Tag Archives | West Bengal

Empty promises

The 100-day fever is fast spreading and the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers is the latest casualty. A very bland press release outlining what the ministry plans to achieve over the next three months has come my way. I started reading the release with a great deal of scepticism and was convinced at the end […]

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PCR Chemicals to develop Nayachar

I am quite surprised at the West Bengal government’s commitment to the chemical hub at Nayachar. The latest news is that PCR Chemicals, a joint venture between the West Bengal Industrial Development Corp and New Kolkata International Development, will be developing the infrastructure at the hub. New Kolkata has been promoted by Indonesia’s Salim Group, […]

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West Bengal draws Hindujas

West Bengal’s proposed chemical hub at Nayachar has attracted the Hindujas with the group indicating an interest to set up operations in the state. Plans are still at an early stage but Subir Raha, executive vice-chairman of the Hinduja Group, has indicated big plans in India’s oil and gas sector. West Bengal is likely to […]

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IOC invited to Nayachar

I have found the answer to my question in last week’s posting on the proposed chemical hub at Nayachar, West Bengal. I had wondered which public sector company would be targeted by the West Bengal government for investment at Nayachar. According to The Telegraph, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has been invited to set up shop. […]

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Kakinada & Nayachar: back on popular demand

A new year brings in new resolutions and this time around ONGC appears to have recommitted itself a refinery project in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, despite doubts about its viability. And over in West Bengal, the state government is determined to move ahead with a chemical hub at Nayachar. ONGC’s resolution, however, appears to be a […]

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Bengal plots chemical hub at Nayachar

The West Bengal government’s determination to construct a chemical hub is commendable. The government had initially set its heart on Nandigram but after widespread resistance and violence over land acquisition (see my blog entry in March), many had believed that plans for a hub in the state had been shelved. However, much to my surprise, […]

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