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July 14, 2014

Bengal has a proposed investment of Rs. 1.2 lakh crore: WB CM

Bengal has a proposed investment of Rs. 1.2 lakh crore: WB CM

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms MamataBanerjee held an administrative meeting in Paschim Medinipur today. Shealso addressed a public meeting at the Kachchari Maidan in Salboni fromwhere she innaugurated 37 projects. The Chief Minister also laid the foundationstones for 28 new developmental projects and gave away services to the peopleof the district.

The 37 projects that were inaugurated by the Chief Minister a CT Scan unit at Jhargram District Hospital, pipelinedwater supply projects , women`s wings of Jhargram, Shalboni and Lalgarhcolleges, polytechnic colleges, women`s hostels, schools for girls, new roads amonga host of other projects.

The Chief Minister also laid the foundationstones for important projects like super specialty hospitals, marketing hubsand training centres, solar-powered irrigation projects, hostels etc. She distributed cheques of schemes like Kanyashree, Nijo Bhumi Nijo Griho, Kisan Credit Cards, Anandadhara, pension for folk artistes.

The Chief Minister will chair anotheradministrative meeting at Purba Medinipur on July 15, 2014.

Ms Banerjee, who inaugurated a plant of OCLIndia in Bengal`s Salboni today, said she would visit Singapore accompanied byrepresentatives of various chambers of commerce and said her visit was aimed atbringing in foreign investments to the state.

Ms Banerjee said Paschim Medinipur district hadalready received investments amounting to Rs 40,000 crore, adding that thearea had huge investment potential.

The Chief Minister said the governmentalready had a land bank of 1,000 acres at Goaltore in West Midnapur for settingup industries.

The state had a proposed investment of Rs.1.2 lakh crore which had huge job creation potential, she said.

Comparing state and national figures, shesaid that West Bengal`s growth in domestic product terms was higher than thatof the country as well as that of industry and services sectors.

There were 35,000 MSME units in the stateemploying 3.5 lakh persons, she said.

The state witnessed zero man-days lost ascompared to 78 lakh during the Left Front`s era, she said, adding that thegovernment was opposed to bandhs and closure.

She also pointed out that the Centre haddeducted Rs. 1 lakh crore as debt and interest payment, “but still we aregrowing. We should work with a positive mindset and grow peacefully,” shesaid.