Bud Bud

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Bud Bud
বুদবুদ
Town
Bud Bud is located in West Bengal
Bud Bud
Bud Bud
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°24′30″N 87°32′34″E / 23.408319°N 87.54273°E / 23.408319; 87.54273Coordinates: 23°24′30″N 87°32′34″E / 23.408319°N 87.54273°E / 23.408319; 87.54273
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 91 343
Lok Sabha constituency Bardhaman-Durgapur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Galsi
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Bud Bud is a town and police station in Durgapur subdivision[1] of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located on Grand Trunk Road, and is near Mankar railway station on the Bardhaman-Durgapur stretch of the Howrah-Delhi track. The office of the Block Development Officer of Galsi I block covering areas of Galsi and Bud Bud police stations is located at Bud Bud.[2]

Shridhara Temple, temple of goddess Durga is well known in the area.[3]

History[edit]

After the stabilisation of the Permanent Settlement of Lord Cornwallis, the earlier administrative divisions of ‘chaklas’ were replaced by districts, which were divided into sub divisions. In 1846, Bud Bud subdivision was created. In the subsequent year, Katwa, Raniganj, Jahanabad (later Arambag), and Bardhaman Sadar subdivisions were formed. In 1860, Kalna subdivision was formed. The six subdivisions were part of Bardhaman district.

Along with the formations of districts and subdivisions, the earlier administrative division of ‘parganas’ were converted to ‘thanas’ or police stations. The police stations under Bud Bud subdivision were Bud Bud, Ausgram and Sonamukhi. Later, Sonamukhi was cut off from Bud Bud and added to Bankura district.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bud Bud is located at 23°24′30″N 87°32′34″E / 23.408319°N 87.54273°E / 23.408319; 87.54273.

Bud Bud is located on NH 2 (Formerly known as Grand Trunk Road) in the laterite plains between Damodar River and Ajay River.[5] Khari or Khargeswari River flows through the area. It is believed that the river was earlier linked with Damodar.

It is nearly 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Durgapur Steel City and 36 kilometres (22 mi) from Burdwan town. It is close to Mankar railway station and a place surrounded with rice processing mills.

Gram panchayats under Galsi I Panchayat Samiti (in Durgapur subdivision) are: Chak Tentdul, Bud Bud, Mankar, Lowa-Krishnarampur, Serorai and Uchagram.[6]

Health[edit]

Oriental Bank of Commerce has opened a 150-bed hospital at Bud Bud.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of stautory towns
  2. ^ Bardhaman District official website
  3. ^ India9.com
  4. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali) , Vol I, p 369, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  5. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p14
  6. ^ "List of Pradhan of Gram Panchayats, District: Bardhaman". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  7. ^ The Hindu Business Line, 12 December 2007

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