Panagarh

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Panagarh
পানাগড়
Town
Panagarh is located in West Bengal
Panagarh
Panagarh
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°27′N 87°26′E / 23.45°N 87.43°E / 23.45; 87.43Coordinates: 23°27′N 87°26′E / 23.45°N 87.43°E / 23.45; 87.43
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Bardhaman-Durgapur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Galsi
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Panagarh is a the easternmost suburb of Durgapur, located in Kanksa police station of Durgapur subdivision in Bardhaman District of West Bengal. Both the Indian Army and Air Force have their establishment here. An airport is also located here which is extensively used by Indian Air Force.

Geography[edit]

Panagarh is located at 23°27′N 87°26′E / 23.45°N 87.43°E / 23.45; 87.43.[1] It has an average elevation of 58 m (190 ft).

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. This area lies between two rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[2] Vehicle Depot Panagarh and Ammunition Depot Panagarh are army largest military suppliers in the country.

Landscape of Panagarh

Transport[edit]

It is connected by both roads and railways with Kolkata, the state's capital, located approximately 150 km in south east direction.

NH 2/Grand Trunk Road passes through Panagarh. The Panagarh–Morgram Highway links it to NH 34.

Canal passing through Panagarh-Shilampur Road

Randiha is a nearby picnic spot. Kasba another rich cultural village 13 km away from Panagarh

Other settlements[edit]

Panagarh has a large military army base of Eastern command.Its vehicle depot and ammunition depot is largest military supplier in the country. It has air base of Eastern Air Command.

Education[edit]

Panagarh has five primary schools, Rama Krishna Ashrama Vidyapitha, The kendriya vidyalaya, secondary school (Panagarh Railway Colony School) and two higher secondary schools (Panagarh Bazar Hindi High School and Kanksha High School).[3]

Professional Education in Durgapur :-

Panagarh has 2 engineering colleges viz. Aryabhatta Institute Of Engineering and Management ( Popularly known as Aryabhatta engineering college, Durgapur or AIEMD [4]) & Kanksa Academy Of Technology & Management ( KATM-techno India ). Other nearby engineering colleges are Durgapur Institute Of Advanced Technology & Management, at Rajbandh. & Kanad Institute Of Engineering & Management at Mankar . The engineering colleges are affiliated to West Bengal University Of Technology, Kolkata.

It is also having Kendriya Vidyala Higher Secondary school. There is Manisha International School[5] near Rajbandh, under Rahul Foundation.

Health care[edit]

Although situated in suburbs, Panagarh has some fine doctors and hospitals/Nursing Homes. Noticeable among them are Rama Nursing Centre, situated at Saradapally, Railpar; proprietor Dr. K.G. Mondal. There are numerous government healthcare campaigns held here including vaccination camps. The Lion's Club Eye Hospital is there for eye treatments. Besides, emergency and Trauma care has been re established with the foundation of Gouri Devi Hospital and Research Institute,[6] Rajbandh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Panagarh. Fallingrain.com. Retrieved on 2012-03-23.
  2. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, pp 14–15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  3. ^ All India Education Survey 2003. National Informatics Centre (Burdwan District Unit), Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, India. bardhaman.gov.in
  4. ^ Welcome to AIEMD: HOME. Aiemd.org. Retrieved on 2012-03-23.
  5. ^ http://mis.rahul.ac.in/
  6. ^ http://gdhri.rahul.ac.in/