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WEST BENGAL The Hub of Opportunities

Bengal means Business

Through this Bengal Global Business Summit we aspire to create a blueprint that will explore new possibilities of creating a resurgent Bengal. Mamata Banerjee Hon’ble Chief Minister Government of West Bengal


Content West Bengal - An overview Excellent Connectivity Leading growth engine of India Leading Industrial growth through MSME Development Infrastructural Progress Key Policies, Incentives & Initiatives Focus Sectors BGBS at a glance

West Bengal - An Overview

State capital Kolkata (One of the 4 major metropolitan cities of the country)

Spoken languages Bengali, Hindi, English and Nepali

Literacy rate 77.1%

Population 91.3 million

Economic Powerhouse Strategic Location

4th largest economy in India GSDP at Current Prices: US$ 155.32 billion (2017-18) Growth Rate: Gross Value Added (GVA) growing at 11.80% (2017-18)

Located on the East coast, forming a gateway to South-East Asia and North-East India Shares international border with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan Well connected with the booming hubs of Asia such as Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia Hinterland comprises of mineral-rich states such as Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa

Robust Physical Industrial Infrastructure Connectivity: 2 international airports, 2 major ports and 2 upcoming ports Power surplus state with 100% villages electrified 3rd largest road network in India Plug-n-play industrial infrastructure: Numerous growth centres and industrial parks – industry specific as well as multi-product 6 theme townships planned Upcoming Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) covering about ~2,000 km, to be operational by 2019

Rich Culture Birthplace of modern Indian literary and artistic thought Known 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

Excellent Connectivity Domestic & International Population base covered, corresponds to more than 1/4th (~27.5 %) of India’s total populationa thriving consumer base

West Bengal

Caters to nearby states – Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and North-East India (including Assam) Considerable chunk of population base (0.2 Billion) resides in neighbouring countries viz. Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh Besides these, whole of South-East Asia is easily accessible Third largest in the country in terms of road coverage with 16 National Highways and 2 Asian Highways Vast road network of 3,15,404 km Leading in rail density with ~4,000 km of railway tracks 2nd largest metro rail network with over 130 km extension going on 950 km of waterfront Leading in the country in terms of spread, density, reach, etc. of National Inland Waterways 2 International Airports – Kolkata and Bagdogra, with Kolkata Airport being India’s 5th busiest Sources:

1st Private Sector Greenfield Airport of India at Andal, Bardhhaman Tele-density of 92.7 as in FY 17

Census of India 2011, Worldometers Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Railways, Airports Authority of India, Government of India

Vast Coastline Empowering Industrial Growth and Exports

Middle East


Malaysia Singapore Indonesia Australia

New Zealand

KoPT adjudged 'Major Port of the Year' for 2014 -15 Handled 17% of vessels (first position) among all Indian Major Ports in 2015-16

Strategic Location Easy access to important national & international trade routes to Australia, Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and other coastal places



• 950 km of waterfront

• Two large container and bulk handling ports at Kolkata and Haldia

• Leading in the country in terms of spread, density and reach of national inland • 16 National Waterways spread across 2,293 kms, covering 16% of the country’s NW area • Richly endowed with natural maritime advantages and potentially navigable waterways, including NW-1, NW-15 and others

• Major deep sea port at Bhor Sagar, coming up by 2019 • Upcoming deep sea port at Tajpur, with docking capacity of 60,000 tonnes, and enhanced connectivity with NE India and SE Asia

Maritime: Connectivity and Potential • Ports of Kolkata have strong opportunities to serve more than 1.92 billion people, as identified by the trade route • ~3.4 lakh containers were imported and ~3.22 lakh containers were exported via KoPT in 2015-16, resulting in the growth of overall trade transaction by 5%, compared to previous year

Source: KoPT, Kolkata Maritime Stats

Leading Growth Engine of India

Largest in India’s power distribution, quality, availability and near power-surplus

Largest in terms of MSME, with bank credit flow of US$18 bn in the last 5 years (2012-13 to 2016-17) (Source: SLVC)

(Source: Gartner Report)

Kolkata is the first metro with Wi-Fi connectivity on 4G (Source:

Among leading exporters, with 12% of country’s share of leather & 10% of iron & steel exports (Source: Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, Government of India)

Highest producer of vegetables in the country

Second largest in terms of number of MSME (3.7 million enterprises) with third largest number of people employed

(Source: Department of Food Processing, WB)

(Source: Ministry of MSME)

The land of the famous Darjeeling Tea, comes second in tea production, after Assam

Third largest in terms of mineral production, accounting for about 20% of the country’s total mineral production

(Source: Tea Board)

(Source: IBEF)

Third largest in terms of agricultural output in the country (Source: Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, Government of India)

Third largest in terms of road coverage across the country (Source: MoRTH)

Rapidly Improving Governance –

Unparalleled Financial Management



Expenditure on physical infrastructure increased 4 times over 2010 – 11 to 2017-18

State Plan Expenditure in Social Sector increased by 4.5 times over 2010 – 11 to 2017 -18



State tax revenue more than doubled (2.5X) to US$ 7.73 billion in 2017 - 18 from 2010-11

At current prices State GSDP in 2010 – 11 US$69 billion has more than doubled (2.2X) in 2017-18 to US$ 155.32 billion



Credit Linkages to Self Help Groups (SHG’s) has gone up more than 7 times over 2010-11 to US$ 601 million in 2017-18

State plan expenditure increased by 5 times from over 2010-11 to US$ 8.53 billion in 2017-18



Capital Expenditure in the State increased by 8.6 times over 2010 – 11 to US$ 2.82 billion in 2017 -18

Expenditure in Agriculture and Agri – Allied Sector, registered an increase by 7 times over 2010-11 to 2017-18

Source: West Bengal State Budget Speech 2017-18

Leading Industrial Growth through MSME Development Second largest in the country in terms of the number of MSME (a total of 3.7 million enterprises)

Third largest in the country in terms of number of people employed in MSMEs (~8.6 million people employed)

The growth rate of MSMEs in 2014-15 has been 8%

MSMEs’share of State’s Gross Value Added (GVA) in 2014-15 at constant price, has been 19%

(Source: Ministry of MSME)

West Bengal has the potential to become the leading state in the near future, in terms of MSME productivity.

Recent Steps •

~US$ 31 million (INR 200 Crore) Venture Capital Fund set up to enable rapid growth of MSMEs

Single Window Services set up at Industry Facilitation Centre (IFC), in every district

Launched ‘myEnterprisewb’ portal, to provide a quick and simple way to access all information and requirements of setting up an MSME unit in the state, and incentives provided by the government.

‘Micro Business Credit Card’ scheme launched for small and medium businesses in the state, in association with the State Bank of India, with a fund of ~US$ 30 million

Market value of fixed assets amounting to ~US$ 5.9 billion

MSME growth in the state, figures as one of the top achievements of the incumbent Government

343 MSME clusters taken up for development

Highest bank credit flow to MSMEs of ~US$ 18 billion, in the last 5 years

Source: MSME Annual Report Government of India Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (2015-16) MSME & Textiles Dept., Govt. of West Bengal

Infrastructural Progress Roads Excellent road connectivity – 3rd largest road network of 3,15,404 km, and growing Road density higher than national average The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway is expected to boost trade and commerce in the ASEAN-India Free Trade Area US$ 250 million invested on road development

Maritime •

Oldest maritime infrastructure with 2 major ports at Kolkata and Haldia

Upcoming deep sea port at Tajpur, with docking capacity of 60,000 tonnes and enhanced connectivity with NE India and SE Asia

Major deep sea port at Bhor Sagar, coming up by 2019

Power Largest in India’s power distribution Ranks No. 1 in power availability in the country Highly efficient 100% spot billing facility to low-voltage domestic and commercial customers Best in power quality 13,825 MW generating station and 12,723 km transmission network capacity

Telecom Reliable telecom infrastructure and bandwidth Kolkata offers about 580 Mbps of international satellite connectivity, through Tata-owned Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Cumulative Tele-density network stands at an impressive 92% Kolkata is the 1st metro with Wi-Fi connectivity on 4G 15,000 km of optical fibre network, and rising Tele-density of 92.7 as in FY 17

Airports 2 international airports: Kolkata and Bagdogra (connecting Paro and Bangkok), with Kolkata Airport being India’s 5th busiest 1st private sector greenfield airport of India at Andal, West Bardhhaman Cooch Behar (Regional) Proposed revival of Balurghat Airport

Railway •

Leading in rail density with 4,000 km of railway tracks, and growing

Kolkata has the 2nd largest Metro Rail Network of the country only after Delhi-NCR, with over 130 km of extension going on

~US$ 3.1 billion (INR 20,000 CR) worth investment secured from the Central govt. for the extension of 132 km of proposed metro line

First under-water metro tunnel

From trams (India's first and still operational) to metro systems (India's first) to yachts, Kolkata’s transport is acknowledged in many surveys as the most DIVERSE TRANSPORT SERVICE PROVIDER in the country.

