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December 22, 2015

WB CM mulls eco-tourism, fisheries village at Nayachar

WB CM mulls eco-tourism, fisheries village at Nayachar

The West Bengal government was considering several projects, including a fisheries village, eco-tourism hub and a solar plant for Nayachar, an island on the Hooghly river in East Midnapore district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.

On Monday, Mamata Banerjee went around Nayachar with a group of industrialists trying to figure out the island’s suitability for eco-tourism or other similar projects.

Later, addressing a rally at Nandigram in East Midnapore, the Chief Minister said her government was planning to promote an eco-tourism project on the island.

“We will see what can be done at Nayachar. We are working on several ideas like a fisheries village, an eco-tourism project and a solar plant. We will discuss and take a decision,” she said.

Banerjee, however, firmly ruled out construction of a chemical hub. “We won’t allow any chemical hub there.”