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Census Town
Mahira is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°37′44″N 87°12′44″E / 23.628956°N 87.212109°E / 23.628956; 87.212109Coordinates: 23°37′44″N 87°12′44″E / 23.628956°N 87.212109°E / 23.628956; 87.212109
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Barddhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,188
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raniganj

Mahira is a census town in Andal in Durgapur subdivision of Barddhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Mahira is located at 23°37′44″N 87°12′44″E / 23.628956°N 87.212109°E / 23.628956; 87.212109.

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]


As per 2011 Census of India Mahira had a total population of 4,188 of which 2,238 (53%) were males and 1,950 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 462. The total number of literates in Mahira was 2,564 (68.81% of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Mahira had a population of 4,492. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Mahira has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 49%. In Mahira, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Collieries in the Bankola Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Moira, Khandra, Bankola, Shyamsundarpur, Kumardihi A, Kumardihi B, Tilaboni, Shankerpur and Shankerpur OCP.[4]


Mahira has one primary school.[5]


  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. ^ "Coalmining impact on the Enviroment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.2. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  5. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003