Mining Deocha-Pachami: largest coal block development in PPP INR 20,000 crore (~US$ 3 billion) investment potential Source: Ministry of Power, Govt. of India

Water Supply • INR 4,100 crore (~US$ 625 million) invested by Govt. of West Bengal for water supply in 64 towns Source: Ministry of Power, Govt. of India

Upcoming Industrial Corridors The 1,840 km long Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) of Indian Railways runs from Ludhiana in Punjab to Kolkata, covering 6 major states Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) spanning 20 cities in 7 states, to be aligned to Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), and to be completed by 2019. AKIC along with vast network of roads and inland waterways would transform the state into a logistics hub The proposed Bangladesh, Myanmar, India and China Economic Corridor (BMIC) will offer the first expressway between India and China

Plug-n-Play Infrastructure Available for Investments Industrial Infrastructure Numerous growth centres and industrial parks, both industry specific and multiproduct More than 90 industrial parks/estates/growth centres already exist or are coming up in the state Exclusive centres exist for electronics, export processing and software technology

Major Industrial Regions


200+ Industrial Parks/Estates

Ready Industrial Infrastructure

20,000 Acres of Land 6 Textile Parks 2 Existing Gems and Jewellery Parks

Project Texpro Involves setting up of 13 textile parks in the state, covering 530 acres, with the active support of the government Set-up under 4 major categories: Apparel & Garments Dyeing, Printing and Processing, Power Loom and Technical Textiles

Some of the Upcoming Industrial Parks GOALTORE (Multi-product) HALDIA (Multi-product) HARINGHATA (Multi-product) RAGHUNATHPUR (Integrated Manufacturing) HOWRAH HALDIA 7 TEXTILE PARKS GEMS AND JEWELLERY PARKS STATE DESIGN CENTRE in association with Dassault Systemes

Schemes for Approved Industrial Parks (SAIP) Scheme encourages and incentivises private sectors to set up industrial parks with government support 10 SME parks are being developed covering ~ 670 acres of land Scheme to promote greenfield parks

Strengthened Common Facilities Clusters Development Strategy: 390 clusters (350 added in the last 5 years) 11.41% state growth in industrial sector, as against national growth of 4.4% in 2017-18

Existing Industrial Parks CHEMICAL


Integrated Chemical Park, Howrah

Food Park, Howrah

Poly Park, Howrah

Food Park, Malda



ParidhanGarment Park, Kolkata

IT Park, Howrah IT Park, Siliguri



Manikanchan, Salt Lake, Kolkata Gems & Jewellery Park, Howrah


World Class IT Infrastructure

Built up Infrastructure

IT Zones in Kolkata

Over 5 million sq. ft. of ‘ready to move’ space in IT Parks

11 existing IT Parks and 7 to be operational in the next 5 years (Statistics of WB, GoWB)

Citizen centric e-Governance & mobile-Governance

NASSCOM Start-up Warehouse for budding entrepreneurs

11 existing IT Parks and 2 upcoming Hardware Parks

Fully wi-fi metro & railway stations & other city locations


Analytics City at Kalyani

2 upcoming Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs)

Government hosted Microsoft’s Centre of Excellence to start soon

4 Green Cities to be developed: New Town Salt Lake Durgapur Haldia

E-Governance IT Portal Facilities • Entire VAT spectrum

• Single application gateways

• E-Tendering

• Trade license application

• Shops & establishment registrations

• Digital interface platform

• Factory license application

• Simultaneous mutation registration

• Land pricing & allotment

• Instant workflow tracking

• Incentive disbursement

• Dematerialized downloadable registration certificates

• Statutory support systems

Brilliant Urban Infrastructure 6 new theme townships coming up on 331 acres of government land Presence of 36 foreign high commissions Many multinational and corporate houses including media and entertainment Source: Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy

6 New Theme Townships Coming Up Government proposes to develop 6 new Township Projects on government land. The townships have been selected by the government based on its strategic importance, feasibility factors and availability of land.

