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#Kolkata PORT reaches a new record number in cargo traffic.
3rd highest growth rate among all major ports in the country.

@Truth_of_WB @RitabrataBanerj
As #Bengal economy goes on a drastic upward trajectory,
#Kolkata Airport doubles passenger count in 4 years to reach 2 crore number.
Shows highest flyer growth rate among major airports.
@Truth_of_WB @RitabrataBanerj @sarkar_swati
#Bengal tops the country in small savings collection beating Gujrat and Maharashtra.
Rural Bengal savings much more than urban Bengal.

Affluence reaching every corner of state with growing economy .

@Truth_of_WB @GargaC @sarkar_swati
Rural #Bengal is moving ahead FAST.
World Bank declares Bengal's Panchayet as most Modernised & Role Model for #India.
Kanyashree & Nirmal Bangla got special praise.
@GargaC @Truth_of_WB @sarkar_swati @IamSumanDe
Among 23 major Indian cities, #Kolkata ranked second in quality of governance.
@GargaC @Truth_of_WB @sarkar_swati @saileenas
West Bengal has become the best performing State both in terms of allotting Jobs and Utilizing funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

TN ranks Second .

@GargaC @Truth_of_WB @sarkar_swati @RitabrataBanerj
West Bengal got special praise from Centre and a Rs 58 crore award for doing exemplary work in Rural Road Construction (Pradhan Mantri Sadak Yojana).

7800 km of rural roads constructed and repaired.

@GargaC @Truth_of_WB @sarkar_swati
West Bengal's Kanyashree Project (Started in Oct 2013) was awarded by United Nations after a selection spanning 552 projects from 62 countries.

Impacted girl students: 44 lakhs
Implemented through: 16000 schools

@GargaC @Truth_of_WB @sarkar_swati
Tax Revenue for #Bengal in 2010-11: Rs. 21,130 crore
(MB came to power)
Tax Revenue for #Bengal in 2017-18: Rs. 52,971 crore
(250% increase in 7 years)

Niti Ayog Tax Data (Pg 3):

@GargaC @Truth_of_WB @sarkar_swati @maidros78
"Jal Dharo-Jal Bharo" was launched during 2011-12 to

1. Preserve rain-water for agri sector
2. Reduce dependency on ground water
3. Make water available in arid regions

Till 2015, 1,45,743 water bodies have been created/renovated

@GargaC @sarkar_swati
Bengal achieved the lowest TFR (child per woman) of 1.6 in India .
Result of High Investment in Education, Healthcare and Awareness for years.

TFR of #BJP states
UP (3.1),
MP (2.8),
Rajasthan (2.7),
Bihar (3.3)

@GargaC @saileenas @sarkar_swati…
West Bengal grabbed "Krishi Karman" Award from Centre for 5 consecutive years in a row.
Diversifying from rice, Bengal achieved record foodgrain production in maize and oilseed & also increased area of cultivation.

@GargaC @sarkar_swati @saileenas
Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is a measure of Human Dev Index(HDI).
Lower score is BETTER.

Bengal : 24

IMR of BJP states

UP (43),
MP (47),
Rajasthan (41),
Bihar (38)
Gujrat (30)

Niti Ayog Data:

Is governance focus of BJP?

@GargaC @sarkar_swati
Bengal Govt supported additional income like animal husbandry for small farmers.

1 such Women Co-operative of 3000 marginal farmers, Sundarini Naturals got selected as #1 in a nationwide selection for best quality milk products.

@GargaC @sarkar_swati
Bengal RANKED 2nd in number of MSME (small businesses) started last year (89 lakh).

1st state is UP (2.5 times WB's population).
TN ranks 3rd.


UP: 89.99 Lakh
WB: 88.67
TN: 49.48
Maharashtra: 47.78
Karnataka: 38.34

@GargaC @sarkar_swati
Right governance is achieved when respect is given to demands of Marginalized and Indigenous citizens.

For the tribal population, Bengal Govt started Santhali Medium schools, Ol-Chiki scripts in schools, Tri-Lingual dictionary & FM channel.

@sarkar_swati @GargaC
Taking a futuristic step & to reduce air Pollution, Bengal Govt is planning to start 80 electric buses in Kolkata in next 1 month.

