Largest Producer of Rice, Jute, Pineapple, Brinjal and Cabbage in India

Why Invest in West Bengal


Major Producer of Food with Strong Agri-horticultural Resource Base


Strategic Location Forming the Gateway to North East India


Boasts of a Robust Infrastructure- with 5 Food Parks, 8 Industrial Parks, 7 Special Economic Zones, 6 Agri-export Zones

S. No. Category Districts
1. Paddy West Medinipur, Bardhaman, Birbhum, Murshidabad
2. Wheat Murshidabad, Nadia, Birbhum, Malda
3. Jute Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Murshidabad
4. Tea Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, North Dinajpur
5. Brinjal Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, Bankura
6. Cabbage Murshidabad, Nadia, South 24 Parganas
7. Potato West Medinipur, Hooghly, Bardhaman
8. Banana Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Murshidabad
9. Mango Malda, Murshidabad, North 24 Parganas
10. Pineapple Darjeeling, North Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri
11. Papaya North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Nadia
12. Litchi Murshidabad, Nadia, Malda
S. No. Category Districts
1. Rice milling Bardhaman, Jalpaiguri, Hooghly
2. Honey processing Old Malda; Nadia, South 24 Parganas, Howrah
3. Bee keeping Bijanbari, Darjeeling, Kolkata; Malda, South 24 Parganas
4. Mustard oil Dinhata, Coochbehar, Beldanga, Murshidabad, Chapra, Nadia, Kaliagunj, North Dinajpur
5. Cashew nut processing Contai, East Medinipur; Jalpaiguri; Kolkata
6. Bari manufacturing Naihati, North 24 Parganas, Birbhum, Bardhaman
7. Fruit processing and preservation Howrah, Malda, Kolkata, Darjeeling
8. Bamboo products Basirhat, North 24 Parganas
9. Dal (pulse) milling Cannel East Road, Kolkata, Kaliagunj, North Dinajpur, Ultadanga, North 24 Parganas
10. Salt Ramnagar-I, East Medinipur; Purulia; Kolkata
11. Dairy Hooghly, Kolkata, Nadia, Bardhaman
11. Vegetable oil Bankura, Kolkata, Malda, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, North Dinajpur
S. No. Food Park Location Area (in acres) Allotted area (in acres) Area to be allotted (in acres)
1. Jangipur Bengal Mega Food Park Jangipur, Murshidabad 86.20 18.86 22.66
2. Malda Food Park Mokdumpur- Malda 38.12 20.83 8.57
3. Food Park-Chakgaria Chakgaria, South 24 Paraganas 14.23 12.044 0
4. Siliguri Food Park Rahamu jote, Lieusipukri 32.77 18.04 1.7
5. Kandua Food Park(Phase I) Sankrail,Howrah 54 54 0
6. Sudharas Food Park(Phase II) Sankrail,Howrah 49.98 49.98 0
7. Sudharas Food Park(Phase III) Sankrail,Howrah 34.12 33.11 1.01

Key Production Statistics

State Govt Initiatives

Ease of Doing Business

  • Time bound single-window clearances
  • Guidance about policies and programmes available to investors
  • MSME facilitation centers set up in each district
  • Mandatory e-registration with issuance of dematerialized registration certificate
  • Online property registration application and payment
  • Reduced number of required documents for availing incentives
  • Clear timelines (15 to 60 days) for statutory permissions, with provision for deemed approvals
  • Discouragement of strikes/lockouts

Policy Incentives

  • Capital investment subsidy of 5~50 per cent based on classification into micro, small or medium enterprises
  • Interest subvention of 6~7.5 per cent, with 25 per cent interest subsidy on total term loan interest
  • Anchor unit subsidy of INR 100 lakh for first two manufacturing enterprises
  • Electricity duty exemption of up to 100 per cent for 4-10 years
  • Power subsidy of INR 1~INR 1.5/ KwH for 5 years
  • Reimbursement of 50 per cent of expenses incurred on patent registration
  • Upto 100 per cent waiver of stamp duty, registration and land conversion fee
  • Participatory farming being encouraged through MoUs with Farmers’ Producers Companies

Key Players