October 11, 2018
Flipkart to invest Rs 1000 crore in Bengal, 18000 jobs will be generated
E-commerce giant Flipkart will set up a logistics hub at Haringhata Industrial Park in Nadia that will generate 18,310 direct job opportunities.
The in-principal approval to allot land to Instakart Private Limited, which is a subsidiary of Flipkart, has been given in Wednesday’s board meeting of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC).
Dr Amit Mitra, the state Industry minister, said: “This is good news for the people of Bengal ahead of Durga Puja, as setting up of the logistics hub will generate 18,370 direct jobs.”
The project will be set up on 100 acres of land in the 358-acre Haringhata Industrial Park, which will be the biggest in the country. There will be an investment of Rs 991 crore to set up the logistics hub.
Dr Mitra said: “Flipkart will be an anchor investor in Haringhata Industrial Park. With setting up its logistics hub, more industries will be coming up in the remaining part of the industrial park.”