Nungi

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Nungi
নুঙ্গি
Town
Nungi is located in West Bengal
Nungi
Nungi
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°17′N 88°07′E / 22.29°N 88.11°E / 22.29; 88.11Coordinates: 22°17′N 88°07′E / 22.29°N 88.11°E / 22.29; 88.11
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website s24pgs.gov.in

Nungi is a town in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.[1] under the authority of the Budge Budge police station of Alipore sadar subdivision in South 24 Parganas district.

Located near the industrial town of Batanagar, shoe making is a common cottage industry in Nungi, with families manufacturing shoes for brands that have out-sourced labour, including Khadim's, SreeLeathers, and Liberty .[citation needed] Nungi once had a thriving fireworks industry and the "chocolate bomb" from Nungi market remains well known during the Diwali festival.[citation needed]

Nungi is also home to Lakshya, an information technology research, education and training centre.[2]

Population[edit]

The population of Nungi in 2010 was estimated at 440,894.[3]

Township development[edit]

In 2007 a joint development project was announced involving the London-based company REIT Asset Management, Eden Realty Ventures Private Limited, a Bengali NRI and the Mahestala Municipality. The project, known as the Maheshtala project, involved the development of a mini township near Nungi station. The project was described as intending to improve the road infrastructure in the area and build 2,240 MIG flats in 44 buildings on 21.22 acres (85,900 m2) of land.[4]

Transport[edit]

Nungi has a railway station, 23 km from Sealdah, on the Sealdah – Budgebudge section of Kolkata Suburban Railway. It serves as the railway station for the industrial town of Batanagar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Lakshya Training Promotional Website". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Population of Nangi". Populationof.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "London-NRI route to mini townships". The Statesman, 18 May 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-03.