Haripal (community development block)

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Haripal
হরিপাল সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Haripal is located in West Bengal
Haripal
Haripal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°50′00″N 88°07′00″E / 22.833333°N 88.116667°E / 22.833333; 88.116667Coordinates: 22°50′00″N 88°07′00″E / 22.833333°N 88.116667°E / 22.833333; 88.116667
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Area
 • Total 184.40 km2 (71.20 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 235,671
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 51.27%
Lok Sabha constituency Arambagh
Vidhan Sabha constituency Haripal
Website hooghly.gov.in

Haripal (community development block) is an administrative division in Chandannagore subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Haripal police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Khamarchandi, five minutes walking distance from Harpial railway station.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Haripal is located at 22°50′00″N 88°07′00″E / 22.833333°N 88.116667°E / 22.833333; 88.116667.

Haripal community development block has an area of 184.40  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Haripal block/ panchayat samiti are:Bandipur, Chandanpur, Dwarhata, Haripal-Asutosh, Haripal-Sahadev, Haripur-Kinkarbati, Jejur, Kaikala, Nalikul-Paschim, Nalikul-Purba, Narayanpur-Bahirkhand, Olipur-Kashipur, Pantra, Paschim Gopinathpur and Sripatipur-Elipur.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Haripal block had a total population of 235,671, out of which 118,464 were males and 117,207 were females. Haripal block registered a population growth of 14.29 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Hooghly district was 15.72 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Literacy[edit]

As per the 2001 census, Pursurah block had a total literacy of 51.27 per cent. While male literacy was 71.43 per cent, female literacy was 41.96 per cent.[5]

Economics[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

This is a rich agricultural area with several cold storages.[6] Though rice is the prime crop of the district, the agricultural economy largely depends on potato, jute, vegetables and orchard products. Vegetable is a prize crop in the blocks of Haripal, Singur, Chanditala, Polba and Dhaniakhali being grown in a relay system throughout the year. Though potato is cultivated in all the blocks of this district Dhaniakhali, Arambagh, Goghat, Pursurah, Haripal, Polba-Dadpur, Tarakeswar, Pandua and Singur contributed much of its production of this district.[7]

Some of the primary and other hats or markets in the Haripal block area are: Basudevpur hat, Bondipur hat, Dar hatta hat, Jejur Daily Market, Kaikala hat, Kalchara hat, Nalikul hat, Sipaigachi hat, Jagin market, Haripal Barabazar and Haripal Station Bazar.[8]

Transport[edit]

Haripal is a station on the Howrah-Tarakeswar line and is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. It is 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Howrah.

Communication[edit]

Champadanga area exchange with code 3212 serves: Begampur, Bhagabatipur, Champadanga, Chanditala, Dihi-badpur, Dwarhatta, Eksara, Gopinagar, Haripal, Harinkhola, Jangipara, Jinpur, Masat, Nalipur, Rajbalhat, Shaympur, Tarakeswar.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Hooghly district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Hugli district". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Allotment No. 5 for five districts – Cooch Behar, Burdwan, Uttar Dinajpur, Hooghly and Bankura. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Haripal". Local Self-government. Hooghly Zilla Parishad. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  6. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  7. ^ "Intensive cropping with remarkable feature of Hooghly District". Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  8. ^ "Primary Hats/Markets of District". Hooghly. West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  9. ^ "Adjacent Area Dialling Schemes". BSNL. Retrieved 2009-01-29.