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Shalbani railway station
Shalbani railway station
Salboni is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°38′N 87°11′E / 22.63°N 87.19°E / 22.63; 87.19Coordinates: 22°38′N 87°11′E / 22.63°N 87.19°E / 22.63; 87.19
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,963
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 721147
Telephone code 03227
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Jhargram
Vidhan Sabha constituency Salboni

Salboni (also written as Salbani) is a village in the Salboni CD Block, situated in the Medinipur Sadar subdivision of the Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Salboni is the location of one of the Reserve Bank of India currency printing presses.[1]


Raja Horogobindo Banerjee, popularly known as Horo Thakur, succeeded his father Raja Keshab Chandra Banerjee and ruled the region. During his lifetime, Banerjee established several Sanskrit schools as well as a college called "Horogobindo Chatuspathi."

Horogobindo Chatuspathi is considered to have been a vibrant hub, having played host to an annual seminar that was nearly-always attended by Acharya Vinobha Vabe.

During World War II, Salboni was the site of a Royal Air Force base (RAF Salbani).[2]

British officers are buried in the Sal Tree Jungle in Salboni .[3][4]


Salboni is located in West Bengal at the coordinates of 22°36′N 87°11′E / 22.6°N 87.19°E / 22.6; 87.19.[5]

It has an average elevation of 25 meters (85 feet). It is on NH 60.


As per 2011 Census of India Salboni had a total population of 3,963, of which 1,973 (50%) were males and 1,990 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 371. The total number of literates in Salboni was 3,080 (77.72% of the population over 6 years).[6]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Salboni Block are located at Salboni.[7]


The police station is located at West Bengal, Salboni police station has jurisdiction over Salboni CD Block.[8][9]


Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India, has banknote printing presses at Salboni and Mysore with a capacity of 16 billion note pieces per year.[10]

On 11 January 2007 JSW Steel had announced plans to construct a 10 million tonne steel plant in Salboni.[11] Construction costs were estimated to be around 35,000 crore(5,3 million dollars).[12] The plant was to be built on a 4300-acre plot of which 4000 acres were barren government land, 300 acres were bought from locals and 134 acres of the land was purposed for a cement plant. Unable to secure iron ore linkage, local villagers became disillusioned with the construction plans, as the projected economic boost failed to materialize.[13][14] In 2014 SJW Steel announced that it would be returning 300 acres of land back to their original owners.[15] After statements by the government that it would take back it's land if it were left unused, JSW Steel announced in early 2016 that they were to build a cement plant and a power plant, and are looking to expand their plans where possible.[16]


  1. ^ "The Salboni unit can print all currency notes including the new RS 2,000 and RS 500 notes". livemint. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Midnapore, Arindam Bhowmik,. "Salboni Airfield .:: World War II and now ::". Retrieved 2017-11-13. 
  3. ^ Royal Airforce – History of No. 356 Squadron
  4. ^ 159 Squadron
  5. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Salboni
  6. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook: Paschim Medinipur" (PDF). Map of Paschim Medinipur with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Paschim Medinipur". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "District at a Glance". Paschim Medinipur District Police. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran (P) Ltd". Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran (P) Ltd. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "JSW Cement launched its newest manufacturing facility in Salboni". jsw. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "7 years on, Jindal sets up cement unit on Salboni land acquired for his steel plant". indian express. Subrata Nagchoudhury. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 
  13. ^ "jindal steel plant at salboni west bengal india". Swapan Kumar Patra. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 
  14. ^ "JSW Group may have failed to execute its Rs 35,000-crore". indian express. Subrata Nagchoudhury. 
  15. ^ "Salboni project: JSW returns acquired land to farmers". Jagran Post. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 
  16. ^ "Bengal government had threatened the company to take back the land". ejatlas. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 

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