We were pressing for it since some time, and nnow we know that we will get a breather. The operative part is as follows: "It has been decided to extend Mission period by two years up to 2013-14 for completion of projects sanctioned till March 2012 and reforms under UIG including procurement of buses sanctioned under the Economic Stimulus, and UIDSSMT of JnNURM".
In West Bengal, we have 71 sanctioned projects under UIG of which 13 were sanctioned only a few months ago. So this extra time is a big relief.
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In yesterday's meeting by CM, emphasis was laid, inter alia, on disseminating updated information through departmental web sites. A target date of 1st May was set. I am holding a meeting at 2.30pm today on this. To convene the meeting I SMSed the departmental officers and sent a tweet too on my way back from town hall. I was pleasantly surprised to see that today's Telegraph had noticed the tweet:
Here is the link to the full article: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120419/jsp/bengal/story_15392617.jsp