93 MSME entrepreneurs to invest Rs 300 crore in North Bengal

Kolkata, Feb 12 (KNN) Giving a major boost to the small sector in the state, as many as 93 MSME entrepreneurs are willing to invest Rs 300 crore in diverse units in North Bengal, encouraged after their  issues like power tariff and land were addressed after having submitted their proposals to the state government.

This was an initiative launched jointly by the West Bengal government, Siliguri-Jalpaiguri Development Authority, MSSE&T Department of West Bengal and North Bengal Zonal Council of CII, according to a release.

The exercise involved a series of one-to-one meetings a joint team of CII North Bengal Zonal Council, the MSSE&T Department and the SJDA had with more than 200 prospective entrepreneurs at Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Birpara and Islampur where a number of issues such as power tariff, pollution, land and licence were raised and resolved.

"All issues like power tariff and land have been addressed after they submitted their proposals to the state government", the CII said in a release, quoting the state North Bengal Development minister, Goutam Deb.  He was speaking at the three-day Synergy Siliguri meet at the north Bengal town today.

"This initiative encouraged the entrepreneurs to invest and set up units. I am sure more and more entrepreneurs will come forward and invest. I am also confident that the success of this initiative will be a model for others to emulate," Deb said.

Synergy Siliguri 2014 is a business conclave having many focus areas concerning the growth and development of MSME in North Bengal. These include Statutory Compliance, Finance, Technology, Corporate governance, skill development. Apart from panel discussions, there would be Clinics – cum – Help Desks setup by various institutions, service providers from the private and government sector for providing solutions to the individual solution seekers on various issues that concern MSME.