Tangla

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Tangla
টংলা
town
Tangla is located in Assam
Tangla
Tangla
Tangla is located in India
Tangla
Tangla
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°39′26″N 91°54′45″E / 26.657086°N 91.912479°E / 26.657086; 91.912479Coordinates: 26°39′26″N 91°54′45″E / 26.657086°N 91.912479°E / 26.657086; 91.912479
Country  India
State Assam
District Udalguri(B.T.A.D)
Government
 • Body Tangla Town Committee
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,313
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 784521
Telephone code 03711
Vehicle registration AS-27 (Udalguri)
Website udalguri.gov.in

Tangla (IPA: ˈtæŋglə or ˈtæŋlə) is a town and a town area committee in earlier Darrang district and present Udalguri district (BTAD) in the Indian state of Assam.
It was a prominent business place (Jute, Bua (Beetlenuts), Rice etc. and a host of small scale industries) and centre of culture in Darrang district but due to violent agitation by Bodos and Bodo insurgency since past 20 years, its glory had suffered badly.

A really admirable aspect of Tangla is that it has a really diverse population including Tea-tribes, Bodos, Rabhas, Bengali, Marowari, Muslim, Christian etc. which leads to its tolerant and rich culture. The population of this place is very culture and tradition sensitive. The population of the town organizes cultural rallies, meetings, exhibitions and other extravaganzas quite frequently. Every year Rongali Bihu, Bwisagu, Eid, Durga Puja, etc. are held with pomp and gaiety.

Tangla is situated 86 km from the capital city Guwahati and 87 km from Tezpur, the largest town on the north bank of the Brahmaputra valley.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Tangla town is divided into 4 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Tangla Town Committee has population of 17,183 of which 8,883 are males while 8,300 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1593 which is 9.27% of total population of Tangla (TC). In Tangla Town Committee, Female Sex Ratio is of 934 against state average of 958. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Tangla is around 957 compared to Assam state average of 962. Literacy rate of Tangla city is 86.16% higher than state average of 72.19%. In Tangla, Male literacy is around 89.79% while female literacy rate is 82.28%.

Tangla Town Committee has total administration over 3,872 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Town Committee limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Caste Factor[edit]

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 12.45% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 9.62% of total population in Tangla (TC).

Work Profile[edit]

Out of total population, 6,229 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 5,351 were males while 878 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 6229 working population, 91.06% were engaged in Main Work while 8.94% of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work. Tangla has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 70%. In Tangla, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Assamese is the major languages spoken in the urban area while others vastly spoken languages include Bodo, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Nepali, Hindi, English, etc. Assamese, Hindi, Bodo and Bangla are spoken widely in the surrounding areas.

Economy[edit]

The economy of this place is heavily dependent on business. It is a business an commercial hub of the entire district. Cultivators of nearby places finds a good market to sell their products. There are a number of co-operative societies as well as banking institutes. This place also has two weekly market days, one on Tuesday and another on Friday. These markets attracts a large number of people around the district these days, often making transportation very cumbersome in the town. There are also a number of tea gardens located nearby and Tangla is the nearest commercial access point for them. Before 1950, most of them were owned by British tea companies.

Governance[edit]

Tangla is a part of Mangaldai Lok Sabha Constituency. Kamali Basumatari is the present MLA from 64 No. Paneri LAC. This is her third tenure as an MLA.

Transportation[edit]

The town is well connected to the rest of the state by the Mangaldai-Bhutiachang (MB Road/State Highway 4) which allows people to access the National Highway 52 at Mangaldai. The place is well connected by Railways too,It has Tangla railway station which has daily trains to Kamakhya, New Jalpaiguri, Dekargaon, Rangiya and Naharlagun. Bus services also provide good connectivity to different parts of state.

Landmarks:

Street View of Tangla Charali
  • Bordoloi Bhawan
  • Congress Bhawan
  • Tangla College Park
  • Tangla Satsang Vihar(Kukurakata)[2]
  • Tangla Bara Masjid
  • Banseria Masjid
  • Hanuman Mandir(Station Road)
  • Jain Mandir
  • Don Bosco Catholic Church
  • Baptist Church
  • Lord Shiva Mandir
  • Sankardev Naam Ghar[3][better source needed]
  • Ganesh Mandir
  • Durga Mandir (Purani Tangla)

Educational Institutions:

Tangla is an education hub for the youth of entire district. There are many educational institutions that help good number of students come up with flying colors each year.

Colleges
Name Courses Available
Tangla College NAAC B accredited college. It offers bachelor's degrees in Arts,Commerce & Science streams,Diplomas in various computer fields.
   The College has also introduced MA,M.Sc (Maths),M.Com & PGDCA courses under Guwahati University IDOL with a regular(weekly) mode of classes
Tangla Govt Higher Secondary SEBA, AHSEC Arts
R.C. Saharia Teachere's Training College, Offers Bachelor of Education degree (B.ED.)
K.K Handique State Open University Offers various Bachelor's courses
North Darrang College, Arts Junior College
National Pioneer College Arts,Commerce & Science Junior College
Arunodoi Junior College Science & Arts Junior College
Presidency Junior College Junior College for Arts, Science and Commerce
NRDS Junior College Junior College for Arts
Tangla Public College Junior College for Arts
Don Bosco Higher Secondary School Junior College for Arts
Schools
Name Curicullum
Don Bosco School SEBA
Tangla Girls High School SEBA
Tangla Model High School SEBA
Auxilium Convent School SEBA
Arunodoi Academy SEBA
Tangla English Medium High School SEBA
Maharishi Vidya Mandir CBSE
National Pioneer Public School SEBA
Jatiya Vidyapith SEBA
Kendriya Jatiya Vidyapith SEBA
Adharsha Vidyapith SEBA
Shankardev Sishu Niketan SEBA
Jnanodai Vidyapeeth ( Kukurakata) SEBA
Navodaya Jatiya Vidyalaya SEBA
Play Way Kids School
Don Bosco Kids World
Alma Mater Silver School
Kinderland Pre-School, Affiliated to International Montessori Curriculum
Nilachal Public School
Pranabananda Vidya Mandir

Healthcare: Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha Thirty Bedded Govt Hospital is the nearest hospital of the town. There are a number of pharmacies,diagnostic centres and private practitioners in the town. A government run veterinary hospital is also located nearby.

Hotels:

  • Honey Hotel & S.R Lodge(T.B Road)
  • Monu Lodge (M.B Road)
  • Hotel Ajanta (Station Road)

Communication[edit]

Tangla has decent landline, mobile and internet connectivity. Internet connectivity through wireless datacards and Broadband is available. The major cellular service providers are Airtel, IDEA, BSNL, Aircel, Vodafone, Reliance.

3G services are a recent addition to the place.

Sl No. Mobile Operator
1 BSNL[4]
2 Aircel[5]
3 Reliance[6]
4 Airtel[7]
5 Idea Cellular[8]
6 Vodafone[9]

Nearest Railyway station: Tangla

Nearest Police station: Tangla

Nearest Airport: LGB International Airport Guwahati

References[edit]

www.udalguri.gov.in