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Beliatore is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°20′N 87°13′E / 23.33°N 87.22°E / 23.33; 87.22Coordinates: 23°20′N 87°13′E / 23.33°N 87.22°E / 23.33; 87.22
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,463
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 722203
Telephone code


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Beliatore is a census town in Bankura District in the state of West Bengal, India.

Beliatore is the birthplace of the late artist Jamini Roy who was born here on 11 April 1887.[1]


Beliatore is located at 23°20′N 87°13′E / 23.33°N 87.22°E / 23.33; 87.22.[2] It has an average elevation of 79 metres (259 feet). It is situated by the River Shali.


As of 2011 India census,[3] Beliatore had a population of 6,463. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Beliatore has an average literacy rate of 77.51%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the literates being male and 45% being female. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Sunil Khan, MP, has raised in parliament the question of extending the Bankura Damodar Railway from Beliatore to Durgapur, via Barjora.[4] A preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey was conducted in July 1998 for construction of a new line from Beliatore to Durgapur. As per the survey report, the cost of construction of this 28 km long line was assessed as Rs. 90.64 crore at the then price level with a negative rate of return. The proposal could not be considered due to acute constraint of resources and heavy throw-forward of ongoing projects. This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways R. Velu a written reply to a question from Sunil Khan in the Lok Sabha.[5]

But BDR is ran through from 2005 not towards Durgapur, but up to Rinagar (2005 up to Sonamukhi). It will run up to Mashagram in 2012 -13 (station of Howrah Burdwan chord line).[needs update] Beliatore is well connected to nearby cities and towns through bus services which include both private and government operators. State highway 8 and 9 pass through Beliatore.

Beliatore is 23 km from Durgapur rail station and 22 km from Bankura town.


Beliatore is famous for mecha sandesh, a combination of chhatu, chhana, khoya, sugar and ghee[6] and the art of wooden bead things.[7]

There are 2 main festvals: Dharmaraj jiu gajan (festival of goddess Dharmaraj) and Dol Prurnima mela (locally called Kallacher mela).

There is one higher secondary school for boys (HS for coed), one girls high school, and one undergraduate degree college named Jamini Roy college.