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Sunday, October 21, 2018
West Bengal

Economy


Industry

West Bengal is known for its position among the leading industrialized states of India. There are over 10000 registered factories in the state
and the state government has opened 'Shilpa bandhu', a single window agency for providing investors with all kinds of assistance in setting up and running industrial units. Calcutta city is noted as a major centre for industries including the jute industry. There are a number of Steel plants in the state apart from the alloy steel plant at Durgapur. The centre has set up a number of industries in the areas of tea, sugar, chemicals and fertilizers. Good natural resources like tea  and jute in and near Bengal made West Bengal a major centre for the jute and tea industries.

The manufacturing industries play a vital role in the economic life of the state. Among the important industries, manufacture of shoes, medicine and pharmaceuticals, weaving of cotton textiles, spinning and weaving of jute, manufacture of fabricated metal products and structural metal products, production of ice and Shulekha ink etc are worth mentioning.