Chinsurah subdivision

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Chinsurah subdivision
চুঁচুড়া মহকুমা
Subdivision
Chinsurah subdivision is located in West Bengal
Chinsurah subdivision
Chinsurah subdivision
Chinsurah subdivision is located in India
Chinsurah subdivision
Chinsurah subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°54′N 88°23′E / 22.90°N 88.39°E / 22.90; 88.39Coordinates: 22°54′N 88°23′E / 22.90°N 88.39°E / 22.90; 88.39
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Headquarters Hugli-Chuchura
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2:IN
Vehicle registration WB
Website wb.gov.in

Chinsurah subdivision is an administrative subdivision of the Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Overview[edit]

The eastern portion of Chinsurah subdivision is part of the Hooghly Flats, a natural physiographic region, that is a narrow strip of land along the Hooghly. The interior of the subdivision is part of the Hooghly-Damodar Plain, the agriculturally rich alluvial plains lying between the Hooghly and the Damodar. The entire area is a part of the Gangetic Delta. The Hooghly is a tidal river and has a high west bank. The Portuguese, the Dutch, the French, the Danes and the British dominated industry, trade and commerce in this area for more than two centuries, and as a result the Hooghly Flats region is highly industrialised.[1]

Subdivisions[edit]

The Hooghly district is divided into the following administrative subdivisions:[2]

Subdivision Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
Rural
Population %
(2011)
Urban
Population %
(2011)
Chinsurah Hugli-Chuchura 1,148.15 1,657,518 68.63 31.37
Chandannagore Chandannagar 508.08 1,127,176 58.52 41.48
Srirampore Serampore 422.45 1,469,849 26.88 73.12
Arambag Arambag 1,058.87 1,264,602 94.77 5.23
Hooghly district Chinsurah 3,149.00 5,519,145 61.43 38.57

Administrative units[edit]

Chinsurah subdivision has 9 police stations, 5 community development blocks, 5 panchayat samitis, 69 gram panchayats, 756 mouzas, 741 inhabited villages, 2 municipalities, 1 outgrowth and 23 census towns. The municipalities are at Chinsurah and Bansberia. The census towns are: Kola, Hansghara, Raghunathpur, Madhusudanpur, Amodghata, Alikhoja, Shankhanagar, Chak Bansberia, Manushpur, Keota, Kodalia, Naldanga, Kulihanda, Dharmapur, Simla, Badhagachhi, Mirdhanga, Sripur, Jirat, Batika, Pandua, Purusattompur and Namajgram. The subdivision has its headquarters at Hugli-Chuchura.[3][4]

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration[edit]

The following Municipalities, Outgrowth and Census Towns in Chinsurah subdivision were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Hugli-Chinsurah (M), Bansberia (M), Bara Khejuria (Out Growth), Shankhanagar (CT), Amodghata (CT), Chak Bansberia (CT), Naldanga (CT), Kodalia (CT), Kulihanda (CT), Simla (CT), Dharmapur (CT) and Keota (CT).[5]

Police stations[edit]

Police stations in Chinsurah subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction:[6][7]

Police station Area covered
km2
Municipal town CD Block
Dhaniakhali n/a - Dhaniakhali (partly)
Gurap n/a - Dhaniakhali (partly)
Pandua n/a - Pandua
Balagarh n/a - Balagarh
Chinsurah n/a Hugli-Chuchura, Bansberia Chinsurah Mogra (partly)
Chinsurah (Women) n/a Hugli-Chuchura -
Mogra n/a Bansberia Chinsurah Mogra (partly)
Polba n/a - Polba Dadpur
Dadpur n/a - Polba Dadpur

Blocks[edit]

Community development blocks in Chinsurah subdivision are:[2][8]

CD Block Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
SC % ST % Hindus % Muslims % Literacy
Rate %
Census
Towns
Balagarh Patuligram, Jirat 202.15 228,998 40.79 9.23 89.24 8.81 76.94 4
Chinsurah Mogra Mogra 81.86 247,055 29.51 3.64 87.80 10.39 83.01 15
Pandua Pandua 276.43 316,197 32.04 15.36 68.58 24.15 75.16 4
Dhaniakhali Dhaniakhali 275.68 320,534 33.01 14.26 80.85 16.34 75.66 -
Polba Dadpur Barun Napara 285.69 263,555 35.79 11.47 77.93 19.29 75.14 -

