About Raipura


Raipura Upazila(Narsindi district)

Size/Area: 312.77 sq km

Population: 413766    



Followers of Religion:

Raipura Upazila is surrounded by:


-          Belabo and Bhairab upazilas on the north

-           Nasirnagar, Bancharampur, and Nabinagar upazilas on the south

-          Brahmanbaria Sadar and Nasirnagar upazilas on the east

-          Shibpur and Narsindi Sadar upazilas on the west

Noted rivers are:


 Meghna , old brahmaputra, Arial Kkan and Kakan.

The Meghna,Shitalakkha,the old Brahmapura,Haridhoa are some of the main rivers flow through Narsindi district.

Raipura (Town) consists of six mouzas.

The area of the Narsindi town is 13.5 sq km.


The town has a population of 29961

- Male 51.49%

- Female 48.51%

Population density is 2219 per sq km.

Literacy rate among the town people: 33.4%. 


The upazila consists of

     -       24 union parishads

     -      113 mouzas

     -       231 villages

Historical events:


 Narsindi, comes from the bangla language, the term ‘Nar’ means ‘Male’ and ‘Singha’ means ‘Lion’.

Narsindi was named after an ancient king of this area who was believed to be ‘Lion like’.

During the War of Liberation the Pakistan army pitched camp at the present upazila building and set on fire many villages. The freedom fighters destroyed many bridges and culverts of the upazila to disrupt communication of the Pak army.

Religious institutions:

-          Mosque                : 646

-          Temple                 :    20

-          Tomb & Khanka    :    60



Educational institutions:


-          College                                           :03

-          High School                                    :30

-          Junior High School                          :07

-          Madrasa                                         :21

-          Government Primary School             :14

-          Non-Government Primary School     :30

Noted educational institutions:

Adiabad Islamia High School

R K R M High School

Merajnagar M A Pilot High School

R M High School

Raipura Pilot Girl's High School

Daulatkandi Mohiuddin High School

Bashgari Govt.High School

Cultural organizations:

 Clubs and libraries: 50

Main occupations:

Land use


Cultivable land 24392.96 hectares

(Cultivable land under irrigation 39%) 

-          Single Crop           :31%

-          Double Crop         :61%

-          Triple Crop Land   :08%

Land control among the peasants:


Cultivable Land:  per Head 0.07 Hectare. 

Value of land:

The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk. 12000 per 0.01 hectare. 

Main crops:


- Paddy

- Wheat

- Potato

- Mustard seed

- Ground nut

- Brinjal

- Vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops:

Linseed, kaun, aus and aman paddy, jute and arahar. 

Main fruits:


-          Jackfruit

-          Mango

-           Black Berry

-           Papaya

-          Guava,

-           Banana,

-          Boroi

-          Watermelon. 

Communication facilities



- Pucca 29 km

- Semi pucca 23 km

- Mud road 230 km

Waterways: 22 nautical mile

Railways      :27 km. 

Cottage industries:


Weaving is still significant.

Bamboo work, iron work, potteries, wood work and tailoring are noted cottage industries in the upazila. 

Hats, bazars and fairs:


Number of Hats and bazars are : 40

Most noted are Sreerampur, Radhaganj, Marjale, Hasnabad, Monipura, Bashgari, Hasimpur, Maulvi Bazar and Algi Bazar. 

Main exports:


 Potato and vegetables.

NGO activities:


Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, PROSHIKA, Grameen Bank, Mauchak, and Palli Sahayata Karmasuchi. 

Health Centres:

-Upazila Health Complex           :01

-Family Planning Clinic              :14

-Satellite Clinic                         :02

- Veterinary Hospital                 :01

- Charitable Dispensary             :01

-Maternity Clinic                       :01

-Artificial Breeding Centre         :0

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