বছরে ৪০ লক্ষ সবুজ সাথী সাইকেল দিয়েছি, এই বছরে আরও ৩০ লক্ষ সাইকেল দেব।

সব জিনিসের দাম বাড়িয়ে দিচ্ছে। ব্যাঙ্কের সুদের হার কমিয়ে দিচ্ছে, তাহলে কি মানুষ চিট ফান্ডে যাবে? মানুষ যাতে চিট ফান্ডে না গিয়ে ব্যাঙ্কে যায় সেই চেষ্টা করুন। কিন্তু আপনারা তা করেন না। দিল্লি থেকে এসে বড় বড় কথা বলেন, আর দাঙ্গা লাগিয়ে ফিরে যান।

প্রশাসনকে সাহায্য করতে হবে। মানুষ নয়, গণ্ডগোল করে কিছু বাইরের রাজনৈতিক নেতা। বাইরে থেকে গুন্ডা নিয়ে এসে মদত দেয়। আমি চাই সকলে ভালো থাকুক। গণ্ডগোল লাগিয়ে ওরা পালিয়ে যায়, আর দেখা যায় না। কিন্তু আমাদের একসঙ্গে থাকতে হবে।

আমরা বেটি বাঁচাও বেটি পড়াও এর মত activities করি না। শুধু পাবলিসিটি করছে। আমরা কন্যাশ্রী ৫০০০ কোটি টাকা খরচ করেছি। আগামী দিনে স্কুল কলেজ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ছাত্রীরাও এই প্রকল্পের সুবিধা পাবে। আমরা চাই আমাদের কন্যাশ্রীরা বিশ্ব জয় করে। নবজাতকদের আমরা গাছ দিচ্ছি সবুজশ্রী প্রকল্পের আওতায়।

আজ চা বাগানের শ্রমিকরা খাবার পাচ্ছেন না। চা বাগান, স্কুল-কলেজ সব বন্ধ। পর্যটন, হোটেল সব বন্ধ। মানুষের জন্য কাজ করা যে কোন আন্দোলনের সবচেয়ে সফলতা। সব রাজনৈতিক দল একসাথে থাকুক, পাহাড় স্বাভাবিক জীবনে ফিরে আসুক। আমাদের সরকার যা করার করবে, হিংসা হয় এমন কিছু করি না আমরা, আমরা পাহাড়কে ভালোবাসি। পাহাড় আমাদের একটা অংশ।

আমরা জীবন দিয়ে দেব, কিন্তু ভাগ হতে দেব না। সব মানুষ দেশের সম্পদ। দেশকে রক্ষা করা আমাদের পরম্পরা। রাজনৈতিক স্বার্থে ওরা হিন্দু-মুসলমানদের মধ্যে ভাগ করছে। সকল মানুষের জন্য আমাদের লড়াই চলবে। আমি চাই চা বাগানগুলি যাতে খুলে যায়, পাহাড়ে শান্তি বজায় থাকে, মানুষের সমস্যার সমাধান হোক। পাহাড়কে ভালো রাখুন।

মিলেমিশে কাজ করুন। শান্তি বজায় রাখুন। কেউ অশান্তি করতে চাইলে প্রশাসনকে সঙ্গে সঙ্গে সতর্ক করুন। দেরিতে action নিলে অনেক সমস্যা হয়। মানুষের সাথে থাকুন।

এখানে পলিটেকনিক কলেজ, মেডিকেল কলেজ, আই টি আই কলেজ, মাইনরিটি ভবন, রাস্তা সংস্কার, পুলিশ স্টেশন তৈরি হয়েছে। লোক প্রসার প্রকল্পের আওতায় ৮২ হাজার শিল্পীকে আনা হয়েছে। এদের সরকার থেকে সাহায্য করা হয়। আমরা কৃষকদের ঋণ মুকুব করে দিয়েছি। আমরা যা করতে পারি, আর কেউ তা পারে না।

কিছু লোক অকাজ করে, দাঙ্গা লাগায়। আমরা দাঙ্গা চাই না শান্তি চাই। মৃত্যু চাই না, জীবন চাই। দাঙ্গা লাগিয়ে কোন লাভ হবে না, আমরা কখনো দাঙ্গা সমর্থন করি না, করব না।

