NEWS
31/01/2015
•  The Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 15 MGD Water treatment plant at Garden Reach and Chetla Booster Pumping Station present at a programme organized by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. This project will ensure adequate water supply in the Chetla and Alipore region, reaching out to around 2,50,000 citizens. She also launched the Official Facebook Page of The Kolkata Municipal Corporation in the presence of Sovan Chatterjee, Hon’ble Mayor of Kolkata.
30/01/2015
•  The Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department of West Bengal and the West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC) organised Milan Mela 2015, which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Netaji Indoor Stadium. The fair would run from January 30 to February 4. With the tagline of ‘For Self-Employment and Communal Harmony,’ the fair aims to promote and assist entrepreneurs. Scholarships, loans, educational aids and other assistances worth more than Rs 132 crore was distributed among students and aspirants.

•  January 30 was celebrated as Sampriti Dibas. Hon’ble Chief Minister urged all to maintain unity and integrity.
29/01/2015
•  The 3rd edition of the Industry and Trade Fair, 2015 at Asansol was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Polo Ground in Asansol. Investment proposals worth more than Rs.74,000 Crore in Steel, Fertilizers, Ceramic Tiles, Aerotropolis, Petrochemicals, Coal Mines are taking shape in the region including the adjoining areas of Birbhum. Hon’ble Chief Minister also was present at a business meet with industrialists and businessmen. The Government is setting up a Unique Clearance Centre in Burdwan to facilitate speedy disposal of mutation and conversion of land for industrial purposes and MSME Facilitation Centres in Durgapur and Burdwan to assist small and medium entrepreneurs. She also announced the formation of an industrial Core Committee for Asansol-Durgapur region consisting of representatives of industrial and business community and Government officials.

•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee offered her deepest condolences to members of the family of GNLF leader Subhas Ghising on his sad demise.
28/01/2015
•  Recognizing its importance, the United Nations and Food and Agriculture Organization, for the first time, has decided to celebrate 2015 as the “International Year of Soils”. West Bengal has been observing “Mati Utsav’ – the Festival of Soils, since 2012. The third edition of this unique programme connecting soils with humanity, was inaugurated at Panagarh, Burdwan, by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Bengal’s rich culture, heritage, social and economic strengths connecting to the soil was showcased through “Mati Utsav”. The Government will also be setting up a “Mati Tirtha” in Burdwan as a permanent centre for dissemination of knowledge and socio‐economic exchanges on soil‐based activities.
27/01/2015
•  The 39th International Kolkata Book Fair 2015 was inaugurated at the SBI Auditorium, Milan Mela Prangan, Kolkata by British journalist Anita Anand and Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The focal theme of this year’s International Kolkata Book Fair is Great Britain. Rob Lynes, Director, British Council India and litterateur Nemai Bhattacharyya were the special guests at the inaugural ceremony. On the occasion, she announced that Kolkata will become India's first fully Wi-Fi enabled metro city in the next 2-3 months and facility will be available at Park Street from February 5.
26/01/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the people of the Nation to again rededicate to being a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day of India. In a colourful programme held at Red Road in Kolkata, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal hoisted the National Flag and presided over the march past of armed and police forces, in presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Colourful parade and procession with decorated tableaux portraying the state's culture and heritage were highlights of the programme. Students from Darjeeling in North Bengal to Sunderbans in South Bengal took part in the colourful programe. Various developmental programs of the government were also showcased in the parade.
23/01/2015
•   The 119th birthday of the National Hero, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was celebrated with due honour and reverence all over the state. The state-level celebration of Netaji's birthday was held at the Mall in Darjeeling, where Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid tribute. Since last year, the Government has been observing this programme at Darjeeling considering Netaji's deep connection with the Hills. A very colourful cultural programme was held by people belonging to the Sherpa and Lepcha communities. The Hon’ble Chief Minister announced on the occasion the formation of a separate development board for the Sherpa community in the Darjeeling Hills. She declared that the Sherpa Cultural Development board will receive financial support for the development of the Sherpa community.
22/01/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the celebration of the first anniversary of the Tamang Development and Cultural Board, which the Government had set up in January last year. The New Year celebration ‘Lochaar’ was also held. The vibrant programme was observed colourful through cultural events along with the famous traditional Tamang dance, "Dumphoo". The Government is assisting the Tamang Board with various development and cultural activities including housing for their people.
21/01/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the closing ceremony and prize distribution program in Himal Terai Dooars Sports Festival. Nearly 7000 sportspersons from the Hills and Dooars took part in football, martial art, archery and volleyball. One girl’s hostel of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was also inaugurated for women mountaineers by the Hon’ble Chief Minister. After the programme, the Hon’ble Chief Minister trekked to Tiger Hill to explore tourism potential along with the route. It was decided to set up eco-tourism cottages and police outpost in and around Tiger Hill.
20/01/2015
•  The week-long 'Uttarbanga Utsav', 2015 was inaugurated at Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. This festival was started in 2012 to give the beautiful cultural and traditional heritage of North Bengal a special focus. Shri Kaushik Ganguly, the acclaimed film director, Shri Bharat Chhtery, ex-Indian hockey captain, Shri Wriddhiman Saha, India and Bengal cricket player, Shri Santosh Kumar Chakraborty, educationist, Dr Anupam Sen, physician, Shri Amulya Ratan Biswas, social worker, Shri Himangshu Kumar Sarkar, educations and essayist, Shri Mrityunjoy Mukherjee, educationist, Shri Narayan Burman, musician, were conferred with ‘Banga Ratna’ award by the Hon’ble Chief Minister. Table tennis players Ankita Das and Soumyajit Ghosh, athlete Swapna Buraman, shooter Gudia Roy and exceptional student achiever Gourav Jain were presented with "Special Awards". A large number of beneficiaries were also given financial assistance and other Government benefits at the programme.
19/01/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the North Bengal Industry Meet, 2015 at Siliguri, which is the first of its kind in North Bengal. Representatives of industry and business houses from neighbouring countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and 7 North Bengal districts participated. A Core Committee for North Bengal has been formed to monitor the investment proposals and the Hon’ble Chief Minister said that she will personally come every six months to review the progress.

