Durgapur subdivision

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Durgapur subdivision
দুর্গাপুর মহকুমা
Subdivision
Durgapur Steel Plant
Durgapur Steel Plant
Durgapur subdivision is located in West Bengal
Durgapur subdivision
Durgapur subdivision
Durgapur subdivision is located in India
Durgapur subdivision
Durgapur subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°29′N 87°19′E / 23.48°N 87.32°E / 23.48; 87.32Coordinates: 23°29′N 87°19′E / 23.48°N 87.32°E / 23.48; 87.32
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Headquarters Durgapur
Area
 • Total 771.28 km2 (297.79 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,209,372
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2:IN
Website http://bardhaman.gov.in/

Durgapur subdivision is an administrative subdivision of the Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Overview[edit]

The rocky undulating topography with laterite soil found in the western part of the district extends to the western part of Durgapur subdivision. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal in the 18th century led to industrialisation of the western part of the subdivision. Most of the forests in the western part of the subdivision have been cleared but the eastern part remained thickly forested till more recent times and some are still there. Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over a part of the forest. The eastern part of the subdivision gradually slopes down to the rice plains of Bengal.[1][2]

Subdivisions[edit]

Paschim Bardhaman district is divided into the following two administrative subdivisions:[3][4]

Subdivision Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
Rural
Population %
(2011)
Urban
Population %
(2011)
Asansol Sadar Asansol 831.89 1,672,659 16.67 83.33
Durgapur Durgapur 771.28 1,209,372 20.78 79.22
Paschim Bardhaman district Asansol 1,603.17 2,882,031 18.39 81.61

Note:Before bifurcation of the erstwhile Bardhaman district Galsi I was in Durgapur subdivision, but after bifurcation it is in Bardhman Sadar North subdivision.

Administrative units[edit]

Durgapur subdivision has 6 police stations, 4 community development blocks, 4 panchayat samitis, 27 gram panchayats, 171 mouzas, 151 inhabited villages, 1 municipal corporation and 38 census towns+1 (partly). The single municipal corporation is at Durgapur. The census towns are: Siduli, Khandra, Chak Bankola, Ukhra, Mahira, Dakshin Khanda, Parashkol, Kajora, Harishpur, Palashban, Dignala, Andal (gram), Ondal, Baska, Bilpahari, Ramnagar, Dalurband, Baidyanathpur, Mahal, Konardihi, Nabgram, Sankarpur, Haripur, Chhora, Bahula, Mandarbani, Banagram, Sirsha, Nabaghanapur, Sarpi, Ichhapur, Arra, Gopalpur, Bamunara, Amlajora, Kanksa, Debipur, Prayagpur and Kendra Khottamdi (part). The subdivision has its headquarters at Durgapur.[5][6]

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2011 Census of India data Durgapur subdivision, after bifurcation of Bardhaman district in 2017, had a total population of 1,209,372. There were 628,883 (52%) males and 580,489 (48%) females. Population below 6 years was 130,117.[7]

As per the 2011 census data the total number of literates in Durgapur subdivision, after bifurcation of Bardhaman district in 2017, was 867,905 (80.42% of the population over 6 years) out of which males numbered 487,056 (86.85% of the male population over 6 years) and females numbered 337,153 (65.15% of the female population over 6 years).[7]

Religion in Durgapur subdivision
Hindu
90.15%
Muslim
8.34%
Christian
0.26%
Others
1.26%

In the 2011 census Hindus numbered 1,090,229 and formed 90.15% of the population in Durgapur subdivision. Muslims numbered 100,802 and formed 8.34% of the population. Christians numbered 3,158 and formed 0.26% of the population. Others numbered 15,183 and formed 1.26% of the population.[8]

Police stations[edit]

Police stations in Durgapur subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction:[9][10][11]

Police station Area covered
km2
Municipal town CD Block
Andal 106 - Andal (part), Pandabeswar (part)
Pandabeswar 161 - Andal (part), Pandabeswar (part)
Durgapur 80 - Andal (part)
Faridpur 106.56 - Faridpur Durgapur (part)
New Township 23 Durgapur Faridpur Durgapur (part)
Kanksa 280 - Kanksa
Coke Oven 49 Durgapur -

Blocks[edit]

Community development blocks in Durgapur subdivision are:[3][12]

CD Block Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
SC % ST % Hindus % Muslims % Literacy
Rate %
Census
Towns
Andal Andal 84.87 186,915 28.10 4.08 90.52 8.69 77.25 12+2 (part)
Pandabeswar Pandabeswar 97.80 161,891 30.38 6.68 86.36 12.59 73.01 11+3 (part)
Faridpur Durgapur Laudoha 155.97 115.924 31.61 6.96 85.33 13.89 74.14 6
Kanksa Kanksa 279.44 178,125 34.99 10.24 91.61 6.82 76.34 7

Gram panchayats[edit]

The subdivision contains 36 gram panchayats under 5 community development blocks:[6]

  • Durgapur–Faridpur block consists of six gram panchayats, viz. Gaurbazar, Ichhapur, Laudoha, Gogla, Jemua and Pratappur.
  • Kanksa block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Amlajora, Bidbehar, Kanksa, Trilokchandrapur, Bankati, Gopalpur and Molandighi.
  • Andal block consists of eight gram panchayats, viz. Andal, Kajora, Madanpur, Sreerampur, Dakshinkhanda, Khandara, Ramprasadpur and Ukhra.
  • Pandabeswar block consists of six gram panchayats, viz. Baidyanathpur, Chhora, Kendra, Behula, Haripur and Nabagram.

