NEWS
31/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister convened a meeting with the Task Force formed to control price rise of daily necessities at Nabannna. Hon'ble Chief Minister instructed the Task Force to take actions by strict monitoring at different markets by the Enforcement Branch and the police. She informed that the price of potatoes have been fixed by the Government at Rs 11/kg for wholesale and Rs. 13/kg for retail. She also ordered a crackdown on potato retailers who sell above the government rate of Rs 13 a kilo.
29/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister convened a meeting with Hon’ble Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee, Hon’ble Panchayet Minister Subrata Mukherjee and Hon'ble Minister of State, Micro Small-Scale Enterprises and Textiles, Swapan Debnath at Nabanna. It was decided in the meeting that herbal hubs will be set up in the state for which two committees have been set up.
28/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid floral tribute to Sister Nivedita on her 147th birth anniversary at Nabanna.
26/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated a series of new projects for the development of North Bengal at a programme at Matigara, Siliguri. After the distribution of various benefits to the local people, she said that the Government will lay special focus to tourism. She said that the Government is working on lifting the standard of education among other issues.
25/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister convened a meeting with a delegation from Gorkha Janamukti Morcha at Richmond Hill in Darjeeling. After the meeting the Chief Minister informed that the GJM delegation has agreed that GTA will co-operate with the State Government to continue the developmental work in the Hills.
24/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister paid condolence on the sad demise of veteran singer Manna Dey. In a condolence meeting held at DM Bungalow, Darjeeling, Hon’ble Chief Minister paid tribute to the maestro who had enthralled millions of song lovers for decades. She recalled that she had personally hand over the ‘Bisesh Sangeet MahaSamman’ award to the singer at his Bengaluru residence. She said that the state Government had honoured Manna da with Bengal’s highest civilian award, the ‘Bangabibhusan’.
23/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee convened a meeting with Lepcha Development Board at Kurseong and addresses a public meeting. A financial assistance of Rs.1 lakh has been provided to 1000 poor Lepcha families each to build their houses, at Kurseong. She paid a visit to a Buddhist Monastery near Ghoom.
22/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee convened the first Cabinet Meeting at Nabanna, the new Secretariat Building after shifting from the Writers’ Building.

•  On the first day of her 5-day visit to Darjeeling, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee convened an administrative meeting with district officials of 3 North Bengal districts at Siliguri.
21/10/2013
•  On the 70th year of foundation of Azad Hind Fauj, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Nabanna.
16/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee distributed relief materials at Gopiballavpur Paschim Medinipur and took stock of the situation from the distressed people. Jharkhand and DVC have released water without any information, without any consultation with us, she said. They just release the water whenever they feel and people here suffer, it is a man-made flood, she added. She said that the flood situation was due to negligence, and it is a crime. She convened an administrative meeting in Kolaghat and moved on to Hooghly and Udaynarayanpur in Howrah to check the situation.

•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished `Eid Mubarak` to all.
15/10/2013
•  A devastating cyclone Phailin caused heavy rainfall affecting Jarkhand, Orissa and Gangetic West Bengal. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee protested the release of water by Jharkhand and DVC without intimating the State. She wrote to the Prime Minister expressing her discontent. She convened urgent meeting at her residence with Rural Development Minister and Disaster Management Minister over the flood situation in the State. She rushed for Paschim Medinipur at the evening without wasting any time.
14/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished Subho Bijoya and Happy Dusshera to all.
09/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met nearly 50 widows from West Bengal who have been spending their time in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh for decades. The widows are in the city to participate in the Pujas. The Chief Minister handed over sarees to them at the inaugural ceremony of a Durga Puja in South Kolkata. She interacted with the women at the event and was presented with Krishna idols and the Bhagavad Gita from Vrindavan. The Chief Minister offered all assistance to rehabilitate the Vrindavan widows, if they choose to return to the State.
03/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched the Yuvashree scheme at a programme organized by the Department of Labour at Netaji Indoor Stadium. The Chief Minister distributed over cheques to some of the beneficiaries of the scheme. Under the scheme, the State Government aims to provide unemployment allowance of Rs.1,500 per month to 1,00,000 unemployed youth. The State Labour Department has made a comprehensive list of 100,000 beneficiaries based on several criteria like education (those who have passed at least eighth standard) and age group (beneficiaries must be in the age group of 18 to 45 years). The beneficiaries have been chosen from those who have registered their names in the employment bank portal, launched earlier by the government. The recipients of the allowance are required to use it for training, vocational or otherwise, which will make them fit for employment.
01/10/2013
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee distributed compensation cheques to 929 investors who had been duped after investing in the Saradha ponzi schemes. The first phase of compensation was flagged off by the Chief Minister on Monday, 30th September, at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra. The beneficiaries were chosen as per recommendations made by the Justice (Retd) Shyamal Sen Commission, which was constituted by the State Government to probe the scam and recommend ways of returning money to the depositors.

•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Kanyashree Project at a programme organized by the Department of Women Development and Social Welfare at Netaji Indoor Stadium. The funds were electronically transferred to the bank accounts of 10000 beneficiaries, all girls aged between 13 and 18, from the stage itself. The Chief Minister greeted the representatives from UNICEF present on the stage and acknowledged the participation of the worldwide organization in making this project come true. She opined that this project will set a new benchmark all over the world. She informed the gathering that almost 24 lakh girl students studying in 8th to 12th standard in government schools, madrashas and colleges will be entitled to receive the benefits of this scheme worth Rs. 1000 Cr She also expressed her gratitude towards all the Bengali film stars who had helped in making the Kanyashree Project advertisement, without taking any fees for the same.