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Kulti () is a city and a municipality in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Kulti is located at latitude 23°43'60N and longitude 86°50'60E at an elevation of 114 meters. The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite soil. This area lies between two mighty rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared. Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), , Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3 At the western fringe of the area the Barakar River forms the boundary with Jharkhand.



Earlier a small village, Kulti has grown around the IISCO plant for more than a century. The plant has many historical achievements to its credit:

India’s first blast furnace was built way back in 1870, when even in the industrially developed countries there were few blast furnaces. That open top blast furnace used coal instead of charcoal for the first time, thereby introducing modern metallurgy to India. The furnace was in operation from 1875 till the fifties when it was dismantled, as the plant at Burnpur was expanded(Now the kulti......
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