ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Studying the Linkage with Focus on West Bengal

Urbanisation and Development of Rural Small Enterprises

This article attempts to seek a relationship between urbanisation and the development of small rural firms, using West Bengal as a case study. Small industrialisation is found to be directly related to the degree of urbanisation, and there is a clear urban concentration of small enterprises in West Bengal. Infrastructure and services are mainly confined to a small region and rural industrialisation has not been promoted. Government investment on rural infrastructure is essential to promote the rural non-agricultural sector in the backward districts.

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