TMC government welcomed Tata Group to make big investments in West Bengal

News Desk: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led TMC government of West Bengal welcomed the Tata Group to make big investments in the state.

Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee said “Job creation is our top priority. Incentives will be provided to companies which will make big investments in Bengal. It will depend on their ability to generate employment”

“We are aiming to have at least two large manufacturing units to be set up by any prominent industrial house at the earliest” he added.

Mr Chatterjee also made it clear “We never had any enmity with the Tatas, neither did we fight against them. They are one of the most respected and biggest business houses of this country and also abroad. You can’t blame the Tatas (for the Singur fiasco)” 

A government insider said “Negotiations are on with the Tatas and ‘few other groups’, but it is not yet clear what kind of projects are likely to attract investments. Automobiles, especially new generation electric vehicles, could be manufactured in West Bengal. Hooghly district, where the Birlas produced the Ambassador cars, is a natural venue because of the availability of local skilled manpower. Singur is also in Hooghly”

“Bengal is also keen to attract new generation knowledge-driven industries like IT and ITES” the insider added.