Mamta Banerjee
In order to build world class tourism infrastructure in the Sundarbans belt of the state on a public-private partnership model, the West Bengal government is currently contemplating to award the project on PPP model. In the project, which is located in Jharkhali area of the state, the government will construct hotels, an eco-tourism park, among other facilities at an investment of Rs. 400cr. In the world's largest delta at a 100-acre plot in Jharkhali, the players from the construction and real estate sector including industrialist Harsh Neotia, Sanjay Budhia, Sanjay Agarwal and Utsav Parekh are keen to take up the project. The chief minister recently took an entourage of investors with her to see things for themselves. She exhorted industrialists to invest and also ensure the conservation of the endangered flora and fauna of the region, adding that like Digha and Ganga Sagar islands, the state will build a gateway to Sunderbans also and that for the augmenting infrastructure in the area, the government is allotting Rs 90cr to build roads and bridges in Jharkhali area where it is keen to build eco-tourism hub comprising five star resorts, budget hotels, cottages, swimming pools, lakes, club houses, among other facilities.