I, Dr. Rathin Chakravarty, as a general physician would feel most complete when a patient, having
critical disease, gets completely cured under medication. It gives an unbridled joy and a sense of
achievement which cannot be expressed in terms of any material or financial gain.
Likewise, Howrah, the city of my birth, the city which has given me so much right from when I had
set off on my life's journey had long fallen into the hands of a chronic ailment, the ailment of
I, as a citizen of this town had a long standing desire to do something, in my way, so as to pay back
to my city. This hidden wise of mine was truly rewarded when our Hon'ble Chief Minister, our
beloved Didi, had bequeathed her faith on me, by offering me the prestigious post of the First
Citizen of my hometown.
Since then our journey to cure Howrah from its ailment of despair, of neglect, began bit by bit. My
dream is to bring back the former glory of Howrah. To give the people adequate lighting,
sufficient drinking water in every household, smooth and wide roads, efficient waste
management. Efficient waste management means both cleaning on a regular basis and also the
efficient end use of the solid waste generated. In this regard we have planned for an ambitious
project of waste-to-electricity generation.
Our future plans include decentralization of License and building plan sanction through Borough
office levels, online application for various Municipal Services and online birth death certificate
generation and most important, e-payment of various taxes and fees for a hassle free stay to the
As a first step of our online initiative, we hereby start the website of the city.