Barrackpore Subdivision, under
District of North 24 Parganas in the state of West Bengal, is an old and famous administrative territory, dotted with people from
almost all provinces of India. It is a place of historical significance
in many ways, and the revolt for independence of 1857 got off to a start from here, by
the legendary martyr, Mangal Pandey.
The present administrative set up of this Sub-Division consists of 16
Municipalities, 2 Blocks, One Cantonment Board, 13 Police Stations. It
holds the prestige of having one international Airport.
The only Military Cantonment and Police Training Academy of the state are
both located in this Sub-Division. Basically, this is an urbanised
consists of twelve Assembly Constituencies and two parliamentary
constituencies. Equally it is
commendable to note that the rate of literacy in this Sub-Division is above the average standard of the state
The subdivision is well connected
with road, railways and air. Moreover it enjoys the benefit of important water
ways of the Hooghly river which flows through the western part of this
subdivision paving the way of setting up of large nos. of industries on its
bank like jute, engineering, paper, cotton mills etc, at the very early days
besides a strong Small Scale, Cottage and Handicraft sector. The subdivision
also has a strong Human resource connected with many colleges and
technical institutions, universities. It offers an attractive destination
for new industries/ investment in the emerging areas.
The subdivision has a glorious
history of cultural, religious and social developments.