Jejur

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Jejur
village
Jejur is located in West Bengal
Jejur
Jejur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°53′N 88°07′E / 22.88°N 88.12°E / 22.88; 88.12Coordinates: 22°53′N 88°07′E / 22.88°N 88.12°E / 22.88; 88.12
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,532
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 712405
Telephone code 91 3212

Jejur is a gram panchayat under Haripal block in Chandannagar subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Haripal railway station on the Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar Branch Line.

Geography[edit]

Jejur is located at 22°53′N 88°07′E / 22.88°N 88.12°E / 22.88; 88.12

Jejur gram panchayat is composed of the following villages: Rajaballabhbati, Mannapara, Purbba Narayanpur, Kankrajol, Amgachhi, Jejur, Jinpur, Kalachhara, and Meshera.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Jejur had a population of 4,532 out of which 1,619 belonged to scheduled castes and 191 belonged to scheduled tribes.[1]

Economics[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. 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.[2]

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.[3]

People[edit]

Atulya Ghosh, freedom fighter and once the strongman of the Congress Party, was born at Jejur on 28 August 1904.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census Data District Name: Hugli(12) Block Name: Haripal (0011)". West Bengal Govt. Retrieved 2009-01-21. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Intensive cropping with remarkable feature of Hooghly District". Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Primary Hats/Markets of District". Hooghly. West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  4. ^ Sengupta, Sukharanjan. "A much maligned man". Tribute to Atulya Ghosh, the forgotten freedom fighter (The Statesman 15 August 2004). Retrieved 2009-01-21. [dead link]