Thursday, August 7, 2014

#MitraVsTata:West Bengal Finance Minister's 'anger was needless' says #Ratan Tata

Hitting back at Amit Mitra (FM,West Bengal), Ratan Tata said that he never spoke of industrial development in West Bengal but only made some remarks yesterday on the basis of what he saw on his drive from airport to the city via Rajarhat.

He posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - “My comments yesterday referred to my drive from the airport to the Maurya via Rajarhat. I saw lots of residential and commercial development but not much industrial development.”

Ratan Tata hasn`t kept tabs. Tatas are still expanding in West Bengal, said Amit Mitra

Ratan Tata hasn`t kept tabs. Tatas are still expanding in West Bengal, says Amit Mitra
WB Minister for Industry and Commerce Dr Amit Mitra today expressed his dismay over the comments made by Ratan Tata regarding Bengal. He opined that Mr Tata has not been briefed properly by his office about the industrial growth in West Bengal. Dr Mitra told reporters, "Onar matibhrom hoyche..." (He has lost his plot). The minister also said that he was surprised to see that Tata wasn't updated about Bengal' economic growth.

The Industry Minister said that even companies under the Tata Group - like TCS and Tata Metaliks - are expanding their operations in the State. "The list of industries eager to set up shop here in Bengal is long and I need a whole day to read it out," Dr Mitra said during a seminar organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

The minister said that TCS is going to generate 20000 additional jobs at a new campus in the State. Tata Metaliks has applied for expansion recently, he added. The minister also highlighted the recently-cleared investments in cement plants by Anil Ambani and Emami group (both at Raghunathpur) while talking about industrial growth in Bengal. Tata Hitachi is keen to invest in West Bengal Industrial park in Kharagpur, the minister added.