August 7, 2014
Ratan Tata hasn`t kept tabs. Tatas are still expanding in West Bengal, says Amit Mitra
WB Minister for Industry and Commerce DrAmit Mitra today expressed his dismay over the comments made by Ratan Tata regardingBengal. He opined that Mr Tata has not been briefed properly by his officeabout the industrial growth in West Bengal. Dr Mitra told reporters, “Onar matibhrom hoyche…” (He haslost his plot). The minister also said that he was surprised to see that Tatawasn't updated about Bengal' economic growth.
The Industry Minister said that even companiesunder the Tata Group – like TCS and Tata Metaliks – are expanding theiroperations in the State. “The list of industries eager to set up shop herein Bengal is long and I need a whole day to read it out,” Dr Mitra saidduring a seminar organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry.
The minister said that TCS is going togenerate 20000 additional jobs at a new campus in the State. Tata Metaliks has appliedfor expansion recently, he added. The minister also highlighted therecently-cleared investments in cement plants by Anil Ambani and Emami group(both at Raghunathpur) while talking about industrial growth in Bengal. TataHitachi is keen to invest in West Bengal Industrial park in Kharagpur, theminister added.