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Asansol Municipal Corporation

Asansol Municipal Corporation
Asansol Municipal Corporation's Logo.jpg
Logo of Asansol Municipal Corporation
AbbreviationAMC
Formation1885 (Municipality), 1994 (Municipal Corporation)
TypeMunicipal Corporation
HeadquartersAsansol
Official language
Bengali, English
Mayor
Jitendra Kumar Tiwari
Websitewww.asansolmunicipalcorporation.org
The Asansol Municipal Corporation Jurisdiction Map

Asansol Municipal Corporation (AMC) is the civic body that governs Asansol in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district, West Bengal, India.

History

Union Committees were set up in Asansol, Raniganj, Katwa and Kalna, according to a notification issued on 29 October 1850. These Union Committees carried out the functions of municipalities. Assensole (now Asansol) Municipality was set up on 1 July 1885, according to a notification dated 23 April 1885.[1] Initially, the municipality covered the Railway Colony, the English area, Budhdanga village, Bastin’s Bazar, Pucca Bazar, Munshi Bazar and Talpukur Chati areas. The first committee was formed with seven government officials as ex-officio members and twelve nominated members.[2]

Over the years, Asansol grew considerably with the growth coal mining, development of railways and growth of IISCO’s steel plant at Burnpur. Asansol municipal corporation was formed in 1994, with the addition of Burnpur Notified Area Authority, some rural parts of Asansol community development block and some colliery areas.[3]

According to the Kolkata Gazette notification of 3 June 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.[4]

Geography

The mouzas included in Asansol Municipal Corporation, as per 2015 Gazette notification, were as follows:[4]

Jamuria: Jhila, Shibpur, Nandi, Damodarpur, Jamuria, Kaithi, Pariharpur, Sripur, Kundlia, Joba, Khokula, Ninga, Chanda, Bogra, Banali, Mithapur, Satgram, Katagora, Bijpur, Balanpur, Mandalpur, Ikra, Sekpur, Mamudpur and Sarthakpur.[4]

Raniganj: Raniganj, Searsole, Amrasota, Ronal, Kumar Bazar and Mangalpur.[4]

Kulti: Debipur, Duburdi, Indkata, Damagoria, Jamaldi, Chanpatria, Digari, Sabanpur, Baria, Lalbazar, Ramnagar, Manberia, Balitora, Kendua, Petna,Kulti, Lachmanpur, Rampur, Calbalpur, Dedi, Kultora, Pupuri, Badirachak, Mahutdi, Shipur, Kuldi, Namagarapara, Gangutia, Raydi, Barakar, Chungaria, Mahatadi, Boldi, Narayanchak, Hatinal, Para, Jasaldi, Sanctoria, Dishergarh, Shitalpur, Manoharchak, Chota Demua, Sodepur, Radhanagar, Asanbani, Bhanrra, Kalikapur, Sitarampur, Belrui, Lachipur, Kumardiha, Neamatpur, Bamundiha, Alladi, Mithani, Kamalpur, Henrelgaria, Bejdi, Paidi and Chinakuri.[4]

Amongst the collieries in Asansol Municipal Corporation are: Damra, Ajay Second, Khusadanga, Girmint, Kakor Danga, C.M. Ghushik, 3 No. Ghushik, Mohishila Hattola, Narshamuda and K.D. Sim.[3]

Demographics

The 2011 Census of India was carried out well before the reorganisation of Asansol Municipal Corporation in 2015. Census data for the area, which is part of Asansol Municipal Corporation since 2015, is given below:[5]

Name Total Population Male Population % of Total Female Population % of Total Population above 6 years Total Literates Literates as % of Population above 6 years
Asansol municipal corporation 563,917 52% 48% 503,734 419,591 83.30%
Jamuria municipality 145,276 52% 48% 126,278 90,854 71.95%
Raniganj municipality 129,441 52% 48% 113,720 88,299 77.65%
Kulti municipality 313,809 52% 48% 278,424 209,952 75.41%
Total 1,152,443 52% 48% 1,022,156 808,696 79.12%

Asansol urban agglomeration


As of 2011 the 2011 census, the urban agglomeration (UA)) centred upon Asansol had a population of 1,243,414. In addition to the erstwhile municipalities of Kulti, Jamuria, and Raniganj subsequently incorporated into the AMC, the agglomeration included the census towns of Amkula, Baktarnagar, Ballavpur, Bhanowara, Domohani, Egara, Jemari, Majiara, Murgathaul, Raghunathchak, Sahebganj and Topsi, and also Charanpur, an outgrowth of Jamuria.

