Kolkata: West Bengal will soon have its second Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) besides IIT-Kharagpur to its account. The State government has initiated the process for establishing the country’s most premier technical education institute in the state. The hunt for the required land has already kicked off.

The Industry Minister of the State, Partha Chatterjee, has begun his efforts for setting up another IIT campus in West Bengal.

On Saturday, the Minister along with district administration officials visited Kalyani area of Nadiya district. He inspected the plots and said that a massive area is required for making good headway in infrastructure setting. "It will be taken into consideration that no agriculture land is acquired from the villagers. The institute will be constructed only on government land. Especially, those area will be selected which are barren or are of least agriculture value," said Chatterjee.

He said a detailed report in this regard would be handed over to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. “After taking into consideration various details related to the project, she will take a final decision,” he added.

It is worth mentioning that the CM has already stated that there will be no illegal acquisition of lands. Land Banks will be prepared to solve the problem of acquiring government land for the construction of industrial unit or any other building.

(JPN/Bureau)