Economy[edit]

Coal mining[edit]

Sonpur Bazari open cast project of Eastern Coalfields produced 6.4 million tonnes of coal in 2015-16.[13] Eastern Coalfields has been producing around 30 million tonnes per annum from its open cast mines, it has been modernising its underground mines to produce around 10 million tonnes per annum from its underground mines. A major effort was on at its Jhanjra mines to produce 3 – 3.5 million tonnes per annum.[14][15]

Industry[edit]

Durgapur Steel Plant of Steel Authority of India, set up in the fifties, has a rated capacity of 2.2 million tonnes of crude steel, after expansion and modernisation. The plant is consistently performing at beyond its rated capacity.[16]

Education[edit]

Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Paschim Bardhaman district, after bifurcation of Bardhaman district in 2017, with data for the year 2013-14:[17]

Subdivision Primary
School
Middle
School
High
School
Higher Secondary
School
General
College, Univ
Technical /
Professional Instt
Non-formal
Education
Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student
Asansol Sadar 678 97,084 33 4,029 57 41,686 95 109,054 8 18,463 41 8,036 1,608 45,957
Durgapur 399 62339 23 1,904 43 28,057 64 83,075 6 11,229 36 18,090 1,337 45,014
Paschim Bardhaman district 1,077 159,423 56 5,933 110 69,743 159 192,129 14 29,692 77 26,126 2,945 90,971

Note: Primary schools include junior basic schools; middle schools, high schools and higher secondary schools include madrasahs; technical schools include junior technical schools, junior government polytechnics, industrial technical institutes, industrial training centres, nursing training institutes etc.; technical and professional colleges include engineering colleges, medical colleges, para-medical institutes, management colleges, teachers training and nursing training colleges, law colleges, art colleges, music colleges etc. Special and non-formal education centres include sishu siksha kendras, madhyamik siksha kendras, centres of Rabindra mukta vidyalaya, recognised Sanskrit tols, institutions for the blind and other handicapped persons, Anganwadi centres, reformatory schools etc.[17]

The following institutions are located in Durgapur subdivision:

Healthcare[edit]

The table below (all data in numbers) presents an overview of the medical facilities available and patients treated in the hospitals, health centres and sub-centres in 2014 in Paschim Bardhaman district, after bifurcation of Bardhaman district in 2017, with data for the year 2013-14.[36]

Subdivision Health & Family Welfare Deptt, WB Other
State
Govt
Deptts
Local
bodies
Central
Govt
Deptts /
PSUs
NGO /
Private
Nursing
Homes
Total Total
Number
of
Beds
Total
Number
of
Doctors
Indoor
Patients
Outdoor
Patients
Hospitals
Rural
Hospitals
Block
Primary
Health
Centres
Primary
Health
Centres
Asansol Sadar 1 1 6 22 2 - 14 78 124 4,399 566 113,234 1,713,044
Durgapur 1 - 3 10 1 - 9 38 62 2,034 364 79,876 1,837,026
Paschim Bardhaman district 2 1 9 32 3 - 23 116 183 9,433 930 193,110 3,550,070

Durgapur subdivision has a subdivisional hospital at Durgapur. It has block primary health centres at Khandra (Ukhra), Laudoha and Panagarh, and primary health centres at Andal, Pandabeswar, Kantaberia, Molandighi, Shyambazar, Shibpur and Silampur.[37]SAIL has a 640-bed hospital with modern facilities at Durgapur.[38] Other hospitals in Durgapur include DPL Hospital at DPL Colony, Durgapur, DTPS Hospital at Durgapur, ESI Hospital at Bidhannagar, Durgapur, IQ City Narayan Hrudalaya Hospital at Durgapur, Lion’s Club Hospital at Benachity, Durgapur, The Mission Hospital at Bidhannagar, Durgapur, Vivekananda Hospital at Bidhannagar, Durgapur and[39]ECL’s Bankola Area Hospital at Ukhra, ECL’s Regional Hospital at Bahula, Mandarbani Hospital at Panthnagar.[40]

Gouri Devi Institute of Medical Sciences is a medical college with 300-bedded multi-speciality health care venture, started in 2017 at Rajbandh. The hospital was established in 2012.[41][42]

Electoral constituencies[edit]

Lok Sabha (parliamentary) and Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituencies in Durgapur subdivision were as follows:[43]

Lok Sabha constituency Vidhan Sabha constituency Reservation CD Block and/or Gram panchayats and/or municipal areas
Asansol Raniganj None Raniganj municipality of Asansol subdivision and Andal CD Block
Pandaveswar None Pandabeswar and Faridpur Durgapur CD Blocks
All other constituencies in Asansol subdivision
Bardhaman-Durgapur Durgapur Paschim None Ward nos. 11 – 22 and 29 – 43 of Durgapur municipal corporation
Durgapur Purba None Ward nos. 1 – 10, 23 – 28 of Durgapur municipal corporation and Amlajora, Gopalpur and Molandighi gram panchayats of Kanksa CD Block
Galsi Reserved for SC Galsi I CD Block, Galsi and Kurkuba gram panchayats of Galsi II CD Block outside Durgapur subdivision and Kanksa, Trilokchandrapur, Bankati and Bidbehar gram panchayats of Kanksa CD Block
All other Vidhan Sabha segments outside Durgapur subdivision

External links[edit]

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