West Bengal government assures land for industry

KOLKATA: In a bid to promote industries in the state, the West Bengal government has assured land for industry if proposals of investment come from them, said an official of West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC).


Krishna Gupta, Managing Director, WBIDC said, "We have 23 applications pending for food parks. Talks are on regarding foundry and rubber parks."


The state government has 3,000 acres of land spread across 19 industrial parks at its disposal, he added.

The WBIDC, the state's industrial facilitator, has received proposals from investments in "bits and pieces" for these industrial parks, he added.


Gupta further stated, WBIDC has given nod to all pending applications for use of land in excess of the ceiling (24.2 acres) under Section 14 Y of West Bengal Land Reforms Act, 1955.


It is noted that industry representatives raised concerns over single window clearance process for investment and procedural delay in registration of land. Such a registration process affects the speedy commissioning of industries in the state, they expressed.