SFD Report Bongaon India

November 05, 2018

This SFD Report – Comprehensive level – was prepared by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)..

Date of production: 04/07/2017
Last update: 01/05/2018

Bongaon city lies in the state of West Bengal, India. It is one of the fi ve sub-divisional towns in the district of North 24 Parganas having the district headquarters at Barasat. Bongaon is located at 23.04° N 88.83° E and at an average altitude of 7 meters (22 feet) above Mean Sea Level. The National Highway (NH) No-34 goes through the Bongaon subdivision.”Chakdah Road” is the connector/ bypass between NH-34 and NH-35.The town is located at a distance of 77.5 km from the capital city, Kolkata, and shares its border with Bangladesh (BM, 2016).

The soil type in the town varies from sandy to clay loam and is considered very fertile. The average rainfall received is 1,579 mm/year. The maximum and minimum temperature is 41 °C in summer and 10 °C in winters respectively (BM, 2016).