KOLKATA: The state government is set to invest more funds for the renovation and beautification of North Bengal. A meeting was held in this regard.
A total fund of Rs 358 crore is to be issued, from which Rs 128 crore is to be given to the West Bengal Rural Infrastructure Development department. Rs 180 crore will be given to the PWD for road constructions, while Rs 50 crore will be given to the Public Health And Engineering (PHE) department.
MLAs Argha Ray Pradhan, Khageswar Ray, Mitali Burman, along with Barun Roy, the Member Secretary of NBDD, the district magistrates of Darjeeling, Dakshin Dinajpur, Kalimpong, Joyshi Dasgupta (DGL), Deepa Priya P (SD), Dr Biswanath (KPG)and the ADMs of various areas were present in the meeting called by the North Bengal Development department chairman Goutam Deb.
"The meeting content is basically the resolutions of the previous meet, some confirmations, some suggestions and the progress of various works", stated the chairman.
The meeting also saw a discussion about some fundamental problems reported by the DMs and ADMs. Issues like the problem of drinking water faced by the people of Darjeeling and the renovation of Kalimpong Town Hall came up during the discussion.
The places near Gajoldoba are to be renovated and the 47 workers who work there are to benefit immensely.
"Today's meeting had been really fruitful and interesting. We shall try to call for a meet every 2 months as it will maintain the regularity," said Goutam Deb.