Chak Bankola

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Chak Bankola
Census Town
Chak Bankola is located in West Bengal
Chak Bankola
Chak Bankola
Location in West Bengal, India
Chak Bankola is located in India
Chak Bankola
Chak Bankola
Chak Bankola (India)
Coordinates: 23°39′48″N 87°14′26″E / 23.663236°N 87.240606°E / 23.663236; 87.240606Coordinates: 23°39′48″N 87°14′26″E / 23.663236°N 87.240606°E / 23.663236; 87.240606
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
Population
 (2011)
 • Total13,492
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyAsansol
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPandaveswar
Websitebardhaman.gov.in

Chak Bankola is a census town located partly in Pandabeswar CD Block and partly in Andal CD Block of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography[edit]

Cities, towns and ECL Areas in the northern portion of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, R: rural administrative centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location[edit]

Chak Bankola is located at 23°39′48″N 87°14′26″E / 23.663236°N 87.240606°E / 23.663236; 87.240606.

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite 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]

Konardihi, Nabgram, Chak Bankola, Sankarpur, Haripur, Bahula, Chhora and Parashkol form a cluster of census towns in the southern portion of Pandabeswar CD Block.[2]

Urbanisation[edit]

As per the 2011 census, 79.22% of the population of Durgapur subdivision was urban and 20.78% was rural. Durgapur subdivision has 1 municipal corporation at Durgapur and 38 (+1 partly) census towns (partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India the portion of Chak Bankola in Pandabeswar CD Block had a total population of 11,527, of which 6,120 (53%) were males and 5,407 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,422. The total number of literates in this portion of Chak Bankola was 7,454 (73.77% of the population over 6 years). The portion of Chak Bankola in Andal CD Block had a total population of 1,965, of 1,010 (51%) were males and 955 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 284. The total number of literates in this portion of Chak Bankola was 1,203 (71.56% of the population over 6 years),[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Chak Bankola had a population of 10,318. Males constitute 57% of the population and females 43%. Chak Bankola has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 62% and female literacy of 46%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[6] It also has engineering workshops.[7]

As of 2015-16, Purushattompur opencast project in Bankola Area of Eastern Coalfields has a mineable reserve of 8.0 million tonnes.[8]

As per ECL website telephone numbers, operational collieries in the Bankola Area of Eastern Coalfields in 2018 are: Bankola Colliery, Khandra Colliery, Kumardih A Colliery, Kumardih B Colliery, Moira Colliery, Nakrakonda Colliery, Shankarpur Colliery, Shyamsundarpur Colliery and Tilaboni Colliery.[9]

Education[edit]

Chak Bankola has one primary school.[10]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "District Census Handbook Bardhaman, Series 20, Part XII A, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Map of Pandabeswar CD Block, page 243. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  6. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p 666
  7. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p 664.
  8. ^ "Planning". Eastern Coalfields Limited. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Area wise Closed User Group (CUG) Telephone Numbers" (PDF). Bankola Area. Eastern Coalfields Limited. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  10. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine