ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST BENGAL

Rs 50. "No one has been able to improve our lot'', says Anil Kumar Man- dal, a highly .skilled bell-metal worker of Khagra. "We have no future. We are being exploited as always.'' Recently a local bank has advanced some IF you happen to visit any district town in West Bengal today, you are unlikely to miss the prominent hoardings put up by the State Financial Corporation telling people about its various schemes to help them with money and in other ways. This shows a new dynamism on the part of an organisation which, though in existence for several years now, has not been very familiar even in Calcutta's small-scale industry circles, not to speak of the mofussil towns. But to expect that the new colourful hoardings by themselves will start overnight a queue of prospective entrepreneurs at the WBFC office would be plainly unrealistic.

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