IIT alumni tips for Bengal’s growth story

IIT-Kharagpur graduates have banded together to provide their home state with professional competence in order to boost Bengal's economy and ensure proper and equal distribution of gains.

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The alumni have founded the Aspiration Bengal Foundation, a non-profit organisation, in a "first-of-its-kind initiative" for Bengal.

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 Its goal is to intervene at the policy level to create the ideal climate for investment.

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In order to increase farm production and expand opportunities in the food processing industry, the foundation has also established a corpus to support appropriate research in Bengal's academic institutions.

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Approximately 300 people from various countries make up our foundation. All, with the exception of a few, are from IIT-Kharagpur.

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We have a tremendous sense of responsibility to contribute to the state because of this, said Partha S. Banerjee, a trustee on the ABF board.

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"We developed this project as a result of our sense of duty. There is no example of a group of graduates from any academic institution banding together to aid a state, according to our research," he continued.

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The foundation, which was established in October 2021, has taken a meticulous approach in an effort to put the Bengal economy on a higher growth trajectory.

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They have recognised Bengal's strengths and limitations to focus on industries that can draw investments as part of their strategy to support state government initiatives.

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