Devote more time to animals than trade union activity: Mamata to zoo staff
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim would monitor day-to-day work of Alipore Zoological Gardens and asked zoo employees to devote more time to the animals instead of trade union activities.
The Chief Minister, speaking at a function at the 138-year-old zoo, said since Forest minister Hiten Burman lived at a distance, Hakim would monitor the day-to-day work at the zoo.
Appealing to the employees, the chief minister said "care of animals should be given priority over trade unionism in the zoo. It is a sin if the animals don't get food and water in time."
Declaring that funds would not be a constraint for the development of the zoo, Banerjee said her government had already promised Rs one crore for its development.