Clockwise from top: Parmadan Forest, Bangaon Super Specialty Hospital, Bengali people gathered at Petrapole-Benapole international border on International Mother Language Day, Thakurnagar Matua Mahasangha, and Ichhamati River
Sovereign state India
StateWest Bengal
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesBongaon
 • Vidhan Sabha constituenciesBagda, Bangaon Uttar, Bangaon Dakshin, Gaighata
 • OfficialBengali, English
 • Literacy80.57% (2012-13)[1]
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Ichamati district is a proposed district in presidency division, West Bengal.[2][3] The district will be formed by dividing the North 24 Parganas district.[4][5]


The river Ichamati, on which the district is named after.
The river Ichamati, on which the district is named after.

On 1 August 2022, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee declared the creation of Ichamati district craving out from North 24 Parganas district. The new district will cover the area of Bangaon subdivision.[6][2][4][5]





There are many primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in this district. Bongaon High School and Kumudini Uchcha Balika Vidyalaya are among the best schools in this area.

Health facilities

The main hospital of Ichamati district is Dr. Jiban Ratan Dhar Subdivisional Hospital. It consists of 250 beds.[9] Besides, this district has two rural hospitals with 30 beds each: Bagdah Rural Hospital and Chandpara Rural Hospital.[9]


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  2. ^ a b "West Bengal to get 7 new districts, cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday: Mamata Banerjee". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Times of India. 1 August 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  3. ^ "West Bengal to get 7 new districts, announces CM Mamata Banerjee". www.livemint.com. Live Mint. 1 August 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Explained: 7 new districts in West Bengal — how and why are districts created or abolished in India?". indianexpress.com. The Indian Express. 1 August 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  5. ^ a b "রাজ্যে ২৩ জেলা বেড়ে হবে ৩০! নতুন সাত জেলা ছ'মাসের মধ্যে, ঘোষণা মুখ্যমন্ত্রীর" (in Bengali). www.anandabazar.com. Anandabazar. 1 August 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  6. ^ "West Bengal To Get 7 New Districts, Announces Mamata Banerjee". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Harichand Guruchand University". Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  8. ^ "P.R.Thakur Government College". PRTGC. Archived from the original on 22 June 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 1 August 2022.