Jangipara (community development block)

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Jangipara
জঙ্গীপাড়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Jangipara is located in West Bengal
Jangipara
Jangipara
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°44′26″N 88°03′14″E / 22.7405560°N 88.0538890°E / 22.7405560; 88.0538890Coordinates: 22°44′26″N 88°03′14″E / 22.7405560°N 88.0538890°E / 22.7405560; 88.0538890
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Area
 • Total 162 km2 (63 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 200,936
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 50.82%
Lok Sabha constituency Sreerampur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jangipara
Website hooghly.gov.in

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.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Jangipara is located at 22°44′26″N 88°03′14″E / 22.7405560°N 88.0538890°E / 22.7405560; 88.0538890.

Jangipara community development block has an area of 162.00  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Jangipara block/ panchayat samiti are: Antpur, Dilakash, Furfurah, Jangipara, Kotalpur, Mundalika, Radhanagore, Rajbalhat I, Rajbalhat II and Rashidpur.[3]

Demographics[edit]

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.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Literacy[edit]

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.[5]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

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.[6] There are several cold storages in the area.[7]

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.[8]

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, and Tarakeswar.[9]

Education[edit]

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, and one degree college in Jangipara. But Hundreds of students from Jangipara travel over 15 km to Haripal or Howrah to attend college for there special subject.[10]

Culture[edit]

Durga is worshipped in Jangipara and Rajbalhat as Rajballavi. She is a mixed form of Durga, Kali and Saraswati.[11]

The mosque built by Muqlish Khan in 1375 at Furfura Sharif is a site for Muslim pilgrimage, especially during the Pir’s Mela.[12]

Antpur is home to one of the finest pieces of terracotta architecture and Rajbalhat is famous for handloom saris.[13] Both are part of Jangipara community development block.

Health[edit]

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).[14]

External links[edit]

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. ^ "Jangipara". Local Self-government. Hooghly Zilla Parishad. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Intensive cropping with remarkable feature of Hooghly District". Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  7. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. 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 2009-02-03. 
  10. ^ Pulak Nandi date=2014-06-15, Barun; Dutta, Uttam. "Where’s the college? Don’t ask the teacher". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 21 April 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  11. ^ "Amar Pujo". Retrieved 2009-02-03. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Hooghly District". Places of Interest. District administration. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  13. ^ "Next weekend you can be at ... Antpur". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 24 July 2005. 2005-07-24. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  14. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of Hooghly district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. Retrieved 2009-02-03.