3rd largest in India in mineral production. Coal accounts for 99% of output, apart from limestone, copper, iron, manganese, dolomite.


largest number of MSMEs (close to 3.7 million enterprises) and the country’s highest bank credit flow to MSMEs (nearly US$15bn).


The state has 2 large container ports, 2 international airports, 3rd largest road coverage in India, and high rail density and expanding.


Some of the country's oldest manufacturing and engineering centers are dotted around Kolkata, still commanding global trade.


Largest producer of vegetables and paddy in India, strong agri set-up has led to a food processing industry covering milk, meat, fish.

SE Asia

WB is an entry point for markets in Southeast Asia. The cost of operating a business is lower in Kolkata than other Indian metros.


WB with a rich historical and cultural heritage and natural beauty spanning the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal attract global tourists.

Confederation of West Bengal Trade Associations

+ 91-33-46012525

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CWBTA is an active Apex Body of Traders, operating for more than one and half decades, representing Trade Associations of West Bengal, which number about 50 as on date.

West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation


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The State Level Promotional agency provide inter-institutional co-ordination for various clearances concerning other State Government Institutions towards speedy implementation of any project.

Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry


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The Chamber works as a forum for networking and as an enabler of development of the state economy and infrastructure.

Bengal National Chamber of Commerce & Industry


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Bengal National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the oldest indigenous Chamber in India was established on 2nd February, 1887.

Calcutta Chamber Of Commerce

+91-33-22290758; 22298961

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In 1830 some traders and craftsmen of Calcutta organised themselves to form the Calcutta Trades Association.

Key Investors

Investment Opportunities

6 Townships

Six new theme-based townships, covering Health and Education city, Geriatric and Wellness, Sports City, Cultural Hub, Industrial Township and Analytics City are coming up.

Industrial Parks

Three multi-product industrial parks coming up at Goaltore, Haldia and Haringhata and an integrated manufacturing park at Raghunathpur.

Sea Ports

Major deep-sea port at Bhor Sagar expected to start by 2019. Deep-sea port at Tajpur, and another port coming up near Kulpi.

Multi-product Parks

Multi-product parks in Goaltore, Haldia and Haringhata and 10 SME parks over 271 ha; Project Texpro, involving setting up of 13 textile parks over 214 ha.

Freight Corridor

Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, with an electrified double-track segment of 1,409 km between Dankuni in West Bengal and Khurja in Uttar Pradesh.

State Attractions


India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments


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