The economic infrastructure of Bankura is basically agriculture dependent. Still being one of the draught prone district of West Bengal, Bankura has to support 4.58% of the state's population on nearly 7.8% of the land. Agriculture accounts for almost 70% of the district's income whereas 80% of the farmers are small & marginal. However due to protective irrigation system, land reforms and use of high fertile & hybrid crops the district is now not so poor as it was. Also, cottage and small-scale industries, e.g. Stone-crushing, Weaving, Oilseed-crushing, handicraft units like Dokra, Terra-cotta, Baluchari Sari etc. play a key economic role of the district.
1.Commercial Banks : 96 2. Rural Banks : 69 3. Co-operative Banks : 15 4. Land Develop. Bank : 1 5. W.B.F.C. : 1
1. Head Post Office : 1
2. Sub-Post Office : 52
3. Extra Departmental Sub-Post Office : 23
4. Extra Departmental Branch Post Office : 100
5. Departmental Telegraph Office : 1
6. Post Office with Telegraph Facilities : 26
7. No. of P.C.O. (Only Phone) : 135
Note: All the major exchanges of Bankura Telecom have Internet Facility.