Thursday, November 26, 2015

Canal Bank Nursery

Today morning, at 6.30 am, I took a tour of the Bagjola Canal Bank Nurseries that we's innovatively rented out. NKDA was spending funds for canal-bank plantation, lands were being encroached upon and garbages of all kinds were being dumped here. Finally, in a stroke of new idea, I published an RFI, sat with nurseries who grow saplings, invited bids for renting out plots on Bagjola canal  bank and allotted to few interested applicants who were allowed to do plant related activities only : no permanent concrete constructions.

Now, just a few months down the line, I was taken around a conducted tour of the canal bank and I was amazed by the develoment and energy of Saurav Sarkar and his wife and family. Not only are we not spending money on raising plantations and fighting encroachments, we are also getting rent and the place is becoming an education village. Two photos:

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Statesman dt 26 Nov 2015
Aajkal dt 26 Nov 2015

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