Bhadreswar, Hooghly

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Bhadreswar
City
Bhadreswar is located in West Bengal
Bhadreswar
Bhadreswar
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°49′N 88°21′E / 22.82°N 88.35°E / 22.82; 88.35Coordinates: 22°49′N 88°21′E / 22.82°N 88.35°E / 22.82; 88.35
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Government
 • Type Representative Democracy
 • Body Bhadreswar Municipality
Area
 • Total 8.28 km2 (3.20 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 101,477
 • Density 12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 712124
Lok Sabha constituency Hooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chandannagar

Bhadreswar /bəˈdrɛswər/ is a city with a municipality in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It has a police station in Chandannagore subdivision.[1] It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.[2]

Geography[edit]

Bhadreswar is located at 22°49′N 88°21′E / 22.82°N 88.35°E / 22.82; 88.35. It has an average elevation of 2 metres (6 feet).It is situated by the River Hooghly.It is one of the beautiful places in Hooghly district.

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Bhadreswar had a total population of 101,477 of which 53,330 (53%) were males and 48,147 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 9,580. The total number of literates in Bhadreswar was 79,498 (86.51% of the population over 6 years).[3]

The following Municipalities and Census Towns in Hooghly district were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census: Bansberia (M), Hugli-Chinsurah (M), Bara Khejuria (Out Growth), Shankhanagar (CT), Amodghata (CT), Chak Bansberia (CT), Naldanga (CT), Kodalia (CT), Kulihanda (CT), Simla (CT), Dharmapur (CT), Bhadreswar (M), Champdani (M), Chandannagar (M Corp.), Baidyabati (M), Serampore (M), Rishra (M), Rishra (CT), Bamunari (CT), Dakshin Rajyadharpur (CT), Nabagram Colony (CT), Konnagar (M), Uttarpara Kotrung (M), Raghunathpur (PS-Dankuni) (CT), Kanaipur (CT) and Keota (CT).[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Bhadreswar had a population of 105,944. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Bhadreswar has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the males and 41% of the females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Police station[edit]

Bhadreswar police station has jurisdiction over Bhadreswar and Champdani municipal areas and parts of Singur CD Block.[6][7]

Economy[edit]

Industry[edit]

Victoria Jute Mills at Telenipara, Bhadreswar was established in 1885 and employs about 5,000 people. The mill is passing through a rough phase, closing down and opening off and on with militant labour in a volatile environment.[8][9][10][11]

Jute mills drew in a large labour force from the neighbouring states of Bihar and Orissa, as well as eastern Uttar Pradesh, quite often forming an overwhelming majority of the population in the area, living in shanty towns and bustees dotting the mill area. The proportion of migrants in the population was 80% in Bhadreswar.[12]

Transport[edit]

The State Highway 6 (West Bengal)/ Grand Trunk Road passes through Bhadreswar.[13]

Bhadreswar is a station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line.[14]It is part of Kolkata Suburban Railway system.

Education[edit]

Kabi Sukanta Mahavidyalaya, a general degree college, was established at Bhadreswar in 1986.[15][16]

Tourist Spot[edit]

The Banabithi Park located near the DVC channel, in Natunpara, Bhardeswar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  3. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Hooghly District Police". West Bengal Police. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Saugata Roy speaks on the problems faced by jute mills in West Bengal". Lok Sabha, 7 May 2015. All India Trinamool Congress. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Victoria Jute Mill". Fact Sheet. indiamart. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Jute mill CEO manages to escape as mob of labourers attack home". The Times of India, 9 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Six jute mills close in week in West Bengal". PTI. Business Standard, 21 June 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  12. ^ Goswami, Onkar, Calcutta’s Economy 1918-1970 The fall from Grace in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol II, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, p. 90, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-563697-X
  13. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "37815 Howrah Bardhaman Jn Local". Time Table. indiarailinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "Kabi Sukanta Mahavidyalaya". KSMV. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "Kabi Sukanta Mahavidyalaya". Minglebox. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 

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