Kolaghat is situated on the banks of the Rupnarayan River in the Midnapore (East) district of West Bengal. The town is notable for its Hilsa fish and Thermal Power Station. I visited the place in rainy season when Hilsa fish are available in this river and that may be the reason, boats are floating in the mid river in search of Hilsa Fish. Kolaghat Bridge over the river Rupnarayan is seen on the left.
Kolaghat is a “Census Town” of India. A census town is a type of town that satisfies certain characteristics. In India, a census town is one that lacks notified municipal entity, but nevertheless has a significant rural population. They are characterized by the following:
(a)Population exceeds 5,000.
(b) At least 75% of male working population is employed outside of the agricultural sector.
(c) Minimum population density of 400 persons per km2.
Examples of Indian census towns include Greater Noida, in Uttar Pradesh; Ghatshila in Purbi Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. (source : wikipedia)