The government of Telangana has quietly carried out its investment hunt, led by industry, IT and urban development minister K T Rama Rao , in West Bengal on Tuesday. Bengal Inc has reportedly given a positive response to set up units in the newest state of the country.”As many as 10 leading industrialists from Bengal have evinced interest to invest in our state,” KTR told on the sidelines of a select investors’ meet with 25 business houses organized by apex industry body FICCI. However, the Telangana government officials did not divulge the names of the prominent interested investors’ as the talks with them were all at a “preliminary stage”.
None of the business houses in Bengal, too, has so far acknowledged their meeting with KTR. However, a source close to the development told TOI that KTR in his daylong trip to the City of Joy has even visited headquarters of a couple of city-based business houses, who were absent at the FICCI meet.”Food, plastic and chemicals, IT, real estate and infrastructure are the few areas where investors from Bengal are looking forward to set up their units in our state. We have invited them all to visit our state and witness the facilities we are offering,” added KTR, who is also the textiles and NRI affairs minister of the state.The principal secretary (industry) of Telangana, Jayesh Ranjan, has explained four selling points to the Bengal investors in the hour long meeting at a city hotel in Kolkata. “We have the largest land bank – around 150 thousand acres – in the country