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Siliguri: State government has decided to expand the jurisdiction of Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA).

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave the instruction during an administrative review meeting in Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday.

Going by this, the entire Dhupguri block and parts of Nagrakata block of Jalpaiguri district and some parts of Madarihat block of Alipurduar district will now be included in SJDA.

SJDA was formed in 1980 and this is the first time that its jurisdiction is being expanded, chairman and Trinamool MLA, Sourav Chakraborty, said today. A notification to the effect will be issued soon.