The dominion of Bansberia Municipality was established on 1st April, 1869 in British Rule. It falls under the Hooghly district of West Bengal and is situated on the Western Bank of the river Hooghly. The area of Bansberia Municipality is 9.07 sq km, divided into 22 wards, covering two historical towns namely Bansberia and Tribeni.
Economy here is predominantly fueled by the secondary sector activities in and around the town. The primary and tertiary sectors also contribute their fair share of influence on the economy. Population and employment are the main planks of economic growth here which are related to the above key sectors. According to the Census of 2011, the population of Bansberia Municipality is 1,03,920 and the literacy rate is 78.53%.
Bansberia serves as a cultural diffusion point as the population here is composed of locals as well as people from other parts of the country. The place boasts of rich heritage and tradition and is home to a number of historical sites such as Hanseswari Temple (1814 A.D.) , Ananta Basudeb Mandir (1679 A.D.) and a Shrine of Zafar Khan Ghazi Dargah (1298 A.D.), which have been declared as National heritage sites under the Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958. Raghu Dakat’s Kali Temple is adjacent to Tribeni. Within the reach of 4 to 5 km from Bansberia , Bandel Church (1599 A.D.) is located which is one of the few ancient churches of India, architected in the Portuguese style and the Hooghly Imambara (1861 A.C.), built by Danbir Md. Mohshin. Tourists visit Bansberia all around the year to witness these archaeological sites in their full splendor.
Bansberia and Tribeni are utmost historical town as well as mythological importance. Bansberia flourished as the commercial hub of “Saptagram”, a port city built by Hindu rulers, famous for its inland and foreign trades with Europe since the 17th Century whereas Tribeni holds a mythological significance as it is considered to be the confluence point of three rivers, namely the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati. Tribeni is considered to be a holy place of pilgrimage and is famous for its bathing ghats which attract huge mobs of pilgrims during Hindu festivals which adds to the economic prosperity of the town as well. Thousands of people take their holy bath at Tribeni Sangam in different festivals round the year.
Bansberia, the land of great literates and scholars, marked the origin of the “Pathagar Andolan” by the leadership of Kumar Munindra Debroy, so well-kept libraries are maintained in the town to preserve its heritage. The sports associations and clubs here are also of significant standards and practice sports of international levels. Kartik Puja is the most significantly celebrated and well organised festival of the place. Along with God Kartick, other gods and goddesses are also worshiped as a part of the tradition that has been betiding for centuries. Bansberia’s Kartick Puja is as admirable and noteworthy as that of Chandannagar’s Jagadhatri Puja, Nabadwip and Santipur’s Ras Festival and Mahesh’s Rath Yatra. In the last few years, it’s fame has risen and reached beyond the boundaries of districts, states and nations.
Bansberia Municipality marks its words by providing proper sanitation facilities, uninterrupted water supply and prioritising the economically weaker sections. A large number of Self Help Group have been patronized by the Municipality . Bansberia is awarded as a Clean City in several year by the Government pertaining to its cleanliness and sanitation.
As a Chairman , we look after the entire Municipal service with a extreme priority. We are trying our best to build a corruption free ambience that helps our citizens . We started a time convenient live programme for the citizen of our Municipal area , named “Pouro Sathi “ to meet up the problems and grievances and share their suggestion for betterment of Municipal service.
We are going through a huge renovation work of Tribeni Mukta Beni Ghat and other Ghats within our Municipal Jurisdiction. We are going to develop the entire Sangam area of river Ganga by construction of new roads and bridges . Inland Waterways Authority of India, GOI, has decided to construct a new Jetty at Tribeni Shibpur for better communication with Kalyani and Kanchrapara .
Now, it is our humble request to all the people to stretch your hand for betterment in all . I believe that you will do so and Bansberia Municipality marked its name for prosperity and development . With regards …
Sri Aditya Neogy