Kolkata: Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Textiles Swapan Debnath said on Saturday that the MSME sector in the state has witnessed a phenomenal growth under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.”This is reflected through credit delivery of Rs 1.74 lakh to the MSME sector in 2017–18, compared to Rs 40,000 in 2010–11,” Debnath said while addressing the Durgapur–Asansol–Raniganj Forum 2019 titled “Facilitating Sustainable and Inclusive Growth” organised by the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) in Durgapur. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseDebnath, who was the chief guest at the event, maintained that the state government is constructing several industrial parks, clusters, mega food parks and the like across the state for employment generation. “There is a huge potential in the region which the business community should utilize for the benefit of the state,” he added. Tapas Banerjee, chairman of Asansol–Durgapur Development Authority who was the guest of honour at the event added that the state is taking proactive measures through guidance of the Chief Minister at the district level. “Even the District Magistrate and other district-level functionaries are interacting with the general public to assess their needs and extend government support to them,” he said. A number of noted businessmen representing various Chambers and corporate houses in Asansol and Durgapur were also present. Vishal Jhajharia, president of the Chamber, in his welcome address spoke about the initiatives of the Chamber to Tier II and Tier III cities of the state.