statesman news service
Kolkata, 17 February
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Eastern Region has welcomed the West Bengal Budget Proposals 2014-15, describing it as growth and investment oriented.
“CII is happy to note that the State Budget proposals have laid considerable emphasis on strengthening infrastructure, building new industries and generating jobs across sectors. It is heartening that 158 road projects of 2,188 km and 13 bridge projects in 11 backward districts are under implementation,” said Mr Sudhir Deoras, CII Eastern Region, in his reaction to the West Bengal Budget Proposals present at the State Assembly in Kolkata today.
Mr Saugat Mukherjee, regional director, CII eastern region, said: “CII is particularly happy that the State Government is laying considerable emphasis on the MSME sector.
MCCI president Sanjay Agarwal said it was a bold and pragmatic Budget. Mr Agarwal complimented the state finance minister Mr Amit Mitra for introducing some reliefs for industry and trade by way of allowing input tax credit on old plant and machinery used in manufacture.
Mr Sajjan Bhajanka, president of Bharat Chamber of Commerce, said: “The State Budget has highlighted a number of unique innovative and dynamic success stories in respect of socio-economic development of the State in the last 2 years