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Society in Howrah

Popularly called as the twin city to Kolkata, Howrah today is an engineering and industrial hub which witnessed uncontrolled and rapid urbanization since the 1920s. It is separated by Kolkata by the River Hoogly and is situated on its west bank. However four bridges now connect the cousins along with ferry services across the river. In the state of West Bengal, Howrah is the second largest city after Kolkata.

The development of the city and the subsequent industrial boom has resulted in slums in Howrah due to the lack of proper infrastructural growth. But nevertheless the city serves as a lifeline for industries and is better connected with newer roads like the Kona Expressway. Howrah also has the distinction now to house the temporary secretariat offices of the Chief Minister in the HRBC building.

NGOs in Howrah

NGOs in Howrah

For the betterment of the society in Howrah, the Non- Governmental Organizations have been instrumental in bringing some respite in the existing scenario. Relentless pursuits have resulted in a ray of hope. There are various causes that these organizations contest but together they work for the general improvement and upkeep of the society. The list of a number of NGOs located in Howrah is:

  • Agragati
    Address: Village Kalikata,
    P O Rashpur, Howrah - 711401
    West Bengal
    Phone number: 033 - 6503758
  • Ambaggan Karmi Sangha
    Address: Village, Subalchak
    P O Balaichak, Via Natibpur
    Howrah - 712416, West Bengal
    Phone number: 033-57251
  • Balitikuri Bikash Bhaban
    Address: P O Balitikuri
    Howrah - 711402, West Bengal
    Phone number: 033 – 6531229
  • Amoragori Juba Sangha
    Address: Village & P O Amoragori
    Howrah - 711401, West Bengal
  • Association Of Social Welfare Aid And Service
    Address: Village Akna,
    P O Sonagachi, Howrah - 711226
    West Bengal
  • Dakshin Chand Chak Samaj Kalyan Samiti
    Address: Village Dakshin Chand Chak
    P O Uttar Manashree, Udaynarayanpura Block
    Howrah - 711412, West Bengal
  • Bhabanipur Multipurpose Rural Welfare Society
    Address: Vill: Bhabanipur
    Po: Chitrasenpur, Howrah - 711226
    West Bengal
  • Howrah South Point (Social Welfare and Community Dev. Centre)
    Address: 15 P . M . Bustee, 3rd Bye Lane
    Po/P.S.-Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal
    Phone number: 033-660-4481
  • Tajmahal Gram Bikash Kendra
    Address: Vill : Khaskumar,
    Po : Rameswar Pur, Ps : Bauria
    Howrah - 711310, West Bengal
    Phone number: 033-6618554
  • Nalpur Gram Bharati
    Address: Village & P O Nalpur
    Howrah - 711310, West Bengal
  • Salkia Dharmatala Nagarik Brinda
    Address: 181, Dharmatala Road
    How-711106, 182/4, Dharmatala Road
    How-711106, West Bengal
    Phone number: 033-26554435

Charitable Societies in Howrah

Among the charitable organizations in Howrah, the motto is simple- they take up their causes which could be for the betterment of women or children or for the aged with full honesty, dedication and enthusiasm and try and create awareness through planned efforts. The finance that they are able to generate is spent in well thought out programs that work in the favor of the society in Howrah.

Missionaries of Charity

A Roman Catholic congregation in essence, the Missionaries of Charity has been blessed by the spirit of Mother Teresa. This institution has undertaken vows to give “whole hearted and free service to the poorest of the poor” and continues to work in the same spirit in Howrah.

Current Projects of Missionaries of Charity
  • Caring for the helpless who are in need for food and shelter
  • Schools to educate children on the streets
  • Homes for the dying, orphans and women

Location and Contact Details

Missionaries of Charity
33, Rose Mary Lane,
Howrah- 711101
Phone Number: (033) 26663000

Howrah Mahila Sammilani

Howrah Mahila Sammilani

Registered since 1956, this institution has its champions in Gauri Mukherjee and Chaitali Mukherjee who have worked in the field of ‘empowering women from the grassroots’ and have done commendable work in this field. They helped the society with their motivated group of enlightened women volunteer to bring about changes in the position of women and children in the society by laying stress on their health and education and also work to get them income avenues for sustenance.

Current projects by the Howrah Mahila Sammilani
  • Creating awareness for Aids and HIV related diseases
  • Educate people about the perils of drug addiction
  • Increase awareness about Cervical Cancer
  • Generate teaching of certain soft skills for the children and the youth
  • Bring about legal awareness for women and girls

Location and Contact Details

Howrah Mahila Sammilani
7/14, Jay Narayan Babu Ananda Dutta Lane,
Howrah- 711101
West Bengal, India
Phone No: 9051210798

The following is a list of some other Women Welfare organizations in Howrah:

  • W.B. Council for Child Welfare, Howrah
    Address: 42, Ramesh Mitra Road, Kol -25, West Bengal
    Phone number:  2475-6180, 2474-2395
  • Village Welfare Society, Howrah
    Address: F-3, Geetanjali Park, 18/3A
    Kumud Ghosal Road, Ariadaha, Kol - 57, West Bengal
    Phone number: 2564-6545/5786
    Helpline 10924
  • Malipukur Samaj Unnayan Samity, Howrah
    Address: Village & P.O. Jujersa
    Block Panchla, Howrah - 711302, West Bengal
    Phone number:  953214 -51250

Old Age Homes in Howrah

Aged people are neglected in many houses nowadays. Due to old age, people suffer from many diseases and due to negligence by the family members they also become very depressed and hopeless. Howrah welcomes the old and ailing people of our society by having a couple of wonderful old age homes located in various locations of Howrah. Among these the most renowned old age home is the S M M Home.

Contact Details of SMM Home
Address: 8, Stark Road, Liluah, Howrah, West Bengal
Phone number: 91-33-26558872, 26558876

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