Importance of Left Front Governmentis immense: Chief Minister
The Left Front Government steps on to its 34th year. The seventhLeft Front Government has completed its 4th year. Could youfocus on the main features of the socio-economic change that has been brought about in the life of people in the state by theLeft Front Government in 33 years?
The Left Front Government has been able to make a qualitativechange in the life of people in this state in 33 years. The mainsocio-economic features of this change may be summed up inthe following manner.In rural areas, the standard in the life of the poor farmers haschanged radically because of the land reforms and the panchayatsystem as a whole. The most important factor is that their purchasingpower has increased.The demand for industrial commodities equivalent to nearly
27,000 crore has been generated. Market for consumer goodshas expanded in rural as well as urban areas alike. Sale of items,ranging from garments, shoes, umbrellas, medicines, foodstuff to television, telephone, mobile phones and computers havephenomenally multiplied both in Kolkata and in the rest of thestate.Literacy has gained wide ground. The scope of education hasexpanded from the primary level to the university level. This is asignificant aspect of human resources development. Health is anotherimportant factor. The state has crested to peak of success in thecountry in so far as its position in the determination of life anddeath ratio, increase in average life span, and reduction in therate of infant mortality is concerned.
June 21, 2010. The Left Front Government in West Bengal turned 34.On the occasion, state Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee,in an interview, answered several questions on varied topics pertainingto the state’s development as well as the Left Front Government’scontributions to it. The text of the Chief Minister’s interview follows.
'Agriculture is our base and industry our prospect' is not amere slogan. It is awell-contemplated holistic approach. It will never be possible to bring about further economic development in the state in future if wefail to stride forward on thevehicle of industrial growthby consolidating our agricultural achievement.
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