In this edition of Hello Washington the topic of discussion was - Industrialization Efforts in West Bengal. The distinguished panelists were Mr. Nirupam Sen and Mr. Partha Chatterjee.
Mr. Nirupam Sen is the Commerce and Industry Minister of West Bengal.
Mr. Partha Chatterjee is the leader of the legislative party of Trinamool Congress and opposition leader in the Assembly.
India's Reliance Industries Ltd. recently announced that it plans to invest more than 30 billion rupees (US$650 million) in the communist-ruled state of West Bengal to build a retail chain of farm products and a pipeline to bring gas from eastern coast
The discussion focused on advantages and disadvantages of industrialization in West Bengal, whether infrastructure are in place to sustain such development, whether farmers will be adequately compensated etcetra.
The show was hosted by Asim Chakrabarti.