Neamatpur

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Neamatpur
নিয়ামতপুর ( نعمت پور )
Neighbourhood in Asansol
Neamatpur is located in West Bengal
Neamatpur
Neamatpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°42′50″N 86°52′50″E / 23.713835°N 86.880694°E / 23.713835; 86.880694Coordinates: 23°42′50″N 86°52′50″E / 23.713835°N 86.880694°E / 23.713835; 86.880694
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Demonym(s) Asansolians / Asansolites/ Asansolbashi
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) 0341
Vehicle registration WB 37 / WB 38 / WB 44
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kulti
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Neamatpur is the Western neighbourhood in Asansol,[1] in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Neamatpur is located at 23°42′50″N 86°52′50″E / 23.713835°N 86.880694°E / 23.713835; 86.880694.

Asansol 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.[2] At the western fringe of the area the Barakar forms the boundary with Jharkhand. The main Railway Stations are Asansol Jn and Sitarampur Jn.

Asansol Municipal Corporation[edit]

According to the Kolkata Gazette notification of 3 June 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.[3]

Economy[edit]

It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[4] Neamatpur Central Workshop of Eastern Coalfield Ltd situated at Lithuria Road, Neamatpur. Some people in Neamatpur are also engaged with work in the Railways. Neamatpur does not have a Police Station though there is a Investigation Centre present. Neamatpur comes under Kulti Police station. Today Neamatpur is a busy trading hub due to being a border town of Bengal and Jharkhand. Due to being an industrial town its also a hub of organised crime and illegal brothels. Illegal coal and sand mining is rampant in Neamatpur and it vicinity. Lachhipur and Salanpur are two infamous brothels in the area.

History[edit]

History of Neamatpur: Hari Hor Roy was zamindar of Belrui, Neamatpur as well as some other small pockets of West Bengal. It's is said that previously their title was Singh. In the year 1848, the zamindar family were given the title Roy by the East India Company for their services to the trading company in administering the area. There is also a lane that is name after Sambunath Roy a descendant of Hari Hor Roy. With the abolition of Zamindari system the Roy's lost clout in Neamatpur and are now mostly in services and small business.

Moulana Abdur Rashid was a Imam of Neamatpur Jama Masjid, and teacher of Belrui N.G high School. Althrough his birth was in Dhaka (Bangladesh) but he came immigrant to Neamatpur and settled here. His essay are unforgettable for the spread of education in this area.18, february, 1979, after his death,their name associated with the establishment of a school ( Moulana Abdur Rashid Primary School) was initiated in 1989.

History of Coal Minning and Neamatpur police:

Neamatpur Investigation Center is one of the oldest Investigation Centre in Bardhaman District.1837 when Bankura district was formed, the Asansol-Ranigunj area was part of Bankura district. In 1847, Ranigunj subdivision was formed with three police stations –Ranigunj, Kanksa and Neamatpur and it was made a part of Bardhaman district. In 1906 the subdivisional headquarters was shifted to Asansol and the subdivision renamed accordingly. In 1910, the police stations in Asansol subdivision were Asansol, Ranigunj, Kanksa, Faridpur and Barakar. In 2006, Asansol subdivision has the following police stations: Chittaranjan, Salanpur, Barabani, Asansol (North), Asansol (South), Ranigunj, Jamuria, Hirapur and Kulti. In 1968, Durgapur subdivision was carved out of Asansol subdivision. The early mines were Sundarchak and Barademo. Coal in india was first discovered around Neamatpur. And one of the deepest coal mines Chinakuri 1/2, it is about 1.5 sq. K.m in area situated at the bank of damodar river

Educational Institutions[edit]

The Belrui N.G. Institution and Jaladhi Kumari Devi Uchcha Balika Bidyalaya are the two most renowned schools in and around Neamatpur. These two schools have produced many board exam Toppers in the Asansol region. The Nearest English Medium Schools are St. Patricks High School, St. Anthony School, St. Vincents School, Loreto Convent and The Assembly of God Church School, Sodepur. There is also Priyadarshini Public School nearby to Neamatpur. Narain Dangal Rashtriya Vidhyalaya Higher Secondary School present in Sitarampur is a renowned Hindi Medium school on the area. There is also an Urdu Medium School for girls "Islamia Girls Junior High School" is at Islamia School road, near Jama Masjid in Neamatpur (East).

There is an old primary school in the midst of the locality named "Kalidasi Vidyabithi" which is now upgraded to middle school stage.

Park and Interesting Places[edit]

There is a Water Park, at Neamatpur Chitaranjan Road, near Neamatpur Chorangi more,NH2 named Panorama Country Club and Resort. It has an Amusement Park cum Water Park for both kids and adults. There are several water park rides like Kids Pool, Wave pool for Adults, Cyclone, Slides. The amusement rides includes Dashing Car, Jumping Kangaroo, Sweet Cat, Gyroscope, Twin Dragon, several other land games and many more. There is a lovely Statue Park and a Large Food Court which serves delicious multi cuisine. The amusement park claims to have the biggest ghost house of Eastern India named the "Horror House".

The Country Club has a Hotel, Conference Hall, two Banquet Halls, two Big Lawns. Maithon Dam and the Kalyaneshwari Temple is roughly 7 to 8 km from there. In Near of neamatpur new bus stand a small village Harijanpara there is a Big temple of Devi Manasa mata.

Demographics[edit]

It mainly consists of Bengali, Khortha, Gujarati, Marwari, Hindi and Urdu-speaking people from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

Transport[edit]

Road connectivity to Neamatpur is provided by the Grand Trunk Road. One can go to Kolkata, Durgapur and Dhanbad easily, travelling by the Grand Trunk Road. One can also go to Purulia via Dishergarh and to Chittaranjan through the State Highway to Purulia and the Chittaranjan Road respectively.

Regular Minibus services are available from Asansol City Bus Terminus, Barakar, Chittaranjan and Dishergarh. All the mini buses provide a stoppage at Neamatpur. Some Express and Long Distance Government Buses also provide a stoppage at Neamatpur. Inter-state superfast buses plying to Dhanbad, Bokaro Steel City, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Giridih and Madhupur also stop at Neamatpur. Direct Bus connectivity to Kolkata is provided by South Bengal State Transport Corporation buses plying from Barakar, Chittaranjan and Purulia, else one can easily go to Asansol City Bus Terminus and avail bus services.

The nearest Railway Station is the Sitarampur Junction. The Howrah-Delhi rail track separates into the Main and Grand Chord lines at Sitarampur and rejoins at Mughalsarai. Hence many important trains on the Howrah - Delhi passes through and have stoppages at Sitarampur.

Now a wide 4 track Highway has been built connecting G.T.Road Neamatpur to IISCO Burnpur and in near future it should be extended to NH2. Earlier this was a rail track of IISCO between Kulti and Neamatpur. This railway had been used for goods train carrying IISCO materials only. There were so many ferocious reptiles & animals were moving around the rail track. Now they have gone away. Two famous Ponds named Banka and KamarBandh are also situated in the bank of this Highway. An ancient Maa Kali Temple is situated in the west of the neighborhood. The oldest Mosque is Jama Masjid situated at Islamia School Road, And an Oldest Madarsa Hanfiah Tajwid ul Quran situated at G.T.Road Neamatpur, east of the neighbourhood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.wbdma.gov.in/circulars/249-135-ma_2015-2016.pdf
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ "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 9 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p 666