Serampore Sub Division


Serampore sub division is the most urbanised, and the one with the highest density of population, of all the subdivisions of Hooghly district. Urbanisation started with industrialisation of the Hooghly Flats, the narrow strip of land along the Hooghly and spread inland covering a large portion of Hooghly-Damodar Plain, the agriculturally rich alluvial plains lying between the Hooghly and the Damodar. The entire area is a part of the Gangetic Delta. The Hooghly is a tidal river and has a high west bank. The spread of urbanisation obviously affected the livelihood of the people, with a high proportion of workers being engaged in non-agricultural pursuits.


Serampore sub division is located at 22.75°N 88.34°E. 


Serampore sub division has 7 police stations, 4 community development blocks, 4 panchayat samitis, 34 gram panchayats, 240 mouzas, 208 inhabited villages, 6 municipalities and 34 census towns. The municipalities are Uttarpara-Kotrung, Konnagar, Serampore, Baidyabati, Rishra and Dankuni. The census towns are: Belumilki, Dakshin Rajyadharpur, Rishra, Bamunari, Nawapara, Nabagram Colony, Basai, Kanaipur, Raghunathpur, Masat, Jangalpara, Gangadharpur, Manirampur, Dudhkalmi, Nababpur, Kumirmora, Ramanathpur, Bhagabatipur, Kharsarai, Tisa, Kapashanria, Jaykrishnapur, Purba Tajpur, Begampur, Baksa, Panchghara, Chikrand, Janai, Pairagachha, Naity (Naiti), Barijhati, Garalgachha, Krishnapur and Rajbalhat.

The sub division has its headquarters at Serampore town.


  1. The first jute mill in India was set up at Rishra in 1855. Hastings Jute Mill, established in 1875, in what was the country retreat of Warren Hastings, on the banks of the Hooghly at Rishra is owned by Sanjay Kajaria, MD of Murlidhar Ratanlal Exports. Another jute mill at Rishra, the Wellington Jute Mill, stopped operations in 2016. India Jute Mill at Serampore, established in 1866, also stopped working from 2015.
  2. Jaya Shree Textiles Limited, a unit of Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. was established at Rishra in 1949.
  3. Hindustan National Glass & Industries Ltd., was founded by C.K.Somany in 1946, with the commissioning of India’s first fully automated glass manufacturing plant, at Rishra. It is a key player in India’s container glass industry.
  4. The manufacturing activities of ICI India Limited commenced in 1939 with the setting up of Alkali and Chemical Corporation of India at Rishra.
  5. The plant manufactures paints and special chemicals. Aditya Birla Insulators, the largest Indian manufacturers of high voltage porcelain insulators, has one its two plants at PO Prabhas Nagar, Rishra. It caters to the entire spectrum of substation and transmission insulators. It exports to over 58 countries.
  6. Dankuni Coal Complex, operated by South Eastern Coalfields, at Dankuni, produces 1,000 MT per day of solid smokeless fuel branded as CILCOKE, 18 million cft per day of coalgas for supply in and around Kolkata and Howrah, tar chemicals etc.
  7. Diesel Locomotive Component Factory of the Indian Railways was inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee at Dankuni in 2012. It produces high horse power diesel locomotive underframes etc. It functions as a sister unit of Banaras Locomotive Works at Varanasi.
  8. Electric Loco Assembly and Ancillary Unit of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works of Indian Railways at Dankuni has started functioning in 2016.
  9. Hindustan Motors started operations at Hindmotor, a neighbourhood in Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality in 1948. The Ambassador was the best known amongst its models.
  10. United Spirits produces fast moving brands of Indian-made foreign liquor at Bhadrakali.
  11. Berger Paints India Ltd., the second largest paint company in India, has its headquarters at Kolkata and 10 manufacturing units spread across the country. It has a water based paint plant at Rishra.
  12. The Phosphate Company Limited which manufactures and markets the super phosphate fertiliser under the Lakshmi brand, started production at Rishra in 1950.
  13. Kusum Products Ltd. manufactures vanaspati, soap and detergents at Rishra.
  14. Hooghly Alloy & Steels Co. Pvt. Ltd. was established in 1985 and have a 60,000 tonnes per annum rolling mills at Dakshin Rajyadharpur.
  15. Shalimar Wires Industry Limited was initially set up in 1961 at Uttarpara to provide import substitution support for the Indian paper industry.

