Bankura Sadar subdivision
|Bankura Sadar subdivision
বাঁকুড়া সদর মহকুমা
|• Total||2,596.11 km2 (1,002.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-WB|
Bankura district is divided into the following administrative subdivisions: 
|Rural Population %
|Urban Population %
Bankura Sadar subdivision has a density of population of 554 per km2. 40.1 % of the population of the district resides in this subdivision.
Bankura Sadar subdivision has 9 police stations, 8 community development blocks, 8 panchayat samitis, 75 gram panchayats, 1,384 inhabited villages, 1 municipality and 4 census towns. Bankura is the only municipality in this subdivision. The census towns are: Jhanti Pahari, Barjora, Bhutgerya and Beliatore. The subdivision has its headquarters at Bankura.
Police stations in Bankura Sadar subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction: 
|Police Station||Area covered
|Municipal Town||CD Block|
|Bankura||439||Bankura||Bankura I, Bankura II|
|Bankura Sadar Women||-||Bankura||All blocks in
Bankura Sadar subdivision
|SC %||ST %||Literacy
- Bankura I block consists of six gram panchayats: Anchuri, Jagadalla–I, Kalapathar, Andharthole, Jagadalla–II and Kenjakura.
- Bankura II block consists of seven gram panchayats: Bikna, Kosthia, Narrah, Sanbandha, Janbedia, Mankanali and Purandarpur.
- Barjora block consists of 11 gram panchayats: Barjora, Chhandar, Hatasuria, Pokhonna, Beliator, Ghutgoria, Khanrari, Shaharjora, Brindabanpur, Godardihi and Maliyara.
- Chhatna block consists of: Arrah, Dhaban, Jirrah, Teghari, Cheenabari, Ghoshergram, Metyala, Chhatna–I, Jamtora, Shaldiha, Chhatna–II, Jhunjhka and Shushunia.
- Gangajalghati block consists of: Banasuria, Gangajalghati, Lachhmanpur, Piraboni, Barashal, Gobindadham, Latiaboni, Bhaktabandh, Kapista and Nityanandapur.
- Mejia block consists of: Ardhagram, Kushtor, Ramchandrapur, Banjora and Mejia.
- Onda block consists of: Chingani, Lodna, Nikunjapur, Ramsagar, Churamonipur, Majdiha, Onda–I, Ratanpur, Kalyani, Medinipur, Onda–II, Santor, Kantabari, Nakaijuri and Punisole.
- Saltora block consists of: Bamuntor, Gogra, Pabra, Saltora, Dhekia, Kanuri, Salma and Tiluri.
Bankura district had a literacy rate of 70.26% as per the provisional figures of the census of India 2011. Bankura Sadar subdivision had a literacy rate of 69.56%, Khatra subdivision 69.79% and Bishnupur subdivision 71.60%. 
Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Bankura district for the year 2013-14. It may be noted that primary schools include junior basic schools; middle schools, high schools and higher secondary schools include madrasahs; technical schools include junior technical schools, junior government polytechnics, industrial technical institutes, industrial training centres, nursing training institutes etc.; technical and professional colleges include engineering colleges, medical colleges, para-medical institutes, management colleges, teachers training and nursing training colleges, law colleges, art colleges, music colleges etc. Special and non-formal education centres include sishu siksha kendras, madhyamik siksha kendras, centres of Rabindra mukta vidyalaya, recognised Sanskrit tols, institutions for the blind and other handicapped persons, Anganwadi centres, reformatory schools etc.
The following institutions are located in Bankura Sadar subdivision:
- Bankura University was established in 2013.
- Bankura Sammilani Medical College at Bankura was started as a medical school in 1922 and was upgraded to a medical college in 1954. The Government of West Bengal took over the institution in 1961. The 131 bedded Bankura district hospital was merged with it in 1964.
- Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering at Puabagan, Bankura was established in 1998. It is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology. It conducts B,Tech. and M.Tech. courses. (official website not working)
- Bankura Christian College at Bankura was established in 1903 by Weslayan Missionary Society.
- Bankura Sammilani College at Bankura was established in 1948.
- Bankura Zilla Saradamani Mahila Mahavidyapith at Bankura is a women’s college established in 1973.
- Saldiha College at Saldiha was established in 1966. It has hostel facilities – three for boys and one for girls.
- Gobindaprasad Mahavidyalaya was established in 1985 at Amarkanan.
- Barjora College at Barjora was established in 1985.
- Jamini Roy College was established at Beliatore in 1986.
- Saltora Netaji Centenary College at Saltora was established in 2001.
- Chhatna Chandidas Mahavidyalaya was established at Ghoramuli, Chhatna in 2007.
- Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya was established at Murakata in 2007.
- Government General Degree College at Gopalpur village, PO Mejia, was established in 2015.
- The College of Agriculture, at Chhatna, an extended campus of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya was started in 2015.
The table below (all data in numbers) presents an overview of the medical facilities available and patients treated in the hospitals, health centres and sub-centres in 2014 in Bankura district.
|Subdivision||Health & Family Welfare Deptt, WB||Other
Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital has 1,217 beds. There are Block Public Health Centres at Achuri, Kanchanpur, Barjora, Chhatna, Mejia, Onda and Saltora. There is a rural hospital at Amarkanan. 
|Lok Sabha constituency||Vidhan Sabha constituency||Reservation||CD Block and/or Gram panchayats|
|Bankura||Raghunathpur||SC||In Purulia district|
|Saltora||SC||Saltora and Mejia CD Blocks; Banasuria, Barashal, Lachhmanpur and Latiaboni gram panchayats of Gangajalghati CD Block|
|Chhatna||None||Chhatna CD Block; Veduasol, Brahmandiha, Hatgram, Indpur and Raghunathpur GPs of Indpur CD Block|
|Ranibandh||ST||Ranibandh, Hirbandh and Khatra CD Blocks|
|Raipur||ST||Raipur and Sarenga CD Blocks|
|Taldangra||None||Bibarda, Fulmati, Harmasra, Khalgram, Panchmura and Taldangra GPs of Taldangra CD Block; Brojarajpur and Gaurbazar gram panchayats of Indpur CD Block; and Simlapal CD Block|
|Bankura||None||Bankura municipality; Bankura I CD Block; and Junbedia, Mankanali and Purandarpur GPs of Bankura II CD Block|
|Bishnupur (SC)||Barjora||None||Barjora CD Block; and Bhaktabandh, Gangajalghati, Gobindadham, Kapista, Nityanandapur and Piraboni GPs of Gangajalghati CD Block|
|Onda||None||Onda CD Block; and Bikna, Kosthia, Narrah and Sanbandha GPs of Bankura II CD Block|
|Bishnupur||Open||Bishnupur municipality; Bishnupur; and Amdangra, Saltora and Satmauli GPs of Taldangra CD Block|
|Katulpur||SC||Deshrahkoyalpara, Gopinathpur, Kotulpur, Lego, Mirzapur and Sihar GPs of Kotulpur CD Block; Gelia, Jagannathpur, Kuchiakol, Maynapur,
Salda, Uttarbarh, Hetia, Routkhanda and Shyamnagar GPs of Joypur CD Block
|Indas||SC||Indas CD Block; Balsi I, Balsi II, Biur Betur, Jamkuri and Kushdwip GPs of Patrasayer CD Block; and Laugram, Madanmohanpur GPs of Kotulpur CD Block|
|Sonamukhi||SC||Sonamukhi municipality; Sonamukhi CD Block; and Belut Rasulpur, Beersingha, Hamirpur, Narayanpur and Patrasayar GPs of Patrasayer CD Block|
|Khandaghosh||None||In Bardhaman district|
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