Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision – Wikipedia

Subdivision in West Bengal, India

Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision is an administrative subdivision of the Purba Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Overview[edit]

The uneven laterite territory found in the western part of Paschim Bardhaman district extends up to Ausgram and then the alluvial floodplains commence. Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision extends from the Kanksa Ketugram plain, which lies along the Ajay on the north to the Bardhaman Plain, the central plain area of the district, with the Damodar on the south and the east.[1][2]

Subdivisions[edit]

Purba Bardhaman district is divided into the following administrative subdivisions:[3][4]

Subdivision Headquarters Area
km2
Population
(2011)
Rural
Population %
(2011)
Urban
Population %
(2011)
Bardhaman Sadar North Bardhaman 1,958.43 1,586,623 73.58 26.42
Bardhaman Sadar South Memari 1,410.03 1,198,155 95.54 4.46
Katwa Katwa 1,070.48 963,022 88.44 11.56
Kalna Kalna 993.75 1,087,732 87.00 13.00
Purba Bardhaman district Bardhaman 5,432.69 4,835,532 84.98 15.02

Note:Before bifurcation of the erstwhile Bardhaman district Galsi I was in Durgapur subdivision, but after bifurcation it is in Bardhman Sadar North subdivision.

Administrative units[edit]

Cities and towns in the Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision of Purba Bardhaman district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, H: historical site, W: river project, C: craft centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision has 7 police stations, 7 community development blocks, 7 panchayat samitis, 64 gram panchayats, 603 mouzas, 580 inhabited villages, 2 municipalities and 8 census towns. The two municipalities are at Bardhaman and Guskara. The census towns are: Goda, Bahir Sarbamangala, Mirzapur, Nari, Gangpur, Raipur, Sukdal and Bud Bud. The subdivision has its headquarters at Bardhaman.[5][6]

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2011 Census of India data Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision, after bifurcation of Bardhaman district in 2017, had a total population of 1,586,623. There were 808,443 (51%) males and 778,190 (49%) females. Population below 6 years was 161,621.[7]

As per the 2011 census data the total number of literates in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision, after bifurcation of Bardhaman district in 2017, was 1,076,352 (75.53% of the population over 6 years) out of which males numbered 592,465 (81.59% of the male population over 6 years) and females numbered 483,837 (69.24% of the female population over 6 years).[7]

See also – List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate

Religion in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision
Hindu

77.17%
Muslim

21.76%
Christian

0.28%
Others

0.79%

In the 2011 census Hindus numbered 1,224,367 and formed 77.17% of the population in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision. Muslims numbered 345,264 and formed 21.76% of the population. Christians numbered 4,444 and formed 0.28% of the population. Others numbered 12,548 and formed 0.79% of the population.[8]

Police stations[edit]

Police stations in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction:[3][9]

In the police set up Kanksa PS is under the Subdivisional Police Officer of Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision.[3]

Community development blocks in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision are:[3][10]

Gram panchayats[edit]

The subdivision contains 64 gram panchayats under 7 community development blocks:[6]

  • Ausgram–I block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Ausgram, Billagram, Dignagar–II, Ukta, Berenda, Dignagar–I and Guskara–II.
  • Ausgram–II block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Amarpur, Eral, Ramnagar, Vedia, Debshala, Kota and Valki.
  • Bhatar block consists of 14 gram panchayats, viz. Amarun–I, Banpash, Eruar, Sahebganj–I, Amarun–II, Barabeloon–I, Mahachanda, Sahebganj–II, Bolgona, Barabeloon–II, Mahata, Bamunara, Bhatar and Nityanandapur.
  • Burdwan–I block consists of nine gram panchayats, viz. Baghar–I, Belkash, Rayan–I, Baghar–II, Kshetia, Rayan–II, Bandul–I, Kurmun–I, Saraitikar.
  • Burdwan–II block consists of nine gram panchayats, viz. Baikunthapur–I, Barsul–I, Kurmun–II, Baikunthapur–II, Barsul–II, Nabastha–I, Bandul–II, Gobindapur and Nabastha–II.
  • Galsi–I block consists of nine gram panchayats, viz. Budbud, Loapur Krishnarampur, Paraj, Uchchagram, Chaktentul, Potna–Pursa, Loa Ramgopalpur, Mankar and Serorai.
  • Galsi–II block consists of nine gram panchayats, viz. Adra, Gohogram, Maszidpur, Bhunri, Khano, Sanko, Galsi, Kurkuba and Satinandi.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

