|District||South 24 Parganas|
|• Total||0.36 km2 (0.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|• Density||2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 3174|
|Vehicle registration||WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Diamond Harbour|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Falta|
Falta is located at. It has an average elevation of 8 metres (26 ft).
As per the 2011 Census of India, Falta had a total population of 969, of which 490 (51%) were males and 479 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 113. The total number of literates in Falta was 719 (84.00% of the population over 6 years).
An Export Processing Zone (EPZ) was established by the government of India at Falta in 1984. It later became a Free Trade Zone (FTZ) and subsequently became a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) under the West Bengal SEZ Act, 2003. It was the first SEZ act passed by any state government in India. Therefore, the Falta SEZ was the first SEZ in India. After the government of India passed the SEZ Act in 2005, the Falta SEZ came under the purview of this act. A Special Economic Zone is a specially delineated duty-free enclave and is deemed to be foreign territory for the purpose of trade operations and duties and tariffs. The units in the Zone have to export their entire production and are granted certain entitlements.
Falta SEZ was set up over 280 acres of land It has 271 companies, of which 107 are closed. About 60% of the workforce in the SEZ are women. In 2003-04, export from Falta stood at about Rs 1,500 crore,
Falta Block Primary Health Centre at Falta, with 10 beds, is the major government medical facility in Falta CD block.
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