Govt to spend `50cr to check erosion

The departmental secretaries, principal secretaries and additional chief secretaries joined the meeting virtually. The state government had already spent Rs 1,000 crore in five years to prevent erosion.

French silk expert wants to see Murshidabad in global Silk City network

Moulin said she would travel to Murshidabad district, and interact with craftsmen, local experts of silk, and study the culture of silk artists. She said that the entire initiative would be carried out in partnership with Institut francais India, Embassy of France and Crafts Council of West Bengal.

Mamata bats for tobacco industry

When informed that an ESI hospital in Murshidabad, reportedly run by the Union labour department, has no doctors, Miss Banerjee today declared that the Bengal government would set up a similar hospital exclusively for tobacco workers.