Darjeeling: Investment proposals worth Rs 1,500 crore were received at Hill Business Summit, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced. Today was the second and last day of the first-ever business summit in the Hills.
Investment proposals have been received in the sectors of food processing, hotel, dairy and aquarium, orchids, tea tourism, agro-industries and steel, the CM said.
Bengal wants to see Darjeeling smiling. Darjeeling has a brand value worldwide, she maintained.
Highlights of the CM’s speech:
This is the first business summit in the Hills. We all want to work for the betterment of the people of Darjeeling.
There are many opportunities of investment in agriculture, tourism, tea, trade, transport, skill development, horticulture, medicinal plants. There are several areas and sectors where we can work together in a better manner.
I am happy that my industry friends have decided to invest more than Rs 1,500 crore in Darjeeling Hills.
Investment proposals have been received in the sectors of food processing, hotel, dairy and aquarium, orchids, tea tourism, agro-industries and steel.
Many more investment proposals will be coming in the coming days. This is a positive step. Hill economy will be pushed forward.
MSME Synergy meeting will be held tomorrow. All proposals will be cleared by single window system.
As per a report that has come out today, Bengal is No. 1 in ease of doing business. Bengal means business. Darjeeling also means business.
There is a lot of talent in the Hills. It can yield results if nurtured well.
If there is peace, there will be prosperity. We have to work unitedly to make the Hills prosper.
Today is just the beginning. Let us explore our vision for a particular mission – growth of Darjeeling.
Whenever Darjeeling moves forward on the path of development, certain sections try to destabilise the Hills. If we can work together, no power can stop us.
I want the young generation of the Hills to get employment. 300 home guards will be recruited in the Hills soon.
Bengal wants to see Darjeeling smiling. Darjeeling has a brand value worldwide.