An ambitious programme ‘Sabar Ghore Alo’ for 1 crore rural new electric connection is going on in full swing. The work of universal electrification of 11 backward districts will be completed within 2015 and the remaining 7 districts of the State including Sagar and Sundarban areas within 2016. A major initiative ‘Sech Bandhu’ of Rs. 500 crores has been launched to segregate electric feeders for agricultural purposes and to provide electrification ofpump sets.This has opened up huge employment opportunities.
The allocation of Tourism has increased from Rs. 11.57 crore in 2010-11 to Rs. 223 crore in 2014-15 a 20 fold increase.The dream projects of Chief Minister Kolkata Eye, Jharkhali in Sundarbans, Gajoldoba in North Bengal, Sabuj Dwip in Hooghly, Jhargram Rajbari in Jangal Mahal is becoming a reality.Complementing the Government’s work at the grass-root level, you must have noticed that many new world class hotels with global brands are coming up in Kolkata. Apart from this, a world class Convention Centre is coming up at Rajarhat. The Eco Park has attracted the attention of the world. A large number of flights have increased from Kolkata and Bagdogra. Three international flights have started operations from Kolkata. This has also opened up huge employment opportunities, feels Amit Mitra.