About Natore

Once upon a time Cholon Bill was being spread over Natore. At that time one day Raja Ramjibon Rai was traveling by boat for searching suitable place for his capital. While traveling in Cholon bill by boat, he saw that a frog caught a snake.By seeing this fellow learned personals told him that it will be his desired place.

Then he ordered the boatmen- “NAO THARO”. It means stop the boat. From this word “NAO THAROE” this place was named “NATORE”.

At first Natore was a bill whose name was Chaivhanga. At 1706 Raja Ramjibon Rai established his capital here by filling the bill. Up to 1821 Natore was the central office of Rajshahi district. At 1845 Natore Mahukuma was established. Natore Municipally was established at 1869. Natore became district at 1984. “Indigo resistance” movements were held in this district during 1859 to 1860.

At a Glance of Natore Pourashava


Natore Pourashava (Municipality) was established in 1st April, 1869 and moves to first class in 1998. The total area of Natore Pourashava is 14.80 Squire Kilometer. There are 9 (nine) wards & 33 mahallah in this Pourashava. 

Uma Chowdhury was elected as the Mayor of Natore Pourashava for 1st time in 30th December, 2015. Twelve councilors (9 are elected & 3 are selected) always help the Mayor to complete administrative as well as other works for Pourashava purpose. 171 staffs are employed here & 71 swappers are in this Pourashava. Carpeting road length is 70.88 kilometer & general road length is 10.27 kilometer.

Concrete drainage length is 19.60 kilometer & general drainage length is 68.40 kilometer. There are 13 bridges and 22 culverts in this Pourashava. 3355 household water connections (104 Kilometer) have been established by Natore Pourashava. Maximum are private holding (10571) except 135 governments holding here. Total population of Natore Pourashava is 86566 (male is 44543 & female is 42023).

Map of Natore Pourashava


Introduction of UGIIP-II

The Government of Bangladesh (GOB) has undertaken “Second Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project (UGIIP-2)” with the financial assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) together with co-financing from Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) for implementation in 47 target Pourashavas under the execution of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Local Government Division (LGD) of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (MLGRDC). The project is expected to be implemented over a period of 6 years from January 2009. A Project Management Office (PMO) has been established for the overall management of the Project. The project involved consultants using procurement guidelines on the use of consultants under ADB to support PMO and Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to strengthen the institutional, administrative and financial capacities of the Pourashava and LGED. Major package for consultancy services are Package-1: Governance Improvement and Capacity Development (GICD) and Package-2: Management Design and Supervision (MDS).

Councilors of Natore Pourashava


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