MSME: Marching ahead in Bangla

Bangla is a leading state in the country in micro, small and medium enterprises. The multi pronged strategy and continuous innovative interventions of the State Government during the last seven years towards promotion of MSME focusing on inclusive growth have resulted in significant achievements in MSME sector.

Some of the notable achievements are mentioned below:

  • Among the top rankers in Ease of Doing Business in India, Highest number of MSME establishments (52.7 lakh) in organised (ie., registered) and unorganised (ie., unregistered) sectors, contributing 11.62% of the total MSME establishments in India employing 1,09,15,626 people
  • 28,008 units on an average registered per year between 2011-18, compared to 12,192 units between 2004-11
  • Average of 2,09,108 people employed per year between 2011 and 2018 in registered MSME sector, compared to a yearly average of 1,29,904 people between 2004 and 2011
  • 381 clusters established as in 2017, against 49 clusters as inn 2011
  • Average bank credit flow per year to MSME sector of Rs 24,272 crore between 2004 and 2011, compared to Rs 7,302 crore per year between 2004 and 2011
  • 20 industrial parks being developed under Scheme of Approved Industrial Parks and TexPro Bengal
  • More than 65,000 entrepreneurs provided services on filing udyog Aadhaar registration and disposing of statutory approvals
  • 13 Synergy events organised at State and regional-level, guiding and providing spot solutions on statutory and business requirements to over 50,000 entrepreneurs
  • Rs. 1,500 crore worth business proposals received from Hill Business Summit 2018 held in Darjeeling
  • Web-based services launched: statutory support –, financial support –, technology support – www.,
  • 1,47,500 entrepreneurs visited and took help of web-based tutorial at

Bengal government to develop green spaces in urban areas

The state Municipal Affairs department has taken up several steps for creation and development of green space in urban areas at an estimated cost of around Rs 60 crore. The schemes have been taken up as a part of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s announced programme ‘Green City Clean City.’

The state government has allotted Rs 32 crore to develop 106 parks under green space development project in urban areas. The work will be carried out by the municipal bodies with technical support from Municipal Engineering Directorate.

In 2015, the department took up development of 177 parks in 54 urban towns at an estimated cost of Rs 28 crore. The work is in the final stages and last minute touches are being given. Once these 283 parks are completed and are thrown opened to the public it will cover 470 acre of new green space in urban areas.

Municipal Affairs department has developed 566 parks since 2011.


রাজ্যের শহরাঞ্চলে আরও পার্ক বানাবে সরকার

রাজ্যের শহরাঞ্চলে আরও পার্ক বানানোর উদ্যোগ নিয়েছে পুর-বিষয়ক দপ্তর। এর জন্য বরাদ্দ হয়েছে ৬০ কোটি টাকা। মুখ্যমন্ত্রীর মস্তিষ্কপ্রসূত ‘গ্রীন সিটি ক্লিন সিটি’ প্রকল্পকে বাস্তবায়িত করতেই এই উদ্যোগ।

শহরাঞ্চলে ১০৬টি পার্ক বানাতে ৩২ কোটি টাকা বরাদ্দ হয়েছে। Municipal Engineering Directorate সহায়তায় পুর-বিষয়ক দপ্তর এই কাজটি করবে।

২০১৫ সালে ২৮ কোটি টাকা ব্যয়ে ৫৪টি শহরে ১৭৭টি পার্ক বানানো হয়েছিল। সেগুলির কাজ এখন শেষ পর্যায়ে। এর মধ্যে ২৮৩টি পার্কের কাজ শেষ যার ফলে রাজ্যে সবুজায়ন হয়েছে ৪৭০ একর জমির।

২০১১ সাল থেকে রাজ্যে ৫৬৬টি পার্ক তৈরী ও রক্ষনাবেক্ষন করছে পুর-বিষয়ক দপ্তর।

Parks in Kolkata get a new look, courtesy KMC

This is the first time that any Chief Minister has thought about a green Kolkata, a beautiful Kolkata. As a result of the special interest shown by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, beautification of parks and gardens have got equal importance as any other work, like drainage, garbage clearance, roads and street lighting.

The construction and maintenance of squares, roadside gardens and median strips, and the riverfront beautification of Ganga – these comprise the biggest contributions of KMC to the city.

In 2010, Mamata Banerjee conceived the idea of Ganga Riverfront beautification. As a result, the 5 km stretch along the banks of river Ganga has been beautified, and barges, cranes and payloaders are now used during immersions of idols. For trimming trees, each Borough has been allotted a hydraulic ladder.

CCTV cameras have been installed at Elliot Park on a pilot basis for the security of the park visitors as well as for the proper maintenance of the park. 3000 CCTV cameras are going to be set up in the 144 wards across Kolkata.

Another major initiative has been the use of solar energy to light up street lamps in Deshapriya Park. This is a first in Kolkata which would reduce the usage of electricity and would also lead to reduction in carbon emission in the atmosphere.

The Goalz Project, a joint venture amongst the British Council, Kolkata Police and Kolkata Municipal Corporation, is running football training centres in Kolkata. A swimming pool of international standards and a sports training centre has been constructed at Deshbandhu Park. The work of the Department of Parks and Squares, Kolkata Municipal Corporation has made the citizens proud of their city.