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West Bengal govt allots Singur land to five investors for agro industries

The cabinet also approved the proposal to offer jobs to the next of kin in case of death of civic police officials

West Bengal | Singur land | Agriculture

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with films television actor and actress during a media conference at CM office, in Kolkata.

The Cabinet on Monday

approved allotment of land to five investors in Singur for agro-based industries.

State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the cabinet gave its go-ahead for the allotment from about 10.3 acre of the agro-industrial park that belongs to The Small Industries Development Corporation (WBSIDC).

He, however, did not elaborate further on the modalities.

Banerjee had recently said an agro-industrial park will be set up at Singur in Hooghly district to create employment opportunities in the agrarian area.

"The land there is very fertile and this is being done so the farmers can sell their products and display the produce..." she had said.

The cabinet also approved the proposal to offer jobs to the next of kin in case of death of civic police officials, and raise the retirement age to 65 for those in administrative posts in educational institutions, Chatterjee said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, February 08 2021. 23:54 IST