Srirampore subdivision has a large migrant presence in the workforce. They have come from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. They have settled in the slums around or near their work place and many of the locality names reflect their origins – Chhapra basti, Gayapar basti, Odiya basti and Telengipara. 

The handloom sarees of Begampur, Jangipara, Rajbalhat areas and dhutis of Rajbalhat areas of serampore sub division are widely familiar.


Hooghly is an agriculturally prosperous district of West Bengal. Although the economy has been shifting away from agriculture, it is still the pre-dominant economic activity and the main source of livelihood for the rural people of the district. One third of the district income comes from agriculture. 

Netaji Subhas Training Institute of Agricultural Marketing, the training institute of West Bengal State Agricultural Marketing Board under Department of Agricultural Marketing, Govt. of West Bengal was inaugurated on 4th April, 2010 at Sheoraphuli. All the Kishan Mandis help the farm communities to get remunerative price of Agricultural produces. 


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    Sl No Contact Person Designation Phone No e-Mail
    1 Sri Samrat Chakraborty , WBCS (EXE) SDO, Serampore 8336973509

    2 Sri Nishith Baskar Paul, WBCS(EXE) DM&DC 8336973512
    3 Sri  Arup Kumar Sadhukha, WBCS(EXE) DM&DC
    4 Md. Jamil Akhtar, WBCS(EXE) DM&DC
    5 Sri Sanjib Tikadar, WBCS (EXE) DM&DC 9073345184
    6 Sri Purushattam Sengupta, WBA&AS TO-I    
    7 Sri Laltu Das, WBA&AS TO-II    
    8 Sri  Niranjan Paul SDDMO
    9 Sri Dipankar Dey SDICO

    Sl No Name of the Block Name of BDO Phone No Email Id
    1. Serampore Uttarpara Dev. Block Sri Deepanjan Naskar WBCS(EXE) 8585091703
    2. Chanditala-I Dev. Block

    Sri Narottam Biswas WBCS(EXE)

    3. Chanditala -II Dev. Block

    Sri Soubhik Bhattacharjee WBCS(EXE) 

    4. Jangipara Dev. Block

    Sri Sitangshu Sekhar Shit WBCS(EXE)



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    2 Serampore Municipality
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    5 Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality
    6 Dankuni Municipality

    Serampore College

    Serampore college

    William Carey (17 August 1761 – 9 June 1834) was an English Christian missionary, Particular Baptist minister, translator, social reformer and cultural anthropologist who founded the Serampore College and the Serampore University, the first degree-awarding university in India.The Senate of Serampore College (University) runs the academic administration of all the theological colleges affiliated with it. The council of Serampore College holds a Danish charter and had the power to confer degrees in any subject, which it currently exercises only for conferring theological degrees as recommended by the senate.One of his first contributions was to start schools for impoverished children where they were taught reading, writing, accounting and Christianity. He opened the first theological university in Serampore offering divinity degrees and campaigned to end the practice of sati.

    Mahesh Lord Jagannath Temple, Serampore

    Rath Yatra of Mahesh

    Newest Tourisim Hub of West Bengal

    Mahesh is a residential area and historical part of the city of Serampore, in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the site of a 14th-century temple of Jagannath. It is said that once Sri Chaitanya, an ardent Jagannath devotee – on his way to Puri – visited the temple at Mahesh, where he lost his sense and attained deep samadhi. The area was then christened Naba Nilachal. Referred to as ‘Naba Nilachal’, meaning new Puri, and considered to be the second oldest chariot festival in the world, Mahesh draws a gathering of over two lakh devotees every year. Having been celebrated since 1396, this year marks its 625th edition. Today, the temple has been replaced by a new structure but the Rath Yatra dating back to 1396 is still on with a chariot which has been in use since 1885.

