Ambika Kalna is a city and a municipality in Purba Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of the Kalna subdivision. It is situated on the western bank of the Bhāgirathi. The city is more popularly known as Ambika Kalna, named after a very popular deity, Goddess Kali, Maa Ambika.
The Municipality started its maiden journey in the year 1869. With a population of 57056 (as per 2011 Census) and 4.55 sq. km area the Municipality now comprises 18 wards. Kalna is especially known for its historical and geological importance. Tourists, archaeologists, researchers from all over the state visit Kalna. Kalna has great potential to become a national tourism and cultural center. We intend to make Kalna a Heritage Tourism Centre which will be sustainable and will facilitate Local Economic Development.
Kalna Municipality has taken the initiative to prepare a city development plan as a perspective and a vision for the future development of the city, the thrust areas which needed to address on a priority basis, the alternative routes, strategies, and intervention to bring about the change.
Anchoring the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission we focus the development of economic and social infrastructure, the betterment of urban poor, improvement of physical and environmental aspects, strengthening municipal governance, and their financial and budgeting systems and procedures. We also have focused on the creation of a structure for bringing in good governance including accountability, transparency. Planned land use distribution is our prime interest. Apart from the CDP, Housing for All under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojona has been initiated in Kalna especially for the urban poor.
We want prioritization of projects through stakeholders’ consultation, encouraging local unemployed youths for taking part in different development programs so that we can reach the fruits of development at the grass-root level.
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