Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will officially inaugurate the food security scheme from a programme on Red Road on January 27. The state government had already announced that it would distribute rice and wheat among 7 crore people at the cost of Rs 2 per kg. Following the inauguration of the scheme by the Chief Minister, people will be able to avail the services from that day onwards.
On the occasion of the Republic Day the Army organises a parade on the Red Road. Sources said that on the very next day the state government will organise a programme at the same venue which will be attended by the Chief Minister. Meetings were held at Nabanna to discuss about the programme. A cycle rally will also be held with the CM distributing cycles among the health workers. Around 300 buses under the Gatidhara project are expected to hit the road from this event. The programme has been initiated to mark the launch of various development projects, initiated by the state government.
A senior state government official said that the programme will be held on 27 January at the dais that would be erected for the Republic Day Parade Programme. Various cultural programmes will be organised. Tableau showcasing various state government schemes will be displayed at the programme.
Under the Gatidhara scheme in the next 3 months the state government will give Rs 1 lakh each to more than 5000 unemployed youth in a bid to generate self employment.
Gatidhara is a dream project of the Chief Minister and she herself had drawn the logo for the scheme. A sticker containing the logo will be pasted on all the vehicles which were bought under the Gatidhara scheme.