Kulti is the 141st most populous city in India with a total population of 3,13,809. Kulti is a city in the Paschim Barddhaman district of West Bengal and the highest employment in the district is in Agriculture, Cotton textile, Wool, Silk, Leather and other household industries. The district has 45% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 51% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 4% are Household workers. 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. The major field crops are Rice, Jute, Potato, Oilseeds. Apart from these, horticultural crops like Mango, Banana, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cucurbits are also produced. Kulti is the Western neighbourhood in Asansol, in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district. For ages, the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to the industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared. 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.