- Bankura District extends
over an area of 6882 sq.km. which accounts for only 7.75% of the state
area of 88752 sq.km.
the rate of growth of population is 13.79% as against the states
average of 17.84% during the period 1991-2001 census.It ranked 12th
among the districts of West Bengal in population and its density is
464 persons per sq.km as against the state population density of 904
persons per sq. km. as per 2001 census Bankura ranks 12th in literacy
with a literacy rate of 63.84%. The states literacy rate is 69.22%.
Workforce constitutes 37.93% of the total population and the remaining
56.32% are non-workers.
district is predominantly considered as an agricultural district. The
agro-climatic condition is facilatated by the presence of a number of
rivers like Damodar, Dwareskeshwar, Gandheswari, Kangsabati etc. the
agri-marketing outlets are in abundance along with irrigation
- In terms
of infrastructure, the district lags behind in many aspects apart from
electricity. Due to the installation of Mejhia thermal power plant,
the district now has abundance of power . Though the district has one
industrial estate in form of Bishnupur Industrial Estate, no more
industrial estate has come up
inspite of the existence of sufficient having open space and
resources. Another growth centre exists at Barjora.
- There was
a growth of 22.03% of SSI units over the period 1997-2001 in the
district. The SSI sector lacks product diversification and
technological up gradation. Some of the existing units are very old
and require large scale modernization. There are only 5 large &
medium industries out of which majority are suffering from
- During the
survey, it was observed that small scale sector suffers from lack of
economies of scale ,
unlike the large scale units. Moreover, in the context of
liberalization and growing domestic and international competition,
this sector needs support through promotional policies of credit and
- One of the
main problems of the SSI units
in this district is the lack of subsidy which has not been provided
over the last two years in the district and also the marketing
channels which are also not suitably developed.
- During our
market survey, we identified ten prospective venture that the budding
entrepreneurs can take up after analyzing the resources available in
competence is necessary to succeed in any venture. The district is
endowed with talented entrepreneurs . Keeping in view the challenging
entrepreneurial opportunities at present and in future in national and
international level it is of paramount importance to promote
management skills of the budding entrepreneurs through counselling and
training so that they succeed in their endeavor.
2. COLD TYRE RETREADING
3. RICE MILLING
AUTOMOBILE, PAINTING, & OTHER MISC.
5. AGRICULTURAL TOOLS
6. ROOFING TILES
10. MANUFACTURE OF SAL LEAF CUP,
PLATES (LAMINATED) ETC.