Palashi, North 24 Parganas

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Census Town
Palashi is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Palashi is located in India
Palashi (India)
Coordinates: 22°55′40″N 88°29′27″E / 22.9277°N 88.4907°E / 22.9277; 88.4907Coordinates: 22°55′40″N 88°29′27″E / 22.9277°N 88.4907°E / 22.9277; 88.4907
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
 • Total 3.4938 km2 (1.3490 sq mi)
 • Total 6,748
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
743145 (Palashi)
Lok Sabha constituency Barrackpore
Vidhan Sabha constituency Naihati

Palashi is a census town under Barrackpore I CD Block (Sub District) in Barrackpore subdivision (also spelled as Barrackpur) in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Majhipara-Palashi is a gram panchayat.


Cities and towns in the northern portion of Barrackpore subdivision in North 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town,
N: neighbourhood, OG: outgrowth
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Palladaha, Nagdaha, Palashi and Srotribati (OG) form an urban cluster east of Kanchrapara. Jetia, Nanna (OG) and Chakla (OG) form another urban cluster south of Kanchrapara.[1]

96% of the population of Barrackpore subdivision (partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map) lives in urban areas. In 2011, it had a density of population of 10,967 per km2 The subdivision has 16 municipalities and 24 census towns.[2]

For most of the cities/ towns information regarding density of population is available in the Infobox. Population data is not available for neighbourhoods. It is available for the entire municipal area and thereafter ward-wise.

Police station

Naihati police station under Barrackpore Police Commissionerate has jurisdiction over Naihati municipal area and Barrackpore I CD Block, including Barrackpur Cantonment Board.[3][4]

Post Office

Palashi has a delivery branch post office, with PIN 743145 in the North Presidency Division of North 24 Parganas district in Calcutta region. The other post offices with the same PIN are Bagermore, Binodnagar, Chandmari Road, Kanchrapara, Kancrapara Loco Shop, Barajonepur, Chandua, Majhipara and Saliadaha.[5]


As of 2011 India census, Palashi had a population of 6.748; of this, 3,461 are male, 3,287 female.[6] It has an average literacy rate of 80.79%, higher than the national average of 74.04%.


As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Palashi covered an area of 3.4938 km2. Amongst the medical facilities it had were 3 medicine stores. Amongst the educational facilities It had were 2 primary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 secondary schools and 2 senior secondary schools.[7]


Palashi has two major education institutes namely Palasi Acharya Durga Prasanna High School for girls (Secondary), Palasi Acharya Durga Prasanna High School for boys (Higher Secondary) where 11th and 12th standards are co-ed type.


The most holy place in Palashi is Sri Sri Durga Prashanna Paramahansha Ashram (Sri Guru Ashram), which also has several branches worldwide including Naktala, Kolkata.


Palashi is well connected by bus service with nearby town Kanchrapara and National Highway 12 (old numbering NH 34) by Kanchrapara-Haringhata Road.

Palashi is on the Kanchrapara-Haringhata Road.[8]

The nearest railway station is at Kanchrapara.[9][8]


North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[10]


  1. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Barrackpore I CD Block on Page 365. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Barrackpore Police Commissionerate". List of Police Stations with telephone numbers. West Bengal Police. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Palashi PIN Code". Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Primary census abstract data". Census of India. Retrieved 23 February 2014. (For census towns, select "urban" radio button, then select state, district and sub-district. A drop down list of towns well appear. Select the town.)
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 781-783 Statement I: Growth History, Pages 799-803; Statement II: Physical Aspects and Location of Towns, Pages 791-794; Statement III: Civic and other Amenities, Pages 795-796; Statement IV: Medical Facilities 2009, Pages 803-805 Section: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities. Directorate of Census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b Google maps
  9. ^ "31311 Sealdah-Kalyani Simanta Local". Time Table. indiarailinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
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