CM Mamata Banerjee Placed her speech in Bengal Business Conclave Digha 12/12/2019

West Bengal with a GSDP of USD 155.32 billion is the 4th largest contributor to India’s services GDP and 6th largest contributor to India’s manufacturing GDP. With a consumer base of over 91 million and a strategic location gateway to over 300 million people covering the entire East and North East of India. West Bengal is also the gateway to South East Asia and ASEAN countries. The State is a perfect blend of economic strength and dynamism, with a strong consumer base, vibrant industry, large talent pool, industry friendly stable policies, transparent governance and record social and physical infrastructure development. The State Govt. is committed towards inclusive and sustainable development, providing increasing employment opportunities.

The State has introduced a number of industry-friendly policies. The State also offers numerous industry-specific and multi-product growth centres and industrial parks with plug and play infrastructure available for investments. Developments such as the major deep sea port coming up at Tajpur, Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) aligned to Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, along with national waterways, ready industrial infrastructure and 200 industrial parks/estates that cover around 20,000 acres, new theme/ green townships being open and new vistas of investment opportunities. 

Bengal Global Business Summit is the annual flagship event organized by Government of West Bengal to showcase the business readiness and investment potential of West Bengal in front of the global business community. BGBS 2018 attracted participation of over 4,000 delegates from across India and 32 countries. 


Bengal Business Conclave Digha Day 2, 2019


The Biswa Bangla Convention Centre at Digha is a four-storeyed marvel built to host world-class international conventions, exhibitions and business meets. Spread across a 5.5 acre land in New Digha the centre boasts of a 1000 sq/mt exhibition centre, a seminar hall that can comfortably house over 300 individuals and a conference cum auditorium to accommodate over 1000 people.

How to get to Digha

Nestled in the East Midnapore District, Digha is well-connected by railroads, roadways and airways.

By Air

While Digha does not have an airport to itself, the two nearest airports are:

  • Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport, Kolkata, West Bengal which is 139 kms away from Digha.
  • Bhubaneshwar Airport, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, which is 230 kms away from Digha

By Rail

  • The nearest railway station to Digha is the Digha Flag Station which is 2 kms away
  • Additionally the second most preferred station is Ramnagar Bengal station which is 7kms away

By Road

Digha is connected to all major cities and towns across the countries by its road network. Busses, hired cars and even private cars can be used to reach Digha by road.

Digha Sea Beach

Dotted with Casuarina plantations, Digha Sea Beach is West Bengal’s most popular sea resort. Located 187 km south west of Kolkata, it is flocked by tourists across the year. The 7 km long beach has a low gradient and shallow sands that are set off by gentle rolling waves. Tourists are all praises for its charming and alluring scenic beauty.

New Digha

Famous for its mesmerising sunrises and sunsets, the New Digha Beach is 2 kms away from the Old Digha Beach or Digha Beach. Mostly a man-made attraction, this beach is preferred by tourists for its accessibility and fewer crowds. The soft sands of this beach make it a cozy getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle to spend time in the tranquil lap of nature.

Marine Aquarium and Research Centre

The Marine Aquarium and Research Centre is one of the 16th regional centres of Zoological Survey of India in Digha under Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The centre was established in 1989 and has two separated wings, namely, research centre and aquarium. While the research centre started its operations in 1989 itself, the aquarium was opened to the public in 2003.

Lord Shiva Temple at Chandaneswar

While there are several Shiva temples that India has, the Shiva temple at Chandaneswar continues to see pilgrims offer their prayers, especially during the Maha Vishuva Sankranti or Gajan Mela. It is located only 8 kms from Digha is a must visit for many who visit Digha. The temple is believed to be over a century old.

Digha Science Centre

The Digha Science Centre is located on Foreshore Road in the city. It has various attractions that see students and even curious tourists flock down. The centre keeps organising special events apart from their usual attractions, that include Earth Day, Transit of Mercury,International Museum Day, International Biodiversity Day, World Environment Day, International Day of Yoga, Moon Landing Day, Hiroshima Day, 19th Anniversary Day of Digha Science Centre, World Ozone Day World Heart Day, World Habitat Day, 1st International Science Centre & Science Museum Day, Children Day, World AIDS Day, National Energy Conservation Day, World Cancer Day, National Productivity Day, National Science Day.

Udaipur Beach

Easily accessible from Old and New Digha, the Udaipur beach is also a must visit for tourists in the vicinity. Known for cleanliness and calm, the beach is quiet haven for city dwellers. Expect to spot crabs as you watch the waves collapse on the shallow beach or simply enjoy the sun descend into the horizon.

Shankarpur Beach

One of the better-known beaches along the coast of West Bengal, Shakarpur beach is 14 kms away from Digha. It is a common fishing harbour and is dotted with various temples. Stop by to savour some local catch of the day or for some much-needed sun gazing.

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