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Author(s): CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE
Published in: 2022
Pages: 15
Publisher: CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE


SFD Lite Report Narsingdi Municipality Bangladesh

Narsingdi municipality stands on the bank of the Branch of the River Meghna and is located adjacent to the Dhaka-Sylhet National Highway and 57 km East of the capital city Dhaka. It is well connected with road, water, and railways. The city is well known for its small and medium industries, like textile mills, dyeing mills, agro-industries and other processing mills which are the remarkable sources of water pollution. It was declared as a Municipality in 1972. Narsingdi is one of the 53 district-level municipalities in the country. According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the Narsingdi Municipality population was 146,115. The urban population growth in Bangladesh is 3.5% per year and in Narsingdi it is 2.27%. Considering 10% floating population, such as farmers and traders, comes to the city every day, the present (2020) population is estimated to be around 196,708 (Table 1). The Municipality covers an area of 14.75 square kilometers. At present Narsingdi Municipality has 104.70 km road of which 77.55 km is bituminous road and 27.15 km earthen road. The city has about 42.29 km Reinforced concrete cement (RCC) drain (Table 1).