Trade fair boosts industry: West Bengal Minister
The 26th Industrial India Trade Fair (IITF) , which concludes at the Milan Mela ground here on Sunday, has generated business of around Rs 37 crore this year, said the fair authorities.
"This initiative has not only benefited the industries but also the state government," said West Bengal Fire Minister Javed Khan at the valedictory function of the fair on Saturday.
"Bengal is not only in possession of a plenty of land resource but also an array of a strong market, surplus of electricity as well as skilled labourers," he said, hoping that such fairs would benefit the state government.
An initiative of the BNCCI (Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry), the fair being the largest of its kind in the Eastern region and the 2nd largest in the country had brought 12 foreign participants.
Among the 550 exhibitors, apart from nations like Afghanistan Japan, Taiwan, Ghana as well as neighboring states like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, the Indian union territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands received special mention.
On Saturday Javed Ahmed Khan along with Dibyendu Basu, President, BNCCI, and others was present at the venue to grace the valedictory session of the fair.
Later, Sandip Sen, Chairman of the 26th Industrial India Trade Fair announced he names of awardees from amongst the fair participants this year.
The awards were categorized into two, the 'open area zone' and the 'covered area zone'. Each consisted of two levels again namely the PSU and the SSI sector and the awardees for the 'open area zone' were the State Bank of India and the Chandra's Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.(for Dendrite) respectively.
For the 2nd category the names announced were Asian Packaging Pvt. Ltd. and the Oneband Synergies Pvt. Ltd.
Besides five other participants were chosen for the 'Award for Excellence' category and the list included the IFB Industries, LUX Industries Ltd. & others. The prize for the 'Overall Best Participant' was received by the NSIC (National Small Industries Corporation Ltd.).
"They have been a constant source of support to our year's Industrial Trade Fair," said Sandip Sen.
Javed Khan also promoted tourism in India at the fair ground.
"This part of the year being the most apt for food, entertainment and travelling I take this opportunity to mention that our government under the able leadership of the CM has been incessantly thriving hard to promote both tourism as well as industries" added Javed.
(Posted on 06-01-2014)