Raniganj is a town situated in the north-western part of Bardhaman District
, West Bengal
. It is famous for coalfields. Raniganj Coalfield is the birth place of coal mining in India. The iron and steel industries of Durgapur
are operating based on these coalfields.
Asansol is a major industrial town nearby (18 km).
Raniganj railway station is on the
Howrah - Asansol line of the Eastern Railway and about 200 km west of Kolkata.