Gorkhaland Territorial Administration

GTA chief Bimal Gurung inaugurates Krishi Mela in Mirik.

Gorkhaland Territorial Administration chief executive Bimal Gurung today inaugurated a four-day long Krishi Mela at Rangbhang Bishnudham Paryatan Kendra while assuring the people of developing the entire region under the GTA. He said the council will make proper use of funds allotted by the central government and prove it to be the ideal option towards attaining statehood.Gurung also claimed the GTA will generate enough employment opportunities for youths along with ensuring development of the region. He said the Darjeeling hills will become transformed into a self-sufficient region.

“I am only going to concentrate on development of the region. I will not care about allegations from the opposition,” announced the GTA chief.

He further said the GTA has already set aside Rs23 crore for the promotion of tourism in Mirik. He expressed dismay about the recent switchover of party affiliation by some of his party supporters, while appealing to GTA sabhasads to work with honesty for the development of the region.

The Krishi Mela has stalls set up by government, non-government and self-financed agencies among others. The fair will also showcase cultural programmes by representatives of the tourism department from Mirik, Nagari and Pokhraybong. The opening day of the Mela saw the participation of a large number of visitors from Mirik and its neighbouring areas.