Murgathaul

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Murgathaul
Census Town
Murgathaul is located in West Bengal
Murgathaul
Murgathaul
Location in West Bengal, India
Murgathaul is located in India
Murgathaul
Murgathaul
Murgathaul (India)
Coordinates: 23°37′33″N 87°04′10″E / 23.625819°N 87.069575°E / 23.625819; 87.069575Coordinates: 23°37′33″N 87°04′10″E / 23.625819°N 87.069575°E / 23.625819; 87.069575
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
Population
 (2011)
 • Total7,371
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitebardhaman.gov.in

Murgathaul is a census town in Raniganj CD Block in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Cities and towns in the eastern portion of Asansol Sadar subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, N: neighbourhood, R: rural centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location[edit]

Murgathaul is located at 23°37′33″N 87°04′10″E / 23.625819°N 87.069575°E / 23.625819; 87.069575.

The Asansol-Durgapur region has 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]

Jemari (J.K. Nagar Township), Belebathan, Murgathaul, Amkula, Egara, Sahebganj, Raghunathchak and Ballavpur form a cluster of census towns on the western and southern side of Raniganj. Banshra and Baktarnagar are adjacent to Raniganj on the eastern side.[2]

Urbanisation[edit]

As per the 2011 census, 83.33% of the population of Asansol Sadar subdivision was urban and 16.67% was rural.[3]In 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.[4]Asansol Sadar subdivision has 26 (+1 partly) Census Towns.(partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Murgathaul had a total population of 7,371 of which 3,920 (53%) were males and 3,451 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,031. The total number of literates in Murgathaul was 4,682 (73.85% of the population over 6 years).[5]

As of 2001 India census,[6] Murgathaul had a population of 7,872. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Murgathaul has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 64%, and female literacy is 39%. In Murgathaul, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

As per the 2011 census, the urban agglomeration (UA) centred upon Asansol had a population of 1,243,414. In addition to the erstwhile municipalities of Kulti, Jamuria, and Raniganj subsequently incorporated into the Asansol Municipal Corporation, the agglomeration included the census towns of Amkula, Baktarnagar, Ballavpur, Bhanowara, Domohani, Egara, Jemari (J.K. Nagar Township), Majiara, Murgathaul, Raghunathchak, Sahebganj and Topsi, and also Charanpur, an outgrowth of Jamuria.[7][4]

Economy[edit]

It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[8]

Collieries in the Satgram Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Kalidaspur, J.K.Nagar, Satgram, Ratibati, Chapui Khas, Mithapur, Nimcha, Jemehari, Pure Searsole, Tirath, Kuardih, Ardragram OCP and Seetaldasji OCP.[9]

Education[edit]

Murgathaul has one primary school.[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. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal: District Census Handbook, Barddhaman" (PDF). Map of Raniganj CD Block, page 215. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "The Kolkata Gazette" (PDF). Notification No. 335/MA/O/C-4/1M-36/2014 dated 3 June 2015. Department of Municipal Affairs, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Constituents of Urban Agglomerations having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Total, Census of India 2011. Government of India. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  8. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p 666,
  9. ^ "Coalmining impact on the Environment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.2. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  10. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine