Barrackpore subdivision

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Barrackpore subdivision
ব্যারাকপুর মহকুমা
subdivision
Barrackpore subdivision is located in West Bengal
Barrackpore subdivision
Barrackpore subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°46′N 88°22′E / 22.76°N 88.37°E / 22.76; 88.37Coordinates: 22°46′N 88°22′E / 22.76°N 88.37°E / 22.76; 88.37
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Headquarters Barrackpore
Area
 • Total 308.1 km2 (119.0 sq mi)
Population (2001C[1])
 • Total 3,542,841
 • Density 11,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2:IN

Barrackpore subdivision (Byārākapura mahakumā) is a subdivision of the North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of sixteen municipalities (Kanchrapara, Halisahar, Naihati, Bhatpara, Garulia, Barrackpore, North Barrackpur, New Barrackpur, Titagarh, Khardaha, Panihati, Kamarhati, Baranagar, Dum Dum, North Dumdum and South Dumdum), one Cantonment Board (Barrackpur Cantonment), one census town (Ichhapur Defence Estate) and two community development blocks: Barrackpore–I and Barrackpore–II. These two blocks contain nine census towns and 14 gram panchayats. The subdivision has its headquarters at Barrackpore.

Area[edit]

Apart from the municipalities of Kanchrapara, Halisahar, Naihati, Bhatpara, Garulia, Barrackpore, North Barrackpur, New Barrackpur, Titagarh, Khardaha, Panihati, Kamarhati, Baranagar, Dum Dum, North Dumdum and South Dumdum, and one cantonment board (Barrackpur Cantonment) and one census town (Ichhapur Defence Estate), the subdivision contains nine census towns and rural areas of 14 gram panchayats under two community development blocks: Barrackpore–I and Barrackpore–II.[2] The ten census towns are: Ichhapur Defence Estate, Jetia, Garshyamnagar, Kaugachhi, Jafarpur, Talbandha, Muragachha, Patulia, Ruiya and Chandpur.[3] The only cantonment board is: Barrackpur Cantonment.[3]

Blocks[edit]

Barrackpore–I block[edit]

Rural area under Barrackpore–I block consists of eight gram panchayats, viz. Jethia, Kowgachi–I, Majhipara–Palasi, Panpur–Keutia, Kampa–Chakla, Kowgachi–II, Mamudpur and Shibdaspur.[2] Urban area under this block consists of three census towns: Jetia, Garshyamnagar and Kaugachhi.[3] Bijpur, Naihati, Jagatdal and Noapara police stations serve this block.[4] Headquarters of this block is in Narayanpur.[5]

Barrackpore–II block[edit]

Rural area under Barrackpore–II block consists of six gram panchayats, viz. Bandipur, Bilkanda–II, Patulia, Bilkanda–I, Mohanpur and Sewli.[2] Urban area under this block consists of six census towns: Jafarpur, Talbandha, Muragachha, Patulia, Ruiya and Chandpur.[3] Titagarh, Kharda and Ghola police stations serve this block.[4] Headquarters of this block is in Karna Madhabpur.[5]

Legislative segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in West Bengal, the municipalities of Kanchrapara and Halisahar will constitute the Bijpur assembly constituency of West Bengal. The Naihati municipality and four gram panchayats under the Barrackpore–I block, viz. Jethia, Kampa–Chakla, Majhipara–Palasi and Shibdaspur, will together form the Naihati assembly constituency. Wards 1–17 of the Bhatpara municipality will form the Bhatpara assembly constituency. Wards 18–35 of the Bhatpara municipality along with four gram panchayats under the Barrackpore–I block, viz. Kowgachi–I, Panpur–Keutia, Kowgachi–II and Mamudpur, will together form the Jagatdal assembly constituency. The Noapara assembly constituency will be form by the area covered by the municipalities of North Barrackpur and Garulia, and the Ichhapur Defence Estate census town, Barrackpur Cantonment and two gram panchayats under the Barrackpore–II block, viz. Mohanpur and Sewli. The municipalities of Barrackpur and Titagarh will together form the Barrackpur assembly constituency. The area covered by Khardaha assembly constituency will consist of Khardaha municipality, wards 15, 18–21, 35 of the Panihati municipality, and four gram panchayats under the Barrackpore–II block, viz. Bandipur, Bilkanda–I, Bilkanda–II and Patulia. The municipalities of North Dum Dum and New Barrackpore will together form the Dum Dum Uttar assembly constituency. Wards 1–14, 16, 17, 22–34 of the Panihati municipality will form the Panihati assembly constituency. Wards 1–16 and 21–35 of the Kamarhati municipality will form the Kamarhati assembly constituency. The other four wards of the Kamarhati municipality, 17–20, will form the Baranagar assembly constituency along with the area covered by the Baranagar municipality. Wards 1–17 of the South Dum Dum municipality and the area covered by Dum Dum municipality together will form the Dum Dum assembly constituency. Wards 19, 20 and 28–35 of South Dum Dum municipality will be part of the area under the Bidhannagar assembly constituency, whereas the wards 18, 21–27 of this municipality will be part of the Rajarhat Gopalpur assembly constituency. The assembly constituencies of Bijpur, Naihati, Bhatpara, Jagatdal, Noapara and Barrackpur will be segments of the Barrackpur (Lok Sabha constituency). The constituencies of Khardaha, Dum Dum Uttar, Panihati, Kamarhati, Baranagar, Dum Dum and Rajarhat Gopalpur will form the Dum Dum (Lok Sabha constituency). The Bidhannagar assembly constituency will be a segment of the Barasat (Lok Sabha constituency).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.barrackpore.gov.in/HTM/SDOBKP_ataglance_Profile_Statistics.htm
  2. ^ a b c "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d "District Wise List of Statutory Towns( Municipal Corporation,Municipality,Notified Area and Cantonment Board) , Census Towns and Outgrowths, West Bengal, 2001". Census of India, Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  4. ^ a b "List of Districts/C.D.Blocks/ Police Stations with Code No., Number of G.Ps and Number of Mouzas". Census of India, Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  5. ^ a b "Contact details of Block Development Officers". North 24 Parganas district. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission" (PDF). Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. pp. 11, 24. Retrieved 2009-01-14.