Bengal ministerial group to free land from closed industries

Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Aiming to make land available for fresh investments, the West Bengal government has formed a nine-member group of ministers (GoM) to look out for ways to free land from closed industrial units near Kolkata.

“The nine-member GoM will look into different aspects of the closed industries in the state. But the primary objective will be to free land of closed industrial units and invite fresh investments on the prime plots,” the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress said on its official website.

The GoM consists of the Finance and Industries Minister Amit Mitra, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, Law Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, Power Minister Manish Gupta, Labour Minister Malay Ghatak, Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose, Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee and Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar who hold the environment portfolio.

The government claimed to have recently freed nearly 200 acres in Kalyani in Nadia district from 11 closed units.

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