Bengal to get investment worth Rs 90,000 crore : Buddhadeb

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Kolkata, Sep 27 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said an estimated Rs 90,000 crore would be invested in the state's industrial sector to meet the unemployed problem.

Addressing an SFI rally here, Mr Bhattacharjee said altogether six steel plants would be set up in the state, adding, " We have asked the administration for setting up IT and polytechnic college at Raghunathpur of Purulia. " " Development and Panchayat system are not enough. When the Front regained power in the last election, it was surely a mandate for industrialisation. The problem of unemployment will not be solved through agriculture only. While we should continue to excel in agriculture, simultaneously we need to promote industry also, " the Chief Minister opined.

" We want more development in agriculture sector and have already set up an Agricultural Commission to guide us for industrialisation.

We will never neglect agricultural land, " he iterated.

He also said development could not be possible if cent per cent people of the state became literate.

" We would not compromise with anyone on the degradation of education and our government will move forward in the field of agriculture, industrialisation, science and culture and education in the state, " he stated.

Mr Bhattacharjee said the state's rate of literacy was far ahead of the rest of the country, but there was still illiteracy problem in the state.

The drop-out rate in the state had decreased remarkable, he said and called upon the student's wing to play a pro-active role in making the illiterate literate.

He said the state government was trying to increase the number of Polytechnic schools in the state, adding effort was also on to set up more universities and engineering colleges.

The state government had decided to set up two universities - one in North 24-Parganas and another in Malda - and, " We have already urged the Centre for its clearance, " he said.


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