Asansol (Agnibina) Industrial Township

Dumurjala (Sports City)

Recognised for established industrial resources

Sporting activities thrive here, making it the sports hub of West Bengal

Baruipur (Uttam City)

Bolpur (Gitabitan)

Geriartric and Wellness Township Baruipur is far from the maddening crowd and in the midst of expanding greens. Ideal location for convalescence

Dabgram (Teesta) Health and Education City Earmarked for its solitude and location. Also has the potential to become the new Health Hub of the North East

Kalyani (Samriddhi)

Cultural Hub

Analytics City

Cultural hub of West Bengal with Shantiniketan, and a heritage seeped in literature and music

Huge investment potential for setting up industries

Excellent Social Infrastructure Green City with sufficient eco-space, sustainable water reservoir system and modern low-emission transport One of the lowest cost of living and doing business Excellent recreation facilities, amusement park, social clubs and cultural centres State-of-the-art healthcare facility with 42 Critical Care Units (CCU) and 30 High Dependency Units (HDU)

Source: Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy

Human Capital for Industries

High skilled manpower at competitive prices Assured skilled Human Resource – 8,00,000+ skilled industrial workers High quality talents suited for R&D and, next-gen industries – AI, Robotics, Machine Learning Allocated US$ 3.86 billion to the School Education Department for the next financial year Construction of 28 model schools have been completed 199 nos. of new set-up Primary and 71 nos. of new set-up Upper Primary schools have been constructed Since 2011, in only 4 years, 15 new universities and 46 new colleges have come up in the state As a result of the significant increase in public spending in higher education, the state’s Gross Enrolment Ratio has risen dramatically to 17·5 from 12.6 in 2011

The budgetary allocation for the Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship Scheme has been raised by 5X in 2016-17 Allocated US$ 0.09 billion to the Higher Education, Science & Technology and Bio-technology Department for the next financial year ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ has been launched with an aim to skill 12 lakh people in the next two years 10 new Government Polytechnics and 1 Government Sponsored Polytechnic were operationalised in 2016 Allocated US$ 0.16 billion to the Technical Education, Training and Skill Development Department for the next financial year 400% increase in number of ITIs; 235 existing; 70 more being set up Premier technology & management institutes – IIT, IIMC, ISI, Jadavpur University, IIEST, Presidency University

US$ 0.01 billion allocated to set up virtual classrooms in all higher education institutions

Renowned Institutes of West Bengal

Health and Education Initiatives State to promote free-treatment policy by withdrawing all kinds of user charges for all sorts of investigations, medicine and beds from all government facilities. Initiated a process of setting up of 13 Mother and Child Hubs (MCH) To provide comprehensive neonatal care, 303 Sick Newborn Stabilization Units (SNSU) have been made operational Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) has been reduced from 32 to 26 and institutional delivery in health centres and hospitals has increased from 65% to 90% Another 5 new government run medical colleges at Cooch Behar, Raigunj, Purulia, Rampurhat and Diamond Harbour are coming up, by upgrading the district hospitals 112 Fair Price Medicine Shops (FPMS) are functional and 7 are expected to be made operational in phases Fair Price Diagnostic Centers and Dialysis Services have been set up at 46 State Run Facilities across the State A Comprehensive Group Health Insurance Scheme named “Swasthya Sathi” has been introduced US$ 0.5 Billion has been allotted to the Health and Family Welfare Department

Resource Abundance across Various Streams Coal Bed Methane (CBM)


Coal (11% of national reserves)

Decorative Stones



Base Metal


Highlights As of April 2015, state’s total coal reserves were estimated at ~31 billion tonnes, major coal fields being at Raniganj, Barjora, etc. while coal production in West Bengal has reached ~5 million tonnes during 2015-16 (April-June 2015) Rock phosphates deposits are found in Beldih, Chirugora and Kutni regions of Purulia district Deposits of granite and kaolinite are found in Purulia, Bankura and Birbhum districts Deposits of basalt-trap rocks used to prepare road metals are available in Birbhum district

Mineral Production (Tonnes), 2013-2015 2013 -14


2014 -15

1,00,000 80,000 60,000 40,000 20,000 0 Sulphur


Fire clay

Silica sand




There is an increase in trend in the overall mineral production over the two years Sulphur and silica sand had a spur in production, due to unveiling of new deposits

Initiatives/Policies Implemented on a Large Scale POLICY INITIATIVES West Bengal Investment & Industrial Policy, 2013 West Bengal State Support for Industries Scheme, 2013

