Kolkata: Promising all support to prospective investors in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that Ambuja Group and Keventer Group would invest in north Bengal.
The government would create a fund of Rs 200 crore to support entrepreneurs in the region, Banerjee announced at a business summit "North Bengal Business Summit-2015" here. She said that the government had improved the power situation and road communication in the region.
Referring to the steps taken up by her government for speedy implementation of the investment proposals, she said, "We have set up a Unique Clearance Centre. A branch has been established today at Uttarkanya".
Turning her attention to the recently-concluded "Bengal Global Business Summit", she said, "Job opportunities will be created for one crore people in 2-3 years."
"We want Bengal to move forward. We need your help and cooperation," she requested the industrialists present at the meet held at "Uttarkanya", the North Bengal Branch of the secretariat. "Disputes should be solved through negotiations and talks," the Chief Minister said.
She also hit out at a section of the media for allegedly trying to project the state in bad light. This was billed as a sequel to the Bengal Global Business Summit held in Kolkata recently where the Chief Minister had claimed investment proposals worth Rs 2.43 lakh crore had been received.
The chief minister also promised to rejuvenate the tea industry. She criticised a section of the media for showing the state in a bad light. "Some media houses have negative attitude. They only show bad news 24X7," Banerjee said.
"We do not support the politics of Bandh. We do not believe in destructive politics", the chief minister said. The state minister for finance and industry Amit Mitra, chief secretary Sanjay Mitra and secretaries associated with medium small micro enterprises (MSME), transport, tourism, power and other departments attended the summit. The chief minister also inaugurated a bench of Sales Tax Appellate in north Bengal.