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Narendrapur

Narendrapur
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Local Road, Opposite of the Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission
Local Road, Opposite of the Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission
Narendrapur is located in West Bengal
Narendrapur
Narendrapur
Location in West Bengal
Narendrapur is located in India
Narendrapur
Narendrapur
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°26′21″N 88°23′48″E / 22.4391°N 88.3968°E / 22.4391; 88.3968
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DivisionPresidency
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
RegionGreater Kolkata
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyRajpur Sonarpur Municipality
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali[1][2]
 • Additional officialEnglish[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700103
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyJadavpur
Vidhan Sabha constituencySonarpur Uttar
Websitewww.rajpursonarpurmunicipality.in

Narendrapur is a locality in Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).[3] Narendrapur is situated in the right beside of Adi Ganga. It is the home of a famous school and college founded by Ramakrishna Mission.

Geography

Cities and towns in the northern part of Baruipur subdivision (including Sonarpur, Bhangar I & II CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Area overview

Baruipur subdivision is a rural subdivision with moderate levels of urbanization. 31.05% of the population live in urban areas and 68.95% live in the rural areas. In the northern portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 10 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the northern part of the subdivision is a flat plain bordering the metropolis of Kolkata.[4][5][6]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Location

Narendrapur is located at 22°26′21″N 88°23′48″E / 22.4391°N 88.3968°E / 22.4391; 88.3968. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).

Transport

Narendrapur is well connected by railway and roadway. Narendrapur railway station connects the city with Sealdah railway station by Sealdah–Namkhana line which connects the metropolis of Kolkata with the rest of India. Bus service is available towards Kolkata through SH 1. Apart from that both app based and non app based cab agencies provide transport services to Narendrapur. For transport inside the city three wheeled autorickshaws and manual rickshaws are good options.

Education

Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur is a branch of Ramakrishna Mission. The institute has its services open to all irrespective of caste, creed and nationality. Its special field is education. Started in Pathuriaghata, a North Calcutta neighbourhood immediately after the Bengal famine of 1943, it first served as a home for the poor and orphaned boys. Since its relocation in 1957 to its present site in the southern suburbs of Calcutta, near Garia, it has grown into a huge complex with varied activities. It has more than 2,000 resident students and occupies about 150 acres (0.61 km2) of land.

Health

Certain areas of the South 24 Parganas district have been identified as having poor ground water and contamination. Specifically, ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Fact and Figures". Wb.gov.in. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  2. ^ "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). Nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2007.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South Twety-four Parganas". Table 2.1 , 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 13, Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  6. ^ "District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas". Chapter 9: Sundarbans and the Remote Islanders, p 290-311. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 24 August 2007.

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