Ballavpur

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Ballavpur
বল্লভপুর
Neighborhood in Asansol
Ballavpur is located in West Bengal
Ballavpur
Ballavpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°35′03″N 87°07′01″E / 23.584293°N 87.116954°E / 23.584293; 87.116954Coordinates: 23°35′03″N 87°07′01″E / 23.584293°N 87.116954°E / 23.584293; 87.116954
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,468
Demonym(s) Asansolians / Asansolites/ Asansolbashi
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 713323
Telephone code 91 341 244
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Ballavpur is south-eastern neighborhood in Asansol. As per the 2011 census, it is a census town in Raniganj CD Block and is served by Asansol North police station in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography[edit]

Ballavpur is located at 23°35′03″N 87°07′01″E / 23.584293°N 87.116954°E / 23.584293; 87.116954.

Asansol is composed of undulating latterite region. This area lies between two mighty 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.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Ballavpur had a total population of 6,468 of which 3,399 (53%) were males and 3,069 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 687. The total number of literates in Ballavpur was 4,680 (80.95% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Ballavpur had a population of 5,391. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Ballavpur has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 61% of the males and 39% of females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Bengal Paper Mills was set up at Ballavpur in 1887. At the time of independence it was producing 11,760 tonnes of paper.[4][5] The mill was closed in 1983. The EMTA Group of Kolkata has taken over the assets and properties of the Bengal Paper Mills Co Ltd. The deal cost the group Rs 25 crore. The Rs 350-crore turnover EMTA Group is engaged in the coal mining business.

Speaking to reporters at Writers' Buildings in 2005, Mr Bansagopal Choudhury, West Bengal's Minister for Cottage and Small Scale Industries, said a new company would be formed and an industrial complex would be set up at the plant complex in Raniganj. Outdated machinery and technology will be discarded and new machinery for manufacturing specialty paper set up. It has also been proposed to set up an integrated steel plant, and a 300 MW capacity thermal power plant within the existing complex. The total investment in these projects would be Rs 1,600 crore and would be commissioned in phases by April 2009.[6]

Healthcare[edit]

There is a rural hospital at Ballavpur.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ History of Paper Technology in India
  5. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, pp 494, 664
  6. ^ The Hindu Business Line 8 June 2005 , The Telegraph 9 June 2005
  7. ^ "Bardhaman district". Medical Institutions. Bardhaman district administration. Retrieved 6 March 2017.