“The Challenge of Slum Development Melatala-Dasnagar Slum Area of HMC

Год: 2012
Автор: Pradip Giri
Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Howrah district is one of the highly urbanized area of West Bengal. The urbanized sectors gradually increase the slum populations. The Howrah city called “Glasgow” of India. The small and medium industrial sectors attracted population from the different parts of the West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa etc. According to 2001 census, the total area of ‘Howrah Municipal Corporation’ is 51.70 sq. k.m and the total population is 1007532. Out of these 118286 populations are lived in the 26 slum area. Approximately no. of house hold of this slum area is 24728. Slum or Bastis are spread throughout the Howrah city. The city’s laboring population and the bulk of urban poor reside here. According to 2001 census in the Howrah city or Howrah Municipal Corporation 118286 population lived in 26 slum area. 27 wards out of 50 ward of Howrah Municipal Corporation, where we can found highly congested slum area.