Uluberia

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Uluberia
উলুবেড়িয়া
town
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 small town 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.[1]

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 problem. The other problem is erosion of Hooghly river & 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.[5] Chuansung, a Chinese company, would be the technological collaborators.[6]

Education[edit]

Important educational institutes are: ULUBERIA BOTANICAL INSTITUTE and among high school "Uluberia High School, Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology & Allied Health Sciences (CIPT+) - pharmacy college, Calcutta Institute of Technology (CIT) - Engineering college,Calcutta Institute of Management & Technology (CIMT), Bharat Technology (BT) Baniban Girls high School, Uluberia Binapani Girls' High School, "Baniban Jadurberia Vidhyapith", Sarada Sishu Mandir, Karat Beria High School,Jagatpur Adarsha Vidyalaya.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metroploitan area". Kolkata Metroploitan 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.