WEST BENGAL STATE EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

The West Bengal Government appeals ALL to contribute in West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund and assist the State in prevention and control of situation arising out of unforeseen emergencies like COVID-19 (CORONA).
The 100% Contribution made for the fund is exempted under section 80(G) of Income Tax

Bank details for making Contribution through Cheque / DD / Online / Credit Card / UPI are as follows:
A/c Name : West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund
Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd., Branch: Howrah,
A/c No: 628005501339,
IFSC Code: ICIC0006280,
Swift Code:ICICINBBCTS,
MICR Code: 700229010

For contribution in kind contact:wbsacs@gmail.com

The arrangements for acknowledgement of contribution are being made.

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WEST BENGAL STATE EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

Online Services
HMC has implemented several online services for the citizen to facilitate civic services through the web portal. Services like Property Tax payment, Trade License, Grievance Redressal etc. are available online. More services are being brought online so as to provide better and efficient civic service.

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Stadium
We have Sailen Manna Stadium at Howrah Maidan. It can accommodate 8000 spectators. In August,2019, it was venue for Durand Cup matches. We have another indoor stadium, at Dumurzola. It housed UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships in October,2019. Another indoor stadium, namely Alamohan Das Stadium, is under construction.

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Planetarium
Howrah Municipal Corporation boasts of running a Planetarium situated at Sarat Sadan premise, Howrah. It is a single-storied circular structure and is equipped with 10m FRP perforated Dome, with 2 nos. 3D 4k video Projector and 7.1 Audio System. The Planetarium also has an astronomical observatory equipped with 2 Telescopes installed at the roof.
It has a capacity to accommodate 100 spectators and will become operational very shortly.

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Parks & Gardens
Howrah has plenty of well-maintained scenic parks and green spaces. We have total 83 parks, out of which, we have our security system at 12 Parks and at Drainage Canal Road, to look after the greenery. Side by side, we have developed more than 250 Ponds as part of better ecological balance. We have also planted small trees and shrubs, in different parks, road dividers and surrounding of about 60 ponds.

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Places of interest
City Howrah, the second largest city in the state, have several places of historical importance. The most prominent amongst them is Rabindra Setu, better known as Howrah Bridge. It has a suspended span over the Hooghly River and was commissioned in 1943. We have Belur Math, which formed the core of a worldwide spiritual movement known as the Ramakrishna Movement. There is Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology at Shibpur , which is a premier Engineering and research institution. The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden is situated in Shibpur, Howrah. It hosts the great banyan tree, which is believed to be 250 yrs old. Another place of attraction is Santragachhi Jheel, which attracts migratory birds such as the in the winter months.
We have our State Head Quarter at Nabanna.

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Right to information
Right to Information Act, 2005, mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government, contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense. HMC is very much ardent to abide by the act in its letter and spirit.

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Health
HMC plays its role in the delivery of community health and preventive health programs. It extends its service through UPHCs in General OPD & in selected places special OPDs (including Eye & ENT), Laboratory testing of Basic parameters, Drug/contraceptive dispensing, Routine Immunization & ARV, National Health Programs, Special Immunization Program, UHND & Mother`s meeting, Special Outreach camps at ward level and Minor OT at selective UPHCs. Side by side, HMC is engrossed in public health, through Vector control activity, such as House to house survey, Fever surveillance, Identification of breeding spots etc.

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Grievance Redressal
We have our Grievance Redressal mechanism. It uses software intervention to process a complaint in the fastest possible way, so that its movement to the concerned Department and processing of their reply can be seamless. We are open to receiving complaint through Email (grievance.hmc@gmail.com), Phone (No.1800 121 500000) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/howrah municipal corporation ). The complainant can also write to OC, Grievance Cell, if none of the above methods, seems suitable.

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HISTORY OF HOWRAH

The name of Howrah District as also of its headquarter town (sometimes spelt previously as ‘Haurah’ and also pronounced as ‘Haora’) appears to have gained currency with the opening of the Railway from Howrah in 1854.

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ABOUT HOWRAH MUNICIPAL CORPORATION

Howrah Municipality was established in 1862. In 1984, Howrah Municipality was upgraded to the status of Municipal Corporation. In 2015, Bally municipality was merged with the Corporation vide notification no.

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