Bengal puts up stellar show at Singapore FinTech Festival
The Singapore FinTech Festival, which was held from November 13 to 17, has turned out to be a golden opportunity for the information technology (IT) sector in Bengal.
Bengal is among the top centres in financial technology (fintech, in short) in India. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress Government has taken a lead in reaping the huge talent that the state has in IT.
A 27.738-acre plot, consisting of 15 smaller plots in the range of 0.248 to 4.5 acres, is being developed in New Town, on the outskirts of Kolkata, as a hub for fintech companies.
The cluster for the fintech companies, with plug-and-play infrastructure, is at a strategic location, being at a stone’s throw-distance from Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Nazrul Tirtha, Business Club and Seniors’ Park.
All these factors have led to Bengal being invited to the Singapore FinTech Festival. And they were highlighted during a presentation by the State Government on November 13.
The Bengal pavilion set up at the festival contains attractive posters highlighting the progress made by the State IT Department under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the last six years.