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About Dhubri

Dhubri is a small town in westernmost part of Assam. The headquarters and municipal board office of the Dhubri district are situated in Dhubri. Dhubri town is located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra and is bounded by its tributaries on three sides. Due to its location near the Bangladesh border, it has become an illegal route for migrants from the country as well as terrorists.

About Dhubri

Origin of Dhubri

The word Dhubri originated from the tale of legendary lady Netai-Dhubuni who used to wash clothes on a big stone on the banks of the Brahmaputra. This is why a particular place in Dhubri is called ‘Netai Dhubunir Ghat’.

History of Dhubri

Till 1874, Dhubri was a part under the Bengal kings. Then in 1874, the British Government formed out a new province by the name Assam Valley Province and formed Goalpara district including Dhubri, Goalpara and Kokrajhar in it. Then again in 1879, the district headquarters were shifted from Goalpara to Dhubri. Finally in 1983, Goalpara district was divided into four separate parts bringing out Dhubri as one of them. The Dhubri district covered an area of 2,838 per km sq and is one of the densely populated districts of India.

Demography of Dhubri

According to the 2001 census, Dhubri recorded a population of 63,965. The average literacy rate is 74% and the population percentage of males to females is 51% to 49%. Muslims comprise the majority of population in Dhubri. Goalporia is mostly spoken language, though Assamese and Bengali are also spoken.

Economy of Dhubri

The population of Dhubri is mainly dependent on agriculture and forest products. Agriculture of crops like jute, mustard seeds etc. Paddy is the main source of income along with forest products like timber and bamboo. Poultry, fish, meat etc are other additional sources of income. Due to the lack of industrial development in Dhubri, it is considered as a backward and poor economy.

Administration of Dhubri

Dhubri district is an administrative district of Assam with its headquarters located in Dhubri town. The Dhubri district has a three sub division and eight revenue circles and developmental blocks.

Dhubri Municipal Board:
The town of Dhubri is managed by the Dhubri Municipal Board. The board supervises the efficient maintenance and smooth running of the different departments of the town. The Dhubri District Administration oversees the smooth running of the various developmental blocks and departments of the district of Dhubri as a whole.

Dhubri Lok Sabha Constituency:
The Dhubri Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the fourteen constituencies of Lok Sabha in the state of Assam. The Dhubri Lok Sabha Constituency consists of the assembly segments of Dhubri, Mankachar, Gauripur, Golakganj, Bilasipara East, Bilasipara West, Goalpara East, Goalpara West, Salamara South and Jaleswar.

District Rural Development Agency, Dhubri:
The District Rural Development Agency in Dhubri implements infrastructure and policies for the development of the rural sectors of the district in their social and economic fields. Under the effectiveness of various programmes implemented by the development authorities, the agency works to bring them into effect and develop the rural areas under the district.

Services and Utilities in Dhubri

Like any other city and town, Dhubri also has its basic services without which the society cannot run today. These services and utilities include healthcare, telecom, banks, postal, emergency amongst others. Given below are some of the services available in Dhubri.

Emergency Services in Dhubri

Dhubri is an administrative district of the state of Assam. Being an important district of Assam, Dhubri has many well equipped medical facilities, emergency police and other facilities. There are also helpline services which provide instant emergency help to victim or any requirement for a patient.

One can call up the police dialling 100 or the local police station in Dhubri for immediate help. There are also fire services available in their emergency telephone number 101. Some of the important contact of medical facilities, police stations and fire services in Dhubri are:

  • Dhubri Civil Hospital: 03662- 230959
  • Chest Hospital (TB Hospital): 03662- 230338
  • Police Station: 03662- 230979
  • Police Control Room: 03662- 232180
  • Fire Brigade: 03662- 220033

Banks in Dhubri

There are different banks and financial organizations in Dhubri which provide their services to the people here. Largest commercial banks in India, like the State Bank of India too have branches all over Dhubri. These leading banks also have their ATMs for easy transaction facilities for the public. Following are the locations of the banks across Dhubri town. One can also locate the ATMs of the respective banks by clicking on the bank names as follows:

Icici Bank Ltd.
Ward No. 2,
T R Phukan Rd,
Near Main Bazar,
Contact: 09577390734
IFSC Code: ICIC0001322
Branch Code: 001322
MICR Code: 783229102

