Pandabeswar (community development block)
|Community development block|
|• Total||37.80 sq mi (97.89 km2)|
|Elevation||220 ft (67 m)|
|• Density||3,870/sq mi (1,496/km2)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5.30)|
|Literacy Rate||63.73 per cent|
Pandabeswar (community development block) (also spelt Pandaveswar) (Bengali: পাণ্ডবেশ্বর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Durgapur subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Andal and Pandabeswar police stations serve this block. The headquarters of this block is at Pandabeswar. Kendra Khottamdi, Ramnagar, Dalurband, Bilpahari, Nabgram, Sankarpur, Haripur, Konardihi, Bahula and Chhora are urban areas in this block. The census towns Chak Bankola and Parashkol are both partly in Andal block and partly in Pandabeswar block.
Pandabeswar is located at.
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.
As per 2001 census, Pandabeswar block had a total population of 146,445, out of which 79,992 were males and 66,453 were females. Pandabeswar block registered a population growth of 9.37 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Bardhaman district was 14.36 per cent.Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.
There is an all-weather rail bridge and road bridge built on the National Highway 60 across the river Ajay at Pandabeswar. It connects to the neighboring District of Birbhum.
The Nearest airport is located at 20 Km at Andal near the Steel city of Durgapur on National Highway 02 by the name of Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport. It was commissioned in the year 2015 and operates connecting flights to the National Capital Delhi and State capital Kolkata.
As per 2001 census, Pandabeswar block had a total literacy of 63.73 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 73.56 per cent female literacy was 51.65 per cent. Bardhaman district had a total literacy of 70.18 per cent, male literacy being 78.63 per cent and female literacy being 60.95 per cent.
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