Officials from the British government’s Department For International Development (DFID) are engaged in a series of meetings with top officials of the state government to review some ongoing projects and chalk out other developmental programmes for the next three years.
“We have met commerce and industries secretary Sabyasachi Sen and other senior officials. We shall be meeting others in the course of this week,” said DFID state representative Shumon Sengupta.
Some of the projects the British funding agency is now backing include:
• Calcutta Urban Services for the Poor (around £102 million)
• Calcutta Environment Improvement Programme – Capacity Building Programme (around £28.3 million)
• Public Sector Enterprises restructuring (around £20 million)
• Support to Rural Decentralisation (around £150 million)
• Health Services Development Initiative (around £200 million)
• District Primary Education Program Phase 1 (£41.5 million) and Phase 2 (£33 million).