Tripti Joshi

Singur

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Country  India
State  West Bengal

District  Hooghly


Languages spoken  Bengali, English

Map of Singur

Singur (pronounced Shinggur) is a census town in Singur CD Block in Chandannagore subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Singur railway station is 34 km from Howrah Station on the Howrah-Tarakeswar line. It is 2 km ahead of Kamarkundu junction, the crossing point of Howrah-Bardhaman chord and Howrah-Tarakeshwar lines. It is on the Durgapur Expressway/ NH 19 connecting with Maheswarpur.

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Geography

Singur is located at 22.81°N 88.23°E / 22.81; 88.23. It has an average elevation of 14 metres (45 ft), and is situated on the Ganges delta. The several villages comprising Singur include Dewan Bheri, Dobandi, Baburberi, Khasherberia, Joymolla, Ujjal Sangha, Beraberi, Bajemelia, Anandanagar, Ratanpur, Gopalnagor, Sahanapara, Apurbopur, Jalaghata, Nildhighipar, Daluigacha East and West, Mirzapur, Bankipur, Bonchipota, Nabapally, Beleghata, Khosalpur, Pawnan, Gandarpukur, Choyani, Ratanpur 1 & 2, Singerbheri, Boyspara, Nasibpur, Hakimpur, Nanda, Habos Pota, Naskarpur, Balarampur, Chhutipur, Subhipur, Notun Bazar, Benipur, Antisara, Burashanti, Ghanashyampur, Paltagorh, Telepukur, Durgarampur, Biramnagar, Harishnagar ( Dopaghata), Rajarabathan etc. A river has crossed through one side of Singur.

Demographics

As per 2011 Census of India Singur had a total population of 21,382 of which 10,825 (51%) were males and 10,557 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,646. The total number of literates in Singur was 17,458 (88.46% of the population over 6 years).

As of 2001 India census, Singur had a population of 19,539. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Singur has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Singur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age. Purusottampur is the one of the oldest villages in Singur. Adi Biswalakhi Mandir, Dakat Kali Mandir, Anandamayi Kali Mandir, Santosimar Mandir and Shib Mandir are situated in this village.

Police station

Singur police station has jurisdiction over Singur CD Block.

CD Block HQ

The headquarters of Singur CD Block are located at Singur.

Economy

Singur gained international media attention since Tata Motors started constructing a factory to manufacture their $2,500 car, the Tata Nano at Singur. The small car was scheduled to roll out of the factory by 2008. Land acquisition for the project faced strong political opposition right from the beginning. In October 2008 Tatas announced withdrawal from the project. In 2016, the Supreme Court quashed the West Bengal government’s acquisition of 997 acres of agricultural land for Tata Motors and ordered its return to 9,117 landowners.

Rail

SIU/Singur is well connected with Howrah Junction railway station. Local trains runs between Singur and Howrah via Sheoraphuli railway station.

Education

Singur Government College, a general degree college, was established at Singur in 2013. It is affiliated with the University of Burdwan and offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Santhali, history, philosophy, political science, sociology and psychology.

References

Singur Wikipedia


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