South Dum Dum
About AMRUT City
The South Dum Dum Municipality (S.D.D.M) established in the Year
1871, is one of the oldest Urban Local Bodies in the State of West
Bengal. The origin of SDD was a humble and obscure one. It was
an insignificant village belonging to the Panihati Zamindari Estate.
Unfortunately, the Zamindar had little interest in the welfare of the
people of this village. However, the village, located within strategic
proximity to Kolkata on land that was elevated, compared to the
forests and the marshes surrounding it, and having two natural
outfall drains, the Bagjola Canal and the Cantonment Canal, both
of which emptied into the Krishnapur Canal, was quick to attract
The first reference to the village dates back to the 8
1757. Robert Orme in his “History of the War in Bengal” writes that
it was on this day that “Lieutenant Colonel Robert Clive, leading
his troops in dense fog
against Nawab Sirajudullah’s army camped
at Sealdah crossed the road that leads to Dum Dum, an old
building stationed on a mound”. In fact, the name of this city is
said to have its origin in the Persian “Dum Duma”, meaning an
elevated earthen mound for the practice of archery and such other
martial arts. Local people believed that a spirit created the mound
However, what is of more interest to us is the fact that Lord Clive
took a special interest on the house located on the mound. The
building originally belonged to Mir Jafar, who used it to entertain
Lord Clive. Soon after the battle of Pallassey, Lord Clive began to
use it as his own country retreat, which he regularly visited with
friends at weekends. After the departure of Lord Clive, the building
was used as a place of rest for Officers of the Bengal Regiment
leading their troops in the practice of artillery on the plain outside
the building before a cantonment was build to the North.
Area of the Municipality is 17.39 sq. km, comprising of 35
Municipal Wards, with population 402844 (Census 2011), each
ward represented by an elected municipal councillor. It has a
special importance to the people of North 24-Parganas District and
especially to the people who prefer to live just outside the KMC
(Central business district) and its surrounding areas. It is one of
the gateways to KMC for the northern part of Bengal.
Clive House; Dum Dum
Message from the Chairman
Dr. Pachu Roy
This Municipality aims at providing basic services (e.g. water
supply, sewerage, urban transport) to households and build
amenities in cities which will improve the quality of life for all
citizens, especially the poor and the disadvantaged. Experience
shows that infrastructure creation should have a direct impact on
the real needs of people, such as providing taps and toilet
connections to all households. This means that the focus should
be on infrastructure creation that has a direct link to provision of
better services to people. Therefore, the present Board of
Councillors aims at
a vat free city
abolition of uncovered drains
ensure availability of toilets to each & every household
access to a tap with assured supply of water and a
Increase the amenity value of cities by developing
greenery and well maintained open spaces.
Progress Update & New Schemes:
Acquiring compactor machines (both static & mobile) from
Government and also purchase of the same for a vat free
Initiatives for construction of covered drains across all
wards of the Municipality.
Conduct of survey of Insanitary Latrines across the
Municipality and providing sanitary toilets to each
Storm Water Drainage project.
Implementation of AMRUT project.
Implementation of NULM project.
Implementation of Housing for All project.
Construction of super specialty hospital.
Setting up 24x7 Primary Health Care Center at Municipal
Providing Old Age, Widow & Disability pension from
Providing annual grants to poor & meritorious students.
Providing annual grants to topper students from various
Providing social grants for treatment of poor needy
Key Meetings / Activities etc.
Chairman-in Council Meetings are held every week for
implementation of new schemes & review of on-going
Meeting of the Board of Councillors held on the last
working day of every month for finalization new schemes
& review of on-going schemes
Meeting of various committees like Tender Committee,
Accounts committee for transparency in administration
Conduct of Annual Paribesh Mela for environmental
awareness in January 2016.
Conduct of Chatra Yuba Utsab, Natya Utsab, Subhas Utsab
etc. for social awareness in December 2015 and January
Lalan Utsab in 12-13 February 2016
The Municipality proposes to introduce on-line taxation system
in 2016. Necessary work for software development in under
Dr. Pachu Roy