State Profile of West Bengal

By: EconomyWatch   Date: 29 June 2010

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POPULATION (2001 census) 80176197
MALES 41465985
FEMALES 38710212
SEX RATIO (females/1000 males) 934
DENSITY OF POPULATION (Persons/ Square Km) 904
URBAN POPULATION % 28.03%
LITERACY RATE (census 2001) in % 68.6
MALE LITERACY in % 77
MALE LITERATE in numbers 27452426
FEMALE LITERACY in % 59.6
FEMALE LITERATE in numbers 19743975
BIRTH RATE (PER 1000) (2002)P 20.3
DEATH RATE (PER 1000) 6.6
NSDP at current prices (2002-2003)* 143538 Rs Crores *(2001-2002)
PER CAPITA NSDP (2002-03) at current prices 17769 Rs *(2001-2002)
 
USEFUL INFORMATION

Economic Activity: Manufacturing- 28%; Services- 37%; Agriculture - 35%

Investor Profile: Govt. 39.4.1%; Foreign 21.7%; Indian 38.9%

State priority areas: Petrochemicals; Iron & steel; Food processing; pharma; Infotech.

Investment Strengths: Large market with considerable rural purchasing power; national and international connectivity; power availability with low T&D losses.
Railway track length /00 sq km: 4.2

MAJOR INDUSTRIES IN West Bengal

  • LEATHER
  • TEA
  • JUTE
  • ENGINEERING
  • PAPER

 

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