Jalpaiguri: West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee, on her 4-day visit to north Bengal, addresses a public rally on Wednesday morning at Malbazar in Jalpaiguri district. She launched the ‘Sabuj Sathi’ scheme in the district. Under this scheme 40 lakh students in the State will receive bicycles.
Today, the Chief Minister inaugurated some projects for Jalpaiguri district including Farmers’ mart at Belakoba, Tourist lodge at West Damdim, Neora and Mangalbari, Plastic cluster at Dabgram, new sub-station at Gajaldoba, Pather Sathi and helipad at Chalsa, tourist assistance centres, workshop of NBSTC at Matigara.
She also laid the foundation stone for the development of Rabindra Bhavan at Jalpaiguri, new sub-station at Jalpaiguri Sadar, Karma Tirtha and Eco Park at Matiyali block, food godown at Belakoba, piped drinking water projects for Maynaguri, Dhupguri and Matiyali blocks, Hindi high school at Matiyali block, Karma Tirtha at Ambari-Flakata, Adivasi Bhavan at Matiyali block, boys’ hostel at Matiyali block.
That apart, she also distributed benefits under various schemes like Kanyashree, Nijo Bhumi Nijo Griha, agricultural pattas, grants to farmers for purchasing equipment, training and tools to artisans among others.
In this rally Mamata also criticized the opponent party for debt issue. She added that CPM, BJP didn’t do anything for tea garden workers.