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SRINIKETAN SANTINIKETAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (SSDA)

Sriniketan Santiniketan Planning Area (SSPA) has multiple Urban and Rural Local Bodies within it. They are as follows-

Sriniketan Santiniketan Planning Area, as notified under provisions of West Bengal Town & Country (Planning & Development) Act 1979, vide Gazette notification no. 4069-T&CP/IS-25/87 dated 27th December, 1997, is estimated to be about 108.08 sq.km comprising 44 mouzas (in full) under Bolpur Police Station, Birbhum District, West Bengal.

Out of 44 Mouzas, 40 fall under following Gram Panchayats (Ref. Appendix-1.1), namely - Sian Muluk; Raipur Surpur; Ruppur & Kankalitala.

Cultures & Festivals

Festivals at Santiniketan

Basanta Utsav

It is a colorful festivals for all Indians and known as Holi. It occurs at the end of winter when spring comes with its beauty. Falgun and Chaitra according to the Bengali calendar is the season of Dol utsav.

Bolpur subdivision is located at south border of Birbhum district. About 150 years ago Bolpur was a small villege under supur porgana. But now it has become an international city. Kalikapur a known place of Bolpur was the origin of the villege in past.

Santiniketan has the distinct identity of culture and heritage, which gives the place a unique soft touch. Santineketan was previously called Bhubandanga (named after Bhuban Dakat, a local dacoit). Tagore family came to be owned this place.

Visva Bharati has two main parts. Srineketan and Santineketan both are consistently called Visva Bharati. The towns and the university are situated not too far away from the river Kopai which flows to the south.