Kajora

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Kajora
কাজোড়া
Census Town
Kajora is located in West Bengal
Kajora
Kajora
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°36′48″N 87°10′57″E / 23.613307°N 87.182583°E / 23.613307; 87.182583Coordinates: 23°36′48″N 87°10′57″E / 23.613307°N 87.182583°E / 23.613307; 87.182583
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 27,275
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raniganj
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Kajora is a census town in Andal CD Block in Durgapur subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Kajora is located at 23°36′48″N 87°10′57″E / 23.613307°N 87.182583°E / 23.613307; 87.182583.

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite 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]

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2011 Census of India Kajora had a total population of 27,275, of which 14,444 (53%) were males and 12,831 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 3,269. The total number of literates in Kajora was 16,539 (68.90% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Kajora had a population of 24,955. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Kajora has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 62%, and female literacy is 43%. In Kajora, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Kajora is a coal mining area.[4] One of the area headquarters of Eastern Coalfields Ltd., a subsidiary of Coal India Limited is located here.[5]

Collieries in the Kajora Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Madhupur, Madhusudanpur, Nabakajora, Madhabpur, Parascole, Jambad, Khas Kajora, Lachipur, Ghanashyam and Central Kajora.[6]

Transport[edit]

Kajora is on Grand Trunk Road or NH 19. Kajoragram railway station is 5 km from Andal on the Andal-Sainthia Branch Line of Eastern Railway.[7]

Education[edit]

Kajora has six primary, one secondary and one higher secondary schools.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p. 48,
  5. ^ ECL website - see under head Corporate – Geographic location and area
  6. ^ "Coalmining impact on the Environment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.2. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Eastern Railway time table
  8. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003