Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to announce the bifurcation of West Midnapore and Burdwan into the much-awaited two more districts during her five-day long tour to Paschimanchal starting today.
Jhargram district will be carved out of West Midnapore and it will be announced as the 22nd district of the state on April 4. Further, Burdwan district will be bifurcated into Burdwan East and Burdwan West. Burdwan West will be the 23rd district that will start functioning as a new district on April 7 in the presence of the Chief Minister.
The CM will chair an administrative review meeting of West Midnapore district at Kharagpur today. She will be present in the programme on Tuesday when Jhargram will start functioning as a new district. The CM will be holding the administrative review meeting of Purulia and Bankura districts respectively on April 5 and 6. From Bankura, she will be going to Asansol to attend the programme from where another new district will be announced.