hooghly-districtGood move by IIT Kharagpur: Tech Institute takes this step to protect heritage along Hooghly River

Financial Express (April 8, 2018)

IIT Kharagpur, the oldest and largest in the country, has initiated a pilot project to protect the rich cultural heritage of the cities and towns along the Hooghly River. The project would focus on five former trading posts and garrison settlements near Kolkata along the Hooghly river--Bandel, Chinsurah, Chandernagore, Serampore, and Barrackpore, an IIT KGP statement said here today. The pockets bear traces of Portugese (Bandel), Dutch (Chinsurah), British (Barrackpore), French (Chandernagore), Danish (Serampore) presence, as well as India's own rich culture. (Read More)