Kolkata:  In a measure to woo investors, the West Bengal government is going to set up a single window clearance counter in the office of West Bengal Industry Development Corporation (WBIDC), which is supposed to enable entrepreneurs to settle business in the state without going through the maze of long procedures.

An entrepreneur is supposed to submit as many as 100 forms in order to set up industry, but with single window clearance system the setting of business will be simpler.

The Commerce and Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee said the decision has been taken after a series of meetings of the core groups in this connection.

It has been decided that the terms and conditions to invest in the state will be simplified. In the meeting, a decision was taken to reduce the number of forms required to be filled up from the present 99 to 15, he said.

This would substantially reduce the time for investors keen to set up units in the state, he added.

Chatterjee said the government would follow the policy of no forcible acquisition of agriculture land for setting up industry.
“The government will promote industrialization in accordance with current land policy,” he said.

JPN/Bureau