Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will visit the Andal airport and the allied Sujalaam Skycity near Durgapur on 19 September to name the airport after famous Bengal poet, Kavi Nazrul. This will be her maiden visit to the Andal airport about which she didn’t had a favourable opinion before being the chief minister.
Trinamool Congress MLA and ADDA Chairman, Nikhil Banerjee was yesterday heckled by suspected members of the rival faction. 100 people, including women armed with broomstick, axe and dagger suddenly rushed in and attacked Dr Banerjee and tried to drag him out of the rally when he was leading a rally organised by the Trinamool Congress itself demanding absorption at the proposed IQ City..
State industry minister Mr. Partha Chatterjee, accompanied by agriculture minister Moloy Ghatak met Trinamool leaders and Essar Oil official at Durgapur yesterday to resolve the deadlock surrounding Essar’s Coal Based Methane project. Villagers led by Trinamool leaders stopped production of CBM at Essar Oil’s well in Akandara village of Durgapur on Sunday.
Work at Essar Oil’s coal-bed Methane project in Akandara village in Kanksa PS near Durgapur got halted yesterday because of agitation by 200 villagers led by the Trinamool peasants’ cell block president Ajijul Middya. The villagers were protesting discharge of effluents from the project site, contaminating ponds and agricultural fields and demanding jobs as compensation.
Durgapur Projects Limited, the power generation company under Bengal government has virtually turned into an “old age home” with most of the top management being retired persons above the age bracket of 60 years. This has created frustration among other middle aged and junior executives of the organization.