The State of West Bengal witnessed significantly a high level of urbanization during the decades: 70’s to 80’s. The urban population in West Bengal was estimated as 27.30% of the total population in the 2001 census report as against 28.03% in the entire country. The over all density of urban population in the west Bengal in 2000-01 was estimated as 6,798 per Sq.Km against the national average of 4,098/sq.km.

Slum areas are nothing new to the urban towns of West Bengal. It has been very much in existence from long time back for providing accommodation to the Economically Weaker Section as well as the backward section of the community. Rapid increase in the growth of slums in and around the town takes place due to increasing industrialization. The slum area proliferation took place in massive and speedy manner after partition of Bengal in the urban areas of the State where the uprooted refugees from the other side of the border took their shelter and colonies came up by and large all over the State, mostly in the urban areas where the displaced persons looked for their earnings and carrying out livelihood. Exodus of refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan occurred again during the liberation war of Bangladesh. Again with the rapid increase of activities in the urban towns in West Bengal further slum areas proliferation took place simultaneously with their growth. Urban slum vis-à-vis the decline in the rural population living below the poverty line indicates continuous migration of respective group of people to the urban areas in search of employment, economic and livelihood needs.

As the density of urban population of West Bengal was 50% more that the national average, the slum population in the State is also much more than the average nation slum population, which accounts for 35% to 40% of the urban population.

Details of slum lists available (approved by the Board of Council) with analysis table on the basis of Household Survey / Socio economic Survey / Focus Slum Survey

There are 50 slums in the Municipality.

Slum Name Ward Nos. Area (in Sq. km.) Population (in Persons)
Dhaltita Das Para 1 1.479 650
Muslim Para (East) 1 0.679 700
Muslim Para (west) 1 1.010 670
Das para 2 0.665 660
Teor Para 2 0.832 710
Fulbari Das Para 3 0.706 680
Dandirhat Kharpara 3 0.917 700
Barui Para 4 0.871 670
Das Para 4 0.850 620
Badartala Das Para 5 0.980 670
Naihati Das Para 5 0.924 700
Ashrampara Das Para 6 2.463 700
Dandirhat Parui Para 6 1.580 680
Tantghar Das Para 6 1.083 670
Goalpota Mathpara 7 3.914 690
Goalpota Kharpara 7 3.443 610
Munshibagan Kharpara 8 1.024 680
Sainpala Kharpara 8 0.847 700
Pranabananda Das Para 9 1.097 680
Taki Road Muslim Para 9 1.449 700
Jamrultala Das Para 10 0.965 740
Kharpara (K.B. road) 10 1.729 620
Bazar  Para (West) 11 2.200 705
Bazar Para (North) 11 1.328 685
Bazar Para (East) 11 1.484 670
Muslim Pally 11 0.970 700
Muslim Para 12 0.425 700
Nikari Para South 12 0.232 690
Nikari Para North 12 0.239 695
Math Para 12 0.172 685
Sardarati Muslim Para 13 1.607 660
Dalal Para Das Para 13 1.609 620
Bhabhaniour Das Para 14 1.044 650
Nabapally Das Para 14 1.244 730
Taparchar Jeliapara 15 1.001 690
Sardar Para 15 1.255 640
Harishpur Charpara 16 0.875 680
Harishpur mandalpara 16 0.525 700
Bagati Das Para 17 0.668 680
Sardarati Mathpara 17 0.451 690
Bhabhla Mathpara 18 0.849 685
Newra purba Mathpara 19 1.115 705
Newra purba Muslimpara 19 1.174 650
Newra Das para 19 0.956 700
Tantra Rajakpara 20 1.019 680
Tantra Kaharpara 20 0.930 680
Mathpara (Ganesh Colony) 21 0.430 650
Dhopa Para 21 0.969 710
Khanpara ( Muslim Para) 22 0.973 680
Chandirbagan (Rajakpara) 22 0.751 690