Belda

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Belda
বেলদা
Village
Belda is located in West Bengal
Belda
Belda
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°05′N 87°21′E / 22.08°N 87.35°E / 22.08; 87.35Coordinates: 22°05′N 87°21′E / 22.08°N 87.35°E / 22.08; 87.35
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 762
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 721424
Telephone code 03229
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB
Website paschimmedinipur.gov.in

Belda is a village in Narayangarh CD Block in Kharagpur subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, India located approximately 40 km (24.85 mi) south of Kharagpur town. NH 16 and SH 5 cross at Belda. It is also well connected by railways and also known as 'The Gateway to Orissa'. Thus, Belda plays an important role in connecting eastern India with southern India. Due to its easy access from different parts, it is a good business center.

Belda Railway Station (earlier known as Contai Road) is under the administrative control of the South Eastern Railway. The station is located about 70 km (43.50 mi) from Digha and is on the Kharagpur-Puri line. The main train connections include East Coast Express , Sri Jagannath Express and Dhauli express. Computerized Reserved and Unreserved ticketing facility is available here. The major railhead close to the station is Kharagpur Junction Railway Station.

Geography[edit]

Belda is located at 22°05′N 87°21′E / 22.08°N 87.35°E / 22.08; 87.35. It has an average elevation of 12 metres (42 feet). The gram panchayats Belda–I and Belda–II are located in the Narayangarh community development block in the Kharagpur subdivision of the Paschim Medinipur district.[1] Belda is the headquarters of the Narayangarh CD block.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Belda had a total population of 762 of which 386 (51%) were males and 376 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 75. The total number of literates in Belda was 665 (87’27% of the population over 6 years).[3]

Police station[edit]

Belda police station has jurisdiction over Dantan II CD Block.[4][5]

Cultures and Festivals[edit]

Durgapuja Pandal of Ekata Club, Belda, 2005

Belda celebrates most of the common Bengali festivals. Most important festival is Durga Puja, which attracts thousands of people. Kali puja is another popular one. Other festivals includes Saraswati puja, Basanti puja. Dassera and Diwali are popular among the Gujrati communities living in this town. And most popular Mela of Basanta Utasab. Satyanarayan Mandir is one of the mandir where Navratri is celebrated with a bright,elegant and traditional dance style called Garba. It attracts Gujaratis from places far as it is still conducted in traditional form and is still pure in devotion of Maa Ambe.

Almost all type of religious people stay at Belda. And because of these reason, not only all Bengali festivals,the other religious festivals also happens at Belda grandly like Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Milad-un-Nabi, Muharram,Mahavir Jayanti,Basanta Utsab etc.

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Belda Gangadhar Academy [1]
  • Belda Prabhati Balika Vidyapith
  • Belda Binapani Primary School
  • Belda Himansu Sekhar Prathamik Vidhyalaya
  • Belda English Medium School(C.I.S.C.E/I.C.S.E)
  • Belda Lions School Life & Light
  • Shivananda Shiksha Niketan [2]
  • Belda Janaki School
  • Belda Janaki Hindi Shiksha Niketan [Hindi Medium-Primary School]
  • Deuli High School
  • Deuli Sudhir Primary School

College[edit]

  • Belda College [http://www.beldacollege.org.in/]: It is affiliated to Vidyasagar University and it provides graduation on many of major subjects and it is also provides post graduation in English and Bengali. Belda College is in the list of top 3 colleges among V.U colleges.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 19 March 2008. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Paschim Medinipur district. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  3. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Paschim Medinipur". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "District at a Glance". Paschim Medinipur District Police. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 

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