Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries has through its telecom arm invested nearly Rs 5,000 crore in the state in the last three years.
: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani on Friday said the company would partner small entrepreneurs of West Bengal by providing them connectivity.
"In the next phase, we will partner with the small entrepreneurs of the state by providing them with connectivity," Mr Ambani said at the opening of the two-day Bengal Global Business Summit here.
Reliance Industries, through its telecom arm Reliance Jio, has invested nearly Rs 5,000 crore in the state in the last three years for developing the digital broadband network.
"We have connected more than 1,000 towns and 23,000 plus villages. Our aim is to connect all the 40,000 villages by 2017," Mr Ambani said.
Complementing the West Bengal government, he said "We have got all the approvals in a time-bound manner."
He said Reliance Industries is providing direct employment to 11,000 people and indirect employment to 30,000 others, and is one of the leading employers in the private sector in the state.