The West Bengal cabinet on 12 September 2014 cleared a farmer-friendly project Sech-Bandhu Prakalpa to boost irrigation.
The project aimed to offer 46000 new pump sets with power connectivity to the farmers to boost irrigation.
The move will help the farmers in a big way and keep them away from illegal power consumption. As a result, it would help reduce power theft and improve regularised power supply in rural Bengal.
Colleges to have website
Along with this, the state cabinet also decided that all colleges have to launch its own website for introduction of online admission process from the 2015-16 academic year.
State’s higher Education Ministry has already sanctioned 1.5 lakh rupees to each college for the purpose.
Also, the state cabinet upgraded 100 class-VIII standard schools in the state to secondary standard and 400 secondary schools to Higher Secondary standard with effect from the 2015-16 academic year.
Where: West Bengal
When: 12 September 2014
Why: to boost irrigation