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Census Town
Bilpahari is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°43′15″N 87°14′05″E / 23.720769°N 87.234769°E / 23.720769; 87.234769Coordinates: 23°43′15″N 87°14′05″E / 23.720769°N 87.234769°E / 23.720769; 87.234769
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,565
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Pandaveswar

Bilpahari is a census town in Pandabeswar CD Block in Durgapur subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.


The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite soil. 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]


As per the 2011 Census of India Bilpahari had a total population of 8,565, of which 4,519 (53%) were males and 4,046 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,038. The total number of literates in Bilpahari was 5,623 (74.70% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Bilpahari had a population of 7,786. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Bilpahari has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 62% and female literacy of 42%. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Collieries in the Pandaveswar Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Madaipur, Maderboni, Nutandanga, Pandaveswar, Dalurbandh, Kendra, Samla, South Samla, Khottadih, Kankartala, Dalurbandh OCP, Palasthali OCP and Gangaramchak OCP.[4]


Bilpahari has one primary school.[5]


  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in 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 20 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 Environment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.2. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  5. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003