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Rishra Municipality

Rishra is a city and a municipality in Hooghly district in West Bengal. It is a town, which is surrounded by the river Hooghly in the east. The town is divided into two parts, which are East Rishra and West Rishra. Rishra station is situated in the middle of the town.

The attractions of Rishra are Jagaddharti Puja, which is celebrated between the months of Oct-Nov. There is also an annual Rishra Fair, which held every year on the month of January with a huge fanfare. Durga Puja, Deepawali, Holi, Chhat puja and Eid are major fesivals celebrated with great enthusiasm in Rishra. Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gaudiya Math is a religious center, which is also situated in Rishra. Many cultural and social organizations are also there, such as Jagran, Hanuman Bhakt mandal, Maheshwari Bhawan,Mahila Mandal,Rishra Sevak Sangh, Marwadi Yuva Manch, Khatu Shyam Mandal,Rishra Jagaran Mandal, who engaged themselves in social activities.Population of Rishra is a mixture of mostly Bengalis, Biharis and Marwaris. Many people of Rishra are the members of RSS. They involve themselves in solving the problems of people.

Rishra has many good schools like, Mahesh Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Vani Bharati,Vivekananda English Academy,Rishra Vidhyapith Hindi High school which are considered as some of the best schools of Hooghly district. Other majors schools are J.N.LORATO, Swatantra Vidyalaya, Stepping Stone School, St. Thomas Academy,St.Johns, St.Marry's, KidZee, Rishra Girls High School, Pyari mohan Das, Rishra High School, Sun Shine and there is only one Urdu medium high school as Rishra Anjuman High School etc. There is also a college named Bidhan Chandra College.

Rishra is also known for an industrial area which consisit of some factories like Jayashree Textiles, ICI, Hindustan Glass, Kusum Oil Products Ltd.,Berger Paints, PMC Rubber chemicals,Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited, Shaw Wallace, Hindustan Glass, Phosphate Fertilisers, Laxmi Cotton Mills,Bhushan Steels,Green Water Technologies Pvt.Ltd, R.S.ISPAT,Hastings Jute Mills,Wellington Jute Mill, Fort William Industries Etc. It is the home of first Jute mill in India under the British rule. This shows that Rishra is a very economically developed town.


Address : 49/56&57, Rabindra Sarani, P.O. Rishra, Hooghly - 712248

Phone Number : 033-2672-1373 / 2953, Fax : 033 - 2672 0306

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