    The Denmark Tavern, Serampore

    Denmark Travan

    With Serampore a popular pit-stop for Danish and English traders, in 1786, a British innkeeper called James Parr, opened the Denmark Tavern & Hotel. In no time at all, the tavern became a favorite among Europeans.It is not one that courts the limelight much. Over the month of February and March 2018, however, it has received a lot of attention after a 232-year-old structure known as Denmark Tavern (or Danish tavern) underwent an exquisite restoration. The restoration project was taken up as the ‘Serampore Initiative’ of the National Museum of Denmark and at the end of this six-year-long endeavour, The tavern now has a bright cafe area and four private luxurious rooms for lodging. The balcony of the tavern has a great view of River Hooghly, busy with vessels ferrying people and cargo up- and downstream. The furniture is traditional, with a series of handpicked paintings on Old Calcutta on the walls giving the tavern a vintage vibe.

    Abanindranath Tagore Bagan Bari, Konnagar

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    Abanindranath was born in Jorasanko, Calcutta on 7 August 1871. His father Gunendranath was the son of Girindranath, the second son of Dwarkanath Tagore. Abanindranath’s first formal training in pastel, watercolour and lifestudy was under the supervision of his private tutor, Signor Gilhardi.This Garden House belongs to the Father of Master Artist “Sri Abanindranath Tagore”. In his childhood he used to live to his father’s garden house near Kolkata at Konnagar was known to him as Bagan Bari . Most of his good memories was related to this place near the river Ganga . The historical book “Jorashakor Dhare” published by Visva Bharati written by Abanindranath Tagore. He learned to draw the picture of hut very first time in his life in that bagan bari.This is a famous spot because of the legend master artist was inspired about the painting in his childhood from this “Bagan Bari”.This place was declared as a Heritage Place on 28th May, 2007 by West Bengal Heritage Commission. This house is related with the history of Tagore Family.

    Dhuni Mandap , Antpur

    Dhunuchi Mandir Antpur

    Antpur was the village home of Baburam Ghosh (later Swami Premananda). It was at Antpur where Swami Vivekananda and eight other disciples of Sri Ramakrishna took their vow of ‘sannyasa’ on 24 December 1886. The Ramakrishna-Premananda Ashram of Antpur has built a temple on the birthplace of Swami Pramananda. This village has become a great pilgrimage being the birth place and play field of Swami Premananda, a disciple of Lord Ramakrishna.

    Baro Mandir, Konnagar

    baro Mandir

    Baro Mandir, Konnagar, Hooghly, established in 1821 on the western bank of the Ganges near Konnagar Ferry Ghat is beautiful creation. On the opposite of the river is Panihati Baromandir.. The Baro Mandir in Konnagar has its own brand of unique charm. In fact, countless visitors just can’t stop gushing about the place. In short, rest assure that a trip to Baro Mandir Konnagar will leave you with a lifetime of fond memories.

    Joy Krishna Public Library, Uttarpara

    Joy Krishna Library

    Uttarpara Jaykrishna Public Library is the first free Public library in India. It was established by Joykrishan Mukherjee, famous son of Uttarpara. Influenced by Dwarkanath Tagore and guided by London Public Library act 1850 – Joykrishna initiated this novel venture in 1859 when modern public education was a far cry in Bengal or India. Apart from its invaluable collection – it is also famous for its association with people like Michael Madhusudan Dutta, who spent last few days of his life in this library building, Rishi Autobindo – who delivered his famous ‘Uttarpara Speech’ and many others. The two storied library with out house and flower garden formally opened on April 15, 1859 though it started working for scholars and researchers as early as 1851.