Kolkata: Protests over land acquisition in
Singur and Nandigram have not had any major impact on
investment flows into West Bengal, state industry minister
Nirupam Sen said.
"Much has been written about Nandigram and Singur. But
even during the phase, large amount of investments have
come to the state," Sen said today at a meeting organised by
He said in spite of excessive negative campaign about the
state, many investors were showing interest in the state. "It
is not a matter of joke," he said.
"In the past one year, the state got proposals for 65 new
units with an average unit size of Rs 13,000 crore," he said.
Sen said that most of the units were in the medium
sector. He said these units would require around 1300 acres
to 1400 acres for which land was already available with the
"This is an encouraging trend and everything is not
gloomy," the minister said.
Chiding the Trinamool Congress, Sen said, "One political
party which tried to oppose industry in the state is now
trying to project that it is not anti-industry."