Champdany Municipality

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Champdany Municipality
AbbreviationCM
Formation1917; 102 years ago (1917)
TypeMunicipality
HeadquartersChampdani
Official language
Bengali, English
Chairman
Suresh Mishra
Vice Chairman
Vinaya Kumar
Websitewww.champdanymunicipality.org

Champdany Municipality is the civic body that governs Champdani and its surrounding areas in Chandannagore subdivision of Hooghly district, West Bengal, India.

History[edit]

Champdany Municipality was established in 1917.[1]

Geography[edit]

Champdany Municipality covers an area of 6.59 sq km and has a total population of 111,251 (2011).[2]

Champdany Municipality is bounded by Bhadreswar Municipality on the north, Hooghly River on the east, Baidyabati Municipality on the south and Singur (community development block) on the west.[1]

In 1981, 31.92% of the total population formed main workers and 68.08% were non-workers in Champdany Municipality and 78.69% of the total main workers were industrial workers. This may be interpreted as follows: although industrial activities are prominent in the municipal areas of the region, the major portion of the population is commuters and migrants find employment in the area.[3]

Education[edit]

There are 26 primary, 10 secondary and 12 higher secondary schools (all including municipal schools) in Champdani municipal area. There are a number of schools with facilities for teaching in the Hindi-medium, as for example Champdani Ram Dulari Hindi High School, Jai Hind Hindi School, Angus Hindi Junior High School, Angus Khanpukur Hindi Primary School, Saraswati Sishu Vidyamandir etc. Amongst the Urdu-medium schools are: The Adabi Society High Madrasa, Moulana Abdul Wal School, Champdani BISS Free Primary School, Anees Academy SSK Urdu, Champdani Urdu Girls’ Junior High, Haji Shakur Memorial Primary School, Iqra Model Academy SSK, Mujahid-e-Millat etc. Chamdani Odia GSFP School teaches in the Odiya-medium. There also are Bengali and English medium schools.[4][5][6][7]

Healthcare[edit]

Gourhati ESI Hospital, with 216 beds, is located in the Champdany Municipality area.[8]

Elections[edit]

In the 2015 municipal elections for Champdany Municipality Trinamool Congress won 13 seats, CPI (M) 1 seat, Congress 2 seats, BJP 2 seats and Independents 4 seats.[9]

In the 2010 municipal elections for Champdany Municipality Trinamool Congress won 11 seats, CPI (M) 4 seats, Congress 3 seats, and Independents 4 seats.[10]

About the 2010 municipal elections, The Guardian wrote, "Today's municipal elections are unlike any for decades: the Communists, who have held West Bengal's main towns almost without a break since the 1970s, are facing disaster… This time defeat is likely to be definitive and could signal the beginning of the end for the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM)."[11]

In the 2005 municipal elections for Champdany Municipality, CPI (M) won 4 seats, CPI 2 seats, Congress 2 seats, Trinamool Congress 6 seats and others 8 seats.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Champdany Municipality". Champdany Municipality. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Champdany Municipality". Urban Local Bodies. Department of Municipal Affairs. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Chapter V Industrial set up of the study area" (PDF). Table 16, page 232, Table 17, page 233, Table 18, Page 236. Shodhganga. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Office of the Councillors of Champdany Municipality" (PDF). Urban Local Body Profile. Champdany Municipality. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  5. ^ "List of Hindi medium schools around Champani Municipality, Hooghly". StudyAPT. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  6. ^ "List of Urdu medium schools around Champdani municipality, Hooghly". StudyAPT. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  7. ^ "List of Odia medium schools around Champdani municipality". StudyAPT. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Municipal General Election Results". Results of Municipal General Elections 2015. West Bengal State Election Commission. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Municipal General Election Results". Results of Municipal General Elections yearwise. West Bengal State Election Commission. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  11. ^ "India's Communist party faces defeat in West Bengal heartland". The Guardian, International Edition, 30 May 2010. theguardian. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Municipal General Elections 2005". District Hooghly. Hooghly district administration. Retrieved 19 July 2017.