এই বাংলা সম্মানের সঙ্গে মাথা উঁচু করে বাঁচবে, কাউকে ভয় পাবেন না। আমি কখনো আমার মুখ বন্ধ করব না। এটা আমার অভ্যাস। মানুষ বিপদে পড়লে হাজার বার বলব। যে কোন ঝড়কে প্রত্যাঘাত করার শক্তি আমাদের আছে কারণ মা-মাটি-মানুষ আমাদের ভরসা।

Bengal Chief Minister to set out for North Bengal tour today


Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be commencing a tour of North Bengal on Monday, during which she will be holding the administrative review meeting of Uttar Dinajpur district.

The administrative meetings scheduled for the current year for all the districts will be completed with the one in Uttar Dinajpur. The last administrative review meeting that she held was at Digha for Purba Medinipur earlier in July. Prior to that, the Chief Minister has completed visiting all the other districts along with the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Director General of Police and senior officers from all the departments. She had taken stock of the progress of ongoing projects in each of the districts and given necessary directions for further development of each one of them.

The Chief Minister also addressed public meetings during her visits to the districts, at which she has distributed various articles and papers among beneficiaries of different schemes. She will be reaching Siliguri on Monday evening and will be holding the administrative review meeting at Chopra in Uttar Dinajpur on Tuesday.



আজ উত্তরবঙ্গ সফরে যাচ্ছেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী

আজ উত্তরবঙ্গ সফরে যাচ্ছেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়। উত্তর দিনাজপুর জেলায়ও প্রশাসনিক বৈঠকও করবেন তিনি।

এই প্রশাসনিক বৈঠকের সঙ্গেই এবছরে সমস্ত জেলায় প্রশাসনিক বৈঠক সম্পূর্ণ হবে। এর আগের প্রশাসনিক বৈঠক তিনি করেন পূর্ব মেদিনীপুরের দিঘায়। প্রতিটি জেলায় চলতে থাকা সমস্ত প্রকল্পের খবর নেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী, প্রয়োজনীয় নির্দেশও দেন।

মুখ্যমন্ত্রী সফর চলাকালীন সেই সব জেলায় জনসভাও করেন, সেখান থেকে তিনি নানারকম পরিষেবা প্রদান করেন। আজ সন্ধ্যায় মুখ্যমন্ত্রী শিলিগুড়ি পৌঁছবেন। আগামীকাল উত্তর দিনাজপুরের চোপরা’য় প্রশাসনিক বৈঠক করবেন।

North Bengal can boast of its development today: WB CM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while addressing students and beneficiaries of `Sabooj Sathi’ at Goalpokhar in North Dinajpur on Tuesday , said, “The deprived north Bengal in the past regime can boast of its development today .”

She also stressed on development of several tourist spots in north Bengal and opening of a secretariat -Uttar Kanya -at Siliguri. She also said: “Bagdogra will get night flights from January 21.“

The West Bengal Chief Minister spoke about the formation of a university at Raiganj college which she said has helped 74% people in North Dinajpur. She also announced 84 new projects for the district.

The West Bengal Chief Minister also listed out the developmental works that her government has completed.“We are committed to provide food grains to 7.70 crore people in the state. From January 27, people will get rice at Rs 2 per kg.“

On her Facebook post, the West Bengal Chief Minister wrote:

I have launched “Sabuj Sathi” today for Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur from Goalpokhor and Tapan.

Thousands and thousands of my dear school-going children received cycles.

Many new projects were also flagged off and several thousands of beneficiaries received benefits under government schemes.

The new administrative building of Science and Technology Department in Bidhannagar was also inaugurated by me today. I have named it “Vigyan Chetana Bhaban”.

Today, I also initiated the state-wide celebration of “Ambedkar Dibas” on December 30 in respect to the legendary figure and to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary year in a befitting manner.”

WB CM launches Sabuj Sathi projects for Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur today

In two separate programmes covering two districts West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee launched the historic Sabuj Sathi projects in the Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur today.

