Kolkata, November 21 (Language) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday inaugurated the seventh ‘Bengal Global Business Summit’ and announced several new plans including plans to double exports from the state, modernize logistics capacity and promote renewable energy manufacturing. Policies announced.
Banerjee also announced a new cable landing station at the sea resort of Digha and promotion of bio-fuel to improve ‘internet connectivity’ in the eastern region.
He said that the economy of West Bengal is growing at the rate of 8.41 percent and its gross domestic product (GDP) will reach $212 billion in the current financial year. In a recent report by Forbes India, West Bengal was ranked sixth in terms of GDP among Indian states.
Four new industrial corridors will be set up, the Chief Minister said in the presence of top entrepreneurs like Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, energy baron Sanjiv Goenka and Wipro’s Rishad Premji. These corridors will be established in Dankuni-Kalyani, Tajpur Port-Raghunathpur, Dankuni-Jhargram and Durgapur-Cooch Behar.
On this occasion, former Finance Minister of the state and Principal Chief Advisor Amit Mitra said that Dankuni, the largest logistics center in eastern India, already has a nine kilometer conveyor belt to carry goods to the storage warehouses.
Hundreds of companies from 35 countries including Britain, America, Australia, Korea, Japan, Germany and France are participating in the Bengal Global Business Summit.
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