The West Bengal government is investing Rs 1000 crore to create more infrastructure in higher education, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. This initiative is taken so that the general category students are not affected when reservation for OBCs begin in the state.
While addressing a gathering at a programme to celebrate Santhal rebellion or ‘Hool Divas’, Banerjee said that from 2014-15, OBC reservation will start and in order to avoid grievances from the students belonging to general category such initiative it taken.
All the categories of students belonging to SC, ST, OBC and general category will get a chance to get admission in the higher education institutes. There will also be an increase in IAS, IPS, doctors and engineers in the state as mentioned by the chief minister.
The state government is also creating 500 marketing hubs or bazaars where 100,000 youngsters will get shops for free of cost to sell their goods. Fifty hubs are ready and rest is in progress states Banerjee.
She also stated that for the upliftment of the tribals, the government will establish a Tribal Bhawan in each district of the state.