Municipal History

BARANAGAR, an ancient region of artisan people, is situated adjacent to Kolkata Municipal Corporation. The place is related with many great personalities like Sree Sree Chaitanya, Sree Sree Ramkrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sashipada Bandopadhyay, Manik Bandopadhyay and Sisir Kumar Bhaduri. First statistical institute in India, Indian Statistical Institute was founded here by P.C.Mahalanabish.

The place is situated on the eastern bank of the River Hooghly. Portuguese colonist at first established their business camp here which was in existence till 1862. Dutch settlers established their ‘Kuthi’ or office for business. Dutch supremacy ended with the arisen of British power in Bengal.

Year of establishment, administrative boundaries

Administrative Boundary of the Baranagar Municipality, Estd. 1869

NORTH: Southern base of the Calcutta chord railway from the river Hoogly upto the point where it meets the ‘Dantia’ or Bagjola Khal’ to the east of the East India Railway line, then the northern bank of Dantia or Bagjola khal upto the point where it meets the eastern boundary of mouza Belghoria.

EAST: Eastern boundary of mouza Noapara, then the southern boundary of the said mouza up to its junction with the East India Railway line, then the East India Railway lines upto their junction with Ramkali Mukherjee Road.

SOUTH: Paramanik Ghat Road, Kashipore Road, Kashi Nath Dutta Road, Kali Charan Ghosh Road and Ram Kali Mukherjee Road.