The Block Santipur is on the southern part of Nadia district. It is surrounded by Nabadwip and Krishnagar P.S. of Nadia district in the east; Burdwan and Hooghly district in the south and by Burdwan district in the West. The Hooghly river or Bhagirathi river passes through the western boundary and through part of the Southern boundary of the block. N.H.-34 and Eastern Railway line from Ranaghat to Krishnagar passes almost parallel through middle of the block.
(also spelt Fulia) is a census town under Santipur Police Station of Ranaghat Sub-Division in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.
It is 80 KM from Kolkata and well connected by Sealdah-Santipur section train service and National Highway 34. Block Head Quarter of Santipur is situated at Fulia.
Phulia is located at 230 10N to 230 25North Latitude and 880 20 E to 880 35 E Longitude. It is located in Santipur block, Ranaghat sub-division, Nadia district. Santipur Police Station serves this block.
After partition of India, many skilled weavers of Dhaka came and settled in West Bengal around Santipur in Nadia district and Ambika Kalna of Bardhaman district, both traditionally renowned centre for hand-woven fabrics. With government encouragement and support, the talented weavers soon revived their ancestral occupation and the art of exquisite weaving once again flourished. Today, finely woven feather-touch textiles and saris in exotic designs and colours are being produced in the vast weaving belt of Santipur, Phulia, Samudragarh, Dhatrigram and Ambika Kalna-each centre producing superb fabrics in its own unique weaving style. Dhatrigram produces jacquards and jamdanis while Kalna is famous for tangails and gorgeous jamdanis. Phulia and Samudragarh specialize in a combination of jacquard and jamadani work while Santipur is known for superfine dhotis and jacquards. The produce is marketed through co-operatives and various undertakings.
Poet Krittibas Ojha (5th century poet), who wrote Ramayan in Bengali used to live here.
STATE : WEST BENGAL
DISTRICT : NADIA
SUB DIVISION : RANAGHAT
BLOCK : SANTIPUR
NUMBER OF GRAM PANCHAYET : 10
6.AREA OF THE BLOCK : 74.63 sq. mile/19400 hec
7.POPULATION (As per 2001 census) : 355524
A) MALE : 183824
B) FEMALE : 171700
SANTIPUR DEVELOPMENT BLOCK COVERS TWO ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES i.e. 86, SANTIPUR A.C. AND
87, RANAGHAT UTTAR PASCHIM A.C.(PART) UNDER 13, RANAGHAT (S.C.) PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY.
1. NO OF POLLING STATIONS : 328
A) 86 SANTIPUR A.C : 256
B) 87 RANAGHAT UTTAR PASCHIM A.C. (PART) : 72
2. NUMBER OF POLLING PREMISES : 168
A) 86 SANTIPUR A.C : 124
B) 87 RANAGHAT UTTAR PASCHIM A.C.(PART) : 44
3. TOTAL NUMBER OF ELECTORS :274303
A) MALE :142735
B) FEMALE :131565
C) OTHERS :03
4. ELECTORS UNDER 86, SANTIPUR A.C. : 213967
A) MALE : 111401
B) FEMALE : 102564
C) OTHERS : 02
5. ELECTORS UNDER 87, RANAGHAT UTTAR PASCHIM A.C.(PART) : 60336
A) MALE : 31334
B) FEMALE: 29001
C) OTHERS : 01
6. EPIC coverage: 100%
By implementing the above mentioned Govt. sponsored schemes successfully, more or less inhabitant of this area have been benefited. Roads of this area have been developed up to the mark. Educational institutions have been developed and students are getting food properly through CMDM programme. SC/ST students are getting regularly maintenance grant. Poor peoples have make their own house through IAY programme and IHHL programme is running for making toilet to all. SHG members are participating in CMDM programme for smooth conduction. ICDS workers also entrusted with educational institution for smooth conduction. Census work also completed successful and population stands in 2011 â€“ 241129 nos.
Other development funds viz. BEUP/MPLAD/3rd SFC/13th FC/MSDP etc. have been implemented properly and a fruitful result also achieved. We have successfully completed the last election i.e. Loksabha Election 2014 and recently SSRER-2015 is under process and voter list is going to be published during coming January 2015.
The entire work has successfully completed with the co-ordination of the employees now posted at Santipur Development Block and Santipur Panchayat Samity. It is also stated that all other offices under this area have co-operated fully viz. Post Office/ Banks/ Food & Supply/A.D.O./ B.L. & L.R.O./ B.L.D.O. and other offices and Santipur Police Station have maintained law and order peacefully.
Application for SC/ST/OBC certificate, Sikshashree, Kanyashree, Pre-Matric & Post Matric Scholarship, Minority, SC/ST/OBC students, Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension/Widow Pension/Disability Pension, Old Age/ Widow/ Disability pension from Social Welfare Department, Backward Classes Welfare Section, Term Loan, Artisan Pension etc.