This urban agglomeration was rated the second most populous in West Bengal (after Kolkata), and the 39th most populous in India.[6] The expanding Asansol UA has been listed by a European research institute as the eleventh fastest growing urban area in India, and the 42nd fastest growing in the world.[7]

Elections

All India Trinamool Congress swept the first election after expansion of Asansol Municipal Corporation, held in 2015.[8]

Wards

Details of wards are as follows:[9][10]

Ward No Police Station Neighbourhood1 Total Electors Seat Type Councillor Party
1 Jamuria Nandi 5,467 Woman Pampa Chandra Bhattacharjee AITC
2 Jamuria Jamuria Hat 8,085 Woman ST Gita Kora AITC
3 Jamuria Sripur 7,183 SC Kartick Dhibar AITC
4 Jamuria Jamuria Hat 8,357 General Sk. Sandar AITC
5 Jamuria Jamuria Hat 7,371 SC Ram Chandra Nunia AITC
6 Jamuria Jamuria Hat 8,586 General Pravat Kumar Banerjee AITC
7 Jamuria Jamuria Hat 8,161 Woman Rakhi Karmakar AITC
8 Jamuria Satgram 8,030 General Batul Rajak AITC
9 Jamuria Jamuria Hat 6,543 General Tapas Kabi CPI(M)
10 Jamuria Sripur 6,945 SC Woman Usha Paswan CPI(M)
11 Jamuria Sripur 7,054 Woman Baby Khatun AITC
12 Jamuria Sripur 7,017 General Samarjit Goswami AITC
13 Asansol North Dhadka 8,444 General Vivek Banerjee AITC
14 Asansol North Majiara 8,663 ST Narendra Murmu AITC
15 Asansol North Kalla 7,705 ST Shyam Soren AITC
16 Kulti Debipur 6,135 SC Woman Sumitra Bouri AITC
17 Kulti Boria 8,338 Woman Reena Kumari Prasad AIFB
18 Kulti Sitarampur 7,322 General Amit Kumar Tulsian INC
19 Kulti Neamatpur 7,002 General Prabir Kumar Chatterjee BJP
20 Asansol North Kanyapur 6,291 Woman Shraboni Mondal AITC
21 Asansol North Kalyanpur Housing Estate 6,271 General Emanuel Wheeler BJP
22 Asansol North Kalyanpur Housing Estate 7,725 General Anirban Das AITC
23 Asansol North Kalyanpur Housing Estate 6,168 Woman C.K.Reshma Ramakrishnan BJP
24 Asansol North Quraishi Mahalla 8,620 General Md. Wasimul Haque CPI (M)
25 Asansol North Quraishi Mahalla 10,397 General Md. Nasim Ansari Independent
26 Asansol North Railpar 8,240 Woman Noor Raft Parveen AITC
27 Asansol North Railpar 5,979 General Dipak Kumar Shaw AITC
28 Asansol North Railpar 6,798 General Ghulam Sarwar AITC
29 Asansol North Railpar 6,328 Woman Kabita Yadav CPI
30 Asansol North Railpar 8,067 General Amarnath Chatterjee AITC
31 Asansol North Railpar 6,562 SC Dilip Mali CPI (M)
32 Jamuria Jamuria Hat 5,888 General Purna Sashi Roy AITC
33 Raniganj Searsole 7,238 SC Naran Bauri CPI (M)
34 Raniganj Searsole 9,522 Woman Sucheta Paul CPI (M)
35 Raniganj Ronai Haji Para 6,809 General Moim Khan CPI (M)
36 Raniganj Searsole 8,081 General Kanchan Kanti Tewari AITC
37 Raniganj Hatti Bandh 7,052 Woman Shyama Upadhyay AITC
38 Asansol North Ushagram 7,253 General Jitendra Kumar Tiwari AITC
39 Asansol North Ushagram 6,978 General Biswajit Chowdhury AITC
40 Asansol North Ushagram 7,721 Woman Usha Singh BJP
41 Asansol North Nuruddin Road 7,205 General Bigu Thakur BJP
42 Asansol North Old Hospital 7,382 General Amiya Dawn AITC
43 Asansol North Old Hospital 8,105 Woman Asha Sharma BJP
44 Asansol North Subdivisional Hospital 6,596 General Uma Shroff AITC
45 Asansol North Asansol Village 6,214 General Dayamoy Roy AITC
46 Asansol South Hutton Road 7,120 Woman Shikha Ghatak AITC
47 Asansol South Master Para 7,401 General Dilip Chakraborty CPI (M)
48 Asansol South Budha 7,932 General Gurudas Chatterjee AITC
49 Asansol South Chelidanga 7,640 Woman Alpana Banerjee AITC
