Areas of Catchment

Catchment Areas

Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is located on the banks of the Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas.Due to the city's booming economy, it has drawn people from Bihar, Jharkhand, North Bengal, North-East, Sikkim and other parts of India in search of livelihood. Siliguri also has a large population of Tibetans and a notable number of Bhutanese permanently settled in the city It is the 3rd largest city in West Bengal after Kolkata and Howrah and also the 2nd largest city in North East India after Guwahati.

India's declining fertility rate (at 2.59), now only slightly higher than that of the other countries, is part of a global trend of lower population growth. A drop in fertility rate is due to both medical factor and external factors —like late marriages, more career orientation or reluctance to have children in general. Rapid lifestyle changes are also impacting fertility in urban areas of India today.

Often couples are not aware that their chances of having their own biological child are greatly reduced as they approach their early to mid 30s. Child bearing is delayed due to career progression, financial issues and countless other reasons. This infertility event will raise awareness that both men and women need to seek fertility evaluation and treatment sooner rather than later.