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CM hand 3.5 lakh each to four Toto youths, announces sleuths of projects for NB

Wednesday, 13 March 20130 comments

Bau Bhatt

Jalpaiguri March 12: The chief minister Wednesday handed over Rs. 3.5 lakh each to four Toto youths to promote home stay tourism at Totopara. Toto’s are the most primitive tribe in Bengal on the verge of extinction. Apart, the CM eyeing the panchayat polls announced a sleuth of projects in North Bengal.
Around 500 people were distributed land deeds. A number of schemes like pre Madhyamik scholarship for students of minority communities were also announced.    
Mamata announced that her government was giving special significance to the region as it has an immense potential to flourish as a tourism hub. “It is therefore we are making a mega circuit in Dooars at a cost of Rs.46 crores,” Mamata said claiming that the state government was emphasizing on developing tourism industry in the Dooars and Terai. “In Gajoldoba in Jalpaiguri we are coming up with a Rs.2500 crore project. In Siliguri (Kawakhali) we are going to make a film city,” she said.
In the programme Mamata laid the foundation stones to an ITI college at Metialli, modernisation of canal lining to augment generation of electricity at Phansidewa and Chopra, mother and child care hub at Jalpaiguri sadar hospital, upgradation of Korotowa-Talma barrage and inaugurated fire stations at Falakata and Maynaguri, a bridge at Talma.
Prize was awarded to 42 winners of the Himali Terai Dooars Archery competition held recently in Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts.
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