Textile Policy, 2013-2018 West Bengal Incentive Scheme, 2015 for Tourism Units West Bengal Tourism Policy, 2016

Policy on Information & Communication Technology, 2012

West Bengal Fisheries Investment Policy, 2015 in Fisheries Sector

ICT Incentive Scheme, 2012

Township Policy

State Policy on Public Private Partnership (PPP), 2012

Design Policy, 2016

Policy on Co-generation & Generation of Electricity from Renewable Sources of Energy, 2012

Logistics Park Development and Promotion Policy

MSME Policy, 2013-2018

Start-up Policy, 2016-2021

Export Promotion Policy

Industrial Promotion Assistance – Incentives Available LARGE SCALE INDUSTRY

Investment Industrial Policy West Bengal, 2013 • Reimbursement of 80%-90% of Value Added Tax (VAT) paid for a period ranging from 8-15 years

• Stamp Duty Exemption

• Reimbursement of Central Sales Tax (CST) paid for a period of 3 years

• Financial assistance towards Patent Registration

• Waiver of Land Conversion Fee Anchor Unit Subsidy

• Tax Holidays

• Waiver of Electricity Duty

• Customised packages for mega projects

• Incentive linked with employment generation

• Additional incentives for select focus industries


West Bengal Textile Policy, 2013-2018 Up to 40% Capital Incentive Subsidy and additional subsidy of 20% to special categories Up to 25% subsidy of the total interest Up to 100% waiver of Electricity Duty and substantive Power Subsidy

Up to 100% refund of Stamp Duty & Registration Fee Up to 90% reimbursement of Value Added Tax (VAT) paid for 8 years. Refund of Central Sales Tax (CST) paid for 3 years

And many more fiscal and non-fiscal incentives available


West Bengal ICT Incentive Scheme, 2012 State Capital Investment Subsidy Interest Subsidy Training Subsidy Waiver of Electricity Duty Employment Generation Subsidy Refund of Stamp Duty & Registration Fees


West Bengal MSME Policy, 2013-18 State Capital Investment Subsidy Interest Subsidy on Term Loan Waiver of Electricity Duty, Power Subsidy Subsidy for Employment Generation Subsidy for Quality Improvement Subsidy on Patent Registration Incentives for women and minorities Scheduled Castes (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Self Help Group (SHG)


West Bengal Start-up Policy, 2016 Assistance for capital expenditure of up to INR 10 lakhs to create Central Entrepreneurship Development Centers (EDCs) Funding assistance for EDCN capital development programmes Assistance for creation of a network of kick-starter funds Priority equity funding from WB MSME venture Capital Fund Special fiscal incentives to investment bankers for investment into Bengal-based start-ups Special incentives and support to IT start-ups

Initiatives of the Government for Improving the Ease of Doing Business Ease of Doing Business ranked first with 100% compliance Decentralisation - Simplified procedures for providing services & reduced documentation Implementation of risk-based classification of industrial establishments, computerised risk assessment and randomised allocation of inspectors Mandating time bound delivery of services to industries/businesses Introducing the provision for self-certification (self-declarations and self-attestations), or third party certification for obtaining labour/PCB related clearances Introducing the provision for real-time/online submission of inspection reports Business Process Re-engineering- Simplified tax regime and e-Governance towards improved service delivery Mandatory E-registration- Only state to have made e-registration mandatory, along with introduction of dematerialised registration certificate Single Tax ID- One of the three States, where single Tax ID (registration number) is allotted to cover registration under various tax laws such as VAT, CST, and Professional Tax E-Way Bill- Introduction of online generation of a single document dematerialised waybill Clear timelines for connections of basic utilities defined E-filing Service Center and Helpline Number E-Sales Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) Service Simplified registration and disbursement process to get incentives for industries - no. of documents required for Registration Certificate (Part-I) reduced to 7 from 20; for Part-II, to 8 from 16

Single Window e-Service and web supported systems under Shilpa Sathi for large industries, and Industry Facilitation Centres (IFC) in each district for MSMEs Online property registration application and payment Digitisation of land records Simplification of regulatory burden initiated for environmental procedures Quick disposal of VAT refund Industrial Policy- Competitive fiscal incentives for industries Transparent PPP Policies and inspection reforms Synchronised inspection and submission of inspection report within 48 hours Online Land Allotment by different government authorities, with clear timeline Digitisation of land records and land bank information with interactive GIS facilities Time-bound service delivery according to Right to Public Services Act and decentralisation of approval power Dissemination of web-based information on detailed procedure, timeline, checklist for approval under the State Government Acts Service with a Smile (SWAS): Mobile App based helpdesk and enquiry handling system

