Singur

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Singur
Census Town
Singur is located in West Bengal
Singur
Singur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°49′N 88°14′E / 22.81°N 88.23°E / 22.81; 88.23Coordinates: 22°49′N 88°14′E / 22.81°N 88.23°E / 22.81; 88.23
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictHooghly
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total21,382
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencyHooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituencySingur

Singur (pronounced Shinggur) is a census town in Singur CD Block in Chandannagore subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Singur railway station is 34 km from Howrah Station on the Howrah-Tarakeswar line. It is 2 km ahead of Kamarkundu junction, the crossing point of Howrah-Bardhaman chord and Howrah-Tarakeshwar lines. It is on the Durgapur Expressway/ NH 19 connecting with Maheswarpur.

Geography[edit]

Cities and towns in the Chandannagore subdivision and Polba Dadpur and Dhaniakhali CD Blocks of Chinsurah subdivision in Hooghly district
M: municipal corporation/ municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre,
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location[edit]

Singur is located at 22°49′N 88°14′E / 22.81°N 88.23°E / 22.81; 88.23. It has an average elevation of 14 metres (45 ft), and is situated on the Ganges delta.

The several villages comprising Singur include Dewan Bheri, Dobandi, Baburberi, Khasherberia, Joymolla, Ujjal Sangha, Beraberi, Bajemelia, Anandanagar, Ratanpur, Gopalnagar, Sahanapara, Apurbopur, Jalaghata, Nildhighipar, Daluigacha East and West, Mirzapur, Bankipur, Bonchipota, Nabapally, Beleghata, Khosalpur, Pawnan, Gandarpukur, Choyani, Ratanpur 1 & 2, Singerbheri, Boyspara, Nasibpur, Hakimpur, Nanda, Habos Pota, Naskarpur, Balarampur, Chhutipur, Subhipur, Notun Bazar, Benipur, Antisara, Burashanti, Ghanashyampur, Paltagorh, Telepukur, Durgarampur, Biramnagar, Harishnagar ( Dopaghata), Rajarabathan etc.

Police station[edit]

Singur police station has jurisdiction over Singur CD Block.[1][2]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Singur CD Block are located at Singur.[3]

Urbanisation[edit]

In Chandannagore subdivision 58.52% of the population is rural and the urban population is 41.48%. Chandannagore subdivision has 1 municipal corporation, 3 municipalities and 7 census towns. The single municipal corporation is Chandernagore Municipal Corporation. The municipalities are Tarakeswar Municipality, Bhadreswar Municipality and Champdany Municipality.[4]Of the three CD Blocks in Chandannagore subdivision, Tarakeswar CD Block is wholly rural, Haripal CD Block is predominantly rural with just 1 census town, and Singur CD Block is slightly less rural with 6 census towns. Polba Dadpur and Dhaniakhali CD Blocks of Chinsurah subdivision (included in the map alongside) are wholly rural.[5]The municipal areas are industrialised. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Demographics[edit]

Jagat Nagar Kalibari Singur

As per 2011 Census of India Singur had a total population of 21,382 of which 10,825 (51%) were males and 10,557 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,646. The total number of literates in Singur was 17,458 (88.46% of the population over 6 years).[5]

As of 2001 India census,[6] Singur had a population of 19,539. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Singur has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Singur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Purusottampur is the one of the oldest villages in Singur. Adi Biswalakhi Mandir, Dakat Kali Mandir, Anandamayi Kali Mandir, Santosimar Mandir and Shib Mandir are situated in this village.

Economy[edit]

Tata Motors at Singur[edit]

Singur gained international media attention since Tata Motors started constructing a factory to manufacture their $2,500 car, the Tata Nano at Singur. The small car was scheduled to roll out of the factory by 2008.[7] In October 2008 Tatas announced withdrawal from the project.[8] In 2016, the Supreme Court quashed the West Bengal government’s acquisition of 997 acres of agricultural land for Tata Motors and ordered its return to 9,117 landowners.[9][10]

Commuters[edit]

Around a total of 32 lakh people from all around the city commute to Kolkata daily for work. In the Howrah-Tarakeswar section there are 48 trains that carry commuters from 21 railway stations.[11]

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

SIU/Singur is well connected with Howrah Junction railway station. Local trains runs between Singur and Howrah via Sheoraphuli railway station.

Education[edit]

Singur Government College, a general degree college, was established at Singur in 2013. It is affiliated with the University of Burdwan and offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Santhali, history, philosophy, political science, sociology and psychology.[12][13]

Jogmaya Memorial Institute, established in 2000, is a coeducational institute at Singur, following the ICSE/ ISC syllabus.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Hooghly District Police". West Bengal Police. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook: Hugli, Series-20, Part XIIA" (PDF). Map of Hooghly district with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Table 2.1, 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Tata Motors' small car to roll out of Singur by 2008". The Hindu Business Line, 26 November 2006. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Tata's Singur Withdrawal 'slap' for West Bengal: Biman Bose". Two Circles.net, 4 October 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  9. ^ Rajagopal, Krishnadas. "Return land to Farmers: SC orders West Bengal govt". The Hindu, 31 August 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Bengal to return Singur land to farmers on Sept 14". The Hindu Business Line, 12 September 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  11. ^ Dey, Teesta. "The Suburban Railway Network of Kolkata: A Geographical Apprisal" (PDF). eTraverse, the Indian journal of spatial science, 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Government General Degree College, Singur". Singur Government College. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Singur Government General Degree College". College Admission. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Jogmaya Memorial Institute". JMI. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Jogamaya Memorial Institute". TargetStudy. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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