In pursuance of the
PCPIR policy of the Government of India, notified in April 2007, the
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had earlier approved the proposal
of the Government of West Bengal to set up a PCPIR in the Haldia
Municipal Area and Nayachar islands in Purba Medinipur districts of the
State, on 23rd February, 2009.
The Government of India has since considered the intimation of the
decision of the Government of West Bengal to develop an Industrial park,
power plant and an eco tourism park on Nayachar Island in Haldia, Purba,
Medinipur districts, instead of the PCPIR project and accordingly
decided to accede to the same.
As per the PCPIR policy, the implementation of the PCPIRs are reviewed
by the Central Government on a quarterly basis, since their approval by
CCEA. After the new Government took over in West Bengal, there were news
reports that as promised during the elections to the State Legislative
Assembly, the new Government would not go ahead with the PCPIR project.
The State Government also stopped attending all review meetings.
Finally, the State Government of West Bengal informed this Department
vide its letter dated 8th February, 2012 that it has decided to develop
an industrial park, power plant and an eco tourism park on the Nayachar
Island in Haldia, Purba Medinipur District, and therefore, it will not
be developing the PCPIR Project.