Uluberia

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Uluberia
City
ESI Hospital, Uluberia
ESI Hospital, Uluberia
Uluberia is located in West Bengal
Uluberia
Uluberia
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°28′N 88°07′E / 22.47°N 88.11°E / 22.47; 88.11Coordinates: 22°28′N 88°07′E / 22.47°N 88.11°E / 22.47; 88.11
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 202,095
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Uluberia
Vidhan Sabha constituency Uluberia Purba

Uluberia is a city and a municipality in Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Under this municipality Uluberia cover the area-Fuleswar,Chengail,Bauria,Birshibpur, and kulgachia also.It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.[1] This city is famous for its industrial belts. It is the sadar of the subdivision Uluberia. It's famous Nearest picnic and tourist spot is Kalsapa banglow, Ghorchumuk, Ghadiara, Boalia, and Uluberia kalibari. Uluberia city is famous for Rasmela(at Uluberia kalibari for 30days) occur in the time of raspurnima and also some fair like Book fair, flower show,Drama show and various other programs etc.This city is also famous for Uluberia Hat which occur in every Saturday.

Geography[edit]

Uluberia is located at 22°28′N 88°07′E / 22.47°N 88.11°E / 22.47; 88.11.[2] It has an average elevation of 1 m (3.3 ft). It is situated on the bank of River Hooghly. The main road passing through the heart of the city is Orissa Trunk Road & is also well connected by National Highway No-6; Bombay Road. This is an unplanned city and sometimes during heavy rains, may suffer from the drainage problems. The other problem is erosion of Hooghly River and encroachment in the main land. This development block has also a station after its name, Uluberia.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Uluberia had a population of 202,095. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Uluberia has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 58%. In Uluberia, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

With the partition of India there was a massive influx of refugees from East Pakistan into Kolkata and its peripheral areas. Of over a million refugees who entered West Bengal in 1950 alone settled mostly in squatter colonies between Naihati and Sonarpur on the east bank of the Hooghly and between Mogra and Uluberia on the west bank.[4]

Economy[edit]

Two wheeler plant[edit]

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, former chief minister, West Bengal, laid the foundation stone for eastern India's first two-wheeler project at Uluberia on 15 February 2006. A motorcycle factory would be set up by the Salim Group of Indonesia at a cumulative investment of $250 million. Spread over 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land provided by the State Government, the factory would be set up under the banner of Salim Group company Mahabharat Motors Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, and the two-wheelers would be sold under the brand name, Arjun. Later, he also laid the foundation stone of an integrated satellite township project that was being set up by the Salim Group in Howrah district. Spread over 390 acres (1.6 km2) of land, the Kolkata West International City would have 6,900 dwelling units along with a host of other facilities. Speaking at both the functions, Benny Santoso, Chief Executive of the Salim Group, said the Indonesian business house with diverse business interests was keen to contribute and partake in the development of West Bengal. However the project never took off.[5] Chuansung, a Chinese company, would be the technological collaborators.[6]

Transport[edit]

This city has a very good transport system. National Highway 6 (India)(old numbering), South Eastern Railway zone and Cuttack road pass through it. Hooghly River surrounds south part of this town. It is one of the busiest city and railway station in this town is administered under South-Eastern railway.But a bus stand near station and more road is very badly needed.

Education[edit]

Important educational institutes are:

Uluberia College,Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology & Allied Health Sciences,Calcutta Institute of Technology (CIT),Bharat Technology (BT),OmDayal Group of Institutions,International Institute of Management Sciences,Uluberia botanical Institute, Al-Ameen Mission,Sanjiban Hospital,Vivekananda Ramakrishna Mission B.Ed. College

High School are:

Uluberia High School

Baniban Girls' high School

Uluberia Binapani Girls' High School

Baniban Jadurberia Vidhyapith

Sarada Sishu Mandir

Karat Beria High School

Jagatpur Adarsha Vidyalaya

Palpara gobindoju high school

Kalinagar high school

Kouijhuri high school

Nona High school

Gangarampur high school

Uluberia high Madrasha

Nimdighi High Madrasha

ldeal public school

Dream India school

Saint Peter school

Bharat academy

IAMHM institute

Primary School are:

Chatraprati sivaji primary school

Uluberia town mission

Kamala siksha niketan

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Uluberia
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ Chatterjee, Nilanjana, The East Bengal Refugees – A Lesson in Survival, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol II, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, pp 74-75, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-563697-X
  5. ^ "Salim group's 2-wheler plant — Bengal CM lays foundation stone". The Hindu Business Line, 16 February 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  6. ^ "Salim ropes in tech partner". Chennai, India: The Hindu, 4 November 2006. 4 November 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-06.