WBIIDC, Building the Base for Industrial Growth

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Coochbehar Industrial Growth Centre, Phase-I

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Coochbehar Industrial Growth Centre, Phase-I was established in the year 1990 in Coochbehar district of West Bengal. The site is located 4 kms from Coochbehar town at Chakchara by the side of national Highway No. 31 as well as Cooch Behar - Natabari Road. Coochbehar is the district headquarter and the largest town in the district. The Torsa River flows by the western side of the town. It is a famous tourist Centre and has been declared a heritage town. Prominent industries in the district are agro-based and jute industries.

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Growth Centre snapshot (Coochbehar I.G.C. Phase-I)

District Coochbehar
Gram Panchayat Chakchaka
Total Area of Land 98 acres
Allottable area 65 acres
Area Available for allotment 1.0 acres
No. of industrial units 75
Lease Premium Rs. 29.38 lakh per acre

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Road connectivity:

The site is well connected with National Highway No. 31 lying adjacent to the Growth Centre. It connects the site to major cities like Kolkata as well as locations like Bagdogra and Siliguri. Majority of the goods being produced in the growth Centre as well as the raw material for these industries comes via this route.

Railway connectivity:

The nearest major railway stations is New Coochbehar which is a part of the North Eastern Frontier Railways and is just 2 kms away. Coochbehar is well connected by rail to major cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Guwahati. The rail route from Coochbehar is one of the important routes connecting North-East India with remaining parts of the country.

Port connectivity:

The site does not have any sea port in the vicinity and the closest ports are Kolkata and Haldia, which are about 800 kms away.

Airport connectivity:

The nearest operating airport is Bagdogra, which is about 160 kms from the site location.

Physical features

Physical features
The Growth Centre is providing lease holding to various industrial units for setting up their plants with Building Plan approved by the WBIIDC. New Moynaguri to Jogighopa railway track runs on side of the Growth Centre.

Infrastructure Availability

At a glance:
Heads Characteristics
Internal Roads
  • Length 4.9 km
Street lights
  • 56 no.
Water supply system
  • CI pipeline of 4.4 km length
  • Pump houses - 3 no.
  • 272 Cum (75,000 gallons and 38,000) capacity Intze type reservoirs - 2nos
  • Submersible Pumps - 3 no. of 12.5 - 17.5, 7.5 & 5.0 H.P. capacity
Surface drainage system
  • Length 6.0 km
  • 33/11 K.V.A. power Sub Station of WBSEDCL
Administrative Office of WBIIDC
  • Existing within the Growth Centre.

Coochbehar Industrial Growth Centre

Roads and internal transportation

Internal roads made of Concrete are providing facilities of entry and exit access to all Industrial units within the Growth Centre.


West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) is providing stable and quality power supply to Coochbehar Industrial Growth Centre. Adequate power is available in the region.


WBIIDC has made requisite arrangements to ensure continuous water supply to the Growth Centre by pumping out ground water .Currently water is supplied from 3 underground borewell through two nos. overhead water tanks (60,000 gallons and 75,000 gallons capacity each). This supply is fully managed by WBIIDC

Street Lights

Street light system is in existence at internal roads of the Growth Centre. WBIIDC has taken initiatives for solar powered LED street light installation towards utilization of renewable energy and reduction of carbon footprint.

Drainage and Sewerage

Drainage of treated industrial and storm sewer is facilitated through network of surface drains.

Industrial Units

There exist 75 industrial units in Coochbehar Growth Centre, Ph-I. Some of the prominent industrial units are:

Industrial units

Modern Agrotech Industries - Rice Mill

Industrial units

Kamakshi Jute Industries - Production of Jute Yarn

Industrial units

Sri Balaji Udyog, - PV.C. Products

Industrial units

Hossain Electricals
- Electrical Transformer Maintenance

Industry Snapshot

Parameter Value
No. of industrial units 72 No.
Total employment ~2400 persons
Investment INR 87 crore
Units employing more than 100 people 1
Units with investment more than INR 10 crore 1
Types of units Jute, Food processing, and agro based industries

Raw Material procurement and consumption Centre

There is a mix in the pattern with units procuring material from nearby areas as well as far off locations. Majority of the units use road transportation for procuring raw materials or dispatching their finished goods. Most of the units procure their raw material from nearby regions or districts in West Bengal and Assam. Some units like Kamakshi Jute Industry also procure the raw material from Bangladesh. Most of the finished goods from this Growth Centre are consumed in Bengal, while a few industries supply their product throughout the country as well.


Land Use Category-Industrial
Allotees need not apply for Change of Land Usage Character
Details of Infrastructure may also be seen in GIS System GIS System

Approvals Required for Starting a Manufacturing Enterprise in the Industrial Growth Centre

1 WB Directorate of Micro Small & Medium Industry Link
2 Goods and Services Tax Link
3 Professional Tax Registration Link
4 Income Tax Department Link
5 Directorate of Factories Government of West Bengal Link
6 Registration of Partnership Firms Link
7 West Bengal Cooperative Societies Link
8 Fire and Emergency Services Link
9 West Bengal Pollution Control Board Link
10 Petroleum & Explosive Safety Organisation Link
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