Budge Budge

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Budge Budge
Budge Budge Municipality
Budge Budge Municipality
Interactive Map Outlining Budge Budge
Budge Budge is located in West Bengal
Budge Budge
Budge Budge
Location in West Bengal
Budge Budge is located in India
Budge Budge
Budge Budge
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°28′58″N 88°10′54″E / 22.4827548°N 88.1817594°E / 22.4827548; 88.1817594Coordinates: 22°28′58″N 88°10′54″E / 22.4827548°N 88.1817594°E / 22.4827548; 88.1817594
Country India
State West Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
RegionGreater Kolkata
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyBudge Budge Municipality
 • Total9.06 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
9 m (30 ft)
 • Total76,837
 • Density8,500/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialBengali[2][3]
 • Additional officialEnglish[2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyDiamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBudge Budge

Budge Budge (Bengali: [bəd͡ʒbəd͡ʒ] (listen)) is a town and a municipality of the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated on the eastern banks of the Hooghly River. It is a part of the area covered by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).[4] It is the place where Swami Vivekananda landed (1897) on after returning from Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago. Also, the Komagata Maru incident (1914), a significant event against British empire happened here.


Cities and towns in the western part of Alipore Sadar subdivision (including Budge Budge I & II, Thakurpukur Maheshtala CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre,
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Bakrahat is in Bishnupur II CD block, but Lakshmibala Rural Hospital at Bakrahat serves Budge Budge II CD block and so it is included here.

Area overview[edit]

Alipore Sadar subdivision is the most urbanized part of the South 24 Parganas district. 59.85% of the population lives in the urban areas and 40.15% lives in the rural areas. In the northern portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 21 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the subdivision, on the east bank of the Hooghly River, is an alluvial stretch, with industrial development.[5][6][7]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.


Budge Budge is located at 22°28′58″N 88°10′54″E / 22.4827548°N 88.1817594°E / 22.4827548; 88.1817594. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).[8]

Balarampur, Uttar Raypur, Buita, Benjanhari Acharial, Abhirampur and Nischintapur form a cluster of census towns around Budge Budge and Pujali, as per the map of the Budge Budge I CD block on the page number 167 in the District Census Handbook 2011 for the South 24 Parganas district.[9]


Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).

Climate data for Budge Budge
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.4
Daily mean °C (°F) 19.9
Average low °C (°F) 14.5
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 9m)[10]


Population of Budge Budge
1901 13,051—    
1911 17,982+37.8%
1921 25,723+43.0%
1931 24,183−6.0%
1941 32,394+34.0%
1951 32,196−0.6%
1961 39,824+23.7%
1971 51,039+28.2%
1981 70,404+37.9%
1991 77,575+10.2%
2001 81,554+5.1%
2011 76,837−5.8%

According to the 2011 Census of India, Budge Budge had a total population of 76,837, of which 39,510 were males and 37,327 were females. There were 6,946 people in the age range of 0 to 6 years. The total number of literate people was 59,504, which constituted 77.4% of the population with male literacy of 81.2% and female literacy of 73.5%. The effective literacy (7+) of population over 6 years of age was 85.1%, of which male literacy rate was 89.1% and female literacy rate was 81.0%. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population was 7,015 and 103 respectively. Budge Budge had a total of 18,055 households as of 2011.[1]

According to the 2001 Census of India, Budge Budge had a total population of 81,554. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. It has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 64%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.[12]

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration[edit]

The following municipalities and census towns in the South 24 Parganas district were part of the Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Maheshtala (M), Joka (CT), Balarampur (CT), Chata Kalikapur (CT), Budge Budge (M), Nischintapur (CT), Uttar Raypur (CT), Pujali (M) and Rajpur Sonarpur (M).[13]

Civic administration[edit]


Budge Budge Municipality covers an area of 9.06 km2 (3.50 sq mi). It has jurisdiction over parts of the Budge Budge. The municipality was established in 1900; 123 years ago (1900). It is divided into 20 wards. According to the 2022 municipal election, it is being controlled by the All India Trinamool Congress.[14][15]

Police station[edit]

