Chief Minister to begin three-day tour of districts today
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will leave for three-day tour of districts on Tuesday to hold administrative meetings. She will be visiting Purulia, Birbhum and Burdwan to hold the meetings and will be accompanied by the Chief Secretary Basudeb Banerjee, Home Secretary Moloy De and other
senior officials, including Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Debashis Sen.
Banerjee will hold the cabinet meeting at Nabanna Tuesday afternoon. This will the sixth cabinet meet since the new government took over in May. She will also hold two important meetings, one of which concerns the spread of dengue. Senior officials of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be present at the meeting too. Another important meeting on industry will be held on Tuesday.
The Chief Minister will leave for Durgapur Tuesday evening and will spend the night there. On August 3, she will go to Purulia to hold the administrative meeting. The administrative meeting at Bolpur will be held on August 4, while the one in Burdwan will be held on August 5. She will leave for Kolkata from Burdwan on August 5, and will meet party leaders at her residence on August 6. It has also been decided that Banerjee will meet party leaders on the first Saturday of every month.
It was learnt that Banerjee will take stock of the ongoing projects that have been carried out in the three districts. In Purulia and Birbhum, the thrust area is tourism. Recently, the Bakreswar Development Authority has been set up in Birbhum. The development authority has 58 sq km under its jurisdiction and consists of 42 mouzas in Dubrajpur Block and Dubrajpur Municipality. Similarly, in Purulia, apart from tourism, supply of drinking water by the state Public Health Engineering department is a major issue. Once completed, people will get pipe water supply in the drought-prone areas of the district.
In Burdwan, steps taken by the district administration to make the district open defecation-free in 2016-17 is a major project. The district will also be divided for administrative reasons.