Writing this in Delhi Airport. Had meeting with Secretary MoEF, GoI and World Bank. All states have to step up implementation speed. Changes in framework is being contemplated. Functioning of State Program Management Group in West Bengal was appreciated but will have to be expanded further. I pleaded for more autonomy to the SPMG for quicker project implementation. An annual action plan of Rs 177 cr was approved for West Bengal. A special mission for riverfront development is likely to be deployed by the World Bank to help Hoogly River Development.
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Here is a cutting from today's Times of India:
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And here is a cutting from today's Anandabazar: