Jhargram Re-Christened As West Bengal’s New District


Jhargram: Jhargram has been named West Bengal’s 22nd district. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the same in a public gathering here on Tuesday.

Jhargram has been carved out of the West Midnapore district into a separate entity.

It will be divided into 8 blocks under one municipality. Nine Police stations will be built to keep vigil across the new district. R Arjun and Abhishek Gupta have been appointed as the District magistrate and Police Super respectively.

A new university and 9 new colleges are on the cards.

On the healthcare front, six multi speciality hospitals to come up soon.

4th April will mark Jhargram’s commemoration anniversary.

More than 2 lakhs folk artisans will be employed and the cottage industry is expected to revive soon in the area. Tax on farmland will be waived.

Mamata asserted that Jhargram had witnessed bloodshed in the past decade, but this new identity will put an end to it. She sought community participation for the development of the district.


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