Kajora

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Kajora
Census Town
Kajora is located in West Bengal
Kajora
Kajora
Location in West Bengal, India
Kajora is located in India
Kajora
Kajora
Kajora (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
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
Population
 (2011)
 • Total27,275
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
713338
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyAsansol
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRaniganj
Websitebardhaman.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]

Cities and towns in the southern and eastern portions of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, R: rural centre, A: airport, B: barrage, H: historical site
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location[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 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 in the 18th century led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[1]

Urbanisation[edit]

As per the 2011 census, 79.22% of the population of Durgapur subdivision was urban and 20.78% was rural. The sole municipal corporation in Durgapur subdivision is located at Durgapur and the subdivision has 38 (+1 partly) census towns (partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).[2]

Siduli, Khandra, Ukhra, Mahira, Dakshin Khanda, Harishpur, Kajora, a part of Andal (gram), (all in Andal CD Block), Parashkol (partly in Pandabeswar CD Block and partly in Andal CD Block) and Chak Bankola (partly in Pandabeswar CD Block and partly in Andal CD Block), lying north of NH 19 (old numbering NH 2)/ Grand Trunk Road form a cluster of census towns. This cluster is linked with two more clusters of census towns – one located south of NH 19 in Andal CD Block and another lying in Pandabeswar CD Block.[3]

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).[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] 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.[6] One of the area headquarters of Eastern Coalfields Ltd., a subsidiary of Coal India Limited is located here.[7]

Collieries in the Kajora Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Madhupur, Madhusudanpur, Nabakajora, Madhabpur, Parascole, Jambad, Khas Kajora, Lachipur, Ghanashyam and Central Kajora.[8]

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.[9]

Education[edit]

Kajora has six primary, one secondary and one higher secondary schools.[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 Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook Bardhaman, Series 20, Part XII A, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Map of Ondal CD Block, page 229. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 16 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. 48,
  7. ^ ECL website - see under head Corporate – Geographic location and area
  8. ^ "Coalmining impact on the Environment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.2. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  9. ^ Eastern Railway time table
  10. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine