Namkhana

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Namkhana
Village
Namkhana is located in West Bengal
Namkhana
Namkhana
Location in West Bengal
Namkhana is located in India
Namkhana
Namkhana
Location in India
Coordinates: 21°46′12″N 88°13′53″E / 21.7699°N 88.2315°E / 21.7699; 88.2315Coordinates: 21°46′12″N 88°13′53″E / 21.7699°N 88.2315°E / 21.7699; 88.2315
Country India
State West Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD blockNamkhana
Area
 • Total7.02 km2 (2.71 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total7,058
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali[1][2]
 • Additional officialEnglish[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
743357
Telephone code+91 3210
Vehicle registrationWB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyMathurapur (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituencySagar
Websitewww.s24pgs.gov.in

Namkhana is a village and a gram panchayat within the jurisdiction of the Namkhana police station in the Namkhana CD block in the Kakdwip subdivision of the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

History[edit]

When the Tebhaga movement broke out in 1946, the peasant movement affected several areas of what is now South 24 Parganas. Kakdwip and Namkhana were the storm centres of the movement.[3]

Geography[edit]

Places in Kakdwip subdivision (Kakdwip, Sagar, Namkhana, Patharpratima CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
R: rural/ urban centre
Places linked with coastal activity are marked in blue
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Area overview[edit]

Kakdwip subdivision has full rural population. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta. The southern part of the delta has numerous channels and islands such as the Henry Island, Sagar Island, Frederick Island and Fraserganj Island. The subdivision is a part of the Sundarbans settlements. A comparatively recent country-wide development is the guarding of the coastal areas by special coastal forces. The area attracts large number of tourists – Gangasagar and Fraserganj-Bakkhali are worth mentioning. Gobardhanpur holds a promise for the future.[4][5][6]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Location[edit]

Namkhana is located at 21°46′12″N 88°13′53″E / 21.7699°N 88.2315°E / 21.7699; 88.2315. It has an average elevation of 4 metres (13 ft).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Census of India, Namkhana had a total population of 7,058 of which 3,609 are males and 3,449 are females.[7]

Civic administration[edit]

Police station[edit]

Namkhana police station covers an area of 95.26 km2. It has jurisdiction over parts of the Namkhana CD block.[8][9]

CD block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of the Namkhana CD block are located at Namkhana village.[10]

Transport[edit]

Namkhana is on the National Highway 12.[11]

Namkhana railway station is on the Sealdah–Namkhana line of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.[11][12]

Commuters[edit]

With the electrification of the railways, suburban traffic has grown tremendously since the 1960s. As of 2005-06, more than 1.7 million (17 lakhs) commuters use the Kolkata Suburban Railway system daily. After the partition of India, refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan and Bangladesh had a strong impact on the development of urban areas in the periphery of Kolkata. The new immigrants depended on Kolkata for their livelihood, thus increasing the number of commuters. Eastern Railway runs 1,272 EMU trains daily.[13]

Healthcare[edit]

Dwarikanagar Rural Hospital at Dwarikanagar, with 30 beds, is the major government medical facility in the Namkhana CD block.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fact and Figures". Wb.gov.in. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  2. ^ "52nd Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). Nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ "District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas". Chapter 1.2, South 24 Parganas in Historical Perspective, pages 7-9. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South Twety-four Parganas". Table 2.1 , 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 13, Physigraphy. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  6. ^ "District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas". Chapter 9: Sundarbans and the Remote Islanders, p 290-311. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Namkhana population – South 24 Parganas, West Bengal". Census 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Namkhana". Sundarban police district. West Bengal police. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  9. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South 24 Parganas". Table No. 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  10. ^ "BDO Offices under South 24 Parganas District". West Bengal Public Library Network, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  11. ^ a b Google maps
  12. ^ "34792 Sealdah-Namkhana Local". Time Table. India Rail Info. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  13. ^ Mondal, Bhaswati. "Commuting and Metropolitan Development of Kolkata". Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Rural Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 16 December 2019.