Bhatpara is a city in the Barrackpore subdivision of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a municipality situated in the North 24 Parganas district. It is included in the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Area or KMDA. The place is known for its rich culture and traditions, especially in the field of Sanskrit learning. The name Bhatpara has been derived from its the ancient name "Bhatta-Palli," where Bhatta refers to the sect of Brahmins who were Sanskrit scholars and Palli refers to locality or village. Nestled on the banks of Hooghly river, this city is known to be house a lot of jute processing plants. Bhatpara was known for its Sanskrit education and most of the schools and colleges in the vicinity of the city offer courses in Sankskrit. It is mostly a residential city with most of its residents working in various service sectors of the KMDA region.
The Union Bank of India was established on 11th November 1919 in Mumbai. In the year 1921, and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation during that period. The Bank has network of more than 4200 branches across the country. The core values of bank are reflected in the fact that the bank has shown an exponential profit growth in last 96 years of its working. The bank has been playing a very proactive role in growing the economy of India. It provides credit to different sectors of the economy such as Industries, exports, trading, agriculture, infrastructure in order to meet their requirements for operating business in those sectors. Along with that, there are some individual sectors to which the bank has given credit to spur economic growth and earn from a well-diversified portfolio of assets. The resources of the bank are mobilized through Current, Savings accounts, and through refinance and borrowings from abroad. The Union Bank consists of large clientele of over 5.7 crores. The Union Bank is an early adopter of technology due to which 100% of its branches are computerized. Shri Rajkiran Rai G. is the current Managing Director and CEO of the bank.