West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said it was her challenge to make a turnaround in the state.
“Its my challenge to make a turnaround in Bengal with total development in the state,” she said at a public meeting here in Hooghly district.
“The students and youth of Bengal are our future. They will make us proud globally. You should be proud to say you belong to Bengal,” she said.
Stating that Dankuni has huge potential, Banerjee noted that the area was being transformed into an industrial and trade corridor.
Industrial infrastructure in the area is being revamped and in the near future it would create huge employment opportunities for the youth.
The Chief Minister said that Hooghly district holds potential in agriculture, horticulture, MSME sectors and tourism, adding that the Dankuni-Furfura Sharif railway project was conceived during her tenure as Railway Minister.
Criticising opposition CPI-M, she said it had hatched a conspiracy by taking huge debt in its final years in power in the state so that the government that took over would not be able to work.
“Despite their(CPI-M’s) conspiracy we have been able to carry forward many development works,” Banerjee said.
Schemes worth Rs 75 crore have been taken up for the area around Furfura Sharif, while foundation stones were laid for Rs 400 crore worth projects at Arambagh in the district.
Launching a fleet of 19 buses along eight routes in Hooghly district, Banerjee said the move was aimed at making transport hassle-free for common people.
The Chief Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of a host of other projects and also distributed cycles to students under ‘Sabuj Sathi’ scheme and land ‘pattas’ (title deed to property) to concerned beneficiaries.