WBIIDC, Building the Base for Industrial Growth

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Haldia Industrial Growth Centre

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Haldia Industrial Growth Centre was developed in 1977 in the Purba Midnapur District of West Bengal. It is developed in a linear stretch with railway line running parallel to the road. Haldia also has a major port located approximately 145 kilometers southwest of Calcutta near the transition of the Hooghly River to Bay of Bengal. Haldia is one of the industrial hubs of West Bengal with prominent industrial activity based on chemicals, petrochemicals etc. There are good educational institutions in Haldia covering the fields of engineering, law, medical and maritime studies. Haldia also has the "Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology" (CIPET) that caters to the need of plastic and polymer industries.

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Growth Centre snapshot (Haldia I.G.C)

District Purba Midnapur
Under Jurisdiction of Haldia Development Authority
Total Area of Land 120 acres
Allottable area 101 acres
Area Available for allotment Nil
No. of industrial units 4
Lease Premium Rs. 50.13 lakh per acree

Physical features


Road connectivity:

Haldia is well-connected with the major cities. It is connected to NH-6 (part of Golden Quadrilateral which connects Gujarat to West Bengal; connection to NH-6 at Kolaghat) by NH-41, a toll-road built as part of port connectivity projects. The commute time from Kolkata to Haldia Industrial Growth Centre is 2.5 - 3 hours. There is a proposal to build up a bridge connecting Raichak with Kukrahati which will improve connectivity with Kolkata and reduce the travel time substantially. The Growth Centre is in a linear stretch along the main road with four operational units.

Physical features

Railway connectivity:

Haldia Growth Centre is connected with broad gauge fully electrified Howrah-Haldia track of South-Eastern Railways. Also there is a railway station - 'Bandar' located just opposite the Growth Centre. Indian Railways propose to lay a new line from Sealdah - Haldia which will be 70 km shorter than Howrah - Haldia track.

Port connectivity:

Haldia Growth Centre is located just next to Haldia Port.


The transport through waterways from the Haldia Growth Centre is through the jetty located at Kukrahati to Raichauk.

Airport connectivity:

The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata is the closest airport from Haldia. Available road transport from the airport to the port city provides an easy means of communication in spite of the distance. Haldia Development Authority has identified a location for medium size airport.

Physical features

The Growth Centre is providing lease holding to various industrial units and institutions for setting up their plants with Building Plan approved by the WBIIDC itself.

Infrastructure Availability

At a glance:
Heads Characteristics
Internal Roads
  • Length 5 km
Water supply system
  • Supply pipeline of 5.0 km length
Surface drainage system
  • Available
  • 33/11 K.V.A. power Sub Station of WBSEDCL

Physical features

Roads and internal transportation

Paved Bituminous internal roads are providing facilities of entry and exit access to all Industrial units within the Growth Centre


West Bengal State Electricity Board is supplying stable and quality power supply to the Growth Centre.


Haldia Development Authority which handling the maintenance of Haldia Growth Centre supplies water from it's Geonkhali Water Supply Project.

Drainage and Sewerage

Storm water drains in whole stretch of the Growth Centre is available.

Industrial Units

There are four industrial units in the Haldia Growth Centre, They are :

Industrial units

Exide Industries Limited producing Batteries of Various Utility

Industrial units

Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd producing Vanaspati Edible Oil

Industrial units

PetroCarbon & Chemical (P) Ltd. producing Calcined Petroleum Coke

Industrial units

Ralson Petrochemicals Ltd -Container Freight Station.

Key Industrial Performance Parameter :

No. of industrial units 4
Total employment 2406 persons
Investment (In INR crores) 501
Units employing more than 100 people 3
Units with investment more than INR 10 crores 4
Types of units Manufacture of Automotive & Heavy Duty Batteries, Vanaspati edible oil, Calcined coke, shipping related activities (storage, warehousing, clearing, forwarding)

Raw Material procurement and consumption Centre

Raw materials as well as finished product of the industries move by road, rail and sea for industrial units.

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