Hasnabad (community development block)

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Hasnabad
হাসনাবাদ সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Hasnabad is located in West Bengal
Hasnabad
Hasnabad
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°34′N 88°55′E / 22.57°N 88.92°E / 22.57; 88.92Coordinates: 22°34′N 88°55′E / 22.57°N 88.92°E / 22.57; 88.92
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Area
 • Total 155.44 km2 (60.02 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 177,470
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Basirhat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Basirhat Uttar, Hingalganj
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Hasnabad (community development block) is an administrative division in Basirhat subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Hasnabad police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Hasnabad.[1]

Geography[edit]

Hasnabad is located at 22°34′N 88°55′E / 22.57°N 88.92°E / 22.57; 88.92.

Hasnabad community development block has an area of 155.44 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Hasnabad block/ panchayat samiti are: Amlani, Bhabanipur I, Hasnabad, Patlikhanpur, Barunhat Rameswarpur, Bhabanipur II, Makhalgachha, Bhebia and Murarisha.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Hasnabad block has a total population of 177,470 out of which 91,122 were males and 86,348 were females. Hasnabad block registered a population growth of 17.44 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 22.40 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Transport[edit]

Hasnabad is 75 km from Sealdah and the electrified train line is via Barasat. It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway. The Barasat – Hasnabad light railway has been converted to a broad gauge section.[5]

There is a privately operated express bus (No. 252) from Esplanade to Hasnabad, travelling via Belgachia, Patipukur, Jessore Road, Nager Bazar, Barasat, Kadambagachi, Golabari, Beleghata, Berachampa, Kholapota, and Basirhat.[6][7]

Law and order[edit]

Hasnabad being a border area, constantly faces law and order problems. In July 2007, a gang of about 30 dacoits looted four jewellery shops after tying up the policemen inside a camp posted at Bandarkhalibazar under Hasnabad police station.[8][9]

In April 2007, a fisherman was killed and 22 persons including few women were injured after miscreants, hurled bombs and fired bullets on a group of people at Maheshpur village near Hasnabad. The incident was said to be an outcome of intense rivalry between two CPI(M) fractions over possession of a fishery at Sajnetala near Hasnabad.[10] In July 2005, a cloth-trader was shot dead in a compartment of a Barasat-Hasnabad local train.[11] In October 2004, an irate mob damaged a police van and went on the rampage, damaging a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near Hasnabad. The incident took place in the Sayedpur area of Hasnabad when a truck-load of villagers from Taki were going to join a religious function near the India-Bangladesh border.[12]

Healthcare[edit]

Hasnabad block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". North 24 Parganas district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". North Twenty Four Parganas District (11). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ From Basirhat subdivision page.
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  5. ^ Chaudhuri, Sukanta, The Railway Comes to Calcutta, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, p. 239, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-563696-3.
  6. ^ "Travel - Transport". Kolkata Bus Routes. calcuttaweb. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  7. ^ "Calcutta Travel Portal". 4. Avenue Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd., 29/B B.K. Paul Avenue, Kolkata - 700 005. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  8. ^ "Gang of 30 goes on rampage". Kolkata Plus. The Statesman, 19 July 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  9. ^ "Police fail to track down robbers". North Bengal & Sikkim. The Statesman, 24 July 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  10. ^ "One killed, 22 injured in Hasnabad". Bengal Plus. The Statesman, 7 April 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  11. ^ "Rumpus follows murder on train". Kolkata Plus. The Statesman, 30 July 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  12. ^ "Mob on rampage near border, constable held". Kolkata Plus. The Statesman, 302 October 2002. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  13. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.