ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST BENGAL-Industrial Morass

WEST BENGAL Industrial Morass ONE of the commonest things that one hears from industrialists about West Bengal these days is: "Nothing swans to happen here." While many other states are forging ahead, West Bengal seems to have been left behind. "Go to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and you see new projects coming up all around, but not in this state. And it almost looks like that no One seems to care." At a press conference the other day, a senior vice-president of a leading chamber of commerce pointed out without mincing words that the atmosphere prevailing in the state is, to say the least, "most unhelpful". He was particularly aggrieved at what was happening in Haldia which had been hilled as the most promising growth centre in the state, "I can tell you that those of us who had shown interest in this area are now just backing out", he said.

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