DIPP to support Bengal for upgrading state’s industrial parks


The Union Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy (DIPP) is ready to support the West Bengal government to upgrade state’s industrial parks and the leather park, its Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said on Saturday.

“It may even consider a package for this,” he said, according to a statement issued by CII.

Once the Amritsar-Kolkata Dedicated Freight Corridor becomes operational – most probably by March 2019 – there will be a sea change in the state’s industrial climate, said Abhishek.

DIPP, a central Government arm is responsible for formulation and implementation of industrial policy and strategies for industrial development.

According to the statement, DIPP and World Bank have released a report on Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms. In the report, West Bengal ranked 11th behind its peers such as Jharkhand, Odisha and even Uttar Pradesh.

“DIPP is there for help. We know entrepreneurship needs a helping hand, and we are ready to help you in things like setting up incubation centres, world-class training, patent facilitation, etc,” said Abhishek.

In order to strengthen startup ecosystem, the department will soon launch online service for providing free training in how one can start a company, prepare project reports and pay taxes. In attempt to give the start-up moment a contemporary look, it will hire director from a start-up, the statement said.