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Rs 1,850 crore environment project in Bengal

TheWest Bengal government has taken up a Rs 1,850 crore project in the metropolis in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank.

india Updated: May 28, 2003 10:46 IST

The West Bengal government has taken up a Rs 1,850 crore project in the metropolis in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank, envisaging environment development in 40 wards spread over six boroughs.

The seven-year project includes slum development in the Cossipur, Jadavpur, Garden Reach and Behala area, besides improvement of sewerage and drainage systems in six wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Urban Development Minister Ashok Bhattacharya told newsmen here.

Management of solid waste and water bodies, besides dredging of canals and construction of 24 concrete bridges over the canals would also be part of the project, he said.

Pointing out that 3,186 families would have to be shifted for the project, he said that they would be rehabilitated in keeping with the ADB conditions. Altogether 10 acre of land had been acquired for the purpose.

First Published: May 28, 2003 10:46 IST