Mineral Resources of West Bengal

Mineral Resources of  West Bengal   Major Mineral Resources: The state of West Bengal has an important position in mineral production of the country. In terms of value, the state accounts for 3.8% of mineral production in India and occupies the seventh position. Various metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits have been located both in the … Read more

West Bengal: Planned Development

WEST BENGAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT West Bengal has the fifth-highest GSDP in India in 2015 , registering a growth rate of 17.11% in 2013–2014 and 13.35% in 2014–2015. Agriculture is the leading economic sector in West Bengal. The state has been observed that there has been a slow but steady decline in the percentage share of industry … Read more

West Bengal human development index

West Bengal human development index India’s sixth largest economy is West Bengal which recorded a gross state domestic product (GSDP) of US$ 132.86 billion in 2014-15. Further, it’s the 2ndmost densely populated state within the country, and is home to one of the most important domestic consumer markets. West Bengal GSDP expanded at a compound … Read more

West Bengal: Government Schemes and Projects

West Bengal: Government Schemes and Projects West Bengal is located in the eastern part of India. It is bounded on its north by Bhutan and the state of Sikkim, on its east by Bangladesh, on its northeast by the state of Assam, on its south by the Bay of Bengal, on its southwest by the state of Odisha, … Read more

West Bengal: Tax and Economic Reforms

West Bengal: Tax and Economic Reforms During the last two decades West Bengal has led the rest of the country with regard to agricultural performance and implementation of panchayat institutions. But these developments have begun to level out. At the same time the state has fallen behind in other sectors–industry, higher education and state of … Read more

Main Features of budgets of West Bengal

Main Features of budgets of West Bengal :- In Feb 2017 West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra presented tax-free Budget even as the redemption of market loans is set to peak at the beginning of the next financial year, further constraining the state’s weak finances. Budget provides value-added tax (VAT) relief to small businesses and … Read more

West Bengal: Irrigation and hydro power

West Bengal: Irrigation and hydro power Kangsabati Reservoir Project  Kangsabati Reservoir Project was started in the year 1956-57. Till date an irrigation potential of 3,48,477 ha. has been created in the districts of Bankura, Midnapore and Hooghly through this Project.   With bank assistance and under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme, the Government has undertaken large extension … Read more

Horticulture of West bengal

Horticulture of West bengal With a production of 26.68 m. MT of horticulture produce from an area of 1.78 m. ha., West Bengal is the largest producer of horticultural crops  accounting for 9.6% of total horticultural production in the country. The major horticulture produce comprises vegetables (86.4%). The State produces 23.04 m. MT of vegetables … Read more

Fishing in west bengal

Fishing in west bengal West Bengal has a vast water resource potentiality. By utilising these water resources there is a great prospect of pisciculture. These resources can be divided into two categories : 1.Inland Water Resources and Marine Water Resources Inland resources constitute ponds, rivers, marshy lands, canals, reservoirs etc. Development of Pond Fishery Although … Read more

WEST BENGAL : GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

  West Bengal is a state situated in the eastern part of India, which shares its international border with Bangladesh, apart from Nepal and Bhutan. The state also shares ethno-linguistic similarity with Bangladesh. It stretches from Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south. West Bengal stands surrounded by Assam and … Read more

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