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
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 21,382
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Hooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituency Singur, Haripal

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.

Jagat Nagar Kalibari Singur

Geography[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, Gopalnagor, 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. A river has crossed through one side of Singur.

Demographics[edit]

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).[1]

As of 2001 India census,[2] 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.

Police station[edit]

Singur police station has jurisdiction over Singur CD Block.[3][4]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Singur CD Block are located at Singur.[5]

Economy[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.[6] In October 2008 Tatas announced withdrawal from the project.[7] 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.[8][9]

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.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Hooghly District Police". West Bengal Police. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Tata Motors' small car to roll out of Singur by 2008". The Hindu Business Line, 26 November 2006. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Tata's Singur Withdrawal 'slap' for West Bengal: Biman Bose". Two Circles.net, 4 October 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Rajagopal, Krishnadas. "Return land to Farmers: SC orders West Bengal govt". The Hindu, 31 August 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Bengal to return Singur land to farmers on Sept 14". The Hindu Business Line, 12 September 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Government General Degree College, Singur". Singur Government College. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "Singur Government General Degree College". College Admission. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 

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