The 4th largest state economy in India, growing at 15.64% Gross Value Add, West Bengal is leading the charge along the growth curve of India. West Bengal, vibrant state, with a unique culture and traditions. The State is a perfect blend of economic strength and dynamism, with a strong consumer base, vibrant industry, large talent pool, industry friendly stable policies, transparent governance and record social & physical infrastructure development. The State Govt. is committed towards inclusive and sustainable development, providing increasing employment opportunities.
Location: 21°38´ – 27°10´ N (Lat.) and 85°38´- 89° 50´E (Long)
Area: 87,853 sq. km.
Population: Large population of 91.3 million out of which about 14.3 million are in Kolkata
3rd largest road network, of more than 3,15,404 KM, of the country
Richly endowed with natural maritime advantages, has 950 KM of water front
2 International Airports – Kolkata and Bagdogra
Leading in the country in terms of spread, density and reach of National Inland Waterways
About 4,000 KM of Railway tracks
2nd largest Metro Rail network in the country
West Bengal has 22 Universities, 72 Management collages, 124 polytechnic, 114 Industrial Training Institutes and Industrial Training Centre and 17 medical colleges.
The state literacy rate (77.1%) is higher than the national figure.
West Bengal has 20 IT parks, 4 more will be completed by 1st quarter of 2018 calendar year and another 18 IT Parks shall be built within the next 18 months to 36 months’ time frame.
Disaster Management: West Bengal has robust mechanisms to mitigate the risk of natural calamities.
Major Languages: Bengali, Hindi & English. Large English speaking skilled talent pool exist in West Bengal