Kolkata: To focus on the industrial development of the state, The chief minister’s office has decided to organize a meeting with leading industry bodies and captains at Town Hall on June 1, 2015. The basic talking point of the Town Hall meeting will be “ease of doing business in Bengal”. WB CM is also likely take stock of the Rs 2.43 lakh crore worth of investment announced during the Bengal Global Business Summit in January.
It is learnt that industry, IT and MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) departments have already prepared necessary notes for the meeting. Apart from these nodal industry departments, representatives from departments like power, labour, environment, water resources, urban development, fire, irrigation, land and panchayat will be present at the meeting.
The focus sectors identified by the state government include urban infrastructure and housing, IT (software and hardware), food processing, horticulture and floriculture, MSME and textiles, healthcare, education and skills, manufacturing, energy and infrastructure, hospitality and tourism, entertainment and financial services.
P Roy, director general of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), welcomed the development. “It is a very positive step taken by the chief minister,” he added. MCC Chamber of Commerce assistant director-general Subhasis Roy said this step will boost the sentiment of industry. “The CM is doing the right thing. This will go a long way to attract investment in Bengal. The coordination between different departments is very crucial. This is what we need,” he added. The director-general of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Rajeev Singh, also felt that it is a very welcome move from the chief minister.