Katwa subdivision

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Katwa subdivision
কাটোয়া মহকুমা
Subdivision
Katwa subdivision is located in West Bengal
Katwa subdivision
Katwa subdivision
Katwa subdivision is located in India
Katwa subdivision
Katwa subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°39′N 88°08′E / 23.65°N 88.13°E / 23.65; 88.13Coordinates: 23°39′N 88°08′E / 23.65°N 88.13°E / 23.65; 88.13
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Headquarters Katwa
Area
 • Total 1,070.48 km2 (413.31 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 963,022
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2:IN
Website http://bardhaman.gov.in/

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

Overview[edit]

The Katwa subdivision extends from the Kanksa-Ketugram plain to the Bhagirathi basin. The Ajay flows through the subdivision and joins the Bhagirathi.[1]

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Subdivision Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
Rural
Population %
(2001)
Urban
Population %
(2001)
Asansol Asansol 831.89 1,672,659 16.63 83.37
Durgapur Durgapur 1,028.65 1,396,960 29.66 70.34
Bardhaman Sadar North Bardhaman 1,701.06 1,399,035 71.67 28.33
Bardhaman Sadar South Memari 1,410.03 1,198,155 95.54 4.46
Katwa Katwa 1,070.48 963,022 88.44 11.56
Kalna Kalna 993.75 1,097,732 87.00 13.00
Bardhaman district Bardhaman 7024.00 7,717,563 59.84 40.16

Katwa subdivision has a density of population of 900 per km2. 12.48% of the population of the district resides in this subdivision.[3]

Administrative units[edit]

Katwa subdivision has 3 police stations, 5 community development blocks, 5 panchayat samitis, 46 gram panchayats, 388 mouzas, 373 inhabited villages, 2 municipalities and 1 census town. The municipalities are at Katwa and Dainhat. The census town is: Panuhat. The subdivision has its headquarters at Katwa.[4][5]

Police stations[edit]

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

Police station Area covered
km2
Municipal town CD Block
Mongalkote 192.15 - Mongalkote
Ketugram 359 - Ketugram I, Ketugram II
Katwa 351.03 Katwa and Dainhat municipal areas Katwa I, Katwa II

Blocks[edit]

Community development blocks in Katwa subdivision are:[3][8]

CD Block Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
SC % ST % Hindus % Muslims % Literacy
Rate %
Census
Towns
Mongalkote Nutanhat 365.44 263,240 31.13 2.83 64.74 34.93 67.97 -
Ketugram I Kandra 193.98 165,408 25.79 0.62 52.98 46.77 68.00 -
Ketugram II Gangatikuri 160.03 118,567 36.64 0.58 79.75 20.15 65.96 -
Katwa I Katwa 168.94 173,087 31.62 0.62 70.33 29.41 70.36 1
Katwa II Dainhat 163.20 136,708 29.48 1.44 75.42 24.45 69.16 -

Gram panchayats[edit]

The subdivision contains 46 gram panchayats under 5 community development blocks:[9]

  • Katwa–I block consists of nine gram panchayats, viz. Alampur, Karajgram, Sargram, Gidhagram, Khajurdihi, Srikhanda, Goai, Koshigram and Sudpur.
  • Katwa–II block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Agradwip, Jagadanandspur, Palsona, Sreebati, Gazipur, Karui and Singi.
  • Ketugram–I block consists of eight gram panchayats, viz. Agardanga, Berugram, Murgram–Gopalpur, Pandugram, Ankhona, Jyandas–Kandara, Palita and Rajur.
  • Ketugram–II block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Billeswar, Ketugram, Nabagram, Sitahati, Gangatikuri, Maugram and Nirol.
  • Mongolkote block consists of 15 gram panchayats, viz. Bhalugram, Jhilu–II, Lakhuria, Paligram, Chanak, Kaichar–I, Majigram, Shimulia–I, Gotistha, Kaichar–II, Mongalkote, Shimulia–II, Jhilu–I, Kshirgram and Nigan.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

In Bardhaman district agriculture is the pre-dominant economic activity and the main source of livelihhod for the rural people. The soil and climate favours the production of food grains. Cash crops are also grown. Irrigation facilities have contributed in a major way towards higher agricultural productivity. Amongst the districts of West Bengal, Bardhaman district has maximum irrigated land under cultivation.[10]Given below is an overview of the agricultural production (all data in tonnes) for Katwa subdivision, other subdivisions and the district for the year 2013-14.[11]

