New Delhi: The Centre is leaving no stone unturned in appeasing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has been having differences with the Centre on issues ranging from Teesta water agreement to special package to West Bengal.

Acting on the demand of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Union Rural Ministry has prepared to launch a development plan in Junglemahal region, similar to the the ‘Saranda Action Plan’ in Jharkhand.

The time-bound development project will provide drinking water, health facilities, Indira Awas Yojana in the area within a period of six months.

Tackling naxalism after acquiring the CM’s chair, Mamata arrived in the capital to raise the issue in the National Development Council meeting to be held on Saturday, the day on which the Naxals have called for a statewide bandh.

Mamata is also expected to meet Home Minister P Chidambaram regarding the difficult situation prevailing in the state.

Meanwhile, the Centre is all prepared to welcome Mamata with its preparations for the state. While Personal Secretary of Rural Minister has returned from a visit to Jungle Mahal, Ramesh has also prepared the framework for the development project which has already been discussed with the Home Minister.

The proposal is expected to be approved in the meeting by Mamata and Pranab under which the development will be boosted along with the cooperation by the defence forces.

The project has two goals of which the first goal will be aimed at providing BPL cards, old age pension, Indira Awas, solar lamps, cycles in these areas while second goal aims at providing cash payment to labourers working under rural policies and improving roads, transportation, drinking water, electricity facilities in the areas.

For the record, West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura come under the Junglemahal region in West Bengal.

JPN/Bureau