West Bengal is located at the centre of the eastern
region of India. It is strategically positioned with
three international frontiers, Bangladesh, Nepal and
Bhutan. The state of West Bengal borders the states
of Bihar, Orissa, Sikkim and Assam. It stretches for
about 700 Km, from the Bay of Bengal in the South to
the mighty Himalayas in the North.
West Bengal has emerged as a prime investment destination
in India with a large number of foreign investments
at Howrah and Kolkata. Haldia is set to be the next
petrochemical hub. The steel city of Durgapur and the
colliery belts of Asansol are gaining popularity as
a ferro alloy hub. The northern parts of Siliguri and
Jalpaiguri are also attracting scores of investors.
Total investments in the state during 1991-2003 stood
at Rs.24,436 crores. In 2004, it further rose to 26,480
crores and the quantum of investments is increasing
by the year.