Bengal - At a Glance

West Bengal is situated in eastern India and shares its borders with Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Sikkim and Assam. The State also shares international borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. The Bay of Bengal is at the south of the State.

BENGAL AT A GLANCE

  • Capital: Kolkata (One of the 4 major metropolitan cities of the country)
  • Spoken languages: Bengali, Hindi, English and Nepali
  • Population: 91.3 million
  • Literacy rate: 77.1%

ECONOMIC PARAMETERS :

  • 4th largest state economy in India

AT THE MACROECONOMIC LEVEL, GROWTH RATE OF WEST BENGAL STANDS FAR ABOVE THE GROWTH RATE OF INDIA :

  India (Growth, 2015-2016) West Bengal (Growth, 2015-2016)
Gross Value Added (GVA) 7.30% 12.02%
Industrial Sector 7.30% 10.59%
Agricultural Sector 1.10% 5.55%
Service Sector 9.20% 13.99%

GROSS STATE DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GSDP) (AT CURRENT PRICES) :

  • 2010-11 : Rs. 4, 60,959 Crores (USD 68.79 Billion)
  • 2015-16 : Rs. 9, 39, 471Crores (USD 140.21 Billion)
  • An increase of more than 100% between 2010-11 and 2015-16

FISCAL DEFICIT (AS A PERCENTAGE OF GSDP) HAS BEEN BROUGHT DOWN :

  • 2010-11 : 4.24%
  • 2015-16 : 2.68%

REVENUE DEFICIT HAS BEEN BROUGHT DOWN :

  • 2010-11 : 3.75%
  • 2015-16 : 1.03%

STATE'S OWN TAXES HAVE DOUBLED IN 4 YEARS :

  • 2010-11 : Rs. 21, 129 Crores (USD 3.15 Billion)
  • 2015-16 : Rs. 42, 920 Crores (USD 6.41 Billion)

PLAN EXPENDITURE OF THE GOVERNMENT HAS GONE UP BY 3 TIMES :

  • 2010-11 : Rs. 14, 615 Crores (USD 2.18 Billion)
  • 2015-16 : Rs. 54, 069 Crores (USD 8.07 Billion)

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE HAS GROWN BY 7 TIMES :

  • 2010-11 : Rs. 2, 226 Crores (USD 332 Million)
  • 2015-16 : Rs. 15, 947 Crores (USD 2.38 Billion)

IN LAST 5 YEARS, (2010-11 TO 2015-16) :

  • Plan Expenditure in social sector has increased by 4.5 times
  • Agriculture and Agri-allied sector expenditure has grown by 7 times.
  • Physical Infrastructure expenditure has grown by 4 times.

Register for 2019

16
17
   Jan 2018
Bengal Global Business Summit 2018
Venue:
Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Newtown, Kolkata - 700 156

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