Potters in Darjeeling's Matigara town, in West Bengal, are seeking automation of the industry. Clay pottery in Matigara is, at present, entirely dependent on labour, which is affecting the quality of products, according to local potters.
Food processing units in West Bengal’s Birbhum district are lagging behind due to unavailability of raw material and government support. There are over 170 micro units in the district, employing about 1000 people. These units largely manufacture jam and jelly products.
Mamata Banerjee's government in West Bengal is likely to announce its new industrial policy Jan 15, a Trinamool Congress minister said in Kolkata on Wednesday.
The famed artificial jewellery industry at Daspur in West Bengal’s West Medinipur district is fast losing its charm. Lack of upgradation and lack of support from the government to the industrialists are being cited as the major reasons for its decline.
The mustard oil-manufacturing units in Kaliaganj, West Bengal, have been unable to find customers outside the boundaries of the state. Traders in the state rue this lack of trade opportunities.
Observing that setting up big industrial units in West Bengal was a "big challenge", industry chamber Assocham Tuesday said the way ahead for the state was to set up industrial estates and parks to help SMEs grow.
The shellac manufacturing industry in the city of Purulia, West Bengal, is shrinking at a very fast pace. The reason for the decline is the lack of government support towards helping local industries grow.
The Direct Cash Transfer Scheme would be rolled out in six districts of West Bengal from March 1, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor said Thursday.
Contrary to the West Bengal government's claim that land was not an "issue" for industrial development in the state, CREDAI, the apex body for the country's private real estate developers, Thursday said the state should repeal its urban land ceiling act.
India's fish production is set to cross 13 million tonnes by 2016 from the current nine million tonnes, says a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM).