Mamata Banerjee’s govt gives West Bengal 7.6 per cent GDP growth rate

In industry,growth rate was 6.24% against national average of 3.12%: Amit Mitra

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kolkata | Published: May 17, 2013 1:52 pm

The West Bengal government led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee has achieved 7.6 per cent GDP growth rate compared to the national average of 4.96 per cent during the last financial year.

In industry,the growth rate was 6.24 per cent against the national average of 3.12 per cent,Finance Minister Amit Mitra claimed while releasing three books on the completion of two years rule of Mamata Banerjee-led government today.

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,the minister said.

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

Mitra said that 17 per cent of the people were brought under reservation in the state.

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

It was able to reduce Monday’s loss drastically bringing in a revolution in work culture,which was totally absent in 34-years long Left Front regime,Mitra claimed.

He said that 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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