The New Government in Bengal Must Concentrate on Improving Basic Infrastructure of the State, says leading Infra entrepreneur Laxman Jaiswal
“I congratulate Mamata Banerjee for leading her party to a landslide victory and now they have to concentrate in improving the basic infrastructure of the State which includes health care, roads, transportation and a congenial atmosphere for industry and commerce,” says Eastern India’s leading infra entrepreneur Laxman Jaiswal, Chairman and Managing Director of Ascon Infra India Ltd.
In a statement released today, Jaiswal said, “The pandemic has actually laid bare the complete lack of infrastructural development in the State over the past many decades, the people are not provided basics as health care, roads, transport and logistics and more and every day we see people not being able to be given oxygen, hospital beds, medicines and even ambulances for patients, it is a natural grievance that every resident of West Bengal is asking why is the state in such shambles, the Districts are even worse hit with no respite in the immediate future.
The state Governments over the past 3-4 decades have hardly improved on the health care system, it is a matter of shame that hospitals lack as basic as oxygen plants and generators along with their facilities independently and health has never been a priority of governance and today the citizens are facing acute hardship. The new government hast to prioritise health sector as one of the key areas of focus.
I feel strongly feel that the new Government has to take up long term and short term plans for infra development and spending on health care and basic amenities need to be increased to meet new challenges, the task is mammoth but simple. Those who have voted the new Government will seek answers, the pandemic and the new normal shall change a lot of the dynamics of governance and I strongly advocate citizen activism to correct the course of governance in future. We need to do away with apathy and negligence in Governance for the state to improve”, concluded Laxman Jaiswal,
Laxman Jaiswal is Chairman & Managing Director of Ascon Infra India Ltd with business interests in Infrastructure, Real Estate, Artificial Intelligence & IT with offices in Kolkata, Bengaluru, Dubai and Eastern Europe.