West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the Bantala leather complex in Kolkata will get an additional investment of Rs 10,000 crore.
In the last year, 92 new tanneries have been given a land lease for setting up units in the complex, she said.
"At Bantala, Rs 30,000 crore have been invested that generated employment for three lakh people. Another Rs 10,000 crore will be invested," Banerjee said at a programme here in Howrah district.
There are 50 units at Bantala and 50 more are coming up, the CM said.
Banerjee on Thursday also laid the foundation stone of several projects and extended government services to six lakh people in five districts - Howrah, Hooghly, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, and Nadia.
She said the ‘Duare Sarkar’ (government at doorstep) scheme will be held every three months.
Nine crore applications for the scheme were received by the state government, of which seven crore have been considered, the chief minister said.
Efforts are underway to provide tap water access to all in West Bengal by 2024, Banerjee said, as she laid the foundation stone for a 100-bed hospital at Furfura Sharif and 208 water projects.
The Trinamool Congress supremo also said that more than 30,000 MSMEs have come up in the Howrah district and two parks - jewellery and hosiery - have been set up there.
She said a Rs 2,700-crore flood relief project has been taken up, which would provide relief to the residents of Howrah, Hooghly, and Midnapore.
Banerjee added that her government has invested Rs 35,000 crore in the Deocha Pachami coal block in Birbhum district, and Rs 10,000-crore worth rehabilitation package has been provided.
Three industrial corridors are also coming up in south Bengal -- Dankuni-Kalyani, Dankuni-Haldia, and Dankuni-Raghunathpur -- the CM said.