Parashkol – Wikipedia

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Census Town in West Bengal, India

Parashkol is a census town located partly in the Pandabeswar CD block and partly in the Andal CD block of the Durgapur subdivision in the Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Cities, towns and ECL Areas in the northern portion of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, R: rural administrative centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Konardihi, Nabgram, Chak Bankola, Sankarpur, Haripur, Bahula, Chhora and Parashkol form a cluster of census towns in the southern portion of Pandabeswar CD block.[1]


According to the 2011 census, 79.22% of the population of the Durgapur subdivision was urban and 20.78% was rural. Durgapur subdivision has 1 municipal corporation at Durgapur and 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]


According to the 2011 Census of India the portion of Parashkol in Pandabeswar CD block had a total population of 10,367, of which 5,483 (53%) were males and 4,884 (47%) were females. Population in the age range 0–6 years was 1,223. The total number of literate persons in this portion of Parashkol was 6,470 (70.76% of the population over 6 years). The portion of Parashkol in Andal CD block had a total population of 845, of which 480 (57%) were males and 365 (43%) were females. Population in the age range 0–6 years was 80. The total number of literate persons in this portion of Parashkol was 625 (81.70% of the population over 6 years).[3]

*For language details see Andal (community development block)#Language and religion

As of 2001[update] India census,[4] Parashkol had a population of 10,989. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Parashkol has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 44%. In Parashkol, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


According to the District Census Handbook 2011, Bardhaman, Parashkol covered an area of 0.07+6.73 km2. Among the civic amenities, the protected water-supply involved overhead tank, tap water from treated sources, hand pump, tubewell, borewell. It had 75+856 domestic electric connections. Among the educational facilities it had were 4+1 primary schools, 0+3 middle schools, 0+1 secondary school, the nearest senior secondary school at Andal 7 km away. Among the important commodities it produced were paddy, bricks, vegetables.[5]


It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[6]

As per ECL website telephone numbers, operational collieries in the Kajora Area of Eastern Coalfields in 2018 are: Central Kajora Colliery, Jambad OCP, Jambad UG, Khas Kajora Colliery, Lachipur Colliery, Madhusudanpur Colliery, Madhabpur Colliery, Naba Kajora Colliery and Porascole Colliery.[7]


Parashkol has two primary schools.[8]


Medical facilities in the Kajora Area of ECL are available at Kajora Area Dispensary (Kajora Morh, PO Kajoragram), Madhusudanpur Colliery (PO Dakshin Khanda), Naba Kajora (PO Kajora Gram), Jambad (UG) (PO Parasea), Madhabpur (PO Kajoragram), Parascole (E&W) (PO Parascole), Khas Kajora (PO Kajoragram), Lachipur (PO Kajoragram), Central Kajora (PO Kajoragram), Jambad OCP (PO Parasea).[9]


  1. ^ “District Census Handbook Bardhaman, Series 20, Part XII A, Census of India 2011” (PDF). Map of Pandabeswar CD Block, page 243. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  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. ^ “2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables”. West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  4. ^ “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.
  5. ^ “District Census Handbook Barddhaman, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A” (PDF). Section II Town Directory, Pages 1179-1210; Statement I: Status and Growth History, Page 1179; Statement II: Physical Aspects and Location of Towns, Page 1188; Statement III: Civic and other Amenities, Page 1191; Statement IV: Medical Facilities, Page 1196; Statement V: Educational, Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Page 1200; Statement VI:Industry and Banking, Page 1209. Directorate of census Operations V, West Bengal. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  6. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in Bengali) , Vol I, p 666, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  7. ^ “Area wise Closed User Group (CUG) Telephone Numbers” (PDF). Kajora Area. Eastern Coalfields Limited. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  8. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ “Details of medical facilities in CIL and its subsidiaries”. ECL. CIL. Retrieved 15 May 2020.