Baranagar is an emerging city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a municipality in the Barrackpore subdivision of the North 24 Parganas district and territorially belongs to the Kolkata Urban Agglomeration. The area was occupied by the in the seventeenth century. An old mansion of the Dutch merchants still remains in the Kutighat area. There was a hog factory in the area where around 3,000 hogs were slaughtered and salted for export every year. Hogs are called "Baraha" in Bengali and hence the area came to be known as "Baraha Nagar" or the "town of hogs." The name got modified to Baranagar later. Baranagar was a renowned center for the extensive jute trade and manufacturing gunny bags during the British era. Baranagar hosts the Indian Statistical Institute or ISI, which is an institution of national importance. It is devoted to research, teaching and application of statistics, social sciences and natural sciences. The city is a major industrial center for the manufacture of agricultural and industrial machinery. Furthermore, the city also has several units for the manufacture of chemicals, castor oil and matches. It also has numerous cotton-processing companies. Temples such as Kaancher Mandir, Joy Mitra Kali Bari and Pathbari draw a lot of local tourists to Baranagar.
RBL is a scheduled commercial bank, based in the Mumbai region of Maharashtra, India. It was founded in August 1943. In July 2010, Ratnakar Bank introduced Mr. Vishwavir Ahuja as the Managing Director & CEO. The Bank has a management of qualified individuals in the field of banking, finance, agriculture and other related areas. Since then, RBL has had some noteworthy investors such as HDFC Limited, Gaja Capital, Norwest Ventures, CDC Group Plc, Aditya Birla Private Equity, IDFC SPICE Fund, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, etc. Ratnakar Bank" was rebranded and was portrayed under a new name "RBL Bank" in Mid of the Year 2014. The RBL Bank was listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in August 2016. As of June 2018, It has a presence of 342 branches and 488 ATMs in 20 Indian states and Union Territories.RBL serves large corporations, small and medium enterprises, agricultural customers, retail customers and low income customers. Amongst 47 banks in the BCSBI Survey 2014-15, it was Ranked first on the commitment to its customers and Micro & Small Enterprises.RBL bank is also rated as Best Bank of India for growth in the mid-sized bank segment as per- A Business Today and KPMG study simultaneously in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Also, it was rated as the best small bank and best bank for the quality of assets in 2015.