Banshra

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Bansra
বাঁশড়া
Census Town
Bansra is located in West Bengal
Bansra
Bansra
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°38′11″N 87°07′41″E / 23.636513°N 87.12794°E / 23.636513; 87.12794Coordinates: 23°38′11″N 87°07′41″E / 23.636513°N 87.12794°E / 23.636513; 87.12794
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Barddhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,703
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 713358
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Bansra is a census town in Raniganj CD Block and is served by Asansol North police station of Asansol subdivision in Barddhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography[edit]

Bansra is located at 23°38′11″N 87°07′41″E / 23.636513°N 87.12794°E / 23.636513; 87.12794.

The Asansol-Durgapur region 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 Banshra had a total population of 5,703 of which 3,001 (53%) were males and 2,702 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 731. The total number of literates in Banshra was 3,746 (73.34% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Bansra had a population of 5,128. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Bansra has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 63% of the literates being male and 37% being female. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Collieries in the Kunustoria Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Amritnagar, Amrasota, Mahabir, North Searsole, Kunustoria, Banshra, Topsi, Belbaid, Parasea 6&7, Parasea, Banshra OCP and Parasea OCP.[4]

Education[edit]

Bansra has two primary schools.[5]

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. ^ "Coalmining impact on the Enviroment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.2. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  5. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003