Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is planning to develop food processing clusters in its 250 acres of unused land at Panagarh near Durgapur. DVC chairman told reporters that he is confident about the viability of a food processing cluster at Panagarh and said that it will be a win-win situation for both the airport at Durgapur and the industry.
Yesterday after inaugurating the exploration and production office of Essar in Durgapur for its CBM operations at WEBEL IT Park near Durgapur’s Gandhi More, commerce and industry minister Mr. Partha Chetterjee advised industrialists to win hearts before setting up projects in an area and hire workers from among the residents. This has surprised many.
Residents of two mouzas of Durgapur had lodged a written complain to the the district magistrate and the chairman of Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA) and sought their interventions for alleged illegal selling of a pot of land procured for setting up industry to realtors as residential plots
Durgapur – the industrial hub of West Bengal is one of the most polluted cities of the country as well. Aggregation of a large number of industries in and around Durgapur, indiscriminate cutting of trees to make room for the rapidly increasing population and uncontrolled addition of waste into the environment by the industries of Durgapur are the major cause of this pollution.