Kolkata: Nearly 14 lakh people have visited 758 camps set up by the West Bengal government for its new program ‘Dure Sarkar’, official sources said.
At least 14,09,704 people have gone to camps in 23 districts in the last four days, it said.
The South 24 Parganas district saw a maximum drop of 2,02,043 people and Kalimpong only 3,672 people visited the camps, according to the state government’s ‘Agyei Bangla’ website.
More than 100,000 people visited these camps set up in panchayat offices, municipal wards and other places in at least four districts.
The Mamata Banerjee government has launched a program treat program to extend the benefits of at least 11 government schemes to eligible people of West Bengal.
Prominent projects include the acclaimed ‘Kanyashree’ (a cash transfer scheme aimed at saving girls in schools and preventing early marriage), ‘Khadya Sati’ (ensuring food security), and ‘Sikshree’ (one-time grant students for SC and ST).
The program continues until January 30th.
The first phase is scheduled for December 1 to 11, the second stage will be from December 15-24, the third from January 2-12 and the fourth from January 18-30.

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