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General Information of West Bengal

Geographical Area 88752 sq KM
Percentage Area of State to area of Indian Union 2.74%
Average Annual rainfall 1666 mm
Districts 23
No. of Sub-divisions 66
No. of Blocks 341
No. of Municipalities 120
Total No. of Municipal Corporations 6
No. of Villages (inhabited) 37945
Villages Electrified 37779 (99.56%)
Total No. of Gram Panchayats 3354
Capital Kolkata
Average population served per Bank Branch(including RRBs) but excluding Cooperative Banks & Foreign Banks (As on Dec. 2018) 11492
No. of Minority concentrated districts #13
Principal Language Bengali
Airport Kolkata, Bagdogra, Andal
Ports Kolkata, Haldia

#(1) Howrah, (1) Kolkata, (2) Purba Burdwan, (3) Nadia, (4) 24-Parganas North, (5) 24-Parganas South, (6) Malda, (7) Murshidabad, (8) Uttar Dinajpur, (9) Dakshin Dinajpur, (10) Coochbehar, (11) Birbhum, (12) Paschim Burdwan,(13) Howrah.

Population Details:

(As per 2011 census)

Population 913.48 lac
Rural population 657.97 lac
% of rural population 72.03%
% of urban population 27.97%
Male population 469.27 lac
(51.37%)
Female population 444.21 lac
(48.62%)
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 Males) 950
Total No. of Households 157.16 lac
No. of Rural households 111.62 lac
No. of Urban households 45.54 lac
Schedule Caste population 184.53 lac
Schedule Tribe population 44.06 lac
Density of population 1029 per sq.km
Literacy level 626.14 lac
(68.55%)
Highest Population Districts Lowest Population Districts
North 24 Parganas -100.82 lac(11.04%) Dakshin Dinajpur -16.70 lac (1.83%)
South 24 Parganas - 81.53 lac (8.93%) Darjeeling - 18.42 lac (2.02%)
Burdwan - 77.23 lac (8.46%) Coochbehar - 28.22 lac (3.09%)
Murshidabad - 71.02 lac (8.46%) Purulia - 29.27 lac (3.21%)

Farming Activities :

(As per 2011 census)

Total or Gross cropped area 9459 thousand hectares
Net cropped area 5204 thousand hectares
Net irrigated area under minor irrigation 4434 thousand hectares
Cropping intensity 182%
Major Crops Rice, Potato, Jute, Tea, Vegetables, Pulses, etc.
Soil type Gangetic Alluvial soil & lateritic soil
Climate Tropical & humid except in the northern hilly region
Cultivators 51.17 lac
Of the above, Small & Marginal farmers 43.42 lac
Agricultural labourers 101.89 lac
Recorded Sharecroppers 15.37 lac
Workers engaged in Household Industries 14.36 lac
Workers engaged in Allied Agro Activities 3.35 lac
Other workers 121.73 lac
Per Capita Deposit (as on 31.12.2018) Rs. 80731
Per Capita Advance (as on 31.12.2018) Rs. 52056
Average population served per branch (excluding Cooperative banks) (as on 31.12.2018) 10762

Bank wise & District wise allocation of Lead Bank Responsibility:

Bank No. of Districts Name of Districts
United Bank of India 11 Bankura, Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, Purulia, 24-Pargans (South), Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur & Jhargram
UCO Bank 4 Howrah, Hooghly, Birbhum & Purba Burdwan
Central Bank of India 4 Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Coochbehar & Alipurduar
Allahabad Bank 1 24-Parganas (North)
State Bank of India 3 Kolkata, Kalimpong & Paschim Burdwan

Population group wise branch Network in the State of West Bengal:


Population Group March 2016 March 2017 March 2018 June 2018 September 2018 December 2018
Rural 3550
(44.64%)
3552
(43.31%)
3631
(43.44%)
3648
(43.40%)
3659
(43.53%)
3513
(41.39%)
Semi-urban 1284
(16.14%)
1398
(17.05%)
1442
(17.25%)
1450
(17.25%)
1447
(17.21%)
1680
(19.79%)
Urban 1529
(19.23%)
1630
(19.88%)
1655
(19.80%)
1674
(19.91%)
1701
(20.23%)
1709
(20.13%)
Metro 1590
(19.99%)
1621
(19.76%)
1630
(19.51%)
1633
(19.44%)
1646
(19.59%)
1586
(18.69%)
TOTAL 7953 8201 8358 8405 8453 8488

Position of ATMs in the State of West Bengal:

Population group March2016 March2017 March2018 June2018 September2018 December2018
Rural 2429 2539 2571 2579 2578 2524
Semi-urban 2104 2158 2191 2224 2231 1997
Urban 2998 3103 3241 3263 3271 3061
Metro 2929 3022 3246 3044 3091 3718
TOTAL 10460 10822 11249 11110 11171 11289

VITAL BANKING STATISTICS OF WEST BENGAL

(Amount Rs in crore)

Sl. No. Parameter Dec. 2017 March 2018 June 2018 Sept. 2018 Dec. 2018
1 No. of Branches 8322 8358 8405 8453 8488
2 Total Deposits 689054 710512 714841 754218 737074
3 Total Advances 446568 464580 457320 483602 475280
4 CD Ratio 65 65 64 64 64
5 C+I : Deposit Ratio 78 77 82 82 75
6 Priority Sector Advances (PSA) 162126 168373 159550 175903 164038
7 % of PSA to ANBC 40 40 37 39 36
8 Agriculture Advances 45528 47439 44412 44009 44739
9 % of Agri Advances to ANBC 11 11 10 10 10
10 MSME 70422 87275 83217 100107 88004
11 Education Loans 2471 2396 2361 2331 2368
12 Housing Loans 36071 40804 36652 38210 39253
13 DRI Advances 148 153 168 162 156
14 % of DRI Advances to ANBC 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04; 0.04
15 Schedules Caste/ Scheduled Tribe Advances 16283 17517 17023 16482 15576
16 Advances to Women Entrepreneurs 35386 39357 35351 38143 37338
17 % of Advances to Women Entrepreneurs to ANBC 9 9 7 8 8
18 Weaker Section Advances 45758 58918 47036 48378 48469
19 % of Weaker Advances to ANBC 11 14 11 11 11
20 Minority Community Advances 29867 31323 33741 34554 24157
21 % of Minority Community Advances to Prisec Advances 18 19 21 20 17

DISBURSEMENT PARTICULARS UNDER ANNUAL CREDIT PLAN

(Amount Rs in crore)

Sl. No. Parameter ACP Plan 2017-18 ACP achievement (Dec,17) % achieved ACP Plan 2018-19 ACP achievement (Dec,18) % achieved
1 Agriculture 59098 29991 51 64071 33566 52
2 MSE 38000 26576 70 50000 37898 75
3 OPS 11191 9698 87 15890 12931 81
4 NPS 11250 10092 90 16500 8752 53
Grand Total 119539 76357 64 146461 93147 64



State Profile - 30.09.2018