Author:Mahalaya Chatterjee & Anis Mukhopadhyay (Eds.)

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Urban Development in Howrah: Socio-Economic Perspectives

By: Mahalaya Chatterjee & Anis Mukhopadhyay (Eds.)

Price: $52.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2015

Seller ID: 701574

ISBN: 9789384082390

Condition: New


The greatest advantage of Howrah, the twin city of Kolkata, on the western bank of the river Hooghly, is its location. This helped it flourish as an industrial town and a transport node. During the colonial period, Howrah flourished as a centre for diverse industries; but post-independence planning for balanced industrial growth of the country and later the new economic policies wiped away most of the advantages it had as a manufacturing centre and industrial growth pole. It retained, however, its premier position as an important transport hub and is now re-emerging as a logistics centre. Unpl... View more info