In the erstwhile Bardhaman district agriculture was the pre-dominant economic activity and the main source of livelihood for the rural people. The soil and climate favours the production of food grains. Cash crops are also grown. Irrigation facilities had contributed in a major way towards higher agricultural productivity. Amongst the districts of West Bengal, Bardhaman district had maximum irrigated land under cultivation.[11] Given below is an overview of the agricultural production (all data in tonnes) for Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision, other subdivisions and the Purba Bardhaman district, after bifurcation of the erstwhile Bardhaman district, with data for the year 2013–14.[12]

CD Block/ Subdivision Rice Wheat Jute Pulses Oil seeds Potatoes Sugarcane
Burdwan I 159,649 1 1,594 23,526 398
Burdwan II 61,668 21 168 54,888
Ausgram I 11,901 305 45 582 38,175 721
Ausgram II 69,852 538 22 167 6,640
Bhatar 252,997 52 8 1,661 2,780 1,081
Galsi I 34,982 13 6 57 15,754 0
Galsi II 100,577 5 592 22,833
Bardhaman Sadar North 688,626 908 108 3,059 105,182 1,802
Bardhaman Sadar South 441,645 1,758 33 1,375 14,619 883,457 1,192
Katwa 509,610 638 65,168 217 7,432 51,928 97,483
Kalna 257,149 3,461 179,375 164 11,425 159,659 565
Purba Bardhaman district 1,897,030 6,765 244,576 1,864 36,535 1,200,226 101,042

Education[edit]

Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Purba Bardhaman district, after bifurcation of Bardhaman district in 2017, with data for the year 2013-14:[13]

Subdivision Primary
School
Middle
School
High
School
Higher Secondary
School
General
College, Univ
Technical /
Professional Instt
Non-formal
Education
Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student
Bardhaman Sadar North 947 83,083 42 3,019 122 72,981 92 94,260 8 24,612 38 7,666 2,331 81,318
Bardhaman Sadar South 787 59,920 38 3,138 103 59,680 60 62,371 5 9,521 7 2,069 2,067 64,473
Katwa 601 52,239 21 1,637 74 45,704 42 44,645 3 7,965 8 1,190 1,412 64,979
Kalna 673 54,249 26 1,984 74 55,964 51 65,334 4 9,594 7 663 1,761 67,996
Purba Bardhaman district 3,008 249,491 127 9,778 373 234,329 245 266,610 20 51,692 60 11,588 7,571 277,766

Note: Primary schools include junior basic schools; middle schools, high schools and higher secondary schools include madrasahs; technical schools include junior technical schools, junior government polytechnics, industrial technical institutes, industrial training centres, nursing training institutes etc.; technical and professional colleges include engineering colleges, medical colleges, para-medical institutes, management colleges, teachers training and nursing training colleges, law colleges, art colleges, music colleges etc. Special and non-formal education centres include sishu siksha kendras, madhyamik siksha kendras, centres of Rabindra mukta vidyalaya, recognised Sanskrit tols, institutions for the blind and other handicapped persons, Anganwadi centres, reformatory schools etc.[13]

The following institutions are located in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision:

Healthcare[edit]

The table below (all data in numbers) presents an overview of the medical facilities available and patients treated in the hospitals, health centres and sub-centres in 2014 in Purba Bardhaman district, after bifurcation of the erstwhile Bardhaman district in 2017, with data for the year 2013–14.[31]

