Champadanga

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Champadanga
চাঁপাডাঙ্গা
Village
Champadanga is located in West Bengal
Champadanga
Champadanga
Champadanga is located in India
Champadanga
Champadanga
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°50′N 87°58′E / 22.83°N 87.96°E / 22.83; 87.96Coordinates: 22°50′N 87°58′E / 22.83°N 87.96°E / 22.83; 87.96
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Government
 • Body Gram panchayat
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 712401
Telephone code 91 3212
Vehicle registration WB
Website wb.gov.in

Champadanga is a suburb under Tarakeswar bloc and police station in Chandannagore subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Champadanga is located at 22°50′N 87°58′E / 22.83°N 87.96°E / 22.83; 87.96.

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Chanpadanga had a total population of 12,518 of which 6,343 (51%) were males and 6,175 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,167. The total number of literates in Chanpadanga was 9,386 (82.69% of the population over 6 years).[1]

Economics[edit]

This is a rich agricultural area with several cold storages.[2] Chief products are potato and rice.

Education[edit]

Rabindra Mahavidyalaya, Champadanga High School, Naskarpur Netaji Prathamik Vidyalaya, Champadanga Bijay Krishna Uchcha Balika Vidyalaya, Muktarpur High School (H.S), Muktarpur Khyantamayi Prathamik Vidyalaya etc.

Transport[edit]

The Howrah-Amta line of Martin's Light Railways was opened up to Domjur in 1897, and to Amta in 1898. An extension from Bargachhia junction to Antpur was opened in 1904, and a further extension to Champadanga in 1908.[3] The lines were in operation till their closure in 1971.[4]

The new Howrah-Amta broad gauge line project, including the Bargachia-Champadanga branch line, was sanctioned in 1974-75. The first 24-km stretch of the section from Howrah to Bargachia was completed in 1984 by South Eastern Railway along with electrification, and commissioned soon after. The 6 km long Bargachhia-Munsirhat stretch was inaugurated in 2000.[5] The Mahendralal Nagar-Amta section was finally opened in 2005.[6] However, the Bargachhia-Champadanga branch line is yet to be completed. According to the reply to a parliamentary question in 2006, land to be provided free of cost by the State Government as per Memorandum of Understanding, was still to be handed over.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Howrah District (1909)". IRFCA. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Howrah-Amta-Bargachia Line". Archived from the original on September 1, 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  5. ^ "Howrah-Amta BG line section inaugurated". The Hindu Business Line, 24 July 2000. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Lalu remote-launches 2 S-E Rly projects". The Hindu Business Line, 1 January 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  7. ^ "RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2689 TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.12.2006". Retrieved 2009-01-27.