Andal (community development block)
|Andal (CD Block)
সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
|Community development block|
|• Total||32.73 sq mi (84.78 km2)|
|Elevation||249 ft (76 m)|
|• Density||5,160/sq mi (1,991/km2)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5.30)|
|Literacy Rate||72.01 per cent|
Andal (community development block) (also spelled Ondal) is an administrative division in Durgapur subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Andal and Durgapur police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Andal More and Andal. Dakshin Khanda, Mahira, Kajora, Harishpur, Palashban, Dignala, Andal, Baska, Siduli, Khandra, Ukhra and Dhandadihi are urban areas in this block. The census towns Chak Bankola and Parashkol are both partly in Andal block and partly in Pandabeswar block.
Andal is located at.
The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. This area lies between two rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.
Census towns and villages
Census towns (CT) as of 2011 were Andal, Andal (Gram), Baska, Chak Bankola (part of the town), Dakshin Khanda, Dignala, Harishpur, Kajora, Khandra, Mahira, Palashban, Parashkol (part of the town), Siduli and Ukhra. Villages were Babuisol, Bhadur, Chak Rambati, Dhandadihi, Dhubchururia, Gaidhoba, Madanpur, Madhabpur, Madhusudanpur, Mukundapur, Shrirampur, Tamla and Tiarmana.
As per 2001 census, Andal block had a total population of 168,807, out of which 91,633 were males and 77,174 were females. Andal block registered a population growth of 9.47 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Bardhaman district was 14.36 per cent.Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.
As per 2001 census, Andal block had a total literacy of 72.01 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 80.86 per cent female literacy was 61.36 per cent. Bardhaman district had a total literacy of 70.18 per cent, male literacy being 78.63 per cent and female literacy being 60.95 per cent.
Andal has seven primary, four secondary and three higher secondary schools. There are two English medium secondary schools named St. Mary's (Station Road) and St. Francis Xavier School.
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