“Rights must be snatched if they are not delivered,” said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her day’s visit to Bandwan on Wednesday.
Announcing around 30 new projects for the underdeveloped district ahead of the forthcoming Assembly polls, Banerjee accused the BJP-led Central government of neglecting the state.
In Wednesday’s ‘administrative public meeting’, the Chief Minister announced around 30 various social developmental projects from the Dabludi ground, one and a half kilometre from Bandwan bazar.
She proposed the immediate forming of ‘chhou and archery academy’ in the district. Declaring drought in Purulia this year, Banerjee announced aid amounting to Rs.50 crores for the district.
She said that around 26 lakh people would get rice at Rs.2 a kilo in the district. Beside announcing various other developmental projects,Miss Banerjee affirmed that another 69 water reservoirs would be constructed by the government around the district to ‘quench the thirst’ of the people of Purulia, keeping the extreme water scarcity in the mind.
The Chief Minister was very positive in declaring the formation of four sub-divisions in the district (Purulia, Raghunathpur, Jhalda and Manbazar) by next November. She also promised facilities to the local media personnel (housing facility, travel by bus free of cost and launching of press club in the district). She, however, rebuking the district administration officers publicly.