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West Bengal


Fifty-five percent of the population of West Bengal depends upon agriculture. In fact, agriculture makes a substantial contribution to the state’s income. West Bengal accounts for 57.3% of the total jute and 24% of the total tea produced in the country.

Pulses, oilseeds, barley, maize, betel leaf, tobacco and sugarcane are some of the other agricultural products of West Bengal.

Moreover, there are several multipurpose irrigation schemes in West Bengal, namely, the Damodar Valley, Mayurakshi, Kangsbati and Subarnarekha Barrage. The irrigation schemes are Teesta-Mahananda link canal in Jalpaiguri district, Terageria and Turga irrigation scheme in Purulia, Hinlow irrigation scheme in Birbhum district and Sohajare scheme in Bankura district.

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