Lakhiganj

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Lakhiganj
village
Lakhiganj is located in Assam
Lakhiganj
Lakhiganj
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°17′23″N 90°13′41″E / 26.28972°N 90.22806°E / 26.28972; 90.22806Coordinates: 26°17′23″N 90°13′41″E / 26.28972°N 90.22806°E / 26.28972; 90.22806
Country  India
State Assam
District Dhubri
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 783351
Telephone code 03667 284000
Nearest city Bilasipara
Lok Sabha constituency Dhubri
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bilasipara East
Lakhiganj Maktab School (1928)

Lakhiganj is a village, a small Bazaar (market), a post office and a Gaon Panchayat[1] in the Dhubri district of Assam, around 8 km north from Bilasipara, (sub-divisional headquarters). It is situated on the Bilasipara-Kokrajhar state highway, around 12 km from Kokrajhar town and 9 km from Fakiragram railway station. The bazaar hosts weekly market on Monday and Friday. It has a small township comprising people of different backgrounds and as such they represent a mixed culture. The people of this Bazzar area basically speak Goalpariya, Assamese, although Marawari, Bihari and Bengalis’ are also there. The people are primarily dependent on small-scale business. However, it is surprising that this the place where Motram Surajmal Dugar first established a small firm in 1906 and now it is a big business house, named "the MS Dugar group of companies" operate all over India.[2]

Lakhiganj has a post office with PIN/ZIP code 783 351 and a Gaon Panchayat office, called Lakhiganj Gaon Panchayat. The main educational institution is the Lakhiganj Higher Secondary School (Estd. 1952) and other schools include (Lakhiganj J. B. School (Estd. 1866),[3] Lakhiganj Middle English Madrassa (Estd. 1928), Lakhiganj Maktab (Primary) School (Estd. 1928), Lakhiganj M. V. School, Lakhiganj Girls’ High School at Chokapara and Nabadaya Jatiya Bidyalaya). A three-doctor state dispensary takes care about the health problems while a police out post controls the law and order problems of the region.

A regional office of Jute Corporation of India (JCI) purchases, stores and operates from here. The MS Dugar group of companies provide warehousing facility to JCI. Lakhiganj P. G. Bank (now Assam Gramin Bikash Bank), a rural bank operates to cater the financial needs of the rural masses. Lakhiganj Jama Masjid cum Hafezia Madrassa, a Kali mandir and a Durga mandir are the main religious centers of the locality. Lakhiganj Bright Club cum Library is a popular recreational hub for the local youths.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Block Details of Dhubri District". Drdadhubri.org. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Motaram Surajmal Dugar 'HUF' - Lakhiganj Bazar, Dhubri, Assam". Msdugar. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  3. ^ "59 NO.LAKHIGANJ J.B.SCHOOL". Schoolsworld.in. Retrieved 2013-01-01.