History

Islampur was ceded from Bihar (Purnea district) and merged with the – then West Dinajpur district in the year 1956. After that Islampur subdivision disclosed-its identity, and tagged with West Dinajpur district. Later on the administrative bifurcation of West Dinajpur district on 1st April, 1992, this subdivision was got merged with Uttar Dinajpur district.

On 21st.March, 1959, the Islampur subdivision was inaugurated by the –then Honourable Chief Minister Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy by herding inaugural function at the newly constructed administrative building of the S.D.O. Islampur. i.e. at the Subdivision headquarter of this Subdivision.

Practically, there were minimum urban facilities in Islampur at the time of declaration of Sub division head quarter. Islampur town subsequently became an important centre for trade and commerce activities as a result there was an incremental growth in the demographic profile. This growth coupled with changing needs, aspiration of the people generated necessity of establishment of a Municipality. 

Year of Establishment

Accordingly the craving wish was fulfilled by the Govt. by issuing notification for establishment of Islampur Municipality with demarcated area of 11.40 .sq.km. On 9th December 1988, Islampur Municipality started functioning under the Chairmanship of Sri Adhir Biswas with the nominated Councillors. In 1999 and 2004 the elections were held and both the time Sri Kanaia Lal Agarwal was elected as the Chairman.

At the time of establishment of this Municipality, the Municipal office was accommodated in the 1st. Floor of the Public Hall and continued there for several years. After prolonged persuasion, a plot of land was acquired from the Govt. through the lease-rent method to set the Administrative Building of Islampur Municipality.

Sri Ashok Bhattacharjee, Hon’ble Minister-in-charge, Department of Municipal Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal, inaugurated the said Administrative building on 2nd. October, 2003.

Administrative Boundaries

Islampur Town and Municipality is located between 2627’N to 8820’E. It is 120 k.m. from Raiganj (District head quarters of the district of Uttar Dinajpur) and 75 k.m. from Siliguri. Bangladesh border in the eastern side is 15 k.m. away from Islampur Town. The boundary of Islampur Municipality is as follows:

  1. East: Islampur Gram Panchayat area
  2. West: Bihar State
  3. North: Islampur Gram Panchayat area
  4. South: Islampur Gram Panchayat area

Linkages of Rail, Road, Port and Air

The National Highway 31 passes through this Municipal Town from south to north dividing the Municipal area in two parts. The Railway line passes through this Town. Aluabari Road is the Railway Station of Islampur.The embankment of Teesta Canal is also passing through this Town.

Climate

The Climate of this Municipality is characterized by hot summer with high humidity, abundant Rainfall and Cold Winter. The summer begins from April and the mean temperature in April is max. 34 C and min. 25 C. December and January are the coldest months with average temperature of max. 24 C and min. 12 C. Monsoon starts from June and lasts still September.

