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Mamata Banerjee launches series of projects in Cooch Behar

She also handed over government benefits to a large number of beneficiaries at the event today.

SNS | New Delhi |

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched a slew of new projects and presided over a public distribution programme Cooch Behar on Tuesday.

The projects that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief launched will help boost health, electricity, infrastructure, connectivity, skill development, employment generation sectors and overall development in the district.

“In continuance of my regular exercise of meeting district officials, right from the block level, in presence of my entire secretariat team, I took stock of development works in Cooch Behar in an Administrative Review Meeting yesterday,” Mamata said in a Facebook post today.

She also handed over government benefits to a large number of beneficiaries at the event today.

Banerjee, who arrived in Cooch Behar on Monday, had inaugurated the new auditorium ‘Utsab’. The auditorium has been built by her government.

The CM reviewed development work and interacted with district administrative officials of Cooch Behar in the presence of top officials from Nabanna at the newly inau

She had also reprimanded officials associated with land, electricity, industry and other departments after she came to know of the delay in carrying out development work in the district, induding in the enclaves which have been incorporated into India.

People in the enclaves have not yet received land rights.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the delay, the CM targeted department head Manoj Panth. “Your systems and amendments will delay the matter. Before the amendments, issue an ordinance to do the work speedily so that people can get their land rights,” she told him.

The CM asked him to issue an ordinance within 15-20 days and keep in touch with the chief secretary for the same.

Scolding electricity officials over the lack of electricity connection in a community hall, Banerjee termed them “worthless” for failing to recover Rs 150 crore in electricity dues.