A Municipality is a local government administrative division composed of a defined territory and population. While there are many varieties of municipalities, most fall into one of two categories: (1) a single settlement, a city, town, or village, and (2) a land area similar to a township that may contain multiple settlements, or even just part of one, such as a city's borough.
Dankuni is a rapidly growing industrial town located closed to the kolkata and a part of Hooghy district of West Bengal. The Dankuni city is divided into 21 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Dankuni Municipality has population of 94,936 of which 49,105 are males while 45,831 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.
Dankuni Municipality is the Local administration body of Dankuni a town vested with historic significance located around the vicinity of River Ganges around 10 km away from the heart of the City Kolkata in West Bengal, providing its inhabitants with a variety of services.
Dankuni Municipality makes sure that people in their areas have at least the basic services they need. There are a large number of services that they provide, the most important of which are:
• Water supply
• Sewage collection and disposal
• Municipal health services
• Street Lighting
• Municipal roads and drainage facilities.
• Street lighting
• Solid waste management
• Primary Education
• Slum development.
These services have a direct and immediate effect on the quality of the lives of the people residing within the Jurisdiction of Dankuni Municipality.
Local government [municipality] is the sphere of government closest to the people they are elected by citizens to represent them and are responsible to ensure that services are delivered to the community. One way in which Dankuni Municipality renders such services is through the use of their own resources - finance, equipment and employees. A municipality may also outsource the provision of a service. In other words, it may choose to hire Third Party to deliver the service but it remains the responsibility of the municipality to choose the service provider and to monitor the quality of the service delivery.
Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 9887 which is 10.41 % of total population of Dankuni (M). In Dankuni Municipality, Female Sex Ratio is of 933 against state average of 950. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Dankuni is around 967 compared to West Bengal state average of 956. Literacy rate of Dankuni city is 84.13 % higher than state average of 76.26 %. In Dankuni, Male literacy is around 87.21 % while female literacy rate is 80.82 %.
Dankuni Work Profile
Out of total population, 35,666 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 29,131 were males while 6,535 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 35666 working population, 85.30 % were engaged in Main Work while 14.70 % of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.
- N.H. 2 Dankuni Crossing 0.3 km
- DANKUNI HOUSING ESTATE 0.4 km
- Dankuni Junction Rail Station (ER) (DKAE) 0.6 km
- B.R. Ambedkar Stadium 0.7 km
- Dankuni Coal Complex 0.7 km
- Food Corporation of India 0.8 km
- FCI Goodown 0.8 km
- B.D.CASTINGS LIMITED 1.1 km
- Mother Dairy 1.2 km
- Kolkata Metropolitan Area 3.6 km