Location of Belgharia
Belgharia is situated near Barrackpur Trunk Road under Kamarhati Municipality.
Economy of Belgharia
Belgharia has become a business hub, well connected with Kolkata through trains, buses and other means of transport.
Naming of Belgharia
The name "Belgharia" is derived from "Bell Ghor". There was a Big bell used for calling the porters for unloading and carrying jute from the boats.
History of Belgharia
Belgharia dates in the 18th Century with the hands of British East India Company and Swami Vivekananda to educate the people from superstition. He established Ram Krishna Paramahansa Mission in Belur math, which is not far from Belgharia. The oldest jetty was situated in Ariadaha on the river Ganges. In the 17th century Belgharia and Nimta were the biggest wholesale markets for jute, fish and vegetables. Belgharia is one of the stations on the main train line starting from Sealdah. This place is a suburb of Kolkata city capital of West Bengal in India. Ramakrishna Paramhansa visited this place eight times; the first time was in 1875. Ramakrishna Mission is also situated here. They run a Students' Home for meritorious poor and needy students along with a three-year Diploma Engineering College. They also conduct relief activities with a public library and homeopathic dispensary. Swami Vijnanananda, a direct disciple of Ramakrishna also resided here.
Belgharia is connected with Feeder Road. Feeder road is one of the main roads in Belghoria. Feeder road connects Belghoria to B.T. Road (i.e. Barrackpore Trunk Road) to the west and through Madhusudan Banerjee (MB) Road to Birati and consequently to Jessore Road in the east.
Economy of Belgharia
The nearest industrial area is Kamarhatty (3 km), with the following companies: Agarpara Jute Mill, Allied Ceramic, ESDEE Allumina, Emami, Kamarhatty Jute Mill, Texmaco, TIL, WIMCO .A small unit of Ramkrishna Mission is situated here (near Belgharia flyover) which was established by Swami Vijnananandaji, architect of Belur Math.
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