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Urban Status of Dum Dum

Population density      –          22074 per Sq.Km.

Male – Female ratio    –           970 per thousand male

Work force                  –           Non-agricultural – 98%

                                                   Female – 20%

Habitation                   –           Permanent – 89.82%

                                                   Semi-Permanent – 9.93%

Sanitation                    –           Sanitary toilet with septic tank – 91%

                                                   Toilet with pit – 8.5%

                                                   Without toilet – .5%

Drainage                      –           Open drain – 66.87%

                                                  Closed drain – 23.13%

Water Supply              –           Tap water connection – 93%

                                                   Hand pump – 6%

                                                   Others – 1%

Residence Ownership   –         Own house – 65.13%

                                                      Rented – 31.37%

                                                      Others – 3.5%

Type of Residence      –           One roomed – 30.49%

                                                     Two or more – 69.01%

                                                    Others – .50%

Homeless Population  –           No. of families – 34

                                                     Family members – 110

Source of Light to       –           Electricity – 97.2%

Holding                                   Kerosene – 2%

                                                  Solar – .46%

                                                  Others – .2%

Light posts per Km of road    –           35 light posts per Km.

Municipal Market                    –           9 Markets

Parks                                       –              26 Parks

Play ground                             –           10 Play grounds

Educational Status

Literacy Rate                          –           Female – 88%

                                                            Male & female – 91%

                                                            Adult Literacy – 90%

                                                            School final pass – 40%

                                                            Graduate – 30%

Attendance in educational Institution      –           (7 – 14 Years) – 90%

                                                                                      (7 – 24 Years) – 70%

            Auxilium Convent is a very renowned school for girls in Dum Dum. It is one of the best girls schools in eastern part of the city.

            Christ Church Mission School is also quite old higher secondary school for girls in Dum Dum with sprawling compound and good hostel.

Environment :-

            On an average 400 gms of municipal solid waste is generated per person per day in Dum Dum.

            Daily 50-55 MT solid waste is collected and disposed . 95% of the municipal solid waste is disposed.

Arsenic contamination in the ground water in Dum Dum is below defection level.

235 litres of scale drinking water is made available per person per day.

Hospital Facilities :-

            Dum Dum Municipal Specialised Hospital is one of best hospital for general patients of ordinary status & income. All diagnostic facilities are provided at a very reasonable rate and definitely cheaper than any such institution. When there was only very limited ICCU arrangement in Dum Dum this hospital provided liberal facilities of ICCU and post ICCU at very reasonable cost charge. Still today charge are quite moderate. For every 500 persons availability of hospital and nursing home beds are 3/4. This is desirable with the introduction of MRI diagnosis this hospital will one of its best providers.

Anti Rabies vaccine which is most essential for the society is done in this hospital free. In spite of severe limitations Dum Dum Municipal Specialised Hospital in its present status is a land mark achievement for rendering treatment, critical care and diagnostic facilities to the entire community at large.

Status of living standard

Bank account holders             –           89%

Television viewer                    –           92%

Telephone                                –           90%

Bycle                                       –           45%

Scooter, Motor Cycle etc.       –           15%

Motor Car, Jeep, Van etc.       –           10%

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