State to ask Centre to lift green ‘embargo’ on firms in Haldia
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The state government will ask the Centre "to lift the embargo of environmental clearance" for its various projects in Haldia and adjoining Nayachar island.
Speaking to mediapersons in Kolkata after holding a meeting of industry sub-committee, Commerce and Industry minister Partha Chatterjee said he had received various complaints from industry representatives of Haldia saying that they failed to expand their business plan as they did not get environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF).
"As a result, most of the companies have not been able to initiate their expansion plan in the area," he said.
He said that to put forward the case, he will soon send a team of business representatives to Delhi to urged the MoEF to give nod to environment clearance. The Nayachar industrial project could not be carried forward Centre has not given nod to environmental clearances.
CM to meet industrialists today Chatterjee, meanwhile , urged industrialist and business houses to take part in "Bijoya Sammilani" — a business meet organised by the state government — which will be held on Friday. Chief Minister is in all likelihood will be present at the meet to encourage industrialists to invest in West Bengal.
The minister said, discussions are on about the preparations of the industry trade fair — Bengal Leads — which will be held in Haldia on January 17. "We have requested all industrialist to participate in that fair, and also urged the representatives of the chambers of commerce to co-ordinate with the industrialists outside Bengal so that they could participate in the fair." he added.