Raghunathganj

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Raghunathganj
Town
Raghunathganj is located in West Bengal
Raghunathganj
Raghunathganj
Location in West Bengal, India
Raghunathganj is located in India
Raghunathganj
Raghunathganj
Raghunathganj (India)
Coordinates: 24°28′05″N 88°03′14″E / 24.468°N 88.054°E / 24.468; 88.054Coordinates: 24°28′05″N 88°03′14″E / 24.468°N 88.054°E / 24.468; 88.054
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictMurshidabad
Government
 • Administrative DivisionMalda
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
742225 (Raghunathganj)
Vehicle registrationWB94
Lok Sabha constituencyJangipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyJangipur
Websitemurshidabad.gov.in

Raghunathganj is a town, not identified in 2011 census as a separate place, with a police station and post office, in the Raghunathganj I CD block in the Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography[edit]

Cities, towns and locations in the southern portion of Jangipur subdivision, Murshidabad district (including Suti I, Raghunathganj I, Raghunathganj II, Sagardighi CD blocks)
M: municipal town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, F: Facility
Abbreviation- TPS: Thermal Power Station, AMU: Aligarh Muslim University
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location[edit]

Raghunathganj is located at 24°28′05″N 88°03′14″E / 24.468°N 88.054°E / 24.468; 88.054.

Area overview[edit]

Jangipur subdivision is crowded with 52 census towns and as such it had to be presented in two location maps. One of the maps can be seen alongside. The subdivision is located in the Rarh region that is spread over from adjoining Santhal Pargana division of Jharkhand. The land is slightly higher in altitude than the surrounding plains and is gently undulating.[1][2]The river Ganges, along with its distributaries, is prominent in both the maps. At the head of the subdivision is the 2,245 m long Farakka Barrage, one of the largest projects of its kind in the country.[3]Murshidabad district shares with Bangladesh a porous international border which is notoriously crime prone (partly shown in this map).[4]The subdivision has two large power plants - the 2,100 MW Farakka Super Thermal Power Station and the 1,600 MW Sagardighi Thermal Power Station.[5][6]According to a 2016 report, there are around 1,000,000 (1 million/ ten lakh) workers engaged in the beedi industry in Jangipur subdivision. 90% are home-based and 70% of the home-based workers are women.[7][8][9]As of 2013, an estimated 2.4 million people reside along the banks of the Ganges alone in Murshidabad district. Severe erosion occurs along the banks.[10]

Note: The two maps present some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the maps are linked in the larger full screen maps.

Civic administration[edit]

Police station[edit]

Raghunathganj police station has jurisdiction over Raghunathganj I and Raghunathganj II CD blocks.[11]

CD block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Raghunathganj I CD block are located at Raghunathganj.[12]

Transport[edit]

State Highway 11A, runs from Raghunathganj to Bhagawangola.[13] Jangipur Road railway station is the main railway station of this area.

Education[edit]

Management Development Institute, Murshidabad, was established at Sakim Katnai, Kulori, PO Uttar Ramna, PS Raghunathganj. MDI, Murshidabad campus was inaugurated by Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, in 2014. It offers a residential post-graduate programme in management.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook: Murshidabad, Series 20 Part XII A" (PDF). Physiography, Page 13. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Murshidabad". Geography. Murshidabad district authorities. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Farakka Barrage Project". FBP. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Child labour, illness & lost childhoods, India's tobacco industry". Edge of Humanity Magazine, 27 December 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Power Generation". Farakka. NTPC. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  6. ^ "The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited". Sagardighi Thermal Power Project. WBPDCL. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  7. ^ Kar, Sunirmal. "Child workers in household industry: a study of beedi industry in Murshidabad district of West Bengal" (PDF). Viswa Bharati University thesis, page 5. Shodhganga. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  8. ^ "The 'Poor man's cigarette'". Gurvinder Singh. The Statesman, 22 January 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Beedi workers of Jangipur hold key". Indrani Dutta. The Hindu, 1 May 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Types and sources of floods in Murshidabad, West Bengal" (PDF). Swati Mollah. Indian Journal of Applied Research, February 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  11. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Murshidabad". Table 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  12. ^ "District Census Handbook: Murshidabad, Series 20 Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Murshidabad with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fourth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  13. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Management Development Institute, Murshidabad". MDIM. Retrieved 12 September 2017.