September 15, 2015
WB Govt to tap 1 lakh acres of government land for industry
West Bengal is planning to tap over one lakh acres of land available with the government in a bid to woo investors to the state.
State Finance, Industries and Commerce Minister Dr Amit Mitra said: “We are pro-poor and pro-business. Bengal is one case where reality is significantly better than perception. The question of land acquisition doesn’t arise. The government and its various departments have over one lakh acres of ready land, which we have decided to give to business houses to set up industries.“
Dr Mitra was in Mumbai for a road show to promote ‘Bengal Global Business Summit 2016’ to be held in Kolkata in January 2016.
“Land will not be a problem in West Bengal. WBIDC has 4,400 acres of ready land under its possession for industrial development. This is apart from the land for 6 townships in the state. Another 4000 acres of land will be made available soon,” the finance minister said.
The rest of its land bank is available with various government departments spread all over the state.
“Come and make money, come where the rising curve is happening,” said Dr Mitra, highlighting the growth benefits of investing in the state.
Among the key features offered to investors include land for greenfield projects, industrial parks and smart public administration.