Bijpur, North 24 Parganas

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Bijpur
বিজপুর
Town
Bijpur is located in West Bengal
Bijpur
Bijpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°56′N 88°26′E / 22.93°N 88.43°E / 22.93; 88.43Coordinates: 22°56′N 88°26′E / 22.93°N 88.43°E / 22.93; 88.43
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Barrackpore
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bijpur
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Bijpur is a town with a police station in Barrackpore subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. [1]

Geography[edit]

Bijpur is located at 22°56′N 88°26′E / 22.93°N 88.43°E / 22.93; 88.43.[2] It has an average elevation of 13 metres (43 feet).

Economy[edit]

Bhusan Steel, which is setting up a 2 million tonne integrated steel and power plant at Salanpur in Bardhaman district, will set up a cold rolled unit at Bijpur. Covering 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land this project will have a capacity of five lakh tons. It was cleared by West Bengal government on 22 August 2007.[3][4]

Healthcare[edit]

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Police stations and Mouzas". Barrackpore sub division. Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bijpur
  3. ^ "WB cabinet clears industrial projects". Press Trust of India. NDTV profit. Retrieved 2007-08-23. [dead link]
  4. ^ "More industries in state cleared". The Statesman, 23 August 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-24.