Gram panchayats[edit]

The subdivision contains 69 gram panchayats under 5 community development blocks:[9]

  • Balagarh block consists of 13 gram panchayats, viz. Baklia Dhobapara, Ektarpur, Somra–I, Charkrishnabati, Guptipara–I, Somra–II, Dumurdaha Nityanandapur–I, Guptipara–II, Sripur–Balagarh, Jirat, Dumurdaha Nityanandapur–II, Mohipalpur and Sija Kamalpur.
  • Dhaniakhali block consists of 18 gram panchayats, viz. Belmuri, Dashghara–II, Gudubari–I, Perambua Sahabazar, Bhandarhati–I, Dhanekhali–I, Gudubari–II, Bhandarhati–II, Dhanekhali–II, Gurap, Somaspur–I, Bhastara, Gopinathpur–I, Khajudaha Milki, Somaspur–II, Dashghara–I, Gopinathpur–II and Mandra.
  • Pandua block consists of 16 gram panchayats, viz. Bantika-Boinchee, Jamna, lchhobadaspur, Rameswarpur–Gopalnagar, Beloon Dhamasin, Jamnagar Mondalai, Panchagara–Toregram, Berela-Konchmali-Boragori , Jayer Dwarbasini, Shikhira Chanpta, Haral Daspur, Kshirkundi–Namajgram–Niyasa,Simlagarh Vitasin, Itachuna Khanyan and Sarai–Tinna.
  • Polba Dadpur block consists of 12 gram panchayats, viz. Akhna, Dadpur, Mahanad, Rajhat, Amnan, Goswami Malipara, Makalpur, Satithan, Babnan, Harit, Polba and Sugandha.

Legislative segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in West Bengal:[10]

  • The area under the Hugli-Chuchura municipality, the gram panchayats of Bandel, Debanandapur, Kodalia–I and Kodalia–II under the Chinsurah–Mogra block, and the gram panchayats of Polba, Rajhat and Sugandha under the Polba–Dadpur block will together form the Chunchura assembly constituency of West Bengal.
  • The gram panchayats of Chandrahati–I, Chandrahati–II, Digsui Hoyera and Mogra–I under the Chinsurah–Mogra block will be part of the area defining the Balagarh assembly constituency.
  • The gram panchayats of Saptagram and Mogra–II under the Chinsurah–Mogra block, the Bansberia municipality area, and five gram panchayats under the Polba–Dadpur block, viz. Akhna, Amnan, Goswami Malipara, Harit and Mahanad, will form the Saptagram assembly constituency.
  • The other four gram panchayats under the Polba–Dadpur block—Dadpur, Makalpur, Satithan and Babnan—will be part of the Dhanekhali assembly constituency. The rest of the area defining this constituency will be covered by thirteen gram panchayats under the Dhaniakhali block, viz. Belmuri, Bhastara, Dashghara–I, Dashghara–II, Dhanekhali–I, Dhanekhali–II, Gurap, Gudubari–I, Gudubari–II, Khajudaha Milki, Mandra, Somaspur–I and Somaspur–II.
  • The other five gram panchayats under the Dhaniakhali block, viz. Perambua Sahabazar, Bhandarhati–I, Bhandarhati–II, Gopinathpur–I, Gopinathpur–II, will be part of the Tarakeswar assembly constituency.
  • The Pandua block will define the area under the Pandua assembly constituency.
  • The assembly constituencies of Balagarh and Dhanekhali will be reserved for Scheduled castes (SC) candidates.
  • The constituencies of Chunchura, Balagarh, Saptagram, Dhanekhali and Pandua will be assembly segments of the Hooghly (Lok Sabha constituency).
  • The Tarakeswar constituency will be assembly segments of the Arambag (Lok Sabha constituency), which will be reserved for SC candidates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook: Hugli, Series-20, Part XIIA" (PDF). Physiography, Page 17-24. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Table 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Directory of District, Subdivision, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal". Bardhaman - Revised in March 2008. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Hooghly". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Hooghly District Police". West Bengal Police. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Directory of District, Subdivision, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal". Hooghly - Revised in March 2008. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission" (PDF). Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. pp. 16,24–25. Retrieved 19 January 2009.