Trinamool Congress national spokesperson and MP Derek O'Brien have lauded the achievements of the state government through the party's 'Soja Bangla Bolchi' campaign. In which he said that all the districts of Bengal have been made 'open defecation free'. He said that the Bengal government has constructed toilets in 71 lakh rural houses under the Nirmal Bangla Project.
The state government started work on this scheme in the year 2012, and now all the districts and gram panchayats of the state have become 'open defecation free'. Derek also said that the state government is improving the irrigation system for the development of agriculture. In the year 2019-20, more than 14000 hectares of agricultural land has been provided with irrigation facilities. This will increase agricultural production in the state. During this time, the Trinamool MP also informed about the plan made by the state government for the development of basic facilities. He said that in the year 2019-20, the state government has constructed 20 new bridges. Not only this, more than 100 bridges have also been repaired.
Under the Bangla Rural Roads Scheme (BGSY), 5000 km of new roads have been constructed in the year 2018-19. He said that within the first four months of the year 2020-21, the Panchayat and Rural Development Department of the state has constructed 288 km of new roads under the Bangla Rural Road Scheme. This year the state government has set a target of constructing 2000 km of new roads under BGSY. He said that till now the state has constructed 34000 km of new roads in rural areas.