CM to get N Bengal development plan
Darjeeling: The coordination committee formed to look into development issues in the 8 districts of North Bengal, has drawn up a detailed plan to be sent to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
"This was the 7th meeting of the coordination committee that was formed on the instructions of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The development roadmap for the 8 districts of North Bengal along with sanctioned schemes for the financial year 2016-2017 and 2017- 2018 were discussed in details," stated Goutam Deb, minister in charge of Tourism.
The meeting was held at Uttarkanya, the mini secretariat located in Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday. It was attended by public representatives including Deb, Forest minister Binoy Krishna Barman, Tribal Welfare minister James Kujur, Shourav Chakroborty, Chairman, Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority and others.
"The CM had asked us to work in close coordination with the public and give emphasis on the aspirations of the people. We had detailed discussions on rural roads, improvement of road network, schools, general development, drinking water schemes, problems being faced by the tea gardens and other sectors. We will draw up the resolution and send a detailed report to the Chief Minister," added Deb.
The Tea Advisory Council also met in Uttarkanya on Wednesday. "We will have a meeting of the Council in Kolkata on January 3. We will discuss the industry, problems faced by the tea gardens including the workers and the management in that meeting," stated Deb, who is the chairman of the council.