Axis Bank
N S Road,
P. O. Dhubri
Pin 783301.
Contact: (03662) 232444/ 45 (03662) 232446
IFSC Code: UTIB0001479
Branch Code: 001479
MICR Code: 783211102

Canara Bank
T R Phukan Road,
Opp. Income Tax Office,
Near ICICI Bank,
Pin 783301
IFSC Code: CNRB0004872
Branch Code: 004872
MICR Code: 783015102

Allahabad Bank
C/O Harisabha,
P.O. & Dist. Dhubri
Contact: 03662 230741 / 99576 36481
IFSC Code: ALLA0210464
Branch Code: 210464
MICR Code: 783010102

Central Bank of India
Dhubridurga Das Road,
P.O. Dhubri
Contact: 03662-230863
IFSC Code: CBIN0283237
Branch Code: 283237
MICR Code: 783016102

Punjab National Bank
Contact: 9435214145
IFSC Code: PUNB0603100
Branch Code: 603100
MICR Code: 783024506

United Bank of India
N S Road,
Contact: (03662) 230919
Branch Code: DHU301

State Bank Of India
Dist Dhubri,
Contact: 03662-234633
IFSC Code: SBIN0008286
Branch Code: 008286
MICR Code: 783002104

Kalibari Road,
Dhubri Town
Pin 783301
Contact: 99571 93333
IFSC Code: HDFC0001979
Branch Code: 001979
MICR Code: 783240102

UCO Bank
H.N. Road,
Phone: 03662- 230243

Postal services in Dhubri

The town of Dhubri has a head post office which is located in the town itself. Postal services are conducted by the Indian Postal Services. The postal services of any district or a place is important sector as it not only a medium of communication but also provides a link of interaction of people living across the globe. Although various other modes of communication can be available frequently and are also using widely by the masses but the postal services, is still a major communication form. It is mostly used by the people of the less developed areas as it is the only source of sending or receiving messages from one person to another whether near or far. Some of the important numbers of the Postal services are:

Dhubri Head Post Office
Ward No.1,
GTB Road,
Phone: 03662- 231358

Sub Post Office
Phone: 03662- 230279

Healthcare Services in Dhubri

The town of Dhubri has many efficient hospitals, health care centres and medical research centres spread across the town. These medical facilities provide advanced health remedies and are well quipped with latest technologies to provide the best services in their field. Some of these health facilities are:

Dhubri Civil Hospital
Civil Hospital Colony, Jhagrarpur, Dhubri
Phone: 03662- 230959

Healthcare Dhubri

Chest Hospital (TB Hospital)
Phone: 03662- 230338

Dhubri Nursing Home

Amar  Medical Hall
AK Azad Road,
Ward No. 7,
Phone: 03662- 231043/ 230749

Bharat Pathological Lab
RK Road, Dhubri

Medical Laboratory
H.N Road, Ward No 7

Paul Pharmacy
Ward No.5,
NS Road,
Phone: 03662- 230613

Hotels in Dhubri

There are many hotels in Dhubri with good facilities and comfort. These hotels provide both single and double room facilities for its customers. Some of these hotels are:

Samrat Hotel
DK Road, Dhubri
Phone: 03662- 230470/ 231560

Hotel Town
GTB Road, Dhubri
Phone: 03662- 230219

Hotel Tripti
GTB Road, Dhubri
Phone: 03662- 230206

Hotel Mahamaya
Ward No. 6, NS Road, Dhubri
Phone: 03662- 230711

Proshanti Hotel

Starview Hotel

Moon Hotel

Transport Services in Dhubri

Dhubri is connected to all the major cities of India through airways, rail and roadways.

By Air:
The nearest airport is the Lokapriya Gopinath Airport in Guwahati.

By Rail:
There is a rail which runs in a new route between Dhubri to Guwahati Kamakhya station. One can travel by trains which are connected to different places.

By Road:
There are also buses services from Guwahati and other places of Assam to Dhubri.

Distance from Dhubri to nearby towns and cities

Guwahati: 271 kms
Kokrajhar: 67 kms
Bilasipara: 44 kms
Bongaigaon: 122 kms
Nalbari: 215 kms
Shillong:  353 kms

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