Reliance Foundation to renovate and restore Kalighat temple in Kolkata

Mukesh Ambani says the project is close to his heart


Reliance Industries chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani, on Tuesday, announced that Reliance Foundation has taken up an ambitious project to renovate and restore the Kalighat temple in Kolkata.

Speaking at the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS 2023), he said, "We are in the process of repairing the entire temple complex, including the centuries old heritage structures and restoring the same to their original glory."

The Reliance chairman said the project is close to his heart.

Ambani also announced an additional Rs 20,000-crore investment for West Bengal over the next three years.

"We plan to invest an additional Rs 20,000 crore in Bengal in the next three years for enhancing digital life solutions, augmenting Reliance Retail footprint and on bio-energy," he said.

Reliance Industries has invested close to Rs 45,000 crore in the last few years in the state, Ambani said, and added that "Reliance will leave no stone unturned to accelerate Bengal's growth."

The focus sectors at the two-day BGBS 2023 are MSME, textiles, engineering, energy, transport and urban infrastructure, real estate, agriculture, tourism and international trade and logistics. The participating countries include the US, UK, Japan, Poland, France, Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Fiji.

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