Govt pats its back for ‘achievements’ in Mamata’s two-year rule

WITH the Trinamool Congress government completing two years in power in the state,Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday released three booklets on the government’s “achievements in improving the economy of the state.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kolkata | Published: May 17, 2013 4:16 am

WITH the Trinamool Congress government completing two years in power in the state,Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday released three booklets on the government’s “achievements in improving the economy of the state.

According to the government,the state achieved 7.6 per cent growth in GDP compared to the national average of 4.96 per cent during the last financial year.

The industry,the government claimed,grew at 6.24 per cent against the national average of 3.12 per cent.

In agriculture,the state recorded 2.56 per cent against national growth rate of 1.79,while in service sector the state achieved 9.48 per cent against the national record of 6.59 per cent,Mitra said.

Stating that kisan credit cards with a limit of Rs 45,000 were distributed among 10 lakh farmers,the minister said,51,000 ponds were dug under the state government’s water conservation programme in two years.

Mitra said that 17 per cent of the population were brought under reservation in the state during Mamata Banerjee’s rule.

The state also topped in executing e-governance expediting the administrative process,he said.

The government,which has been claiming to achieve success in reducing the number of mandays loss after the Chief Minister strongly objects to bands,claimed of “drastically bringing in a revolution in work culture,which was totally absent in 34-years long Left Front regime.”

He said the state government’s expenditure under MGNREGA project during last financial year was Rs 4,408 crore,but the state government received Rs 4,108 crore.

In the health sector,the government achieved a lot in two years compared to the previous government,he said.

The state government also took bold steps announcing reservation of 50 per cent seats for women at the panchayat level,while 65 police stations were being set up for women and 45 special courts would also come up for crime against women,Mitra said.

Plan outlay for minorities in 2010-11 was Rs 220 crore which has been increased to Rs 859 crore.

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