The District Hooghly is approximately 80 Kms from Kolkata. This district is bound by district Howrah in the southern side, Burdwan in the northern side and Bankura, Midnapore districts in the western portion.  Hooghly is 3149 Sq. kms. consisting of four subdivisions of Chandernagore, Arambagh, Serampore and Sadar.  There are 18 blocks comprising of 36 towns and 1922 villages with a total population of 50,40,047.

Hooghly being situated adjacent to the industrially advanced district of Howrah, the industrial saturation of Howrah has give rise to a natural trend of industrial extension to this contiguous district of Hooghly.   The industrial  development of  the district displays imbalance  between the narrow riparian strip along the Bhagirathi from Uttarpara to Tribeni and the rest of the district.  While the former bristles with modern factories, the industrial progress in the other part is indicated at the best by Cold Storages, Rice mills and  the Brick fields.  Remaining parts of the district still exhibit a strong agricultural bias with very limited sign of industrial development.

The existing growth centers are located in the region comprising Uttarpara, Rishra, Serampore, Shoraphully, Chandernagore, Mogra, Chinsurah and Pandua.

The proposed growth centers will cover Sheakhala (Chanditala 1), Makla (Serampore-Uttarpara), Khalisani (Singur),Sugandha (Polba-Dadpur), Tribeni (Chinsurah-Mogra), Jirat(Balagarh), Khanyan(Pandua), Champadanga (Tarakeswar), Arambagh(Arambagh),Kamarpukur(Goghat-II ) and Jangipara(Jangipara).









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