Mekhliganj subdivision

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Mekhliganj subdivision
মেখলিগঞ্জ মহকুমা
subdivision
Mekhliganj subdivision is located in West Bengal
Mekhliganj subdivision
Mekhliganj subdivision
Mekhliganj subdivision is located in India
Mekhliganj subdivision
Mekhliganj subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°21′N 88°55′E / 26.35°N 88.92°E / 26.35; 88.92Coordinates: 26°21′N 88°55′E / 26.35°N 88.92°E / 26.35; 88.92
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
Headquarters Mekhliganj
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB
Website wb.gov.in

Mekhliganj subdivision is a subdivision of the Cooch Behar district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of Mekhliganj municipality, Haldibari municipality, and two community development blocks: Mekhliganj and Haldibari. The two blocks contain 14 gram panchayats. The subdivision has its headquarters at Mekhliganj.

Area[edit]

Apart from the Mekhliganj municipality and Haldibari municipality, the subdivision contains rural areas of 14 gram panchayats under two community development blocs: Mekhliganj and Haldibari.[1] There is no urban area under these two blocks.[2]

Blocks[edit]

Mekhliganj block[edit]

Rural area under Mekhliganj block consists of eight gram panchayats, viz. Bagdogra–Fulkadabri, Jamaldaha, Niztarof, Uchalpukuri, Changrabandha, Kuchlibari, Ranirhat and Bhotbari.[1] Mekhliganj and Kuchlibari police stations serve this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Changrabandha.[4]

Haldibari block[edit]

Rural area under Haldibari block consists of six gram panchayats, viz. Boxiganj, Dakshin Bara Haldibari, Hemkumari, Uttar Bara Haldibari, Dewanganj and Per–Mekhliganj.[1] Haldibari police station serves this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Haldibari.[4]

Legislative segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the municipalities of Mekhliganj and Haldibari and the two blocks of Mekhliganj and Haldibari together will constitute the Mekhliganj assembly constituency of West Bengal. It will be reserved for Scheduled castes (SC) candidates. This constituency will be part of Jalpaiguri (Lok Sabha constituency), which will be reserved for SC candidates.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 19 March 2008. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "District Wise List of Statutory Towns( Municipal Corporation,Municipality,Notified Area and Cantonment Board) , Census Towns and Outgrowths, West Bengal, 2001". Census of India, Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "List of Districts/C.D.Blocks/ Police Stations with Code No., Number of G.Ps and Number of Mouzas". Census of India, Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Cooch Behar district. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 26 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission" (PDF). Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. pp. 4, 23. Retrieved 8 January 2009.