Budge Budge police station covers an area of 49.61 km2 (19.15 sq mi). It has jurisdiction over parts of the Budge Budge and Pujali municipalities, and the Budge Budge I and Budge Budge II CD blocks.[16][17]


Over the past few years Budge Budge has developed considerably in terms of lifestyle and infrastructure. Major projects include Calcutta Riverside, widening of the Budge Budge Trunk (BBT) Road and the starting of the 7.7 km Batanagar Flyover from Jinjira Bazar to Batanagar.[18]

Budge Budge owes much of its importance to the port, oil storage and jute mills. Being close to Kolkata and on the shores of the Hooghly River makes it a strategic location for oil storage and is the biggest oil storage for the metropolis Calcutta with big PSUs like Petroleum Wharves Budge Budge under Kolkata Port Trust. BPCL, HPCL, IOC having large units there. Jute mills were the biggest employers in the area till they started falling sick. Prominent among them are New Central Jute Mill and Budge Budge Jute Mills. At their height before 1971 these jute mills used to employ thousands of workers (New Central Jute Mills has been said to have employed as many as twenty thousand people) but after the partition of India and the subsequent creation of Bangladesh, supply of raw materials for these jute mills decreased. This, along with failure of trade unions lead to the closing of most of these jute mills.

The Budge Budge Thermal Power Station set up by CESC in Achipur (named after a Chinese called Achhu saheb by the locals who had established a sugar cane unit there) is a major source of electricity for Kolkata and its suburbs.


Budge Budge is on the Budge Budge Trunk Road.[19]

Budge Budge railway station is on the Sealdah–Budge Budge line of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.[19][20]


With the electrification of the railways, suburban traffic has grown tremendously since the 1960s. As of 2005–2006, more than 1.7 million (17 lakhs) commuters use the Kolkata Suburban Railway system daily. After the partition of India, refugees from East Pakistan/ Bangladesh had a strong impact on the development of urban areas in the periphery of Kolkata. The new immigrants depended on Kolkata for their livelihood, thus increasing the number of commuters. Eastern Railway runs 1,272 EMU trains daily.[21]


  • Budge Budge College, established in 1971, is affiliated with the University of Calcutta. It offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, history, political science, philosophy, economics, geography, education, mathematics and accounting & finance, and general degree courses in arts, science, and accounting & finance.[22]
  • Budge Budge Institute of Technology, established in 2009, offers diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in Engineering and Technology and other allied fields.[23][24]


Budge Budge P K High School,[25] Budge Budge Uchchha Balika Vidyalaya, Nayachak High School, St. Stephen's School, St. Paul's School, Budge Budge St. Thomas Memorial School, Paikpara Ramkrishna High School, Budge Budge Abbey High School, Senpukur Free Primary School, CNI Primary Girls' School, Pokpari U.P. School, Manual Girl's High School, Carmel School.


Budge Budge ESI Hospital, with 300 beds, is the major government medical facility in the Budge Budge.[26] Also, Budge Budge Municipality Hospital & Arti Nursing Home are other healthcare options that people can opt for.


Budge Budge is famously mentioned in the climax (lead pair of the movie reunites here according to the plot) of Komal Gandhar directed by legendary film maker Ritwik Ghatak. According to many, shooting of Hoyto Tomari Jonyo from Teen Bhubaner Pare was done here. Another commercial movie Balidan (1990) starring Tapas Pal & Rakhee Gulzar was shot here.[27]

Little Magazines[edit]

Phoenix, Daakbaksho, Ichchhe Dana etc were little magazines published in this area.


Angan Natya Sangstha organizes theatre workshops and famous theatre festivals in this area.


Netaji came to Subhash Udyan (lit. Ground of Subhash), which is named after him. Kavi Subhash Mukhopadhyay (poet) was a resident [28][29] of Budge Budge for a brief period of time, where he wrote his poem Salemoner Ma. [30]


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  8. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Budge Budge
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  27. ^ "Balidan". IMDB. Retrieved 8 November 2022.
  28. ^ "Literature". Challenger. Retrieved 8 November 2022.
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  30. ^ "Listen to Salemaner Ma recitation by Kazi Sabyasachi". Kazi Sabyasachi recitation. Retrieved 8 November 2022.

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