Rs. 2800 crore irrigation project to control flooding: Mamata

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With a view to check flood menace, state will commence an irrigation project valued Rs. 2800 crore with the aid of World Bank, said West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, today in a meeting with District officials.

Banerjee expressed unhappiness over the frequent subsidence of land in the abandoned coal mine area of Raniganj – Asansol belt and informed District Magistrate Soumitra Mohan to make sure there was no repetition of such incidents. She also announced a slew of projects including establishing a ‘Misti Bangla Hub’ to promote indigenous sweets of Burdwan including langcha, mihidana and rajbhog – in the country and abroad. She said Sabujsree cards will be implemented for all newborns and Baitarani project for the family of the dead at burning ghats.

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