A friendly industrial atmosphere in West Bengal

A  friendly industrial atmosphere in  West Bengal.
Kolkata: The new face of West Bengal shows off having first-rate financial services, vibrant real estate market, surplus power supply, strong retail sector and amiable industrial relations among others. The biggest turning point is the state government taken land for a pro-investor policy and ensures structural reforms. In this way it adds to its economic vibrancy. A panel discussion has been set up on Myth, Reality and Future by Confederation of Indian Industry with the positive outlook and making the future roadmap of West Bengal stronger.

The CII West Bengal State Council on Monday to chose Ram Krishna Agarwal, partner of S R Batliboi & Co as the chairman of CII West Bengal State Council. Agarwal has worked as the chairman of the economic affairs and finance and taxation subcommittee in the CII Eastern Regional Council earlier. Anil Baijal, managing director, Flak India Limited, has been appointed as the new vice chairman of CII west Bengal State Council. Baijal has worked as the vice chairman of the MSME subcommittee in the CII Eastern Region council earlier.

The image of Bengal as a brand to an outsider is the most important factor. There may have thousand good things in Bengal but the Nandigram and Singur events have blackened Bengal’s industry-friendly image.

“West Bengal is a developing state and the housing sector. The demand will continue to rise at least for the next decade. Land acquisition is a burning issue but we hope we will get the full support of the West Bengal to proceede with our initiatives like before.” Aditya Jajodia, chairman and managing director, Jai Balaji Industries Ltd, said.

“The chasing of the prospective investors means that the state will fall off into agricultural stagnation. The displacement issue of rural population has emerged as the most important matter in the name of development and industrialization. But all is not lost. Bengal territorial advantage and opportunities will again stir up the investors to invest. We will have to make sure that the mistakes we committed should not be repeated.”   Said, Aloke Mookherjea, former chairmanof CII-ER and chairman, Flakt India Ltd.

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