Kolkata: West Bengal has reduced compliances needed for facilitating ease-of-doing business in the state, making it more investor-friendly than before. The state industry secretary, Vandana Yadav, disclosed this at a CII event in the city on Wednesday. The state has decreased as many as 44 compliances so far.
For further ease-of-doing business, there will be a symposium on this topic at the fifth edition of the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS). According to her, there would be symposium on the Bengal model of education and heath as well.
In this edition of BGBS, the state is also organising eight sectoral sessions on sectors such as services, infrastructure, MSME, international trade, tourism, session on mining, IT and ITeS and agri business.
Barun Roy, the state labour secretary, said that seven tea gardens had given proposal for alternate use of land for hotel, hospitals, nursing centres along with other usage.
However, four of them bagged permission while the rest could not get a go-ahead as they have statutory dues. He also asked private sector to revise the minimum wage which in turn would help create demand. The state health secretary, N S Nigam said that the health infrastructure in the state has improved many times in the last 10 years.
Meanwhile, Prashant Sharma has been elected the chairman of the CII West Bengal State Council while Sucharita Basu, managing partner, AQUILAW, has been elected as the vice chairman of CII West Bengal State Council for 2022-23. Basu has been practising law since 2001 and has expertise in the fields of corporate, real estate, infrastructure, policy & government practices.
A law graduate from University of Calcutta, Basu is the first vice chairperson of CII coming from a law background. She is also in pursuit of a public leadership credential from Harvard Kennedy School.
Sharma is the MD of Charnock Hospital and SKM Group. He did his MBA from ISB Hyderabad and healthcare management from Harvard Business School.