50 Asansol South Chelidanga, Hill View Park 7,644 General Abhijit Ghatak AITC
51 Asansol South Sree Pally 7,451 General Debasis Banerjee AITC
52 Asansol South Court Morh 5,938 Woman Babita Das AITC
53 Asansol South Burnpur Road Morh 6,568 General Swapan Kumar Banerjee AITC
54 Asansol South Sarada Pally Road 5,449 General Kalyan Dasgupta AITC
55 Asansol South Gopalpur New Colony 7,437 Woman Dipa Chakraborty AITC
56 Asansol South Rabindranagar 8,301 Woman Mamata Mondal AITC
57 Asansol South Narsamuda 9,171 General Samit Maji AITC
58 Asansol South Dhemo Main Colliery 7,361 SC Sanjay Nonia AITC
59 Kulti Neamatpur 9,418 General Mir Hashim AITC
60 Kulti Neamatpur 7,058 Woman Anita Show AITC
61 Kulti Neamatpur 6,907 General Adinath Puitandi AITC
62 Kulti Upper Kulti 7,417 General Biswanath Mondal AITC
63 Kulti Upper Kulti 7,282 Woman Tabasum Ara AITC
64 Kulti Kulti Town 7,398 General Krishna Prasad Das AITC
65 Kulti Upper Kulti 7,754 General Md. Akhtar Hussain Independent
66 Kulti Barakar 8,676 General Md. Khalid Khan AITC
67 Kulti Barakar 7,341 SC Woman Baby Bauri AITC
68 Kulti Barakar 7,337 Woman Radha Singh BJP
69 Kulti Barakar 8,218 SC Ajit Bauri AITC
70 Kulti Kendwa 7,307 General Prem Nath Shaw AITC
71 Kulti Simulgram 7,274 General Arun Bhandari AITC
72 Kulti Gangutia 9,673 Woman Ria Chakraborty AITC
73 Kulti Bejdih Colliery 7,013 General Nepal Choudhury AITC
74 Kulti Mithani 7,243 SC Uttam Bauri AITC
75 Hirapur Chhotodighari, New Town 8,150 SC Woman Sabari Maji AITC
76 Hirapur Bidhan Pally, Hill View Park 8,583 General Kabita Ghosh CPI (M)
77 Hirapur Narsighbandh 10,460 SC Sarban Kumar Sah AITC
78 Hirapur Burnpur 7,275 Woman Anjana Sharma AITC
79 Hirapur Subhaspally 6,629 General Bidhan Roy CPI (M)
80 Hirapur Santinagar, Puraniya Talao 7,785 General Binod Kumar Yadav AITC
81 Hirapur Puranahat 8,081 Woman Sona Gupta AITC
82 Hirapur Rahmatnagar 7,879 Woman Nargis Bano AITC
83 Asansol South Mohisila Colony 7,586 General Tapas Banerjee AITC
84 Asansol South Ismail 8,330 Woman Madhumita Chatterjee BJP
85 Asansol South Mohisila Colony 9,420 General Shibdas Chatterjee AITC
86 Asansol South Talkuri 8,024 General Manas Das AITC
87 Asansol South Damra 7,241 ST Sukul Hembram AITC
88 Raniganj Raniganj Town 8,521 Woman Sima Singh AITC
89 Raniganj Raniganj Town 8,128 General Aarij Jales CPI (M)
90 Raniganj Raniganj Town 5,543 General Magaram Bouri CPI(M)
91 Raniganj Raniganj Town 8,491 SC Woman Pratima Mukhi AITC
92 Raniganj Raniganj Town 5,640 Woman Sangita Sarada AITC
93 Raniganj Raniganj Town 9,696 SC Dibyendu Bhakat AITC
94 Hirapur Kalajharia 6,143 General Dharmadas Maji CPI (M)
95 Hirapur Riverside Township 10,383 General Bharat Das AITC
96 Hirapur Burnpur Town, Hirapur Village 9,248 Woman Sandhya Das AITC
97 Hirapur Purushattompur, Kuilapur 6,030 SC Pabitra Maji AITC
98 Hirapur Dharampur, Suryanagar, Dihika 8,689 General Zafar Ali Khan AITC
99 Hirapur Bidyanandapur 6,842 General Priyabrata Sarkar CPI (M)
100 Kulti Chinakuri 9,753 SC Woman Ranjita Sharma AITC
101 Kulti Chhoto Dhemo 8,706 Woman Krishna Maji AITC
102 Kulti Radhanagar 8,895 General Saroj Karmakar AITC
103 Kulti Dishergarh 6,124 General Sadhan Pal AIFB
104 Kulti Sanctoria 7,837 Woman Indrani Acharya INC
105 Kulti Sanctoria 8,181 General Abhijit Acharya INC
106 Hirapur Hirapur Village, Shamdi 5,273 General Lakhsman Thakur AITC

1 This is a broad indication of the neighbourhood covered, not a full description

See also

References

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