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Mamata ready to open all sectors to investors


C S BHATTACHARJEE | Kolkata, January 9, 2012 19:26
Tags : Mamata invites investors in Bengal | Bengal government to develop airstrips |Behala Flying Club operational |

Inaugurating ‘Bengal Leads’-the business summit organised by state government-West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday virtually indicated to open each and every sector, including fish-culture,for the prospective investors.

She indicated direct investment even in the sectors like cottage, micro-small and medium sectors.

Even as the venue was full of investors and industrialists, most of those whose names were being uttered, were not seen except Yogi Deveswar, Prasun Mukherjee and Sajjan Jindal.

Delegates and diplomats from China USA, the UK, German and Japan markd their presence at the event.

Mamata Banerjee also indicated setting up of a State Highway Authority on line of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to augment roads as per national highways programmes.

She also reiterated her stand to build a number of airstrips, few helipads, promoting Tea tourism, education hub and health hubs in the state.

Keeping in view huge tourism potential in Bengal, the government has planned to set up air strips at Coachbehar, Darjeeling, Balurghat, Malda, Shantiniketan at Birbhum, Digha, Sagar at Sunderban and Digha. “We are on the path of making Behala Flying Club operational,” Mamata announced.

The gala show, as it had been termed, missed industrialists on the podium, except S S Badrinath of Shankara Netralaya.

Welcoming the dignitaries and guests, Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh termed the ‘Bengal Leads’ as ‘global exhibition and business Summit', while Chief Minister herself branded it as ‘Festival of Industry’.

 Some industralists were surprised as to why the Chief Minister didn’t ask for investment in the sectors like jute, cotton and engineering-once considered as the back-bone of industrial Bengal.

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