State Snapshots

  • The Land of Famous Darjeeling Tea and the hub of Leather Goods Exports from India
  • Highest producer of vegetables and rice in the country
  • Leading in the country in terms of spread, density, reach of National Inland Waterways and 3rd Largest in India in terms of road coverage with 16 National Highways and 2 Asian Highways
  • 2nd largest producer of tea in India- The land of the famous Darjeeling Tea

Key Industries

  • Information Technology
  • Leather
  • Textiles
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Tea Production
  • Metals and Minerals
  • Tourism

Situated in Eastern India, West Bengal shares international borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. The state also shares borders with Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Sikkim and Assam.

The State has vast road network of 3,15,404 km with road density of 333.5 km per 1000 sq. metre. The state is also leading in rail density with ~4000 km of railway tracks and has 2nd largest metro rail network in the country.

The State is richly gifted with natural maritime advantages and navigable waterways with 950 km of waterfront and 13% of national coastline. It has oldest maritime infrastructure with 2 major ports at Kolkata and Haldia, 2 international airports at Kolkata and Bagdogra and 1 private sector greenfield airport at Andal, West Bardhhaman.