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Bengal Chamber picks Frost & Sullivan for creating data on agri, MSMEs

| Updated on: Oct 12, 2015
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Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appointed consulting firm Frost & Sullivan for creating a data base on West Bengal’s agriculture and MSME sectors.

BCC&I President Ambarish Dasgupta told reporters here that the firm had already begun data collection. Chamber’s research cell would interpret the data for policy advocacy to the State Government in these sectors.

The firm would do independent data collection, as well as procure data from the State Government and other sources for analysis. State’s economy quite significantly depends on the performance of the two dominant sectors.

“The State lacks a structured policy framework for the two sectors. We would also study the Maharashtra’s agricultural policy framework, supposedly the best in the country to draw from it.

Plans are also afoot to create databases for State’s health sector, skill development and poverty alleviation. The State has taken multiple initiatives in health sector, “he mentioned.

However, roll out of plans have not be even on the ground. In this sector, BCC&I would study the Andhra Pradesh’s success in executing plans in this sector particularly access of poor to the cost-effective health care delivery.

Meanwhile, BCC&I conceived project City of Analytics near here attracted some local and foreign builder and infrastructure firms. Dasgupta said three foreign investors were among those who have evinced interest in participating in expression of interest exercise.

“We hope to complete the selection of project execution on the identified land, to be provided by the State Government, by middle of January next year. The project constructor would create six-lakh square feet built up space for analytics companies to set up their shops. The builder would also create necessary infrastructure and housing facilities and social infrastructure such as schools, hospital, market, malls and recreation amenities. The project is expected to be completed in next three years”, he added.

Published on January 22, 2018

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