Uluberia


Uluberia

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
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state_name = West Bengal
district = Howrah
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Uluberia ( _bn. উলুবেড়িয়া) is a city and a municipality in Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. [cite web
url = http://www.cmdaonline.com/kma.html | title = Base Map of Kolkata Metroploitan area | accessdate = 2007-09-03 | last = | first = | work = | publisher = Kolkata Metroploitan Development Authority
]

Geography

Uluberia is located at coord|22.47|N|88.11|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/28/Uluberiya.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Uluberia] ] . It has an average elevation of m to ft|1|m|abbr=on. It is situated on the bank of River Hooghly. The main road passing through the hart of the city is Orrisa Trank road & also well connected by National Highway No-6; Bombay Road. This is an unplanned city and sometime during heavy rain suffer from the drange problem. The other problem is erosion of Hugli river & encrocement in the main land.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , 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. [ Chatterjee, Nilanjana, "The East Bengal Refugees – A Lesson in Survival", in in "Calcutta, the Living City", Vol II, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, pp 74-75, Oxford University Press, ISBN 019563697-X]

Economy

Two wheeler plant

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, chief minster, 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 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 convert|390|acre|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. [cite web | url = http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2006/02/16/stories/2006021602740900.htm
title = Salim group's 2-wheler plant — Bengal CM lays foundation stone | accessdate = 2007-09-06 | last = | first = | work = | publisher = "The Hindu Business Line", 16 February 2006
] Chuansung, a Chinese company, would be the technological collaborators. [cite web | url = http://www.hindu.com/2006/11/04/stories/2006110402361700.htm
title = Salim ropes in tech partner | accessdate = 2007-09-06 | last = | first = | work = | publisher = "The Hindu", 4 November 2006
]

Politics

Uluberia consists of two assembly constituencies: Uluberia North and Uluberia South, both of which are part of Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency). [cite web
url = http://archive.eci.gov.in/se2001/background/S25/WB_Dist_PC_AC.pdf
title = Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies
accessdate = 2008-10-02
work = West Bengal
publisher = Election Commission of India
]

Hannan Mollah of the CPI (M) has been the member of parliament for Uluberia since 1980. [ [http://eci.gov.in/electionanalysis/GE/PartyCompWinner/S25/partycomp25.htm Election results] ] In 2006 assembly elections, while Mohan Mondal of CPI (M) won the Uluberia (North) seat (reserved for Scheduled Castes), Rabindra Ghosh of All-India Forward Block won the Uluberia (South) seat. [ [http://in.rediff.com/election/wbdetail06.htm Rediff.com – election results] ]

Education

Important educational institutes are: Uluberia College - degree college, Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology & Allied Health Sciences (CIPT+) - pharmacy college, Calcutta Institute of Technology (CIT) - engineering college, and Uluberia (Royal) Botanical Institute - an environmental research institute.ULUBERIA BOTANICAL INSTITUTE STOOD THIRD POSITION IN NEAC PROJECT OF Govt.of INDIA BY SCORING A+ GRADE IN 2007-08.

References

ee also

* Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency)


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