The West Bengal government is desperate to keep Infosys and Wipro from going away from the state.
In an attempt to retain Wipro and Infosys in West Bengal, the state government on Thursday offered 45 acres each to the two IT giants for setting up their units.
"We are ready to give 45 acre each to Wipro and Infosys. They can construct new units at Rajarhat," Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee told a press conference at the CPI(M) headquarters in Kolkata.
"The two IT firms will be contacted by tomorrow (Friday)," Bhattacharjee said, 10 days after scrapping of the IT township project at Rajarhat following an alleged land scam.
Asked whether the two companies would accept the offer, the chief minister said, "Definitely. There have been preliminary talks with them."
"This is the only alternative for us to bring the two IT majors in our state," he said, adding that the two companies could together create 16,000 job opportunities in two to three years.