Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Batanagar (town in South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. It is one of the places named after the multinational shoe company Bata. There is a plant of the Bata company here. The employees mostly reside in Batanagar.Batanagar was established to start the first shoe factory in India by Czech industrialist Thomas Bata. The Bata brand was established on August 24, 1894 in Zl n, then in Austria-Hungary (now in Czech Republic). The company first established itself in India in 1931 by renting a building to start an experimental shoe production plant in Konnagar, West Bengal with 75 Czech experts. Jan Antonin Bata then built up an industrial manufactuing city called Batanagar in 1934, as well as other factories in Digha near Patna, and elsewhere in India, employing more than 7,000 people.Later Batanagar became one of the bigger sub-urban towns near Kolkata.