Kolkata: West Bengal has achieved highest GDP growth rate among the States in the country in 2018-19.

According to Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra, the State ruled by Mamata Banerjee’s Trunmool Congress (TMC) has registered a 12.58% while BJP ruled Goa has achieved the lowest 0.47% growth rate.

West Bengal is followed by Andhra Pradesh, which grew at 11.02 per cent, Bihar at 10.53 per cent and Telangana at 10.5 per cent, Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said, as per news agency PTI. Goa is at the bottom of the list with 0.47 per cent growth rate, he said.

The country has achieved a GDP growth rate of 6.8% during the fiscal.