Situation in Bengal favourable for industrialisation: Sobhandeb
Kolkata: Reiterating the industrial potential of Howrah, the state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said: "The present situation in Bengal is favourable for industrialisation and the state government is extending all sorts of support to set up industries in the state."
He also maintained that the state government wants to work more closely with the industry body to ensure further development in industry.
He was speaking on Wednesday at the inaugural session of in "Briz Bridge 2017" organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Dumurjala Ground in Howrah. It will continue till November 18. Arup Roy, the state Cooperation minister, was also present in the programme. There will also be a series of B2B Sessions with Indian Railways and Indian Defence in the programme.
Chattopadhyay also appreciated the move of organising such an event in Howrah that was once the Sheffield of the east.
Roy said that Howrah still has enough potential to get back its lost glory. "Burdwan is called the rice bowl of the state and I would urge everyone to take initiative to make Howrah the industrial capital of Bengal as it has all the potential with necessary infrastructure and skilled manpower," Roy said adding that he strongly believes that Bengal can even take on the Chinese with the products made in Howrah and such meetings help in attracting investment
Roy maintained: "There was a time when products made in Howrah were most sought after across the country. Most of the tools used in the making of the famed Howrah Bridge were manufactured in Howrah."
He said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is taking all necessary steps to attract investment in the state and the state government is ready to extend all sort of support for the same.