Serampore Municipality

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Serampore Municipality
শ্রীরামপুর পুরসভা
AbbreviationSM
Formation1865; 154 years ago (1865)
TypeMunicipality
Headquarters1, NS Avenue, Station Bazaar, Serampore - 712201
Official language
Bengali, English
Chairman
Amiya Mukherjee
Vice Chairman
Uttam Nag
Websitewww.seramporemunicipality.net

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

History[edit]

Serampore is the first town in Bengal to voluntarily adopt the Municipal Act of 1850 Sec XX16.[1]It is not clear when Serampore Municipality was established.

Serampore is a pre-colonial town on the west bank of the Hooghly. It was part of Danish India, under the name of Fredericksnagore, from 1755 to 1845.[2]

Geography[edit]

Serampore Municipality covers an area of 17.60 sq km and has a total population of 183,339 (2011).[3]

In 1981, 29.44% of the total population formed main workers and 70.56% were non-workers in Serampore Municipality and 54.25% 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.[4]

Healthcare[edit]

Serampore Walsh Super Speciaity (Subdivisional) Hospital, with 266 beds, Serampore TB Hospital, with 55 beds, Serampore ESI Hospital, with 216 beds, are located in the Serampore Municipality area.[5]

Elections[edit]

In the 2015 municipal elections for Serampore Municipality Trinamool Congress won 22 seats, CPI(M) 4 seats, Congress 1 seat and Independents 2 seats.[6]

In the 2010 municipal elections for Serampore Municipality Trinamool Congress won 13 seats, Congress 5 seats, CPI (M) 6 seats and Independents 5 seats.[7]

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)."[8]

In the 2005 municipal elections for Serampore Municipality, Congress won 14 seats, CPI (M) 4 seats, CPI 2 seats, Trinamool Congress 4 seats and others 1 seat.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uttarpara Municipality". uttarpara.com. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Serampore Municipality". About us. Serampore Municipality. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Serampore Municipality". Urban Local Bodies. Department of Municipal Affairs. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Municipal General Election Results". Results of Municipal General Elections 2015. West Bengal State Election Commission. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Municipal General Election Results". Results of Municipal General Elections yearwise. West Bengal State Election Commission. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  8. ^ "India's Communist party faces defeat in West Bengal heartland". The Guardian, International Edition, 30 May 2010. theguardian. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Municipal General Elections 2005". District Hooghly. Hooghly district administration. Retrieved 19 July 2017.