Mamata to announce special package for Jangalmahal
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Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011, 23:25
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday left for a two-day visit to Maoist-hit Jangalmahal where she is scheduled to announce a special package for the people of the region and review the situation.

Last Friday, the chief minister had discussed about a development roadmap for the three Maoist-hit districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia, which make up the Jangalmahal, with a number of her cabinet colleagues, senior officials and technocrats.

The law and order situation in the volatile region figured in another meeting the same day with Home Secretary G D Gautama and senior police officials.

The meeting deliberated on steps to restore peace and normalcy in the region and how to improve road connectivity apart from an effective public distribution system.

State Secretariat officials said the chief minister would address two public meetings at Nayagram and Jhargram in West Midnapore district tomorrow. She would hold another meeting at Sarenga in Bankura district the next day before returning to Kolkata.

Union Minister of State for Railways Mukul Roy will accompany her during her visit.


First Published: Monday, July 11, 2011, 23:25

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