Salanpur (community development block)
|Community development block|
|• Total||42.42 sq mi (109.86 km2)|
|• Density||3,690/sq mi (1,423/km2)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5.30)|
|Area code(s)||+91 341|
|Literacy Rate||78.22 per cent|
Salanpur (community development block) (Bengali: সালানপুর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Asansol subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Chittaranjan and Salanpur police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Rupnarayanpur Bazar. Chittaranjan, Rupnarainpur and Jemari are urban areas in this block. It is a suburb of Asansol.
Rupnarainpur is located at.
The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. This area lies between two 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.The Barakar River and Maithon Reservoir forms the western boundary of this block.
As per 2001 census, Salanpur block had a total population of 156,338, out of which 82,741 were males and 73,597 were females. Salanpur block registered a population growth of 9.64 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.
With extensive underground mining for many years, this area has been facing the problem of land subsidence. About 361 villages under the Raniganj and Salanpur coalfield areas are the victims of subsidence.
The West Bengal Government signed in May 2007 an agreement with Bhushan Steel to set up a 2 million tonnes integrated steel plant and a 1000 MW captive thermal power plant at Salanpur. 2,500 acres (10 km2) of land will be required for the purpose. The plant was expected to be operational in 2012.
As per 2001 census, Salanpur block had a total literacy of 78.22 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 87.07 per cent female literacy was 68.20 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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