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Bengal Govt to set up Biswa Khudra Bazar in Birbhum to promote MSMEs

Updated: Apr 09, 2018 09:28:30am

Bengal Govt to set up Biswa Khudra Bazar in Birbhum to promote MSMEs

New Delhi, Apr 9 (KNN) In a bid to promote MSMEs, the Bengal Government will set up Biswa Khudra Bazar, an integrated production and promotion hub for small and micro enterprises, near Santiniketan in Birbhum district on 50-acre land.

Under the plan, 3 separate units will be set up in the state-of-the-art Biswa Khudra Bazar, including one where there will be production of goods and second one for the promotion and sales of the same products unlike the existing ones.

The existing ones are Biswa Bangla Haat, Urban Haat and Rural Haat which do not have production units.

This project will take around 2 years to complete and the West Bengal Small Industries Development Corporation (WBSIDC), under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Textiles Department is developing it.

The aim behind this project is to develop tens of lakh of small businesses which are considered as an economic backbone of the state.

Government has taken various projects for promoting MSMEs and their efforts have been lauded in many quarters including Central Government.

The Biswa Khudra Bazar is going to be set up in Santiniketan which is a major tourist spot and attracts tourists not only from Bengal but also from other places of India and across the world.

Local products are already popular as souveniers and Biswa Khudra Bazar will set up an integrated unit for handicrafts, which will enable the artisans to serve a much wider market. (KNN/YV)


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