Mamata Banerjee Current Affairs - 2020

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West Bengal CM launches ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ campaign

Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee launched a unique initiative called ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ (Tell your sister) campaign to reach out to people of State. This campaign for common masses, is devised to entertain voters’ regarding various issues for which phone number (9137091370) and website are also launched. The move is being seen as fresh plans to mobilise people and strengthen party at booth level ahead of Assembly polls due in 2021.

Didi Ke Bolo initiative

The Didi Ke Bolo initiative or Tell Didi (Ms. Banerjee) has been developed as a platform with phone number and website to communicate directly with Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief.

Its online platform will be monitored by a special IT team who will coordinate with Chief Minister for her prompt reply on issues raised by people across West Bengal.

Under the campaign-

A team will monitor complaints lodged by people against any issue and will convey them to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who will then personally respond to complainants through social media which could be Facebook, WhatsApp, text or voice messages.

More than 1,000 elected representatives and TMC party functionaries will visit more than 10,000 villages and urban habitations to listen to people. As part of an enhanced public relations campaign functionaries will also spend night in those habitations and also listen to residents of area.

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12 July: ‘Save Water Day’ observed by West Bengal government

On 12 July 2019, West Bengal government observed Save Water Day across the state to spread the message of water conservation. This is the 1st time the day was observed. From now onwards it will be observed in state each year to create awareness among people to check misuse of water.

About ‘Save Water Day

On occasion of day West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and eminent persons of different fields including writers, actors and directors of Bengali film and theatre industry and sports personalities, school students took part in Padayatra in Kolkata.

It was also observed in Districts and Blocks of State.

Padayatra: was undertaken in Kolkata which began from Jorashanko Thakurbari and ended at base of Gandhi Statue in city. All present took pledge for conservation of water was also taken on occasion.

On occasion of day Chief Minister urged prople to-

  • Save water and save life.
  • Come forward for joining such social programme
  • Take precautionary measures to save natural resource as water scarcity has become a major issue in world.

Steps Taken for Water Conservation in State

Since 2011, programme of digging ponds is being undertaken throughout state for conservation of water. About 3 lakhs ponds have been dug till now to deal with water scarcity.

State has water conservation programme: Jal dharo Jal bharo (Collect water, store water). To prevent floods and provide water during the period of scarcity, many check dams have been constructed and irrigation canals have been rejuvenated.

From now on state government would observe a Student Day to disseminate message of conservoing water in every sphere of society.

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