5 lakh people to get houses in Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee

Mamata-BanerjeeBy Accommodation Times Bureau


On Tuesday Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced multiple projects, including a mega Rs 3,000 crore road and a housing scheme for five lakh people for the development of rural Bengal.

Under “Bangla Gramin Abas Yojna” five lakh people of the state would get houses, she said, adding that under “Geetanjali” scheme another three lakh had received assistance for building houses.

Banerjee also announced a Rs 3,000-crore north-south corridor project which will pass through Bardhaman district and a Rs 2,768-crore project to extend the reach of the irrigation facilities to the western districts of the state.

CM said, “The farmers are our assets. We have paid a compensation of Rs 1,200 crore to those farmers affected by floods. Around 79 lakh Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) have also been distributed…the banks have been asked to give more loans against these KCCs.”

The state government had also paid Rs 626 crore as an insurance premium for 21 lakh hectares of land, the chief minister said.

A textile hub would be coming up at Saktigarh in the district soon and that the work on an NTPC power plant was underway at Katwa, she added.

“Bengal will always hold its head high and will not bow down to anyone,” the TMC supremo said

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