Kolkata: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday held a preparatory meeting with the representatives of various Durga Puja organising committees in Kolkata. At the meeting Mamata announced that state government will give Rs 10000 each to all Durga Puja committees.
Around 3,000 big and small Durga Pujas are organised in Kolkata. The number for rest of Bengal is 25,000. So govt have decided to give Rs 10,000 each to all Durga Puja committees.
At the meeting, the Chief Minister announced that this year the annual Durga Puja Bishorjon Carnival will be held at Red Road on October 23. Durga Pujo immersions will be held from October 19-22. We will organise Durga Pujo Bishorjon Carnival at Red Road on October 23 at 4 PM. Last year, 55 clubs participated, this year, 75 clubs will participate, said Mamata.
Mamata also added that she would also instruct the Urban Development Department, Panchayat Department and Fire Services Department not to take any license fee.