Birbhum: The Bengal Government will be setting up an integrated production and promotion hub for small and micro enterprises, called Biswa Khudra Bazar, near Santiniketan in Birbhum district on a 50-acre plot. This is another dream project of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
As per the plan, there will be three separate units in the state-of-the-art Biswa Khudra Bazar, including one where there will be production of goods, while the second one will be meant for promotion and sales of the same products.
The reason for choosing Santiniketan is that it is major tourist spot, where people come from not only all over Bengal, but other places in India and the world too. Local products are already popular as souvenirs. Biswa Khudra Bazar will set up an integrated unit for handicrafts, which will enable the artisans to serve a much wider market.
The West Bengal Small Industries Development Corporation (WBSIDC), under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Textiles Department, is developing it, a project that will take around two years to complete.
According to the sources in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles department, the West Bengal Small Industries Development Corporation is developing it, which is one of the dream projects of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
This is the State Government’s newest gift to Birbhum and another indication of Mamata Banerjee’s commitment towards the development of tens of lakhs of small businesses which are an economic backbone of the State. The Government’s efforts for promoting MSMEs has been lauded in many quarters, including the Central Government.
Biswa Khudra Bazar is a one-of-its-kind project in the State. At no other site do units of production and promotion exist side by side. The existing ones like Biswa Bangla Haat, Urban Haat and Rural Haat do not have production units.