CD Block/ Subdivision Rice Wheat Jute Pulses Oil seeds Potatoes Sugarcane
Mongalkote 196,760 63 634 18 2,582 10,731 5.052
Ketugram I 70,020 3 - 10 478 2,436 6,952
Ketugram II 56,963 394 4,383 131 2,276 5,465 72,111
Katwa I 41,312 27 - 20 133 26,405 10,136
Katwa II 144,555 151 60,151 38 1,963 6,891 3,232
Katwa subdivision 509,610 638 65,168 217 7,432 51,928 97,483
Kalna 257,149 3,461 179,375 164 11,425 159,659 565
Bardhaman Sadar North 653,644 895 - 102 3,002 89,428 2,200
Bardhaman Sadar South 441,645 1,758 33 1,375 14,619 883,457 1,192
Durgapur 44,073 518 - 74 224 12,115 126
Asansol 35,530 320 - 31 61 768 -
Bardhaman district 1,941,651 7,590 244,576 1,963 36,763 1,197,355 101,566

Education[edit]

Bardhaman district had a literacy rate of 76.21% as per the provisional figures of the census of India 2011. Asansol subdivision had a literacy rate of 77.33%, Durgapur subdivision 79.39%, Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision 75.89%, Bardhaman Sadar South subdivision 76.89%, Katwa subdivision 70.40% and Kalna subdivision 75.16%. [12]

Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Bardhaman district for the year 2013-14:[12]

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 678 97,084 33 4,029 57 41,686 95 109,054 8 18,463 41 8,036 1,608 45,957
Durgapur 515 71,689 29 2,208 58 37,182 73 90,423 7 12,719 37 18,190 1,633 53,679
Bardhaman Sadar North 831 73,733 36 2,715 107 63,856 83 86,912 7 23,122 37 7,566 2,035 72,653
Bardhaman Sadar South 787 59,920 38 3,138 103 59,680 60 62,371 5 9,521 7 2,069 2,067 64,473
Katwa 601 52,239 21 1,637 74 45,704 42 44,645 3 7,965 8 1,190 1,412 64,979
Kalna 673 54,249 26 1,984 74 55,964 51 65,334 4 9,594 7 663 1,761 67,996
Bardhaman district 4,085 408,914 183 15,711 473 304,072 404 458,739 34 81,384 137 37,714 10,516 368,737

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.[12]

The following institutions are located in Katwa 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 Bardhaman district.[17]

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 1 1 6 22 2 - 14 78 124 4,399 566 113,234 1,713,044
Durgapur 1 1 4 12 1 - 9 40 68 2,087 371 86,690 2,148,697
Bardhaman Sadar North 1 1 4 21 2 - 1 67 97 2,862 547 149,912 2,214,118
Bardhaman Sadar South - 1 5 21 - - - 12 39 374 41 209,640 1,619,459
Katwa 1 1 5 13 - - - 8 28 452 59 65,055 1,291,942
Kalna 1 1 4 17 - - - 20 43 619 45 49,640 1,186,491
Bardhaman district 5 6 28 106 5 - 24 225 399 10,793 1,629 674,171 10,173,751

Katwa subdivision has a subdivisional hospital at Katwa, block primary health centres at Srikhanda, Noapara, Mongolkote, Kandra and Ketugram, and primary health centres at Kaithan, Sudpur, Singi, Agradi, Raipur Kashiara, Nigon, Khirgram, Kasemnagar, Ankhona, Pandugram, Siblun and Sitahati.[18]

Electoral constituencies[edit]

Lok Sabha (parliamentary) and Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituencies in Katwa subdivision were as follows: [19]

Lok Sabha constituency Reservation Vidhan Sabha constituency Reservation CD Block and/or Gram panchayats and/or municipal areas
Bardhaman Purba Reserved for SC Katwa None Katwa municipality, Dainhat municipality, Katwa II CD Block and Khajurdihi, Sudpur, Karajgram and Goai gram panchayats of Katwa I CD Block.
All other Vidhan Sabha segments outside Katwa subdivision
Bolpur Reserved for SC Mangalkot None Mongalkote CD Block and Saragram, Gidhgram and Alampur gram panchayats of Katwa I CD Block
Ketugram None Ketugram I and Ketugram II CD Blocks and Koshigram and Srikhanda gram panchayats of Katwa I CD Block
Ausgram Reserved for SC Guskara municipality, Ausgram I and Ausgram II CD Blocks
All other Vidhan Sabha segments outside Katwa subdivision

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal: District Census Handbook, Barddhaman" (PDF). Physiography, pages 13-14. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "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. ^ a b "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Bardhaman". Table 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "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 17 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Burdwan District Police". Police Station. West Bengal Police. Retrieved 26 February 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". Bardhaman - Revised in March 2008. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "District Human Development Report: Bardhaman" (PDF). Pages 50-54. Development and Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Tables 18.1. Data for subdivisions/ district calculated by totalling the CD Block data provided. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Basic data: Table 4.4, 4.5, Clarifications: other related tables. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Katwa College". KC. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Kandra Radha Kanta Kundu Mahavidyalaya". KRKKM. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Chandrapur College". CC. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Government General Degree College, Mangalkote". GGDC. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Bardhaman". Table 3.1, 3.3. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Bardhaman district". Medical Institutions. Bardhaman district administration. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18, 15 February 2006" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 February 2017.