Subdivision Health & Family Welfare Deptt, WB Other
State
Govt
Deptts
Local
bodies
Central
Govt
Deptts /
PSUs
NGO /
Private
Nursing
Homes
Total Total
Number
of
Beds
Total
Number
of
Doctors
Indoor
Patients
Outdoor
Patients
Hospitals Rural
Hospitals
Block
Primary
Health
Centres
Primary
Health
Centres
Bardhaman Sadar North 1 2 5 23 2 1 69 103 2,915 554 156,726 2,525,789
Bardhaman Sadar South 1 5 21 12 39 374 41 209,640 1,619,459
Katwa 1 1 5 13 8 28 452 59 65,055 1,291,942
Kalna 1 1 4 17 20 43 619 45 49,640 1,186,491
Purba Bardhaman district 3 5 19 74 2 1 109 213 4,360 699 481,061 6,623,681

Medical facilities available in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision are as follows:

Hospitals: (Name, location, beds)[32]
Bardhaman Medical College & Hospital, Bardhaman, 1,105 beds
Bardhaman Jail Hospital, Bardhaman, 35 beds
Bardhaman Police Hospital, Bardhaman, 44 beds
Bardhaman Railway Hospital, Bardhaman, 5 beds
Indian Red Cross Society, Bardhaman, 60 beds
Lions Club, Bardhaman, 15 beds
Rural Hospitals: (Name, CD block, location, beds)[32]
Bononabagram Rural Hospital, Ausgram I CD block, Bononabagram, 30 beds
Mankar Rural Hospital, Galsi I CD block, Mankar, 30 beds
Pursha Rural Hospital, Galsi I CD block, Pursha, 30 beds
Bhatar Rural Hospital, Bhatar CD block, Bhatar, 60 beds
Block Primary Health Centres: (Name, block, location, beds)[32]
Kurmun BPHC, Burdwan I CD block, Kurmun, 10 beds
Barshul BPHC, Burdwan II CD block, Barshul, 10 beds
Jamtara BPHC, Ausgram II CD block, Jamtara, PO Amragar, 15 beds
Adrahati BPHC, Galsi II CD block, Adrahati, 15 beds
Primary Health Centres: (CD block-wise)(CD block, PHC location, beds)[32]
Burdwan I CD block: Baghat (4), Jamar, PO Korar (10)
Burdwan II CD block: Bamchandipur, PO Jateram (2), Kashiara PO Hatgobindapur (4)
Bhatar CD block: Balgona (2), Bijipur, PO Basuda (6), Bonpass (10), Erruar, PO Aruarar (10), Nasigram (6), Sahebganj (4)
Ausgram I CD block: Guskara (10 beds), Ukta, PO Pitchkuri Dhal (4), Dignagar (6)
Ausgram II CD block: at Amarpur PO Aduria (6), Bahadurpur, PO Abhirampur (4), Bhatkunda (4), Bhedia (10) and Ramnagar (6)
Galsi I CD block: Bharatpur (6), Lowa, PO Dwarmari (10)
Galsi II CD block: Bhuri (10), Satinadi, PO Khana Junction (10)

Electoral constituencies[edit]

Lok Sabha (parliamentary) and Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituencies in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision were as follows:[33]

Lok Sabha constituency Reservation Vidhan Sabha constituency Reservation CD Block and/or Gram panchayats and/or municipal areas
Bardhaman-Durgapur None Bardhaman Dakshin None Bardhaman municipality
Bardhaman Uttar Reserved for SC Burdwan II CD Block and Belkash, Bandul I, Rayan I, Rayan II, Saraitikar, Baghar I and Baghar II gram panchayats of Burdwan I CD Block
Bhatar None Bhatar CD Block and Kurman I and Kshetia gram panchayats of Burdwan I CD Block
Galsi Reserved for SC Galsi I CD Block, Galsi and Kurkuba gram panchayats of Galsi II CD Block and Kanksa, Trilokchandrapur, Bankati and Bidbehar gram panchayats of Kanksa CD Block in Durgapur subdivision
All other Vidhan Sabha segments outside Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision
Bishnupur Reserved for SC Khandaghosh Reserved for SC Khandaghosh CD Block in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision and Adra, Bhuri, Gohogram, Khano, Maszidpur, Sanko and Satinadi gram panchayats of Galsi II CD Block
All other Vidhan Sabha segments outside Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision

External links[edit]

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