Kolkata: In an effort to shed West Bengal’s investor wary image and woo much needed capital, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday promised a “friendly environment” to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state.
“Industries were facing hardship due to demonetisation. Come to Bengal and invest here.
You will get a friendly environment. We are giving all the relief,” Banerjee said at the third edition of the Bengal Global Business Summit. Reminding investors that West Bengal was the gateway to the north eastern states and neighbouring countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, Banerjee made a passionate appeal to them to come to the state.
“Please do not consider us as a government but as your family members. Bengal is your home and that is why I appeal to my brothers and sisters to invest in Bengal,” she said. Banerjee said the summit has proved itself as a milestone.
“Bengal is the engine of the country’s growth. Bengal has become the destination and gateway of investments, she said.
“Our growth in the industrial sector has been 10.5 per cent compared to national average of 7.3 per cent,” she said. Banerjee said over 4,000 delegates from 29 countries and across Indian states have attended the summit. “We are eager to listen to your discussions and looking forward for the outcome,” she added.