Kolkata: Assuring the corporate houses of assistance and improved facilities, the West Bengal government on Saturday announced its decision to constitute a 25-member core committee that would work on industrial growth in the state.

West Bengal Commerce Minister Parth Chaterjee, Finance Minister Amit Mitra, Secretaries of the concerned departments and one representative each from every Chamber of Commerce would be part of the high power committee.

Addressing the industrialists’ conclave here, Mamata detailed that the committee will meet every 15 days for better co-ordination and quick disbursal of issues. “If the investment proposals are beneficial for the state then maximum help and basic facilities will be provided to the interested industrialists,” she said.

“In case of any problem, the committee will sort out the issues mutually in the meeting,” Mamata added. The CM also invited proposals for investment in IT, Tourism, Health, Tea Plantation and Irrigation sectors.

Illuminating the new avenues of industrial growth, Mamata emphasised that 45,000 acre of land of defunct industries could be utilised to start new ventures. She also drew attention towards the prospects of medium and small scale industries in the state.

Determined to bring change, Mamata echoed, “Time is valuable and it is my utmost priority to bring development in the state, which has lagged behind for several years now.”

The conclave was attended by representatives of several big corporate houses including Birla, Reliance, Godrej and Jindals. However, Tatas were not represented by anybody at the business meet.

(JPN/ Bureau)