Inviting NRIs to make large scale investments in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said her government was working to open a cell under the finance ministry, to be monitored by her, to cater to investment proposals. “I request NRIs to join the present drive to develop West Bengal which has great investment potential and has largely remained untapped for the past 34 years of Left Front rule,” Banerjee said in a video conference with NRIs in New Jersey, organised and telecast by a Bengali TV news channel on Saturday. “All NRIs are welcome to send their investment proposals to the cell taking shape, which I will personally monitor once a week,” she added.
Stating that West Bengal could be a perfect investment destination, the new chief minister said investment was welcome in all sectors of the economy, “say in hospital, education, tourism, IT, infrastructure and industry.” To a question, the chief minister said her government would do its best to restore a semblance of work culture in the state. “I will not make any compromise with work culture which is a prerequisite for economic and industrial development. Give me a year’s time, I will do my best to accelerate the pace of development of the state to a considerable extent,” she said.