LOOKING AT THE SUNDERBANS
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in December took a select group of industrialists on a tour to the world’s largest mangrove forests. She urged them to help the Government in developing tourism infrastructure.
“I request you to pump in money for promoting tourism and developing infrastructure in our state, particularly the Sunderbans,” Banerjee told the 25 industrialists accompanying her on a two-day infrastructure and tourism development tour.
The Chief Minister promised all assistance from the Government saying her regime has a positive approach towards industrialisation.
Ambuja Neotia Group’s Chief, Harshavardhan Neotia promised to come up with a Rs 50 crore project involving construction of 50 cottages as part of an eco-tourism project.
The project, expected to be completed in two years after the start of construction by mid next year, would create 150 jobs, he said.