Finding some students of a primary school returning home bare footed, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was on her way to Mati Utsav at Mati Tirtha in Burdwan, stopped at Kanksa and asked the state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee over phone to take necessary steps to provide shoes to students of all primary schools within seven days.
The Chief Minister also enquired about the project under which students of all state-run primary schools will be getting shoes.
While speaking to Chatterjee, she asked the name of the school from which the children were returning bare footed. She asked Chatterjee to provide shoes to the students of class I to IV of all primary schools in the state within the next seven days.
In Mati Utsav, Chief Minister laid foundation stone of 67 different projects of Burdwan which also include a langcha (a special Bengali sweet) hub at Kanchannagar. The total cost of the projects is Rs 750 crore.
There will be a laboratory, processing and packaging units in the hub. It will help to take the sweet for marketing in the international market.
Special Bengali sweets including langcha, sitabhog and mihidana will be sold in small packets from the stalls of Biswa Bangla.
She said Mati Tirtha will be a great help for farmers. There will be discussions on new methods and techniques of farming at Mati Tirtha. Farmers from different parts of the state, who were awarded on Wednesday for their exceptional work, will also share the techniques and methods they follow.
She had also inaugurated 33 other projects worth Rs 48 crore. She said around 8.5 crore people in the state are getting assistance of the government through some projects.
The construction work of the Polytechnic College in Memari will be complete by May. She said 12 mini stadiums will also come up in Burdwan. The state will also procure 45 lakh metric tonne wheat and rice, she said.