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.”

WB CM plans to boost eco-tourism at Nayachar

In her three-day visit to East Midnapore, starting today, West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee visited Nayachar. The West Bengal Chief Minister traveled to Nayachar taking the water route.

The West Bengal Chief Minister was accompanied by a team of industrialists. The Chief Minister and the team of the industrialists scouted the place as a possible eco-tourism destination. From Nayachar the Chief Minister headed for Tekhali in Nandigram.

She later held an administrative review meeting at Nandigram.

On Tuesday, WB CM will attend an administrative meeting in Digha and will launch the helicopter service from there to Kolkata on Wednesday. After the launch, she will return to Kolkata in a helicopter.