Asansol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asansol) is one of “ The Commercial Hub” of West Bengal.
According to a 2010 report released by the international Institute for Environment and Development. A UK based policy research non-governmental body, Asansol is ranked 11th among Indian cities and 42nd in the world in its list of 100 fastest growing cities. As per the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, Asansol has been listed as a Y- category city for calculation of HRA (House Rent Allowance) for public servants. It happens to be the only non-Z category city in West Bengal apart from Kolkata which belongs to the X-category.