Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA) was formed in 1980 under West Bengal Town & Country Planning Act, 1979. Since its inception, there has been a considerable amount of developmental activity undertaken by ADDA, Durgapur Municipal Corporation (DMC), Asansol Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other urban & rural local bodies. The development programs of ADDA so far concentrated on the building of physical infrastructure and control of land use. The area under is jurisdiction is better known as Asansol Durgapur Planning Area. Asansol Durgapur Planning Area is located on the western part West Bengal, sharing the state boundary on the western edge with Jharkhand and having district boundary on the south, east and north side. The geographical area is 1603 sq. km. comprising of 2 Municipal Corporations, 3 Municipalities and 8 C. D. Blocks. Asansol Durgapur Planning Area is principally urban in character mainly due to the presence of coal mining and large industrial establishments. More than 77% of its total population (2.4 million) is urban. Interestingly about 88% of the district’s urban population resides in ADPA as per 2011 census.
As per the 2011 Census the population of ADPA is stated below .The decadal growth rate of ADPA during 1991-2001 has been 39%, which is much higher than the growth rates of the district and the state.
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WORK FORCE PARTICIPATION
Block wise distribution of total worker population indicates a low percentage (29.82) of worker population compared to the Barddhaman district figure. More than 75 % of the total population in ADPA resides in urban areas implying a high share of workforce not engaged in agricultural pursuits. Dominance of mining and industrial activities, having high wages compared to farming, leads to reduction in marginal worker population and higher dependency ratio.
ADPA is gifted with an economically rich infrastructure apt for any sort of industrial investment The industrial base is primarily supported by coal, iron and steel and has experienced new industrial ventures, comprising of heavy engineering, fertilizers and coal-based chemicals. Two Steel Plants of SAIL, India namely Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) and IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) are the primary industries of the region. Alloy Steel Plant producing a wide range of alloys are also within this jurisdiction. Apart from the Steel and Coal the area houses other heavy industries such as Durgapur Chemicals, Durgapur Thermal Power Station, Disergarh Power Supply, Damodar Valley Power Corporation, etc.
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INDUSTRIAL ESTATES OF ADDA
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