Medinipore: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday inaugurated a cement plant at Salboni belonging to the Jindal Steel Works Group’s.
JSW’s cement plant marks the revival of the biggest investment proposal in Bengal since Independence -Rs 35,000 crore for integrated steel, power and cement plant -would attract over Rs 800 crore.
The company plans to set up a 2.4 MT cement grinding unit followed by a 300 MW captive power plant at Salboni, involving a total investment of Rs 2,700 crore. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister thanked the Jindals for their initiative. “Development cannot take place by force, it needs to be done with love,” she said.
“We will set up a 300 bedded multi super hospital in Salboni in addition to an ITI & polytechnic college. This area will shine in days to come,” she added. She said that Jindals wanted to expand their industries in Salboni but iron-ore was a problem. “There should be a national iron ore policy, it will bring about parity and ease the business process,” the CM said.
She concluded her speech with the hope that lives of the local people will transform in the days to come.