Several schemes initiated in Bengal for backward classes: Rajib Banerjee
Kolkata: Backward classes Welfare minister Rajib Banerjee on Thursday said that many social schemes have been initiated in the state for the betterment of people belonging to backward classes.
In reply to a question raised by an MLA in the Assembly, Banerjee said that in the year 2017-18, around Rs 10 crore was spent under the planned budget and Rs 5 crore for unplanned budget for the overall development of backward classes.
The minister also stressed on various training programmes initiated among the people belonging to backward classes. The main objective of the training programmes is to ensure that the people become economically independent. Training is being imparted among the people on masonry.
The minister has also given a detailed account on how various schemes have been implemented by the West Bengal Rajbangshi Development and Cultural Board.
It may be mentioned here that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has formed various boards for the smooth development of social schemes. The Mamata Banerjee government has also set up Tarakeswar Development Authority and Changrabanda Development Authority for an overall development of those regions. MPOST