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'State govt ready to help investors in Bengal'

Kolkata: Officer on special duty, Department of Industry, Commerce and Enterprises, government of West Bengal, Bandana Pokhriyal on Monday said the state government is ready to provide all sorts of help to the investors in Bengal.

On Monday, a programme was organised by the Merchants' Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Indo-German Chamber of Commerce on trade and bilateral relations between India and Germany. Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kolkata, Michael Feiner was also present in the event.

According to Pokhriyal, Bengal has robust industrial infrastructure which includes 200 industrial parks in diverse sectors of the economy. She said: "Some promising sectors in West Bengal include energy (natural gas), mines and logistics. The dedicated freight corridors will make operations seamless in

West Bengal. The artisans in the State are excellent with their work."

On the issue, Feiner stated that Germany is a good trading partner of India and the two countries have balanced trade. As India is the 24th largest trading partner of Germany, there is a lot of scope for growth in trade between the two countries.

"The outlook is looking upward but the gradient should be steeper. Germany can be a huge market for organic products from West Bengal and North East," said Feiner.

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