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West Bengal gets 27% hike from plan panel

The Planning Commission on Wednesday hiked the annual plan of the West Bengal government by 27% at a meeting with state chief minister Mamta Banerjee. The annual plan approved for 2011-12 was Rs 22,214 crore.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2011 02:20 IST
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The Planning Commission on Wednesday hiked the annual plan of the West Bengal government by 27% at a meeting with state chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The annual plan approved for 2011-12 was Rs 22,214 crore.

Elated Banerjee announced that with huge allocation her government will try to create employment for 10 lakh people in the next two years and deal with chronic problems of the state.

She also announced that already delegations from Japan, Korea and Thailand had expressed their willingness to invest in West Bengal. In the same vein she announced to turn Darjeeling into Switzerland, Kolkata into London and Sunderbans into African Safari.