Islampur Municipality at a Glance

1 Name of the District Uttar Dinajpur
2 Year of establishment 09.12.1988
3 Area (in sq. Km) 11.4 Sq km
4 No. of wards 17
5 Distance from District Headquarter 110 km
6 Population (census 2011)  –
6.1 Male 28227
6.2 Female 26113
6.3 Total 54368
7 Density of Population (Per sq. km.)  4766.66
8 Break up of Population (2011)
8.1 Scheduled Caste 9044
8.2 Scheduled Tribe 587
8.3 Minorities 14587
9 Date when last election held  26.06.2009
10 Assessment  of Property  –
10.1 Total holdings  12900
10.2 Total no. of holdings whose assessment has been done  12900
10.3 No. of holdings to whom demand notice are issued  12900
10.4 Total demand for 2013-14  202.52 Lakh
10.5 Total Collection for 2013-14  35.95 Lakh
10.6 Year of Last assessment by West Bengal Valuation Board  2011
10.7 Year / quarter of Imposition of current Property Tax  2012
11 Literacy  –
11.1 Male  21261
11.2 Female  17279
11.3 Total  38540
11.4 Percentage of Literate Population(2011)  71%
12 Number of BPL Household (as per SUDA Survey) 3798 as on 3.9.2007 SUDA survey
13 Scenario of Slum  –
13.1 Total No. of Slum 75
13.2 Total Slum Population (as per USHA survey)  31193
13.3 Percentage of Slum Population to the total population 57.4%
13.4 No. of Slum where Slum Infrastructure  Improvement  sanctioned under BSUP/ IHSDP  75
13.5 No. of Slum where Slum Infrastructure Improvement already done under BSUP/ IHSDP  Not yet completed
14 Housing status for Urban Poor as on 31.03.2014)  –
14.1 No. of dwelling units targeted to be provided  under BSUP/ IHSDP  370
14.2 No. of beneficiaries already provided with Houses under BSUP/ IHSDP  338
14.3 No. of beneficiaries provided with Houses under “ Housing for Urban Poor “  44
15 Road :  –
15.1 Length of Metalled Road (in km.)  328085.48 Sq.mt
15.2 Length of Non-Metalled Road (in km.)  1446881.88 Sq.mt
15.3 Length of other Roads (in km.)  WBM=18209.30 Sq.mt
15.4 Total length of Road (in km.) 1793176.66 Sq.mt
15.5 Total  no. of wards fully covered with Metal / Cement Concrete Road  3 Nos
16 Drainage  –
16.1 Length of Kutcha Drain (in km.)  3.66 km
16.2 Length of Pucca  Drain (in km.)  35.18 km
16.3 Length of underground / covered Drain (in km.)  0.38 km
16.4 Total length of Drain (in km.)  39.22 km
16.5 No.  of wards fully covered with Pucca Drain  Nil
16.6 No.  of wards partly covered with  Pucca Drain  4 Nos
17 Water Supply  –
17.1 No. of  Water Treatment Plant  1 IEP
17.2 No. of Deep Tube well  5
17.3 No. of Hand Tube well  1498
17.4 No. of Street Stand post  180
17.5 Length of Water pipeline (in kilometer)  36 KM
17.6 No. of Underground Reservoir  Nil
17.7 No. of Overhead Reservoir  2
17.8 No. of wards fully covered with water supply pipeline  5 Nos
17.9 No. of  houses connected with Water Supply Network  1448
17.10 Who is maintaining water supply – Municipality / PHE Dept./ KMDA / KMWSA  PHE
18 Sewerage and Sanitation  –
18.1 No. of sanitary latrine constructed 4902
18.2 No. of family provided with Sanitary Latrine under ILCS + BSUP / IHSDP+ HUP (together)  ILCS=4520, IHSDP338,HUP=44
18.3 No. of Community Latrine /Public Toilet  Public Toilet=2 Nos
18.4 Length of Sewer Line (in kilometer)  Nil
18.5 No. of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)  Nil
19 Solid Waste Management  –
19.1 No. of Dumping Ground, if any  1
19.2 No. of Landfill site , if any  1
19.3 No of Mechanical Sweeper, if any Nil
19.4 No. of Compactors, if any Nil
20 Street Light  –
20.1 No. of Light Post  5823
20.2 No. of High Mast Light Post  3
20.3 No. of Trident Light Post  Nil
20.4 No. of other Ornamental Light Post  Nil
20.5 No. of Wards covered with light posts 17
21 Health  –
21.1 No. of Hospital (ULB + Govt. + Others)  1 Govt.
21.2 No. of Municipal Maternity Home  1
21.3 No. of Regional Diagnostic Centre 9
21.4 No. of Extended Specialist Out Patient Department (ESOPD) (IPP-VIII) Nil
21.5 No. of Municipal Health Sub-Centre  4
21.6 No. of Municipal Health Administrative Unit (HAU)( IPP-VIII) 1
21.7 No. of Municipal Dispensaries  Nil
21.8 No. of Municipal Ambulances  2
21.9 No. of Hearse Car Nil
22 Education  –
22.1 No. of Higher Secondary School (Municipal) Nil
22.2 No. of Higher Secondary School (others) 5
22.3 No of Secondary School (Municipal) Nil
22.4 No  of Secondary School (others) 2
22.5 No  of  Primary School (Municipal)  1
22.6 No  of  Primary School (others) 18
22.7 No  of Sishu Siksha Kendras (SSK)  17
22.8 No  of ICDS Centre 35
22.9 No  of Junior High School 1
22.10 No  of beneficiaries under SC/ST scholarship SC=72,ST=25
22.11 No  of beneficiaries under Minority scholarship NA
23 Other Infrastructure  –
23.1 Bridge 5
23.2 Flyover Nil
23.3 Stadium  1
23.4 Parks  1
23.5 Playground  4
23.6 Auditorium/Community Hall  16
23.7 Borough Office Nil
23.8 Ward office  Nil
23.9 ULB Market  3
23.10 Burning Ghat  1
23.11 Electric Crematorium  Nil
23.12 Burial Ground  6
23.13 Public Library  3
23.14 Bus Terminus  1
23.15 Ferry Ghat  Nil
23.16 Guest House/ Tourist Lodge  4
23.17 Road Roller  1
23.18 Cess Pool  1
23.19 No. of Slaughter House: Nil
23.19.1 Municipal Slaughter House Nil
23.19.2 Other  Slaughter House Nil
23.20 Others (JCB) 1
24 Community Structure under SJSRY  –
24.1 Total No. of CDS 2
24.2 Total No. of NHC 28
24.3 Total No. of NHG 351
24.4 No. of Thrift & Credit Group (TCG) 130
24.5 No. of SHG NA
24.6 No. of DWCUA formed  2
25 National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP)  –
25.1 No. of beneficiaries under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS)  1175
25.2 No. of beneficiaries under Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)   787
25.3 No. of beneficiaries under Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS)   22
25.4 No. of beneficiaries under National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)  40
26 No. of Annapurna Antodaya Yojana (AY) card holder  N/A
27 No. of  Annapurna Anno Yojana (AAY) card holder  N/A
28 No. of beneficiaries under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)  75
39 No. of beneficiaries under KANYASHREE scheme N/A
31 No. of beneficiaries under YUBASHREE scheme N/A
32 Municipal Staff( as on 01.04.2014)  –
32.1 Total No. of sanctioned Post 57
32.2 Actual Staff Strength(Regular) 53
32.3 Actual Staff Strength(Contractual, not Casual) 5
33 Registration of Births and Deaths during 2013-14  –
33.1 Whether Birth & Death Certificate issued through e-governance System – Yes / No.  Yes
33.2 No. of Births Registered  2392
33.3 No. of Birth Certificate issued  2392
33.3.1 Male  1303
33.3.2 Female  1089
33.4 No. of Death Registered  173
33.5 No. of Death Certificate issued 173
33.5.1 Male  113
33.5.2 Female  60
34 Own Revenue (2013-14)(Rs in Lakh)
34.1 Tax Revenue 37.95
34.2 Non-Tax Revenue 62.77
34.3 Total Revenue 100.72
34.4 Percentage of  collection of Own revenue to Budgeted (2013-14)Own revenue 38%

 

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