Baska, Andal

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Baska is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°34′14″N 87°10′23″E / 23.570439°N 87.172971°E / 23.570439; 87.172971Coordinates: 23°34′14″N 87°10′23″E / 23.570439°N 87.172971°E / 23.570439; 87.172971
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Barddhaman
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,980
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raniganj

Baska is a census town under Andal police station[1] of Durgapur subdivision in Barddhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Baska is located at 23°34′14″N 87°10′23″E / 23.570439°N 87.172971°E / 23.570439; 87.172971.

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite soil. This area lies between two mighty 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.[2]


As of 2001 India census,[3] Baska had a population of 4,980. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Baska has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; 61% of the literates are males and 39% are females. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[4]


Baska has three primary and one secondary schools.[5]


  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns
  2. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p 666
  5. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003