•  For the convenience of investors and tax payers of North Bengal, a new Bench of the West Bengal Sales Tax Appellate and Revisional Board in Siliguri was been launched. An MSME Facilitation Centre and a Unique Clearance Centre to look into mutation and conversion of land for industrial purposes at "Uttarkanya" have also been created. The Government is going to set up a new Convention Centre and an Industrial Fair Ground in North Bengal. Five sick tea gardens of the Tea Development Corporation are also being developed and rejuvenated, announced the Hon’ble Chief Minister.
14/01/2015
•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at a programme organized by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation at Nimtala. She inaugurated the renovated memorial for Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at Nimtala Ghat and a memorial for Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa at Kashipur through remote control.
12/01/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid homage to the epoch maker Swami Vivekananda on his 153rd Birth Day.

•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her heartfelt love and best wishes to all the pilgrims of the Gangasagar Mela 2015.
10/01/2015
•  To commemorate the 153rd birthday of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January in a befitting manner, a 3­day “Vivek Chetna Utsav” was celebrated all over the state. The first day of the Vivek Chetna Utsav was observed as “Khel Dibas”, to promote excellence in sports and games among our youth along the ideals of Swami Vivekananda. From now on 10th January will be observed every year. In a colourful programme at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, outstanding sports personalities of Bengal were conferred Lifetime Achievement Awards, “Krira Guru”, “Bisesh Khel Ratna”, “Banglar Gourab” and “Khel Ratna” awards by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee . Swami Suhitananda Ji, Secretary Maharaj of Ramkrishna Math and Mission, eminent sports personalities, other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
08/01/2015
•   After the day-long deliberations on different sectors, the first Bengal Global Business Summit ended with the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee delivering the Closing Session address. In the 2-day Summit, Bengal received investment proposals worth more than Rs 2 lakh 43 thousand Crore. It has been estimated that 1 Crore of jobs will be created when these projects are completed. Hon’ble Chief Minister announced that the next Summit will be held on 8th and 9th January, 2016.
07/01/2015
•  The Bengal Global Business Summit started off in a grand manner at Kolkata. , Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Summit. Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley and the Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari addressed the Summit. Representatives from 20 countries attended the Summit. Among them are UK, Japan, USA, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Spain, Belarus, Czech Republic, Israel, Korea, Luxembourg. Captains of industry from the country and abroad were present in a great number. Two very significant MoUs on Deocha Pachami Coal Mines and Bhor Sagar Project were exchanged.
06/01/2015
•  On the eve of Bengal Global Business Summit 2015, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met with delegates and industrialists from India and abroad at a programme held in the Island Glass House at Eco Park, Rajarhat. Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting Shri Arun Jaitley were present on the occasion.
05/01/2015
•  The Government of Bangladesh extended invitation to Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit Dhaka on the occasion of Ekushe February, Bhasa Dibos.
04/01/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greeted everyone on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi.
02/01/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 19th edition of the Jatra Utsab at Kacchari Maidan in Barasat, North 24 Parganas. She said that government is considering raising the amount of pension for Jatra artistes.

•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired a meeting at Nabanna with the Zilla Parishad heads of the districts. She reviewed the performances by the district bodies. The District officials of the corresponding districts were also present in the meeting.
01/01/2015
•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greeted everyone on the occasion of English New Year 2015.