Kolkata: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the cement factory of JSW Group at Salboni on Monday. The factory will create employment for hundreds of people.
It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister had inaugurated the commencement of construction of the 2.4 metric tonne (MT)-capacity cement factory at Salboni in Paschim Medinipur on January 6 in 2016. The cement factory has come up on an 134-acre plot at a cost of Rs 800 crore.
It may be recalled that during the inauguration of the commencement of construction of the cement plant, the JSW Group had also announced its plans to invest around Rs 10,000 crore to set up a power plant and a paint manufacturing factory at Salboni where the group has acquired around 4,000 acres of land.
The work for this project has been completed ahead of time. These projects would lead to more opportunities for employment.
45 lakh girls have received Kanyashree scholarships. 57 lakh SC/ST students have been given Sikshashree scholarships.
The funds for ASHA and ICDS projects have been stopped by the Central Government. It is because of the State Government that these essential projects, meant for the masses, are continuing.
ASHA and ICDS volunteers have been brought under the Swasthya Sathi insurance scheme.
Some people are conspiring to stop others from earning an honest livelihood. But one cannot be forced to obey their orders. Our government, on the other hand, is completely transparent. We do not resort to any dishonesty or conspiracy.
To enable self-help groups to thrive, we have arranged for them to get adequate loans from cooperative banks.
On January 29, 5 lakh people would be handed over houses of their own. On February 2, we will lay the foundation stone for 7,500 km rural roads.
We would be saving 25 per cent of the money allocated to various departments and would be using it for road-laying and drinking water projects.
Today, Bengal is the number one state in MSME, 100-Days’ Work, skill training and e-tendering. Bengal is a global model because of Kanyashree.We want people to live well. Let more industrial units open in Salboni. Let the tide of development wash over the whole district.
This was a landmark event ahead of the Bengal Global Business Summit, to be held on January 16 and 17.