Single Window Facilitation The State has passed a Single Window System Act to provide all industry related services online


Highlights Operationalised 23 single window facilitation centres at District Level Created 23 Start-up Acceleration Centres in districts, in 2016 Right to Public Services Act enacted to ensure time bound service delivery Details of Industrial Land Banks, furnished on the online portal State Level Committees constituted participatory and consultative policy decisions

Paradigm Shift in Labour Policies The State moved to a ‘No Bandh’ (meaning there are no strikes/lockouts) regime to ensure that the companies, businesses, offices and public are not disturbed, and to ensure a disciplined work atmosphere in the state Man-days lost, drastically reduced from 6.5 million in FY 2010-11 to 5,200 in FY 2012-13 and subsequently to almost nil in 2015-16 Additionally, the State has taken a slew of initiatives that are heralding a new era in labour management

Nearly 7.6 million beneficiaries have been enrolled under the various social security schemes, run by the State Labour Department Approx. US$ 2 billion has been disbursed so far, in various types of benefits, to nearly 1.3 million unorganised workerss under the schemes

Source: Annual Report Labour in West Bengal 2014-15

Key Initiatives E-based Employment Bank Online Application for Factory License Single Inspection Strategy Grievance Redressal Mechanism Time Bound Services under Right to Services Act

Investment Opportunities FOCUS SECTORS

Industrial Parks

Manufacturing Clusters (Light Engineering, Auto Ancillaries, Leather, Gems & Jewellery, Textiles, Chemicals & Petrochemicals)

Urban Development


Agri-Business (Seeds & Fertilizers, Food Processing, Animal Resource Development, Fisheries)




Tourism (Hospitality & Business of Entertainment)


Financial Services

Transport Services






Gems & Jewellery








Light Engineering



City Gas

Renewable Energy


















Engineering and Consumer Goods

Activity Food & Beverages major PepsiCo, launched its India made Doritos-nacho chips brand, from its modern manufacturing line in West Bengal. The company set up a new plant for producing standard and custom-made performance-based construction chemicals at Kharagpur, West Bengal.

Activity The transnational consumer goods company, leverages strongly, the growing consumer goods market in Bengal.

Activity Genpact’s operations in Kolkata includes Business Analytics, Software Development, KPO, IT Helpdesk Support, with a more than 5,000 strong workforce. Activity The global professional services company started its operations in Kolkata in 2011, and looks to ramp up operations in management & technology consultancy.

Activity Cognizant has 3 large campuses, providing employment to 30,000 IT professionals. Activity BASF, the German diversified chemical company, has a production plant for manufacturing concrete admixtures (construction chemicals), at Kharagpur. At this plant, BASF is producing standard and custom-made performance-based construction chemicals, under the Master Builders Solutions brand.

Activity Sika, a Swiss company specialising in construction-chemical manufacturing, operates its wholly owned subsidiary, across five locations in India, including Kalyani, West Bengal. Sika utilises its India base to serve both the domestic market, as well as the export markets of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Bangladesh.


Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), a Japan based company has a significant presence at Haldia, West Bengal. It has recently signed an agreement to sell its Purified Terepthalic Acid (PTA) business in India, MCC PTA India Corp Private Limited (MCPI), to Chatterjee Management Company.


IBM is an American multinational technology company, headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries and has an office in Kolkata.


Kraft Heinz is the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions, whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The company employs about 2500 people, and is headquartered in Mumbai, with four branch offices in major cities of India, including Kolkata.


Frito-Lay, Inc., an American subsidiary of PepsiCo that manufactures, markets and sells corn chips, potato chips and other snack foods, has a prominent presence in the state. Bengal is the largest supplier of potatoes to Frito-Lay's India operations.


Coca-Cola India Pvt. Ltd., is a subsidiary of Atlanta based The Coca-Cola Company that sells concentrates for a wide range of juices and juice drinks, and aerated beverages. It is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices and has a prominent presence in Bengal.


Edelman is the world’s largest independent public relations firm and a leading player in the Indian market. With a team of over 280 professionals, Edelman India has a presence across 11 locations in India, including Kolkata. In addition, Edelman India has a representative network covering 200+ cities across the country.


