New Delhi: After showing the exit gate to the Tata Group from the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is now trusting government run companies for investment in the state.

The state government wants Public Sector Units (PSUs) to invest in West Bengal for which it is assuring the companies that land acquisition will not pose any difficulty for implementation of the projects.

State's Commerce and Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee at a function organised by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) in New Delhi on Wednesday urged the public sector undertakings to invest in West Bengal.

However, Chatterjee mentioned that the land will not be acquired by the state but by the company itself. While interacting with the executives present in the function, he said that land acquisition was no more an issue.

“The real issue is of lack of basic infrastructure like electricity, water, roads and connectivity,” he added.

Meanwhile, SCOPE president and NTPC CMD Arup Roy said the state’s help was required for identifying land owners and determining the cost of the land.

“The state government is constituting a land bank which will be used only to set up industries. There will be no involvement of real estate in the process,” added Chatterjee.

JPN/Bureau