In the run up to the state meeting polls, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who on Friday grew to become the primary girl to current the West Bengal Budget, has introduced the organising of ‘Netaji Battalion’ in Kolkata Police division in the approaching months.
In 2002, she had develop into the primary girl to current the Union Railways Budget. On Friday, Mamata had to current the West Bengal Budget 2021 as Finance Minister Amit Mitra has been positioned ‘underneath medical supervision’.
Her choice to arrange the ‘Netaji Battalion’ in Kolkata Police division may very well be thought-about vital amid the continuing tussle between the state and Centre over Subhas Chandra Bose’s legacy.
While proposing a finances of Rs 2,99,688 crore for 2021-22, she mentioned, “There can be an Azad Hind Bhawan in all of the districts apart from the formation of Netaji State Planning Commission (related to Niti Aayog) in West Bengal and a separate ‘Netaji Battalion’ in Kolkata Police division in the approaching months.”
Earlier, she had introduced to arrange ‘Narayani battalion’, ‘Gorkha battalion’ and ‘Jangalmahal battalion’, contemplating the feelings and battle of Narayani sena, Gorkhas and tribal folks in Bengal.
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She additionally introduced a waiver of highway tax on all passenger transport autos from January 1 to June 30. “An in depth venture report can be ready for the development of 46,000 km of rural roads in the subsequent 5 years and 10,000 km rural roads can be constructed and repaired in the subsequent 12 months. We have allotted Rs 500 crore for these two tasks. We have determined to give you 16 new tasks and allotted Rs 2,475 crore for this,” she introduced in the state meeting.
Mamata additionally introduced the organising of first 2,483 acre-industrial township in Purulia’s Raghunathpur, for which Rs 100 crore have been alloted. This venture won’t solely deliver employment technology in Jangalmahal but additionally put Jangalmahal on the commercial map of India.
The different main bulletins made by her embrace upgradation of Andal Airport to worldwide normal inside 2023, for which Rs 150 cr have been allotted, enlargement of Silicon Valley monetary hub in phased method, deep sea port at Tajpur (East Midnapore) for which Rs 7,000 cr have been put aside, fuel and coal exploration in Deocha-Pachami (Birbhum district), regional flight connectivity from Balurghat, Malda and Cooch Behar and particular monetary assist for tourism sector, for which loans can be supplied starting from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakhs although banks and the state authorities will bear the 50 per cent curiosity in the primary monetary 12 months.
The different key bulletins made by the chief minister had been irrigation and water transport, previous age pension (above 60 years), pension for widows above 18 years of age, allocation of Rs 1,000 cr and elevated remuneration of para lecturers and retirement advantages (this can price the federal government’s exchequer Rs 100 cr), grant of Rs 50 crore for Madrasas, practically 900 new colleges for Ol-chiki, Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, Kamtapuri, Rajbonshi, Kurmali, English languages in Bengal together with appointment of 1,500 para lecturers (complete fund allotted right now is Rs 300 cr).
Most importantly, for farmers, she introduced an elevated monetary assist from Rs 2,000 to Rs 6,000 (divided in two classes together with Rs 2,000-Rs 3,000 and Rs 5,000-Rs 6,000) underneath Krishak Bandhu Scheme. This will price the federal government’s exchequer Rs 500 cr.