Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) West Bengal could have two jute parks, one each in Burdwan and North Dinajpur districts, by the end of 2012, am official said Monday.
We are expecting that at least by the end of this calendar year, wecould have two jute parks in the state, Jute Commissioner in the central textiles ministry and National Jute Board Secretary Atri Bhattacharya told reporters on the sidelines of an event, organised by the Bharat Chamber of Commerce here.
The parks, to be set up at Shaktigarh in Burdwan district and Raniganj in North Dinajpur district, are a part of the four upcoming parks in the country planned by the textile ministry under the Jute Technology Mission.
The other two are to be located in Purnea in Bihar and in Silchar in Assam, which are likely to become operational by the end of the current fiscal.
Under the Jute Technology Mission, the government had introduced a scheme for establishing jute parks in the country. The subsidy available under this scheme for establishment of the jute parks is 40 percent of the eligible cost for setting up common infrastructure in the park(excluding the cost of land), subject to a maximum of Rs.7.5 crore.
The initial infrastructural investment in the parks is around Rs.50 crore, Bhattacharya said.