New bill to ensure proper rehabilitation of land givers

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Kolkata, Jun 30 (UNI) Chief Minisiter Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said the government was considering new legislation for proper rehabilitation package for those giving lands for setting up industries in West Bengal.

Disclosing this at the 80th Annual General Meeting of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) here, Mr Bhattacharjee said the legislation would also have scope to ''modify'' the land accquisition policy to help the government further escalate the state's industrial process.

A bill in this regard is expected to be tabled by the government during the monsoon session of West Bengal Assembly beginning tomorrow.

'' We are committed to advancing industrialisation in West Bengal despite non-cooperation by the Opposition and some vested interests and the bill is an attempt to crystal clear the drive for industrial progress,'' the Chief Minister observed.

Mr Bhattacharjee said the goverment was receiving FDI for different sectors and the response from domestic investors was also encouraging in its bid to accelarate the industrial growth of the state.

Besides bettering the roads and other infrastructures, he said, the government has also taken all initiatives to help translate modernisation of the NSCBI airport.

Mr Bhattacharjee said taking into account the ''special aptitude'' required for business personnel and entrepreneurship, ICC and other chambers of commerce should come forward to set up business schools in the city and other places across the state.

''ICC has taken a leading role in the past in taking laudable initiatives and created many landmarks by providing expertise to most critical and vital sectors of the economy and it should inspire others to suggest ways for the industrial rejuvenation of West Bengal,'' he maintained.

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