Development Landscape

STRENGTHS

2nd

highest number of MSMEs in the country

150%

Growth in total export form the IT Industry between 2011 to 2018

23.42%

Female owned MSMEs in West Bengal largest share in India

88%

Enrollment in government schools second highest in country vs National average of 57.21%

8.83%

Growth of GSDP at CAGR between 2011 -2017 to speed up e-governance

GAPS

HEALTH

41%

Vacancy of medical officers (Mos) at PHCs compared to better performing states like Kerala which have only 5.9 % vacancy

GENDER

20%

Woman complete secondary education ranking 20 in 29 states

LIVELIHOOD

4th

highest number of casual worker in the country at 438 personal per 1000 population

Environment

18.98 %

of land under forest cover lags behind nation average of 38%

INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Government’s development expenditure as a percentage of GSDP (2016-17)

9.8%

compared to the national average of 17.85%

Agriculture 39.56%

Agriculture, Allied activities and Rural Development

Water Supply 18.03%

Water Supply, Sanitation and Urban Development

Education 16.37%

Education, Culture and Information

7.08%

Transport

Health and Family Welfare 6.38%

Health and Family Welfare

Spending on health and agriculture (2017-2018) is lower than the average of the remaining 19 states by 0.2% and 0.9% respectively

CSR SPENDING

Total exclusive CSR inflow (2014-17)

631.8cr

State CSR ranking - No.11 among all states in India

Note: CSR funding and rank take into account funding inflows exclusively to the state, and not pan-India funding

Health 53.27%

Health, Eradicating Hunger, Poverty and Malnutrition,Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

Education 24.98%

Education, Differently Abled & Livelihood

Heritage 7.27%

Heritage

Art and Culture 3.76%

Art and Culture

Rural Development 3.70%

Rural Development

Disparity in district-wise fund allocations

>450cr

Kolkata

<1cr

Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Birbhum, Bankura and North 24 Parganas

<1cr

Cooch Behar, Uttar Dinajpur, Bardhaman, Jhargram and Paschim Medinipur

SOLUTION SPACE

1.

Need for increased focus on workforce development

2.

Gender gap needs focused support

3.

Strengthen interventions in poor districts

4.

Need for more collaborative initiatives between the government and funders

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