In the coming year, North Bengal is going to get 15 industrial parks of which the work for six have already started, said Amit Mitra, Finance Minister of West Bengal.
He made the above announcement at the North Bengal Conclave in Siliguri, organized jointly by the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
He said “As a result of the policies of the state government, North Bengal is drawing substantial investment.”
He said that an investment of Rs 4,500 crore has been finalised, of which works worth Rs 823.95 crore has been completed and works worth Rs 971.98 crore are ongoing.
He further said that proposals worth Rs 2,700.71 crore have been made at the conclave, including for the Scheme for Approved Industrial Parks (SAIP), which would be fulfilled in the next financial year (2019-20).
Besides, he said that the state government has launched special projects by providing opportunities to the private sector to set up industrial parks, a scheme called SAIP, and under which, at present, four industrial parks are being developed in Jalpaiguri and Dakshin Dinajpur districts.
Mitra also said that the government is very keen on promoting North Bengal through investing in sectors like food processing, tea, fish feed, pharmaceuticals, textiles, cold storage, plastic processing and polymers.
Source: knn India