30 Battery chargers for terminals, 10 along the route for emergency charging.
More buses in future

@sarkar_swati @GargaC
With massive infra upgrade, people are making a beeline for Govt Hospitals in Bengal.
Barasat Govt Hospital in N. 24 Parganas Dist handled 1,58,000 patients in 25 days;
6300 patients/day.
24 hr Citi-Scan, USG, X-Ray,sick newborn care unit (SNCU)

Focusing on districts with predominantly tribal population, Bengal Govt is converting 196 temporary bridges to permanent & concretized ones.

300 crores to be spent.
Total expenditure of 12,000 crores planned for physical infra.
@GargaC @sarkar_swati
Augmentation of income of marginal farmers in Bengal

Investments flow in last 5 years in Poultry business: 1000 crores

Average Daily Egg Production in State :

5 years ago: 41 lakh
Now : 1.8 crore

State govt giving subsidy along with SBI Loans.
Bengal Govt decides to do massive upgrade of 3 medical colleges.
704 beds added and 1453 new posts created for additional load.

Advanced Medical Departments like Plastic Surgery, Neuro Surgery etc to be added .

News Link:
1 more Bengal Govt PSU (Bangashree) starts making profit after decades of losses.
2 PSUs that had turned profitable in last few years were Tantuja & Manjushree.
Better operational management & facilitating e-commerce gave rise to success story

News Link:

Gujrat: 6.3 Crore
Bengal: 9.2 crore (46 % More)

Hospital Beds:

Gujrat: 32,280
Bengal: 78,566 (250 % )

Number of Hospitals:

Gujrat: 486
Bengal: 1566 (320%)

National Health Profile (2018) Link: (Page 24)

Which Governance is better?
Bengal started Waiting Hubs in remote areas where pregnant women can wait for 7 days ahead of delivery before hospitalization

Govt provides free transport & treatment
Parliamentary committee proposes to make it national model.

CC: @GargaC @sarkar_swati
Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is a measure of Human Dev Index(HDI).
Lower score is BETTER.

Bengal: 101

MMR of BJP states

UP 201
MP 173
Rajasthan 199
Bihar 165

Niti Ayog Data:

Is governance a focus of BJP at all?

@GargaC @sarkar_swati
SKOCH Award celebrates excellence of governance delivery by domain departments.
In 2018, Bengal bagged 31 Skoch Awards in 2018 for performance across different sectors & for implementing unique projects.
Details in the report.

CC: @GargaC @sarkar_swati
Bengal receives highest FDI among Eastern & NE States.

Also receives substantially higher FDI than
(all of them BJP ruled)

Good news is TN rebounds & KA gets highest.

CC: @GargaC @sarkar_swati
In 2018 State Investment Potential Index,
West Bengal jumped 11 places from last year to emerge the 10th most attractive State for investors.
In perception metric, WB jumped up 18 places

Delhi, TN & Gujrat ranked 1,2 & 3

CC: @GargaC @sarkar_swati
Remote block of Bengal (Kulpi) achieves 99% Institutional Child Delivery

Institutional Delivery=>Delivery in Hospital

South 24 Parganas District, Institutional Delivery
2014-15: 65%
2017-18: 90%

Massive Investment in Rural Healthcare made it Possible…
After Tantuja, Manjusha, Bangashree,
1 more State PSU (Durgapur State Dairy) Gets Revived.
Starts Commercial Production of Ice creams.

বন্ধ হয়ে থাকা রাজ্য দুগ্ধ কেন্দ্রে শুরু হল মাদার ডেয়ারি ব্র্যান্ডের আইসক্রিম তৈরি।
চাকরি হলো ৬০ জনের…
Biswa Bangla:

1. Not a Subsidy Scheme BUT proper Business Model
2. Highly Profit Making & Growing at 20% Per Year
3. Continuous Expansion across Cities creating New Markets
4. Bringing Back Dying Art Form, Increased Income for lakhs of Artisans…
Free Laparoscopy Operations Commence at the 41 SuperSpeciality Hospitals built in last few Years in Bengal.
1st Pilot in Arambagh Superspeciality Hospital.
Helping the Marginalized Sections of Society in avoiding Expensive Private Healthcare…
CAG Report: State PSUs

WB has 4th Largest No of PSUs.
Investment on these PSUs is lesser than "Business Friendly" States
PSUs are More Profitable (Better Return on Capital).
Has Much Leaner Orgs

All Parameters Speak of Efficient Management & Delivery…
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