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NBDD office in Kurseong, Gov stops madrassas funds in GTA area

North Bengal Development minister Gautam Deb
The North Bengal Development Department (NBDD) is likely to set up its Darjeeling office here within this month, by restoring the premises of the West Bengal National Volunteer Force (WBNVF) in the town.
North Bengal Development minister Gautam Deb today visited the WBNVF grounds and inspected the site proposed for the NBDD office.
Talking to reporters at the Trinamul Congress party office here, Mr Deb said: “We had been looking for a place to set up an NBDD office that will look after different development works in Darjeeling Hills. We have found a dilapidated building belonging to the civil defense on the WBNVF premises in Kurseong for the office.”
He added that he has already directed the PWD Executive Engineer, Division-II, Darjeeling, to further the process of renovating the old building.
Mr Deb also said that as the area belongs to the WBNVF, they will very soon initiate the take-over process with the department concerned.
When asked, Mr Deb said that the reconstruction and renovation work of the building will be completed within three to four months, but he added that he wants the office to begin work within this month itself in a room on the premises until the building is renovated.
“Kurseong is located in the heart of Darjeeling Hills and it will be very easy for the NBDD to operate from here as other places in the Hills are easily accessible from here,” the minister said. Later, Mr Deb visited the Darjeeling Sadar Hospital and held a meeting with health officials and other authorities concerned, where several decisions were taken in the interest of the patients.


 Gov stops madrassas funds in GTA area

The state government was directed by Mr Justice Nadira Pathrya of the Calcutta High Court today not to make any more disbursal from the funds allotted by the Union government in June for madrassas in Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) area.
If any amount had been disnursed out of these funds, then the  state was directed to give an account of it and give a report to the court, it was further directed.

Source: Statesman News Service.

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