Bokajan

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Bokajan
Town
Bokajan is located in Assam
Bokajan
Bokajan
Location in Assam, India
Bokajan is located in India
Bokajan
Bokajan
Bokajan (India)
Coordinates: 26°01′N 93°47′E / 26.02°N 93.78°E / 26.02; 93.78Coordinates: 26°01′N 93°47′E / 26.02°N 93.78°E / 26.02; 93.78
Country  India
State Assam
District Karbi Anglong
Government
 • Body Bokajan Town Committee
 • MP Biren Sing Engti
Elevation 138 m (453 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,936
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Assamese, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration AS 09

Bokajan (IPA: ˈbəʊkəˌdʒɑːn) is a town and a town area committee in Karbi Anglong district in the state of Assam, India. Merely 15 km from Dimapur partially it borders Assam and Nagaland. Cement Corporation of India (C.C.I), Bokajan, is one of the 3 functional unit out of a total of 10 units of cement industries in India,which are fully owned by the Central Govt. of India, is located in the Town.

Geography[edit]

Bokajan is located at 26°01′N 93°47′E / 26.02°N 93.78°E / 26.02; 93.78.[1] It has an average elevation of 138 metres (452 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Bokajan had a population of 19,936. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bokajan has an average literacy rate of 86.77%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; with male literacy of 80% and female literacy of 68%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Industry[edit]

Bokajan CCI[edit]

The Bokajan Cement Factory is one of the 10 cement factories of Cement Corporation of India Limited (CCI). Annually, the plant produces around 1,98,000 MT by using the dry process. The factory occupy an area that consist of the factory, the mining area and the township. The township consists of various civic amenities such as health centers, guest houses, bank, post office, telephone exchange and so on.

Agriculture[edit]

Most of the populace income is based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Some of the major educational institutions in the town are:

  • Bokajan College
This is a college located near supermarket imparting quality education to the students in the region.
  • Bokajan Higher Secondary School
This the oldest school of the area. The Govt. Provincialised Assamese medium school completed its Golden Jubilee in the year 2015.
  • Borjan High School.
This is an Assamese medium school. Atul Borgohain was the founder Headmaster.
  • Eastern Karbi Anglong College
This is a single stream college i.e. arts only. Dr. Anil Ch. Das is the Principal and Shri Suk Lal Subba is the Vice Principal.
  • Green Valley High School, Sukhanjan.
  • Green Valley Junior College, Sukhanjan.
  • Hemphu Lokhimon English High School.
This is an English medium school located in khat khati.
  • Jin Baba Hindi High School
This school is located at the centre of the town. The only Hindi medium school and also one of the oldest school in Bokajan. This a Government affiliated school.
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya
This is the first school based on CBSE pattern and run under the CCI project. The school was established on 22 December 1986 and is one of the oldest schools of CBSE in the state of Assam.
  • King David School, Khatkhati
This is an English school which was established in 1985 and is located in Khatkhati.
  • Pranab Vidyapith and Pranab Jublee college, Sukhanjan.
This school and the college are under Bharat Sevasram Sangha. This is the first private college to have science and commerce streams, and the only college in the area providing B.Sc courses and B.Com courses , Both honours and pass course. The headmaster is Kamal Mazumder and Principal of the college is Mr. Partha Deb
  • Radha Govinda High School
This is an English medium school, located in the heart of Bokajan Town. It's popularly known as RG.
  • Shantiniketan English High School
A private school established in 2007, the founder and managing director is Indra Kumar Bhujel. The school is based on the ideology of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. The school is the only private school that runs CCE fully based on CBSE patterns.
  • Sukhani English Medium School
  • Vidhya Sagar High School and Vidhya Sagar Junior College.
  • Vivekananda HS School:
This is the first Bengali medium school of Bokajan. And the second oldest school of the area. The promotor and first principal of the school was Krishna Chandra Dutta. The present principal is Samir Mazumder.

Politics[edit]

Bokajan is part of Autonomous District (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bokajan
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 

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