Welcome To Maheshtala Municipality
An overview of Maheshtala Municipality
Maheshtala area of South 24 Parganas district is a very old settlement. The name ‘Maheshtala’ has been named after the name of Mahesh Suri who was collecting tax from this area on behalf of Sri Ramkanta Banerjee, appointed by Lord Clive, the then British Ruler as the tax collection agent.
Maheshtala Municipality has emerged on 21/12/1993 as one of the largest municipalities in West Bengal. At present the municipality is divided into 35 wards. The institution is delivering urban services to the citizens intensively with limited resource.
Geographically the municipality has some unique scopes, side-by-side several cumulative problems. The river Hooghly, the railway tracks, the major arterial road (Budge Budge Trunk Road) are present in this area from long back of the British era and since then has been functioning as the main instruments of urbanization process of this region. Mainly for the port facility and road infrastructure this area gradually became a growth centre of manufacturing units where tailoring industry holds an important position.
From the very beginning the economy of this area is based on secondary services which includes construction and manufacturing & repairing activities. It is worth to mention here that role of small & cottage industries is as important as that of large & medium scale industries.
Tertiary activities like banking, transportation, trading, information technology, health care activities, educational activities, informal services, recreation & social awareness activities are flourishing through out the municipal area.