INTIMASIA Kolkata will be focused on West Bengal and the vast, nearly untapped markets of North East India. West Bengal ranks prominently as the 6th largest economy, and has a Gross State Domestic (GSDP) per capita of $1681.49 in 2017-2018. With a healthy growth rate in the GSDP per capita of 8.83 percent, between 2011-12 and 2017-18, this means that it is indeed a sunshine period for the state. A statistic that is of particular relevance to the innerwear industry is the 10% targeted rise in contribution to the state’s GSDP, by the textile industry.
West Bengal’s importance to the Indian economy is underlined by it’s status as a major contributor to the country’s agrarian and mineral output. Locationally, West Bengal has always been the traditional market hub, for the eastern and north-eastern zones of the country.
It has also been the gateway to the South Asian region, Bhutan and other similar foreign states as well. Kolkata’s status as a potential heavy hitter in industrial circles is affirmed by its unique distinction of being one of the most cost effective cities in India, to run a business out of.
Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal is one of India’s oldest metropolitan cities and as such boasts of an excellent road, rail, air and waterway network. The Hooghly port in particular has always been one of the preeminent ports of call for trade and passenger ferrying. Kolkata’s excellent connectivity (being one of India’s 4 original metropolises) with all parts of the country make it an ideal location to set up and run a business.
The textile industry has always been an important source of income and employment in Kolkata, and it is the historical birthplace of the Indian hosiery industry. Even today, some of India’s most prominent innerwear brands function out of Kolkata. Brands like Rupa, Dollar, Lux and others call Kolkata home and the presence of manufacturing, distribution and major retail channels is an amazing advantage to have. Little wonder then that Kolkata was chosen to host the year’s second edition of INTIMASIA.
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