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LOCATION



Location
Latitude Longitude Area
23015'2'' & 22011'6''North 8905' & 88020' East 4094 Sq. Km(4.61 % of the State)


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DEMOGRAPHY[As per 2001 Census]



Demography
Subdivision S.C S.T Others Total
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Barasat 222973 210325 13301 13087 944373 892446 1180626 1115877
Barrackpore 205283 181535 10271 8912 1687275 1502694 1902829 1693141
Basirhat 285407 275622 64134 61685 663808 635777 1013348 973084
Bongaon 236662 223613 12884 12537 252484 238882 502031 475032
Bidhan Nagar 6881 8301 474 343 78671 75194 86026 83838
District total 957206 899396 101064 96564 3626591 3345013 4684860 4340972
Grand total 18,56,602 1,97,628 69,71,604 90,25,832
% of total 20.57% 2.19% 77.24% 100.00%


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ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS



Administrative Units
DESCRIPTION NUMBER
Sub-Divisions 5
Blocks 22
Panchayat Samities 22
Gram Panchayats 200
Mouzas 1,606
Municipalities 27
Non-Municipal Towns 33
Outgrowths 11
Cantonment Board 01
Police Stations 35
Inhabited villages 1,599


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CLIMATE



Climate
Description Particulars
Rainfall 1,579mm(Normal)
Temperature 410C in May(Max) and 100C in January(Min)
Relative Humidity Between 50% in March & 90% in July
Soil Status varies from sandy to clay loam
Ratio of land High:Medium:Low=17:44:39


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LAND USE



Land Use
Description Area in Hector
Forest Land 4,221
Cultivable Area 2,71,845
Net cropped Area 2,64,952
Current fallow land 587
Cutivable wasteland 465
Total vested Land 31,791.72
Gross cropped Area 5,45,945


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FISHERIES



Fisheries
Description Number
Net Water Area 73,916.09ha
Area under pisciculture 36,322.68ha
Population engaged in fisheries(approx.) 2,21,680
Approx. Annual production 1.14 lakh ton.
No. of fisheries Co-Op. Soc. 66
Eco-Hatchery 56
Ice Plant 11
cold Storage 03
Fisherman model village[370 Household] 04
No. of lab. 02
No. of Training Centre 02


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LIVESTOCK



Livestock
Description Number
Cattle 11,00,000
Sheep 58,000
Goat 9,02,966
Horse & Pony 713
Mule 13
Donkey 617
Pig 65,000
Dog 1,78,646
Poultry Bird 30,00,000
Duck 10,00,000
Pigery Farm 53
Goatety farm 226
Dairy farm 4,117
No. of Hatchery 5
Chilling Units 3
Layer farm(Rural) 396
Layer Farm(Urban) 404
Broiler(Rural) 1,054
Broiler(Urban) 696
Duckery(Rural) 33
Duckery(Urban) 39


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IRRIGATION



Irrigation
TYPE AREA(ha)
Net area irrigated 1,67,128
Source No
DTW 235
Major RLI[Electrified 97, Diesel run 63] 160
STW 54,753
Others 1,245
High capacity DTW 51
Midium capacity DTW 16
Low capacity DTW 178
Govt. shallow Tubewell 407


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VETERINARY SERVICE



Veterinary Service
TYPE NUMBERS
State Animal Health Centre 7
AI Centre 137
Veterinary Aid Centre(VAC) 128
Veterinary Departments(VAC) 26
Animal Husbandry Deptt.(VAC) 74
Kisan Milk Union(VAC) 28
Veterinary Surgeon 57
Veterinary Dispensaries 39


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ROADS



Roads
TYPE IN KILOMETERS
Under PWD(Roads) 1,240
Under Zilla Parisad 430
Panchayat Roads 3,500
National Highway[34 & 35] 101.79


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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION



Educational Institution
TYPE OF INSTITUTION NUMBERS(2000-01)
Primary School3,799
Middle School163
High School510
Higher Secondary328
Degree College37
Technical Schools & Colleges 16


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HEALTH FACILITIES



Health Facilities
TYPE OF HOSPITAL/HEALTH CENTRE NUMBERS(2000-01) NUMBER OF BEDS(2000-01)
District Hospital 01 500
Sub Divisional Hospital 04 870
State General Hospital 08 872
ESI Hospital 01 200
Rural Hospital 07 228
Block Primary Health Centre 15 -


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FINANCIAL INSTITUTION



Financial Institution
NAME OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION NUMBERS
Allahabad Bank 64
Indian Overseas Bank 05
United Bank Of India 72
Kanara Bank 03
State Bank of India 60
Syndicate Bank 04
Sagar Gramin Bank 50
Vijaya Bank 01
Bank Of India 29
West Bengal state Co-operative bank 08
United Comercial Bank 24
Land Development Bank 03
Central Bank India 15
W.B.finacing Corp. 01
Pujab National Bank 14
Bank Of Baroda 12
N-ARDB 03
Primary Fishery Co-operative 59
Central Fishery Co-operative 01


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DRINKING WATER



Drinking Water
DESCRIPTION NUMBERS
Tubewells 10,726
Villages with spot sources 1,606
No. of piped water supply schemes 120
No of Arsenic affected Blocks 19
No. of Arsenic affected Villages 253
No. of Arsenic free Tubewells 9,182


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ICDS



ICDS
DESCRIPTION NUMBERS
ICDS Cetre(Rural) 22
ICDS Centre(Urban) 06
Anganwadi Centre(Sactioned) 4,772
Anganwadi Centre(Operating) 3,461
AWWS(Sanction) 4,772
AWWS(Position) 3,832
Helpers(sanction) 4,772
Helpers(Position) 3,403


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INDUSTRY



Industry
DESCRIPTION NUMBERS
No. of SSI Units Registered 10,661
Export Oriented Units 63
No. of Person Employed 82,374
No. of Handicraft Artisan 2,500
No. of Rural Artisan 2,50,000
No. of Large & Medium Industry 180
No. of Electronic Industry 158


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POWER



Power
DESCRIPTION NUMBER
Villages electrified 1560
Towns electrified 60
Supply Stations 49
Distribution circles 2
Division 7
Total installed capacity of 33 KV & CESC of-take point 375 MVA
Available 132 KV capacity 365 MVA

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OTHER FACILITIES



Other Facilities
Description Number
Post Office 481
Post & Telegraph 37




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