Falta Block
South 24 Parganas

Falta - About Block

Bose Institute is a premier Scientific Research Institute in India founded by Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose in 1917. Besides basic multidisciplinary research Bose Institute is now running M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme in Life Sciences and Physical Sciences in collaboration with Calcutta University. To communicate with the weaker section of the society Bose Institute has started a Rural Biotechnology Programme. Out of seven campuses of Bose Institute Falta Experimental Farm was chosen as the Centre for Rural Biotechnology Programme. On recommendation of Scientific Advisory Committee Rural Biotechnology Programme was initiated at Falta Experimental Farm in 2008. From 2013 another societal programme was initiated under the umbrella of Rural Biotechnology Programme named Scheduled Tribe Specific Rural Biotechnology Programme as one of the core programmes of the Institute with a special fund from DST, Government of India.

Falta Map


  • Boundaries of Block: Area:130.68 km2 . The Falta block is bounded by the Budge Budge II and Bishnupur II blocks in the north, the Magrahat I block in the east, the Diamond Harbour I and Diamond Harbour II blocks in the south, the Shyampur I block in the Howrah district across the Hooghly, in the west
  • Longitude & Latitude: ii.22°18′07″N 88°07′42″E.


Total Population 2,62,035
Male 1,34,048
Female 1,27,987
Other 0
Schedule caste 63,290
Schedule Tribe 91
Minority 74,013