Kolkata, Sep 17: An Indian Express report revealed that West Bengal Chief Minister Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya in a left meeting declared that the state needs to retain the Wipro and Infosys projects in Rajrahat New Town.
"We will have to provide them land," said he.
He added that the West Bengal government wanted both the companies to set up units in the state even if the IT projects are scrapped.
Following the declaration, Gautam Deb, the Housing Minister announced that the two IT majors would be provided 50 acres each in Rajarhat, outside the controversial Vedic Village area.
“Wipro and Infosys are not going to be given land in that controversial area where the Vedic Village owners acquired vast tracts. They will be given land elsewhere within the Rajarhat township. They had asked for 50 acres, we will give them that much land. They may get more later. I have had talks with the CM," Deb said.
It is expected that Bhattacharya would make the formal announcement regarding this on Friday, Sep 18.