Sourav Ganguly Ventures into the Steel Industry
Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is gearing up to start a steel factory in Salboni, West Medinipur, West Bengal. According to news agency PTI, Ganguly, who recently embarked on a 12-day trip to Spain and Dubai with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, announced that the factory will be fully operational within five to six months.
Ganguly Expresses Gratitude to Chief Minister
During the trip, Sourav Ganguly expressed his gratitude to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, stating, “I would like to thank the Chief Minister on this occasion because we are starting our third steel plant in Bengal. Many people think that I have only played cricket, but in 2007, we started a small steel plant, and within five to six months, we will begin our new steel plant in Medinipur.”
Announcement at Industrial Conference in Madrid
Sourav Ganguly made this announcement from the stage of an industrial conference in Madrid on Friday, September 15. The former cricketer also highlighted the significant support he has received from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in establishing the factory.
Reasons Behind the Decision
Ganguly explained the reasons behind his decision to build a third steel factory, following the ones in Durgapur and Patna. He said, “Bengal is politically stable at the moment. Not only that, but the state government supports the industry in every way. The state government has land use policies and land maps.”
Praising the State Government
Sourav Ganguly praised the state government, emphasizing that it doesn’t just make promises but swiftly takes steps to implement them. He also extended an invitation to foreign investors to consider investing in Bengal, highlighting the favorable industrial climate in the region.