The town Katwa situated at the confluence of the river Bhagirathi and Ajoy, a town enriched with the cultural and religious heritage. The Katwa Municipality which was established in the year 1869 with a total area of 1 sq. KM and 5000 population. Today Katwa Municipality consists of 20 wards covering an area of 9.58 sq. km. According to 2011 census 81615population resides in this town. Katwa is also a district sub division of Purba Bardhaman district and for that it constitutes many of administrative setup in this town. Katwa Municipality with the active cooperation of citizen for last so many years has emerged as capable and robust institute for effective service delivery and better governance. During these years the shape and the socio-cultural atmosphere of the Municipality has changed to unimaginable extent. And gradually it too has imbibed the spirit of contemporary civilization of 21st century and got acquainted with the sphere of Modernization, Industrialization and Globalization. Today Katwa is in the process of preparing the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) for the year 2017-18. In the last 5 years, with the help of the people, we have tried to address the problems of urban poor & slums keeping the aspirations of people and development objectives and targets in mind. At some point we have been successful in realizing the dreams of the people while in others we were not. Preparation of Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) along with, its implementation and monitoring opened a new challenge to us – the challenge of providing all basic services to all poor people and ensuring equitable socio-economic development of the people of Katwa. Development is not a one point agenda. With the complex social, political and economic situation it is indeed a daunting task. However we believe that we are progressing in the right direction with the support of Government of West Bengal and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India we will be able to achieve the desired objectives. It is an honour and privilege to present before the people of Katwa , the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) for the year 2017-18 which offers to provide development of all slums and ensure that new address the housing requirement of urban poor including slum dwellers. Learning from the past we look forward towards achieving long term benefits, perspectives and convergences rather than short term goals. The Housing for All Plan of Action (HFPOA) has been prepared and we look forward for a great future.


The small town has a historical background of five hundred years. The earliest name of Katwa was Indranee Pargana. Later the name was changed to Kantak Nagari. In January 1510, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu received “Diksha” from his guru Kesava Bharati at the site of the current Sri Gauranga Bari Temple in Katwa. Since then, this small township has been a sacred place for Vaishnavites…


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