Success Stories of Bengal

Macro Economy:

 
  1. 1. Growth Ratio of Debt Stock reduced from 14.65% in 2000-11 to 9.61% in 2012-18
  2. 2. State’s Tax Revenue to GSDP increased from 4.85% in 2010-11 to 5.29% during 2017-18
  3. 3. State GDP growth (at current prices FY ’17-18) of 16.12%, significantly higher than national GDP growth of 10%
  4. 4. State per capita GDP growth (at current prices FY ’17-18) of 15% significantly higher than national per capita GDP growth Rate (at current prices FY ’17-18) of 8.5%
  5. 5. More than 90% of the revenue (Rs. 47,000 crores) collected online through GRIPS
  6. 6. State GVA growth (at current prices FY ‘17-18) of 16.02%, significantly higher than the national GVA growth (at current prices FY ‘17-18) of 9.70%

Awards:

 
  1. 1. West Bengal received “KRISHI KARMAN AWARD’ for 5 consecutive years, for the record production of pulses, total foodgrain, rice, coarse cereal and oil seeds.
  2. 2. E-Abgari, a project of the finance department, received the National E-Governance Award 2017-18
  3. 3. Integrated Financial Management System won the CSI- Nihilent Award of Excellence in 2015
  4. 4. No. 1 in the country in terms of project expenditure & person-days generation in 100 days work, for 3 consecutive years (31.56 crore man-days generated this year)
  5. 5. E-Taxation Initiative received the National E-Governance Award in 2014-15

1st in the Country:

 
  1. 1. First State of the country to integrate with e-KUBER of RBI
  2. 2. Only State to have inter-treasury transfers within the Government Exchequer
  3. 3. No. 1 in rural housing with an investment of Rs.18361 crores since 2011-12.
  4. 4. First state to achieve 100% implementation of Business Reforms Action Plan 2017

Social:

 
  1. 1. 186 Krishak Bazaars set up for farmers to market their produce, with an investment of Rs. 1171 crores.
  2. 2. 189 Crore employment days generated for 90 lakh rural households
  3. 3. 10 New state-run Medical Colleges established in the last 7 years.
  4. 4. Kanyashree Prakalpa was honoured the 1st Prize in United Nations Public Service Award 2017 & declared the Champion in E-Government Category at the United Nations WSIS Prize 2016.
  5. 5. KHADYASATHI food security scheme covered 8.59 crore people
  6. 6. Livelihood provided to 67 lakh poor rural women with access to over Rs 6000 Crore of credit.
  7. 7. No. 1 in the country in providing scholarships to minority students
  8. 8. No. 1 in the country employing women in MSMEs, contributing over one-sixth of the national female employment in the sector
  9. 9. ‘Madhursneha’- the first Human Milk Bank in Eastern India was set up in 2017, to provide thousands of needy Newborns with pasteurized milk.
  10. 10. 186 Krishak Bazaars set up for farmers to market their produce, with investment of is Rs. 1,171 crores.
  11. 11. 99.5% of the rural households provided access to toilets.

Infrastructure:

 
  1. 1. 1.71 Lakh Hectare brought under irrigation, for new irrigation works
  2. 2. Expenditure on Physical Infrastructure increased more than 3.6 times in last 7 years.
  3. 3. 71,000 km of Rural roads constructed
  4. 4. 100% of villages electrified under ‘Sabar Ghare Alo’
  5. 5. Creation of IT infrastructure has increased by more than 16 times in the last 7 years with a total outlay of Rs. 293.97 crores in 2016-17
  6. 6. 1.5 Lakh students provided training in IT and ITEs
  7. 7. 1000 Youth Computer Training Centres made operational under PPP mode.
  8. 8. Close to 40 lakh people supported with housing infrastructure.
  9. 9. State boasts road density of 333.5 km per ’00 sq. km. that is considerably higher than national average 139.1 Km/’00 Sq. Km.
  10. 10. India’s first private sector greenfield airport in Andal- A JV with Changi Airports International, Singapore
  11. 11. Best in the country in terms of power, quality, availability and distribution
  12. 12. 71,000 KM of quality rural roads constructed.
  13. 13. NO. 1 in terms of spread, density and reach of National Waterways in the country with 13% of national coastline
  14. 14. Letter-of-Credit system abolished, All Works Departments have been brought under the Treasury System
  15. 15. State leads in the country in rail network density (45.9 km per ‘000 sq. km.) that is well above the national average (35.9 km per ‘000 sq. km.)
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Industry:

 
  1. 1. West Bengal has the highest number of MSME establishments (11.26% of the total establishments in the country) and employs 1,09,15,626 people
  2. 2. Timelines mandated for every service related to the inception of MSME and Large Industry Businesses
  3. 3. Bengal Silicon Valley project set up on 200 acres land, is Eastern India’s largest IT Hub.
  4. 4. MSME facilitation Centres established in all districts to facilitate entrepreneurs in setting up new industries.
  5. 5. 262 ITIs with an intake capacity of 71,379 trainees made functional
  6. 6. Silpa Sathi, a single window system helps entrepreneurs to get the required approvals, through a single platform.
  7. 7. Biggest tea auction market in the country
  8. 8. Leading in the country in terms of share of female-owned MSME enterprises; nearly one out of every four MSME enterprises owned by women in India, is located in West Bengal
  9. 9. Principal holder of country's apatite resources, comprising more than half of the national amount
  10. 10. Home to world’s second largest coal mine world in terms of reserves at Deocha Pachami Harinsingha Dewanganj coal mines in the Birbhum district
  11. 11. Under West Bengal MSME Venture Capital Fund, Rs. 200 Crores fund corpus has also been created for equity support to MSMEs and Startups.
  12. 12. A comprehensive online GIS portal has been created to give detailed geographical information about Industrial Parks and estates
  13. 13. State industrial GVA (at current prices FY ’17-18) of 13.90%, significantly higher than national industrial GVA growth of 7.6%
  14. 14. State services GVA (at current prices FY ’17-18) of 18.20%, significantly higher than national industrial GVA growth of 11.7%

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