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It will result in the generation of employment opportunities

“Enthusiastic response to the State Government’s industrial-friendly policies”

“vibrancy” perceptible in the State’s rural economy.

KOLKATA: “Industrialisation is an inevitable historical process which will result in the generation of employment opportunities and help fulfill the aspirations of the younger generation” and to which the State Government is committed, West Bengal Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, said here in his Independence Day address, broadcast and telecast on Wednesday.

“We are also bound to ensure food security and will have to continue to work for agricultural development,” he added. “Progress in agriculture will result in changes in the country-wide industrial scenario”. The State Government intended to move towards greater industrialisation by consolidating its successes in the agricultural sector, Mr Bhattacharjee said.

“There has been an enthusiastic response to the State Government’s industrial-friendly policies” as a result of which the flow of private investment to various industries is increasing, he observed, adding that “vibrancy” was also perceptible in the State’s rural economy.

“On the occasion of this Independence Day what is most significant in the context of our State is the people’s commitment to maintain the democratic environment, social stability and communal amity”, Mr. Bhattacharjee said. Everyone has to be vigilant against those forces that threaten this commitment, he cautioned.

“Efforts to check the forces of terror, divisiveness and communalism need to continue” as well as to ensure that the democratic system and secularist traditions are not undermined, the Chief Minister said. He admitted the shortcomings in the State’s rural health care system and said that his government was also aware of the “negative aspects” in the education sector which need to be “rectified.”