November 4, 2020 10:07:31 pm
With an eye fixed on refugee votes within the state within the 2021 meeting polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday granted land rights to 25,000 refugee households and mentioned a complete of 1.25 lakh households could be given land rights.
The land deed will likely be with none circumstances, Banerjee, who had made the announcement on this a yr in the past, mentioned.
Banerjee additionally allotted Rs 10 crore and Rs 5 crore grant for the Matua Improvement Board and Namashudra
Improvement Board respectively.
“Right now, we’re giving 25,000 land proper paperwork to the refugees. A complete of 1.25 lakh refugee households could be
given land rights within the days to come back,” she mentioned at a programme on the secretariat.
“This land proper doc will act as proof that you simply (the recipients) are a citizen of this nation. Nobody can
take away your citizenship,” she mentioned.
The federal government, Banerjee mentioned, has been repeatedly working for the event of the Matua and the Namashudra
communities within the state.
The chief minister was interacting with representatives of various communities, folks and conventional artistes the place she formally began handing over pattas to the refugees, lots of them representing backward communities.
This patta is “nisartho dalil” (land deed with none circumstances), Banerjee mentioned including she had been working for the land deed of refugees because the late Eighties when she was the Congress MP from Jadavpur.
She took a dig on the BJP and mentioned those that usually are not conscious of the bottom realities within the state solely tour it earlier than elections and attempt to befool the folks, together with these from backward communities, with false guarantees.
“Out of the blue they (BJP) have woken as much as the difficulty of Matuas. They make tall guarantees earlier than votes. Do they know for
how lengthy we had been working for these folks?” Banerjee mentioned.
“We’re allotting Rs 10 crore and Rs 5 crore for the Matua growth board and Namashudra Improvement Board.
We can even allot funds for Bagdi, Mahji and Dule communities,” she mentioned.
There are over 30 lakh members of the Bagdi, Majhi and Dule communities in state, she added.
The event got here simply forward of Union Residence Minister and prime BJP chief Amit Shah’s two-day go to to the state.
The BJP has been making an attempt exhausting to woo the refugee vote financial institution of the state.
Banerjee mentioned the state will be sure that scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, different backward castes will get their caste certificates inside two weeks after making use of if there’s a certificates from the daddy’s or mom’s facet confirming they belong to the caste.
“It will assist them get the caste certificates on the earliest which earlier required a protracted course of formulated by the Centre which concerned producing paperwork courting again to the Fifties,” she mentioned.
She introduced bringing handloom employees, chhau dancers, dokra artisans and others underneath Swasthya Sathi well being scheme which can permit them to get free medical therapy in authorities hospitals and few different hospitals outdoors state.
To a proposal by a consultant of the Kirtaniya group within the state, who sing devotional folks Bengali songs, she mentioned an academy for analysis on the 800-year-old historical past of the kirtana gharana will likely be arrange named after the Bengali poet Baru Chandidas.
Banerjee mentioned a growth centre will come up in Purulia to protect and promote the tradition of different heritage
Bengali folks traditions like Chhau dance and to assist the distressed dancers affected by the pandemic.
The chief minister mentioned the state authorities will assess the opportunity of holding varied handicraft festivals, that are held in December yearly, this time too adhering to the COVID-19 security protocol in order that the artisans within the
districts, hit by the pandemic, can promote their merchandise.
“We are going to take a name on this challenge after Kalipuja,” she added.
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