Siduli

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Siduli
Census Town
Siduli is located in West Bengal
Siduli
Siduli
Location in West Bengal, India
Siduli is located in India
Siduli
Siduli
Siduli (India)
Coordinates: 23°39′18″N 87°12′28.8″E / 23.65500°N 87.208000°E / 23.65500; 87.208000Coordinates: 23°39′18″N 87°12′28.8″E / 23.65500°N 87.208000°E / 23.65500; 87.208000
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
Population
 (2011)
 • Total8,961
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyAsansol
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRaniganj
Websitebardhaman.gov.in

Siduli is a census town in Andal CD Block in Durgapur subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Cities and towns in the southern and eastern portions of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, R: rural centre, A: airport, B: barrage, H: historical site
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location[edit]

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite 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 in the 18th century led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[1]

Urbanisation[edit]

As per the 2011 census, 79.22% of the population of Durgapur subdivision was urban and 20.78% was rural. The sole municipal corporation in Durgapur subdivision is located at Durgapur and the subdivision has 38 (+1 partly) census towns (partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).[2]

Siduli, Khandra, Ukhra, Mahira, Dakshin Khanda, Harishpur, Kajora, a part of Andal (gram), (all in Andal CD Block), Parashkol (partly in Pandabeswar CD Block and partly in Andal CD Block) and Chak Bankola (partly in Pandabeswar CD Block and partly in Andal CD Block), lying north of NH 19 (old numbering NH 2)/ Grand Trunk Road form a cluster of census towns. This cluster is linked with two more clusters of census towns – one located south of NH 19 in Andal CD Block and another lying in Pandabeswar CD Block.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Siduli had a total population of 8,961 of which 4,693 (52%) were males and 4,268 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,154. The total number of literates in Siduli was 5,536 (70.91% of the population over 6 years).[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Siduli had a population of 8341. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Siduli has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 65%, and female literacy is 43%. In Siduli, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

As of 2015-16, Siduli opencast project in Kenda Area of Eastern Coalfields has a mineable reserve of 9.70 million tonnes. While Siduli opencast has capacity of 1 million tonnes per year, Siduli underground has a capacity of 1.02 million tonnes per year.[6]

As per ECL website telephone numbers, operational collieries in the Kenda Area of Eastern Coalfields in 2018 are: Bahula Colliery, Chora Block Incline, CI Jambad Colliery, Chora OCP, Haripur Colliery, Lower Kenda Colliery, New Kenda Colliery, Siduli Colliery, SK OCP, West Kenda OCP.[7]

Transport[edit]

Siduli railway station is located 10 km from Andal on the Andal-Sainthia Branch Line of Eastern Railway.[8]

Education[edit]

Siduli has two primary schools.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  2. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook Bardhaman, Series 20, Part XII A, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Map of Ondal CD Block, page 229. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Planning". Eastern Coalfields Limited. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Area wise Closed User Group (CUG) Telephone Numbers" (PDF). Kajora Area. Eastern Coalfields Limited. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  8. ^ Eastern Railway rime table
  9. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine