Taking cue from the Bengal Global Business Summit initiated by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her counterpart from Haryana on Saturday held a meeting with the city industrialists in Kolkata to attract investments.
Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that around 14 industrialists from the city have consented to invest around Rs 5,000 crore in various sectors in Haryana. Terming Bengal Global Business Summit a success, Haryana Chief Minister appreciated the Mamata Banerjee government for wooing investors from all parts of the country through the Business Summit which was held in Kolkata from 8-9 January.
“We have met 14 industrialists from Kolkata till Saturday afternoon in which they have agreed to make investments of Rs 5,000 crore in various sectors including Power, Food Processing, and Information Technology. We are hopeful that we will attract some more investments from the Bengal,” Khattar said.
This is for the first time Haryana is going to hold Global Investors Summit in Gurgaon from March 7-8. A senior official of the Haryana government said that in the last year the state had bagged Rs 20,000 crore investments but in this year they expect that more investments will come in. A road show was organised by the Haryana government in Kolkata on Saturday to attract investments. A similar road show was also organised in Delhi. Three more road shows will be done in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
The Bengal Global Business Summit was held from January 8-9 this year and had secured investment commitments to the tune of at least 2,50,104 crore. Though the state had received investment proposals of this amount, the figure might go up later in the year.
Haryana Chief Minister at a programme in a city hotel said that for the ease of doing business, his government has prepared a single window mechanism which will give all the clearance to the investors for setting up their units.