Bidhannagar

Bidhannagar

Bidhannagar[a] (Bengali: বিধাননগর), also known as Salt Lake City is a planned satellite city of Kolkata in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The population within city limits was 2,18,323 at the 2011 census, it has increased since 2001 census. After a successful extension of the city limits in June 2015, Bidhannagar's population increased to 6.7 lakhs residents. It is now the fourth-most populous city in West Bengal, after Kolkata, Howrah and Asansol.[1] During the Salt Satyagraha, the people of Mahishbathan between present day Salt Lake and Rajarhat Newtown joined the Salt Satyagraha movement by preparing salt using indigenous methods. The main initiator of the movement was Lakshmikant Pramanik, the zamindar of Mahishbathan.[2]