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Bengal on infotech map

Calcutta, Sept. 16: The Tatas will make fresh investments in Bengal’s information technology (IT) industry. Group chairman Ratan Tata said after a meeting with chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today that discussions centred on infotech in general, and the investment plans the company had in mind for the state. “We discussed infotech in general. We have investment plans in the sector here,” Tata told reporters.

Bhattacharjee said new funds from the company, which would go into new project, would be channelled through Tata Infotech and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). “Tata will discuss his investment plans with the two firms and get back to us,” the chief minister said.

Earlier, Tata said after Tata Tea’s annual general meeting that expansion plans for TCS have been drawn up. He squashed talk that the tea company’s registered office would be shifted from Calcutta.

CII director general Tarun Das, present at the meeting between the Tata chief and Bhattacharjee, refused to give away details of what was discussed. “He talked about his investment plans for Bengal. I cannot share his plans with the media,” Das said.

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