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January 7, 2015

Fruitful morning session of Bengal Global Business Summit: WB CM

Fruitful morning session of Bengal Global Business Summit: WB CM

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee lit the ceremonial lamps to inaugurate the Bengal Global Business Summit 2015, being held at Saltlake Stadium. She was accompanied by Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting and captains of industries and state Industry and Finance Minister, besides other industry captains.

The Chief Minister felicitated the industrialists and delegates with the ceremonial uttariya.

The Chief Minister showcased the state government’s policies and achievement in different sectors encouraging the growth of industry.


Highlights of the speech of West Bengal Chief Minister:

•    Bengal is a land of billion opportunities

•    Bengal is rising and shining

•    The captain of the industries are guiding us, advising us

•    Last three years have seen big difference in Bengal

•    Bengal is your own motherland, your own sweet home

•    We have our land bank and land map, land policy ready and enough manpower

•    Our manpower is skilled and cheap

•    Bengal is Number one in MSME when it comes to banking loans growth in this sector

•    Bengal is the Gateway to South East Asia

•    State has announced new policy for IT, Industry and clear policies for other sectors too

•    We are setting up new IT college, Eco-tourism hubs, hospitals in PPP mode

•    We invite the Union Finance Minister’s suggestion and vision

•    Political difference will not block the way for development

•    Good governance mean credibility, determination, accountability, dedication, responsibilities

•    Bengal is the destination of world’s industrialists

•    Bengal is our kormobhumi dhormobhumi matri bhumi sonskritirbhumi

•    Let us work together; service is mine, your vision

•    As a leader I want to work as a sister, as your worker

•    Let us work together . If Bengal shines, India will also shine

•    Bengal is the land of many great leaders. Bengal is the land of Maa, Mati, Manush

•    Your presence has encouraged us to go ahead with our mission and vision

•    We have six helicopter services. Infrastructure is already here

•    We want to extend our assistance to all.


Highlights of the speech of West Bengal Finance Minister:

•    No bandhs in the State. The govt wants to change the work culture and this was most difficult, but we have changed that

•    When I came to office, there were 53 thousand factories closed, 1 crore unemployed, 78 thousand lakh mandays lost. In the next year we diminished the mandays lost to 5020 and zero in the current year

•    Work culture has changed radically, even on the day of a bandh, the Finance Dept. has an attendance of over 94%

•    Bengal is the heart of Southeast Asia, north east India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan

•    One lakh acres of land is available for industry


Highlights of the speech of Union Finance Minister:

•    I am glad that in your address Madame CM you sent out an invitation to attract investment

•    Delighted that Bengal invited the world at large. Bengal has a historic industrial legacy

•    I am sure that initiatives like these will drive investments to Bengal