Bengal holds roadshow in Bengaluru to lure investments


Newsgram Staff Writer

Bengaluru: In a bid to woo investments, the West Bengal government showcased a plethora of goodies including a ready talent pool, low attrition rates, five million square foot ready to occupy office space in IT parks, 15 IT parks and two hardware parks, generous IT policies in a roadshow here on Tuesday.

“We want to make Bengal the startup capital of India,” said West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra at the road show to promote the Bengal Global Business Summit 2016.

He exhorted investors and entrepreneurs from Bengaluru to take advantage of the opportunities and look towards West Bengal as an investment destination.

The West Bengal government and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) organized the roadshow as a prelude to the business summit scheduled in Kolkata on January 7 to 9, 2016.

The road show laid a special emphasis on the IT industry, highlighting the state’s favorable policy and incentive scheme introduced in 2012.

A 10,000 square foot space at Webel Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata, earmarked for the NASSCOM startup warehouse was also showcased.

West Bengal also announced six new theme township projects offering several investment opportunities.

(With inputs from IANS)