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Tapas Paul Assigned To Monitor Electrification Projects

2015-08-21 11:47

Tapas Paul during the meeting
Krishnanagar, Aug. 20: Trinamul MP from Krishnanagar Tapas Paul has been appointed as the chairman for the Nadia District electricity committee by the state government. 
The committee has been constituted for the first time at all the district level as per the directives of the centres which would monitor the execution and feasibility of different electricity projects funded by the centre in states.
Paul on Wednesday arrived in Krishnanagar with his new charge and held meetings with MLAs, Zilla parishad members about the ongoing projects of the different electricity projects in the district. Senior officials of the West Bengal state electricity distribution company limited and Nadia district administration were also present at the meeting. 
This is for the first time since his controvertial 'rape and kill' speech, Paul has been assigned with any specific charge by the state government.
On June 29, he was granted bail by a court in Krishnanagar after the CID filed charge sheet against him for his alleged 'rape and kill' speech that he delivered in Choumaha of Nakashipara block in last year. 
On Wednesday, Paul appeared to be elated with his new assignment. Speaking to the media persons, he said: "I am happy that the state government has reposed faith on me. I have done my duties with utmost sincerely in previous occasions also and this time too I will try my best. The state government has given utmost importance to the electrification programme across the state. The Nadia district has come first at various level including its endeavor against open defecation, I assure that Nadia would again come first in electrification too". 
Speaking in the meeting Paul appraised that the central government has granted Rupees 268-crore for rural electrification works and Rupees 168-cores for the urban electrification works. 
"I would like to see that the approved amount is fully utilised properly. 
Speaking about the priorities in the district, he said: "Laying of underground cable in Nabadweep town would get priority as the people in the town remain under dark for several days during Raas festival"
Due to procession of festival, power supply disconnected in Nabadweep to pave way for giant sized images of deities those pass through the dingy roads of the town.
Paul also stressed importance to the rural electrification in the district.

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