Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went to Jhargram on Monday with a set of programmes including the administrative review meeting that she will be holding on Tuesday.
Banerjee went to Nabanna on MOnday morning from where she left for Jhargram in the evening.
According to a state government official, Banerjee will be holding the administrative review meeting in the afternoon on Tuesday in which she will be taking stock of all the ongoing projects and social schemes in the newly formed district.
It may be recalled that in April the Chief Minister had announced a development package for Jhargram worth Rs 200 crore after it was bifurcated from West Midnapore. Sources said that the Chief Minister will be taking stock of the development projects and she would discuss the issues relevant to further development of the area.
On Tuesday evening, the Chief Minister will be attending the programme of Bijaya Sammelani at Jhargram Stadium. Senior administrative officials and police officers will also be present in the programme.
On Wednesday, Banerjee will be addressing a gathering in a programme at Raj College Ground from where she will also be distributing different articles among beneficiaries.
According to sources, the Chief Minister will lay foundation stone of a total of 256 projects that will be undertaken at a cost of Rs 296 crore. From the same programme, Banerjee will inaugurate 203 projects that have been developed at a cost of Rs 116 crore.
In her two–day tour, the Chief Minister will also be laying foundation stone for the proposed project of the Ram Krishna Mission Ashram.
Sources said during her tour, she will also be inaugurating the Zoological Park at Jhargram. A day before her visit to the place, a couple of leopards have been brought to the zoological park which is developing as another centre of attraction in Jhargram.
According to sources, the leopards have been brought to Jhargram from Khayerbari Tiger Reserve Centre in Dooars and both have been released in the enclosure that has been specially set up for the two 10-year-old new guests.
Security has been tightened in Jhargram to avoid any untoward incident during the stay of the Chief Minister.
A large contingent of police was posted at strategic locations so that the place remains trouble free.
Senior police officers including eight Additional Superintendents of Police and 28 Deputy Superintendents of Police are in-charge to look after the security arrangements in Jhargram.
Officers of both bomb and dog squads have carried out frisking operations at regular intervals at all the venues where the Chief Minister will be visiting in the next two days.