Advantage Bengal

Strategic Location

Gateway to South-East Asia and North-East India

Shares international frontiers with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan

Well connected with the booming hubs of Asia such as Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia

Hinterland comprises mineral-rich states such as Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh

Naturally beautiful: The Himalayas, the Dooars, Riverine Delta of the Sunderbans and beaches

Robust Physical Infrastructure

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

Rich Culture

Birthplace of modern Indian literary and artistic thought

Kolkata is referred as the “Culture/literary capital of India”

Pioneer of cosmopolitan culture in the country

Land of Saint Mother Teresa, Rabindranath Tagore, Satyajit Ray and many more

Leading Growth Engine of the Country

Largest in India in Power distribution, quality and availability

~US$ 15 billion: India’s highest bank credit flow to MSMEs in last 5 years since 2011-12

Highest producer of vegetables in the country

2nd largest in terms of number of MSMEs (~3.7 million enterprises)

2nd in Tea production, after Assam. State is land of the famous Darjeeling Tea.

3rd largest in mineral production in India accounting for about 1/5th of total mineral production of the country

Zero Man-days lost in last 5 years

Kolkata is the 1st metro city in the country with Wi-Fi connectivity on 4G