FedEx Corporation is an American multinational courier delivery services-company, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and has a prominent presence in Bengal. The company is known for its overnight shipping service, but also for pioneering a system that could track packages and provide real-time updates on package location.


Honeywell is an American multinational conglomerate company, that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services and aerospace systems, for a wide variety of customers, from private to major corporations and governments with prominent presence in Bengal. Honeywell's building management systems are at work in Kolkata airport, enhancing safety, security and comfort for the passengers.










Source: Investment Environment & Opportunities in Food Processing, West Bengal, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Gol


Pineapple, Capsicum, Tea, Eggs

Uttar Dinajpur

Pineapple, Maize, Tea, Jute


Mango, Litchi, Brinjal, Wheat, Maize


Guava, Rice, Wheat, Egg


Meat, Potato, Rice, Milk


Brinjal, Cauliflower

Paschim Medinipur

Guava, Watermelon, Potato, Rice

Purba Medinipur

Sapota, Rice


Pineapple, Jackfruit, Capsicum, Peas, Tea, Milk, Meat

Cooch Behar

Jackfruit, Watermelon, Arbi, Tomato, Maize, Tea


Banana, Mango, Litchi, Brinjal, Cabbage, Wheat, Beans, Tomato, Onion, Radish, Rice, Jute, Maize, Milk, Eggs, Cauliflower


Banana, Papaya, Litchi, Brinjal, Cabbage, Wheat, Beans, Tomato, Cauliflower, Okra, Radish, Jute

North 24 Paraganas

Banana, Papaya, Litchi, Brinjal, Cabbage, Wheat, Beans, Tomato, Cauliflower, Okra, Radish, Jute

South 24 Paraganas

Guava, Papaya, Sapota, Cabbage, Okra, Beans, Sweet Potato, Radish


Banana, Potato

Annexure II- Availability of Minerals and Natural Reserves in West Bengal














Source: Maps of India

LEGEND Cement and Mortar Coal Copper Iron Lead and Silver Lignite Gold Kaolin Limestone Zinc Dolomite Fire Clay Manganese Quartz Silica Others

Annexure III- Chemical Feedstock Availability in and around West Bengal

IOCL – Bongaigaon Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd. (BRPL) Naptha, Fiber Intermediates (PX)

HPL Production Capacities (in MTPA) Ethylene







1,32,000 IOCL, HPL, MCPI

MCPI Production Capacity (in MTPA) PTA

1,300,000 Paradeep Refinery

IOCL – Paradeep Refinery (Non-Petroleum Products) Polymer (Polypropylene), Fiber Intermediates (MEG), PTA

Source: Source: Company information: HPL, IOCPL


Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) LLDPE/HDPE – 2,20,000 MTPA Polypropylene – 60,000 MTPA

IOCL – Haldia Refinery (Non-Petroleum Products) Micro-Crystalline Wax, Jute Batching Oil, Bitumen Emulsion, Lube Oil Base Stocks, etc.

BENGAL GLOBAL BUSINESS SUMMIT AT A GLANCE BGBS 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018: 4 successful editions organised successfully by the Government of West Bengal INR 4.93 lakh crores’ (~US$ 72 bn) investment proposals in BGBS 2015 & 2016 INR 2.35 lakh crores’ (~US$ 35 bn) in BGBS 2017 INR 2.19 lakh crores’ (~US$ 33.83 bn) in BGBS 2018 Participation of over 4000 Delegates from across India & 32 countries from Europe, America and Asia

Key Highlights of BGBS 2016

Key Highlights of BGBS 2017

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2,50,253.74 crore worth of business announcements, business document exchanges, expressions of interest and investment proposals received from various sectors Focus Sectors: Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Mining, Urban Development, Power & Renewable Energy, IT, ITES & Telecom, Transport, Tourism, Food Processing & Fisheries, Technical Education & Training and Small & Medium Industries

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Partner Country: JAPAN Participation from 26 countries including USA, UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, China, Korea, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Canada, Netherlands, Malaysia, UAE, Singapore, Belgium, Thailand, Bulgaria, Romania, Chile, Czech Republic, Mexico, Finland, Tunisia, Argentina Hon'ble ministers from abroad, HE Mr. Tshering Tobgay, Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tofail Ahmed, Minister of Commerce, Bangladesh and Rt Hon Ms Priti Patel, Minister of State for Employment, United Kingdom, addressed the summit Hon'ble ministers from India, Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon'ble Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information & Broadcasting, Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon'ble Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon'ble Union Minister of Railways, Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi and Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon'ble Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, addressed the summit

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Major announcements/investment proposals/MoUs/EOIs –

TCG Refinery, Jindal Group, H-Energy, Essel Group, Zhongtong Bus Holding, Great Eastern Energy, Kawasaki Rikuso, BAPL, Ambuja Neotia, ITC, Airtel, Titagarh Towers, etc.

