- - Dr. Amit Mitra, Industries, Finance and IT Minister encourages investors and entrepreneurs from Bengaluru to look at West Bengal as an investment destination .
Bengaluru,October 13: “We want to make Bengal the startup capital of India,” stated Dr Amit Mitra, Minister-in-Charge, Finance, Excise, Commerce & Industries, Public Enterprises, Industrial Reconstruction and Information Technology & Electronics Departments, Government of West Bengal, at a roadshow to promote the Bengal Global Business Summit 2016 organised by FICCI in partnership with the Government of West Bengal here today.
Dr Krishna Gupta, MD, WBIDC informed the house that the reason why Bengal is considered an exciting investment destination is because it has a very attractive growth story, with positive government reforms coupled with social, human and physical capital. With a population of 91.3 million, it is a huge demand centre.
With particular emphasis on the IT sector, a ready talent pool from premier institutes in Bengal, low attrition rate, over 5 million Sq. Ft. of ready to move space in IT Parks and with 15 IT Parks and 2 Hardware Parks coming up, West Bengal’s IT policy and IT incentive scheme introduced in 2012 is aimed at accelerating growth through providing investing companies with the right infrastructure.
Debashis Sen, IAS, Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department, Government of West Bengal mentioned that West Bengal Govt. has announced 6 new theme Township Projects which offer several investment opportunities.