Often referred to as the cultural hub of the nation, West Bengal is rich in agriculture and heavy industrial activities
India's 2nd largest producer of tea, home to the Darjeeling tea.
2nd highest number of MSMEs, 14% of India's total MSMEs.
Siliguri connects the eight North-Eastern states to rest of India.
Vital international frontiers with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
Kolkata is often referred to as the “Cultural Capital of India.”
US$ 166.2bn GSDP recorded during fiscal year 2018-19.
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.
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.
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Cognizant has started work on the expansion at its Bantala campus, near Kolkata, at an estimated cost of US$41.7m.
Chinese firm TEB Technology set to invest US$4.2b in Kolkata-based Texmaco to manufacture MRTS rakes.
Pepsi runs food and beverage manufacturing operations in West Bengal.
Hindustan Unilever runs FMCG manufacturing operations out of the state.
Tommy Hilfiger, an apparel brand, runs manufacturing operations out of West Bengal
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.
Three multi-product industrial parks coming up at Goaltore, Haldia and Haringhata and an integrated manufacturing park at Raghunathpur.
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 in Goaltore, Haldia and Haringhata and 10 SME parks over 271 ha; Project Texpro, involving setting up of 13 textile parks over 214 ha.
Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, with an electrified double-track segment of 1,409 km between Dankuni in West Bengal and Khurja in Uttar Pradesh.
India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments