Job centres for minorities in every district: Mamata

January 10th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced setting up of a minority department in every district and a separate employment exchange for minorities in the state.

She also announced that a new ‘Haj House’ will be set up on 5 acres of land at Rajarhat and a new campus of Aliah University will be set up on 20 acres.

Besides the district-wise minority department and the separate employment exchange, she said: “There are plans to provide skill development training to 15,000 students… We are setting up four Industrial Training Institutes and two polytechnics for minorities.”

She said the opposition is pointlessly criticising her government.

“Criticism is good, it is constructive and creative… From the first day the opposition is on streets criticising the government,” Banerjee said at an event organised by West Bengal Minority Development Finance Corporation.

The corporation distributed loans and scholarship of Rs 68.64 crore to the students of minority communities.

Banerjee said the government has a target to distribute loans to the tune of Rs.415 crore in 2011-12, adding that she would not compromise in the interest of the minorities even in the tight fiscal condition of the state.

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