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Entrepreneurship in West Bengal, 1959-1970

Swaraj Bandyopadhyay Swapan De Arup Dastidar This paper attempts to provide an insight into the rates of mortality and viability of industries which came into existence and died out during the period 1959-1970 in the different districts of West Bengal The paper is part of a larger study and the data used were collected for a countrywide entrepreneurial research project ENTREPRENEURIAL activity and its development in West Bengal is now receiving top priority with state planners. Various feedbacks and encouragement programmes have been introduced by various government agencies to direct and motivate entrepreneurs in the state. Few recent researches [UNESCO Publication (1962); H Banerjee (1964); etc] into these trends have revealed valuable information in this regard, and much has yet to be stated about the vyide gap between the projections and desires of the planners and the reality of industrial development in this state.

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