Siduli

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Siduli
সিদুলি
Census Town
Siduli is located in West Bengal
Siduli
Siduli
Siduli is located in India
Siduli
Siduli
Location in West Bengal, 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
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,961
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Asansol
Vidhan Sabha constituency Raniganj
Website bardhaman.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]

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.[1]

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).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] 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.[4]

Collieries in the Kenda Area of Eastern Coalfields are: New Kenda, Bahula, Lower Kenda, Haripur, Chora, Chora Incline, Siduli, C.I.Jambad and Chora OCP.[5]

Transport[edit]

Siduli is 10 km from Andal on the Andal-Sainthia Branch Line of Eastern Railway.[6]

Education[edit]

Siduli has two primary schools.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ "Planning". Eastern Coalfields Limited. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Coalmining impact on the Environment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.2. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Eastern Railway rime table
  7. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003