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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Durgapur is an industrial township in the state of West Bengal, India, located about 160 kilometers from Kolkata. It was a dream child of the great visionary Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the second chief minister of the state. The well laid out industrial township was designed by Joseph Allen Stein and Benjamin Polk. It is home to the largest industrial unit in the state, Durgapur Steel Plant, one of the integrated steel plants of Steel Authority of India Limited. Durgapur is the third largest city of West Bengal after Calcutta and Asansol.
 
Durgapur being an industrial city, the civic amenities of different company and plant townships are taken care by the respective company and plant authorities. However, there are civil localities such as the area around the railway station, the City Centre, Bidhannagar, Benachitty, Muchipara and so on, which need civic facilities. In 1962, Durgapur Notified Area Authority was formed for the purpose. It was upgraded to a municipal corporation on 7th October 1996 and the company/ plant townships included in it, although civic amenities continue to be provided by the respective companies/ plants.
 
Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Durgapur enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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