Lalgarh (WB), Sep 1 (ANI): In a new roadmap for development of Maoist-infested areas, the West Bengal government has implemented various construction schemes, which has opened new avenues for locals to earn a better living.
The forest department has installed various tube wells, hand pumps, ring wells and community halls with the help of Integrated Action Plan (IAP) in Lalgarh region.
A M Dey, the Forest Range Officer (FRO) of Lalgarh district said that they have spent around a million rupees in the construction of various water pumps, ring wells and other community halls in the region.
He also said that they are holding talks with higher authorities for more development projects in the region.
"We have accomplished construction work which costs a total sum of rupees about 1.14 million. With the help of Integrated Action Plan (IAP) we completed construction of eight mini underground tube wells, seven ring wells, six cylinder tube wells, four culverts, 375 meter irrigation channel, four market shed and four community halls. Many people in the region are satisfied with the construction of underground tube wells but villagers are expecting more from us. We are consulting our higher authority and Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) for more developmental initiatives," said Dey.
Meanwhile, villagers said they are happy with the rapid development initiated by the state government.
Many villagers got employment in various construction schemes, which are taking place in the region, while some are working just to help the forest department.
"We would be working with the department (of forest) and speed up the development process. We live in separate localities. In some localities people have been benefited but the rest are still facing the gap of the development process. We would be helping the department so that everyone gets facilities under their new schemes," said Anand Mahato, a villager. (ANI)
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