The West Bengal Chief Minister was present at a Government programme at Dharampur, Goalpokhar Block – I, Uttar Dinajpur at around 11:15 AM today and will inaugurate and lay foundation stones of a bouquet of projects. She distributed a rage of benefits and services including cycles of Sabuj Sathi to the students and Gatidhara.

Among the projects unveiled today at Uttar Dinajpur are 100% rural electrification in the district, new schools, motels (Pather Sathi, Krishak Bazars, girl’s hostel, new roads, flood and cyclone centres and other such completed projects.

The West Bengal Chief Minister laid foundation stones of a cluster of projects ranging from Karma Tirthas to food preservation godowns. She also distributed cycles for the Sabuj Sathi project among students besides benefits like Kisan Credit Cards, PSY, PSP, SVSKP, Geetanjali and others.

In the late noon, at around 12:45 PM, the West Bengal Chief Minister traveled to Dakshin Dinajpur where she addressed another Government programme and launched the Sabuj Sathi Scheme for the district from Bagh It in Tapan.

Among the projects that were inaugurated today at Dakshin Dinajpur by the Chief Minister are the Hili Subal Chandra Bimal Sundari Government College, a circuit House in Buniadpur, relief centres, girl’s hostels, upgraded primary health centre and a cluster of other projects.

The Chief Minister  today laid foundation stones for a bouquet of projects for South Dinajpur including Commercial Development Centres under Hand-loom Development projects, Krishi Bhavan, Balurghat youth hostel, road projects and drinking water supply projects.

Besides distributing bi-cycles to the students under Sabuj Sathi scheme, the Chief Minister handed out benefits like Kanyashree, Sikshsashree, SVSKP, MSY, Kisan Credit Cards and many more.

WB CM conducts administrative review meetings in north Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee chaired two administrative review meetings for three districts on Tuesday, one at Raiganj and the other at Siliguri.

At Karnajora in Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, the West Bengal Chief Minister chaired the administrative review meeting for Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur. She inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 55 projects, 29 for Uttar and 26 for Dakshin Dinajpur.

The Chief Minister announced that a Government Engineering College will be set up in Dakshin Dinajpur, a medical college and a super specialty hospital, at Raiganj and Islampur. Auditoriums will be set up in both the districts.

The Chief Minister informed that the project- Sabar Ghare Alo has been completed in the districts of Maldah, Dakshin Dinajpur and Paschim Medinipur. She said that she has instructed the newly appointed District Magistrate of the Uttar Dinajpur to bring more pace in executing developmental works.

The Chief Minister said that while travelling on road, she had observed the bad condition of the national higway from Itahar to Raiganj. She said that she had informed the National Highways Authority to take immediate steps.

The Chief Minister held meeting with the vice chancellor of the newly formed Raiganj University. She enquired about the current status of the university, the administrative set up and related information.

At around 1:30 PM, the Chief Minister left for Siliguri.

On reaching Siliguri, the West Bengal Chief Minister chaired the administrative review meeting for the Darjeeling district at the Rabindra Bhanu Bhavan in the North Bengal University. She said that this was the 97th review meeting she was conducting. Discussions were held regarding Naxalbari, Kharibari, Matigara and Chopra among other issues.



WB CM at Siliguri administrative review meeting

WB CM on 4-day north Bengal tour

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee traveled to Maldah on Monday via train, thus beginning her four-day visit to north Bengal.

The Chief Minister chaired an administrative review meeting for the district of Maldah last evening at Durga Kinkar Bhavan, the Maldah College auditorium. She has already chaired more than ninety administrative meetings covering all the twenty districts of the state.

She will conduct an administrative meeting for the districts of Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur today, 16 June, 2015, at Karnajora.

The Chief Minister will reach  Darjeeling on 17 June where she will meet district officials. She will leave Darjeeling on 19 June to attend the meeting of the North Bengal development department at Uttarkanya.

Bouquet of projects for Maldah

The West Bengal Chief Minister inaugurated projects like Sabar Ghar-e Aalo (a rural electrification project), a central bus terminus in Malda, two new BLLRO offices at Kaliachak and Habibpur and a bevy of new educational institutions in the district. The state government has already allotted ` 289 crore for the electrification project.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government has already written to the Centre for export of Maldah mangoes to foreign countries.