Three new districts in West Bengal soon: CM Mamata Banerjee

Jhargram: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Jhargram, Kalimpong and Asansol would be soon declared new districts.

Mamata Banerjee . AFP

Mamata Banerjee . AFP

The proposal has already been approved by the cabinet and the new districts would be announced as soon as the Calcutta High Court gives its nod.

"Infrastructure is partly ready in Kalimpong and Jhargram. The rest would be ready soon," she added.

Banerjee, who held an administrative meeting here in West Mindapore district for the first time after assuming office for the second time, said government development schemes should be given importance and implementation of MGNREGA should be given priority.

'Khadya sathi' (a food security scheme and 'Sabuj Sathi' (bi-cycle for students) schemes of the government
should be given importance. "Implementation of scheme on 100-days work should also be given priority."

She also stressed that all departments should work according to the timeline fixed by the administrative

Any lapses by ration dealers would not be tolerated, she added.

She later inaugurated a tribal museum and presided over the first meeting of West Bengal Tribes Advisory

Updated Date: Jun 14, 2016 18:54 PM

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