Kolkata: Two gram panchayats, Joka I and
Joka II, were brought under the jurisdiction of the Kolkata
Municipal Corporation (KMC) area today.
The House passed a government resolution regarding the
inclusion of areas under Joka I and Joka II gram panchayats
within the limits of the KMC.
State urban development minister Firhad Hakim said that
the total population residing in the two areas was 65,160.
He said that more than 93 per cent of the people in the
two areas were not related to farming activity.
Total area covered under the two gram panchayats was
18.77 square kilometres.