Rajpur Sonarpur is the 106th most populous city in India with a total population of 4,24,368. Rajpur Sonarpur is a city in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal and the highest employment in the district is in Agriculture, Leather, Jute products, Plastic, Readymade Garments and other household industries. The district has 39% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 53% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 8% are Household workers. The major exportable items are Leather products, Machinery & Parts, Hosiery and garments. The major field crops produced are Rice, Green Gram, Black Gram, Sunflower, Mustard, Linseed. Apart from these, horticultural crops like Mango, Banana, Brinjal, Cucurbits etc. are also produced. The area was home to the royal landlords (jamindars). The name Rajpur has been thus derived from the Bengali words Rajar Puri to Rajpuri and in this form to the now Rajpur. Being on the banks of the Adi Ganga (Old Ganges), Rajpur was one of the major locations of Bengal at that time. The proximity to Kolkatas southern district and being on the banks of Adi Ganga, which is just across the river made the place to be well connected. The Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math set up an ashram in the Narendrapur area and made the school and college popularly known as Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission. Rajpur is the ancestral place of the renowned Indian patriot and freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.