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Rehab package for India-Bangladesh enclaves cleared

The government stated that the total financial implication for implementation of various components is around Rs 1,005.99 crore.

Gate No 4 at the Indo-Bangla border, one of the two gates from where enclave residents will pass through. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul) Gate No 4 at the Indo-Bangla border, one of the two gates from where enclave residents will pass through. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

In A bid to help seamless integration of areas and people following the transfer of enclaves between India and Bangladesh, the Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the rehabilitation package and upgradation of infrastructure of the Bangladeshi enclaves and Cooch Behar district. This was done following the receipt of two proposals from the West Bengal government.

The government stated that the total financial implication for implementation of various components is around Rs 1,005.99 crore.

“This includes Rs 898.50 crore as the fixed cost of strengthening and creation of infrastructure in Cooch Behar district and Bangladesh enclaves in India. Besides, a variable cost of Rs 107.49 crore is likely to be incurred for the rehabilitation. The actual variable cost would depend upon the actual number of families returning to India,” the government stated.

All the works will be implemented by the West Bengal government or its agencies in a time-frame of 3-5 years, and funds would be released by the Ministry of Home Affairs to the state government as grant-in-aid.

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First published on: 03-12-2015 at 02:35:27 am
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