1. Sourav Ganguly was named West Bengal’s Brand Ambassador by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2. Mamata Banerjee lauds Ganguly’s popularity and anticipates his positive impact on youth.
3. The Bengal Global Business Summit witnesses the announcement and features initiatives to enhance the state’s economy.
Kolkata, Nov 21: Sourav Ganguly has been declared the brand ambassador of West Bengal, as announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during the Bengal Global Business Summit. Banerjee praised Ganguly’s popularity and expressed confidence in his ability to work effectively for the youth. The Bengal Global Business Summit, an annual event, drew participation from numerous companies representing 17 countries.
During the summit, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unveiled a series of initiatives aimed at boosting the state’s economic prospects.
Among these plans are strategies to double West Bengal’s exports, modernize logistics, and promote the manufacturing of renewable energy. Banerjee introduced a policy to encourage the use of biofuels and announced the establishment of a new sub-sea cable landing station in Digha to enhance internet connectivity in the eastern region.
She also shared optimistic economic indicators, citing a growth rate of 8.41% and projecting the state’s economy to reach USD 212 billion in the current fiscal year.
Addressing an audience of prominent business leaders, including Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, Sanjeev Goenka from the energy sector, and Rishad Premji from Wipro, Banerjee outlined plans for the creation of four new industrial corridors.
These corridors will span from Dankuni to Kalyani, Tajpur port to Raghunathpur, Dankuni to Jhargram, and Durgapur to Cooch Behar in North Bengal.
Mukesh Ambani, highlighting Reliance Industries’ substantial investments of nearly Rs 45,000 crore in the state over the past few years, expressed commitment to accelerating Bengal’s growth. Additionally, the Reliance Foundation pledged to undertake the renovation and restoration of the iconic Kalighat Temple in Kolkata, aiming to restore it to its “original glory.”