Dakshin Dinajpur, ESTD : 1993


 Chairman, Gangarampur Municipality

Gangarampur is a small but an important urban centre in the outer fringe of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Gangarampur possesses great historical importance that was discovered time to time by the researchers. Remnants of the history can still be seen all over the place in a dilapidated condition. It The Municipality established on 24th September,1993.

Gangarampur Municipality with the active cooperation of citizen for last so many years has grown up as capable and robust institute for effective service delivery and better governance.  During these years the shape and the socio- cultural atmosphere of the Municipality has changed to un-imaginable extent.  And gradually it too has imbibed the spirit of contemporary civilization of 21st century and got acquainted with the sphere of Modernization, Industrialization and Globalization.

In the last 5 years, with the help of the people, we have tried to address the problems of urban poor & slums keeping the aspirations of people and development objectives and targets in mind. At some point we have been successful in realizing the dreams of the people while in others we were not.  Preparation of Housing For All Plan of Action along with, its implementation and monitoring opened a new challenge to us – the challenge of providing all basic services to all poor people and ensuring equitable socio-economic development of the people of Gangarampur . 

Development is not a one point agenda. With the complex social, political and economic situation it is indeed a daunting task. However we believe that we are progressing in the right direction with the support of Government of West Bengal and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India,we will be able to achieve the desired objectives. 


Amalendu Sarkar
Gangarampur Municipality