West Bengal receives over 2 lakh crore investment proposals: Mamata Banerjee

Among other major sectors, MSME attracted business proposals of Rs 50,710 crore, urban development got Rs 46,600 crore and transport Rs 38,801 crore.

West Bengal has received investment proposals worth Rs 2.35 lakh crore across sectors at the 3rd Global Bengal Business Summit held in Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday.

Addressing delegates at The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit organised by the state government Banerjee said the manufacturing sector netted investment commitment of Rs 61,765 crore.

"I am glad to announce that the state has received Rs 2.35 lakh crore investment proposals at the summit," she said at a plenary session on the concluding day of the business event.


Among other major sectors, MSME attracted business proposals of Rs 50,710 crore, urban development got Rs 46,600 crore and transport Rs 38,801 crore.

"Despite demonetisation, a sum of Rs 2,35,290 crore has been committed during the summit," Banerjee said.

"This figure, at this juncture, in this situation is enough," the Chief Minister said.

In the last two business meets, a total of Rs 4.93 lakh crore worth of investment proposals were received, out of which 40% of those were under implementation. "This is quite commendable".

"Instead of touting figures like Rs 50 lakh crore or Rs 60 lakh crore, the ultimate result is zero," she quipped. "This is enough for us". Banerjee's comment was an indirect reference to investment claims being made by some of the states during their business summits held in recent times.

Banerjee said Norway showed interest in the maritime sector while the delegation from Italy expressed their keenness for projects in leather and manufacturing categories.

She also said the Chinese delegation evinced interest in infrastructure and manufacturing while delegates from Japan were keen on participating in a drinking water project.