Jangipara (community development block)
জঙ্গীপাড়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
|community development block|
|• Total||162 km2 (63 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Sreerampur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Jangipara|
Jangipara (community development block) is an administrative division in Srirampore subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Jangipara police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Jangipara.
Jangipara is located at.
As per 2001 census, Jangipara block had a total population of 200,936, out of which 101,338 were males and 99,598 were females. Jangipara block registered a population growth of 13.28 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Hooghly district was 15.72 per cent.Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.
As per the 2001 census, Jangipara block had a total literacy of 50.82 per cent. While male literacy was 71.82 per cent, female literacy was 48.83 per cent.
This is a rich agricultural area. Though rice is the prime crop of the district, the agricultural economy largely depends on potato, jute, vegetables, and orchard products. Potato is cultivated in all the blocks of this district. There are several cold storages in the area.
Some of the primary and other hats or markets in the Jangipara bloc area are: Antpur, Jangipara hat, Kulakash hat, Satghara hat, Sitapur hat, Taltala cattle hat, and Kalarkash bazaar.
Champadanga area exchange with code 3212 serves: Begampur, Bhagabatipur, Champadanga, Chanditala, Dihi-badpur, Dwarhatta, Eksara, Gopinagar, Haripal, Harinkhola, Jangipara, Jinpur, Masat, Nalipur, Rajbalhat, Shaympur, and Tarakeswar.
Jangipara assembly constituency covers a primarily rural area. It is around 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Kolkata and has 170,000 voters. Forty per cent of them are in the 18-30 age group. It has over a hundred primary, twenty-six secondary and eight higher secondary schools, but has no degree college. Hundreds of students from Jangipara travel over 15 km to Haripal or Howrah to attend college.
Groundwater in Jangipara block contains arsenic above WHO guideline value of arsenic in drinking water (10 µg/L) but is lower than the Indian standard value for arsenic in drinking water (50 µg/L).
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