Export Strategy Paper for West Bengal, prepared by EXIM Bank, New Township Policy, Design Policy 2016, Start-up Policy 2016-2021, released by Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal

2,35,290.03 crores of business announcements, business document exchanges, expressions of interest and investment proposals were received Focus Sectors: Manufacturing & Infrastructure, MSME, Urban Development, Transport, IT, ITES & Telecom, Food Processing, ARD & Fisheries, Hospitality & Tourism, Education & Skill Development, Healthcare Participation by over 4000 delegates from across India and 29 other countries. Multiple delegations from Europe, America and Asia, participated in the summit BGBS 2017 was inaugurated by The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, and plenary sessions were addressed by political dignitaries and business leaders, from India and abroad, who shared their thoughts and experiences

Partner Countries: JAPAN, POLAND, ITALY AND GERMANY Major announcements/ investment proposals/ MoUs/ EOIs – Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Ambuja Group, Forum Group, Adamas Group, RPG Group, Vodafone, Airtel, Reliance, TCG Group, Bengal SREI Government of Upper Selesia, Poland has proposed cooperation in mineral exploration, with the Government of West Bengal, through WBMDTC MOU between WBHIDCO and Handong University of Korea, for Green Cities First Cyber Security Analytical Hub in the state is being set up at Kalyani, Nadia District MOU between Future Group and Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation, for setting up Biswa Bangla Stores in metro cities Assomach from Italy to develop Common Facility Center in collaboration with Calcutta Leather Complex Tanners Association MOU between The Adamas University and Moscow State University and the Sapienza University, Italy, for an academic collaboration and exchange programme

Key Highlights of BGBS 2018 • • • • •

2,19,925 crores of business announcements, business document exchanges, expressions of interest and investment proposals were received at the Bengal Global Business Summit 2017

Focus Sectors: Industrial infrastructure, Manufacturing clusters (Light engineering, Auto Ancillaries, Leather, Gems & Jewellery, Textile), Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Plastics, Rubber, Urban Development, Agro (Seeds and Fertilizers, Food Processing, Animal Resource Development, Fisheries), IT & ITES, Transport, Tourism, Power, Skill Development, Healthcare, Education Participation of over 4000 delegates from across India and 32 countries from Europe, America and Asia

Partner Countries: Japan, Italy, Poland, Germany, Republic of Korea, Czech Republic, Great Britain, France and United Arab Emirates Deputy Foreign Minister from Poland, Vice Governor from Jianghsu province of China and Vice Governor from Jeollanam-do Province of Republic of Korea , officials of NRW Region, Germany , DG of JETRO graced the Summit with business delegates from their countries.

Major announcements/ investment proposals/ MoUs/ EOIs –

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Reliance Industries, JSW Group, Future Group, Hiranandani Group, Airtel, TCG, Essel Group, Amul, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, Ambuja Neotia Group, GEECL, Shriram Group, Emami Group, Shree Cement, ITC, The Kawasaki Rikuso Transportation Co. Ltd. MoU on Mining, Power and several other sectors signed between Government of West Bengal (Department of Power & NES) and Government of Poland (Silesian Region) Department of Power & NES and GIZ (Germany) towards an Energy Action Plan for West Bengal Jadavpur University signed 3 MoUs for collaboration in various fields with – Exeter University, Edinburgh University and Eotvos Lorand University Presidency University with Edinburgh University in the area of Higher Education& Life Sciences West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation with National Institute of Design for setting up State Design Center in Kolkata to open new frontiers in cutting edge technologies Department of IT & Electronics with DQ Entertainment for Animation Academy, with S.A.P. on Blockchain technology for Land Ledger, with Fujisoft for reskilling youth in the field of cloud computing, ubiquitous computing and emerging technologies Triburg, Impulse & SQNS International to set up apparel buying hub in Paridhan Garment Park 1/2 Notable Multi-National Companies including Dassault, Aramco, Dubai Multi Commodities Center, Samsung, Pepsi Co, Covestro expressed their business interests in Bengal.



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