|• Type||Gram Panchyet|
|• Body||Chinsurah-Magra Panchyet Samity|
|Elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Mogra (also spelled Magra or Mugra) is a gram panchayat, or village, which is home to the headquarters of the Chinsurah-Mogra community development block in the Chinsurah subdivision of the Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It has a station on the Howrah-Bardhaman Main Rail Line, 47 km from the Howrah station, and 7 km from Bandel.
|Cities and towns in the Chinsurah subdivision (except Polba Dadpur and Dhaniakhali CD Blocks) in Hooghly 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
Mogra is located on the outskirts of Hooghly District. Mogra is an hour's drive from Kolkata, the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of Eastern India. The River Kunti flows through the western side of the town.
Mogra is located at .
Mogra is connected to a variety of destinations via public transport. Buses connect to places such as Kalyani, Chinsurah, Bandel and Tribeni. Auto rickshaws and Toto are available for covering short distances. Mogra railway station situated in Howrah Bardhaman main line and local trains run from Mogra to Bardhaman and Howrah.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is approximately an hour's drive
Schools and Colleges
The majority of schools are secondary schools, such as the Mogra Uttam Chandra High School, the Bagati Ram Gopal Ghosh High School, the Bimalabala Hindi High School, the Pravabati Balika Vidyalaya, the Sib Chandra Girls High School, the Tarinisatra High School and Digsui High School.
The Abacus Institute of Engineering and Management and Elite Polytechnic Institute are there. The Academy of Technology engineering college is one station stop away. Near the Academy of Technology, is a rural library. Two government-sponsored rural libraries operate there.
Sreegopal Banerjee College, a general degree college, was established in 1958. The college offers BA (general) and B.Sc. (general) courses. It offers honors courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and BA (general) and B.Sc. (general) in addition to accountancy honors and B.Com. (general) courses.
Mogra has a rural hospital with 30 beds.
Mogra has a diverse population. Mogra is home to Bengalis, Biharis, Gujaratis, Marwaris and Punjabis. The oldest groups in the area are Bagdis, Bauris, Ghosh, and Sadhukhan. After the division of Bengal, many refugees settled from Bangladesh. Bagati is a locality inside Mogra and was the ancestral home of the Young Bengal leader Ramgopal Ghosh.
Saraswati Puja is conducted annually. The festival is open to everyone and organized by local clubs, including Kola Bandhab Sammilani Club, the Bagati Diamond Jubilee Football Club, Bagati Bandhumahal, Jagarani Sangha, Sabuj Sangha, Priya Samity, Agragami, the Mogra United Club, Bazar Samiti, Mogra Netaji Sangha, Sonali Sangha, Vivekananda Sangha, Agnibina, Rabindra Sangha, Oikya Sammilani, Nobody Sangha and Udayan Sangha.
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