The 4th largest state economy in India, highest GDP Growth Rate State in India of 12.58% (in 2018-19), GSDP is of INR 11.55 lakh crores (in 2018), 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.
  • Capital: Kolkata
  • Population: Large population of 91.3 million out of which about 14.3 million are in Kolkata
  • Infrastructural facility
    • 3rd largest road network in India
    • Ranked 1st in terms of spread, density and reach of National Waterways
    • Maritime infrastructure with 2 major ports at Kolkata & Haldia
    • 2 International Airports – Kolkata and Bagdogra
    • About 4,000 KM of Railway tracks
    • 2nd largest Metro Rail network in the country
    • 17 operational IT parks, 2 Electronic Parks, 2 Hardware Parks. 4 more IT Parks are in advanced stage
  • West Bengal has 40 Universities, 515 Collages, 88 Polytechnic Colleges, 188 Industrial Training Institutes and Industrial Training Centre and 17 medical colleges. 11 more universities are planned to setup in near future.
  • The state literacy rate (77.1%) is higher than the national figure.
  • First metro with Wi-Fi connectivity on 4G.
  • 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.