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Paschim Medinipur district
পশ্চিম মেদিনীপুর জেলা
District of West Bengal
Location of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal
Location of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal
Country India
State West Bengal
Administrative division Burdwan
Headquarters Midnapore
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Medinipur, Ghatal, Jhargram (ST) - all have assembly segments in adjoining districts, Arambagh - with one assembly segmant in the district
 • Assembly seats Dantan, Nayagram, Gopiballavpur, Jhargram, Keshiary, Kharagpur Sadar, Narayangarh, Sabang, Pingla, Kharagpur, Debra, Daspur, Ghatal, Chandrakona, Garbeta, Salboni, Keshpur, Medinipur, Binpur
Area
 • Total 9,345 km2 (3,608 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,943,300
 • Density 640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Urban 11.9 per cent
Demographics
 • Literacy 79.04 per cent
 • Sex ratio 960
Major highways NH 6, NH 60
Average annual precipitation 2,111 mm
Website Official website
Map of Paschim Medinipur district showing Midnapore

Paschim Medinipur district (Pron: pæsˈʧɪm ˌmedɪnɪˈpʊə) or West Midnapore district (Pron: ˌmɪdnəˈpʊə) (Bengali: পশ্চিম মেদিনীপুর জেলা) (also known as Midnapore West) is the districts of the state of West Bengal, India. It was formed on January 1, 2002 after the Partition of Midnapore into Paschim Medinipur and Purba Medinipur. The district has 4 sub-divisions: Kharagpur, Medinipur Sadar, Ghatal and Jhargram. It is currently a part of the Red Corridor.1

Geography

Major cities and towns

Jhargram palace at Jhargram

Midnapore is the district headquarters. Other important towns and cities in the district include: Kharagpur, Jhargram, Ghatal, Belda, Chandrakona, Garbeta, Balichak, Dantan, Mohanpur, Gopiballavpur, Nayagram, Keshiari, Keshpur, Narayangarh, Sabang, Daspur.

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Paschim Medinipur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).2 It is one of the eleven districts in West Bengal currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).2

Divisions

Administrative subdivisions

The district comprises four subdivisions: Kharagpur, Medinipur Sadar, Ghatal and Jhargram. Kharagpur subdivision consists of Kharagpur municipality and ten community development blocks: Dantan–I, Dantan–II, Pingla, Kharagpur–I, Kharagpur–II, Sabang, Mohanpur, Narayangarh, Keshiari and Debra. Medinipur Sadar subdivision consists of Midnapore municipality and six community development blocks: Medinipur Sadar, Garhbeta–I, Garhbeta–II, Garhbeta–III, Keshpur and Shalboni. Ghatal subdivision consists of five municipalities (Ramjibanpur, Chandrakona, Kshirpai, Kharar and Ghatal) and five community development blocks: Chandrakona–I, Chandrakona–II, Daspur–I, Daspur–II and Ghatal. Jhargram subdivision consists of Jhargram municipality and eight community development blocks: Binpur–I, Binpur–II, Jamboni, Jhargram, Gopiballavpur–I, Gopiballavpur–II, Nayagram and Sankrail.3

Midnapore is the district headquarters. There are 21 police stations, 30 development blocks, 5 municipalities and 290 gram panchayats in this district.34

Other than municipality area, each subdivision contains community development blocks which in turn are divided into rural areas and census towns. In total there are 12 urban units: 8 municipalities and 4 census towns.4

Kharagpur subdivision

  • One municipality: Kharagpur.
  • Dantan–I community development block consists of rural areas only with 9 gram panchayats.
  • Dantan–II community development block consists of rural areas only with 7 gram panchayats.
  • Pingla community development block consists of rural areas only with 10 gram panchayats.
  • Kharagpur–I community development block consists of rural areas with 7 gram panchayats and one census town: Kharagpur Railway Settlement.
  • Kharagpur–II community development block consists of rural areas only with 9 gram panchayats.
  • Sabang community development block consists of rural areas only with 13 gram panchayats.
  • Mohanpur community development block consists of rural areas only with 5 gram panchayats.
  • Narayangarh community development block consists of rural areas only with 16 gram panchayats.
  • Keshiari community development block consists of rural areas with 9 gram panchayats and one census town: Deuli.
  • Debra community development block consists of rural areas with 14 gram panchayats and one census town: Balichak.

Medinipur Sadar subdivision

  • One municipality: Midnapore.
  • Medinipur Sadar community development block consists of rural areas only with 9 gram panchayats.
  • Garhbeta–I community development block consists of rural areas only with 12 gram panchayats.
  • Garhbeta–II community development block consists of rural areas only with 10 gram panchayats.
  • Garhbeta–III community development block consists of rural areas with 8 gram panchayats and one census town: Durllabhganj.
  • Keshpur community development block consists of rural areas only with 15 gram panchayats.
  • Shalboni community development block consists of rural areas only with 10 gram panchayats.

Ghatal subdivision

  • Five municipalities: Ramjibanpur, Chandrakona, Khirpai, Kharar and Ghatal.
  • Chandrakona–I community development block consists of rural areas only with 6 gram panchayats.
  • Chandrakona–II community development block consists of rural areas only with 6 gram panchayats.
  • Daspur–I community development block consists of rural areas only with 10 gram panchayats.
  • Daspur–II community development block consists of rural areas only with 14 gram panchayats.
  • Ghatal community development block consists of rural areas only with 12 gram panchayats.

Jhargram subdivision

  • One municipality: Jhargram.
  • Binpur–I community development block consists of rural areas only with 10 gram panchayats.
  • Binpur–II community development block consists of rural areas only with 10 gram panchayats.
  • Jamboni community development block consists of rural areas only with 10 gram panchayats.
  • Jhargram community development block consists of rural areas only with 13 gram panchayats.
  • Gopiballavpur–I community development block consists of rural areas only with 7 gram panchayats.
  • Gopiballavpur–II community development block consists of rural areas only with 7 gram panchayats.
  • Nayagram community development block consists of rural areas only with 12 gram panchayats.
  • Sankrail community development block consists of rural areas only with 10 gram panchayats.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Paschim Medinipur district has a population of 5,943,300,5 roughly equal to the nation of Eritrea6 or the US state of Missouri.7 This gives it a ranking of 14th in India (out of a total of 640).5 The district has a population density of 636 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,650 /sq mi) .5 Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.44%.5 Paschim Medinipur has a sex ratio of 960 females for every 1000 males,5 and a literacy rate of 79.04%.5

Culture

Tourism

Jhargram Palace, Jhargram
  • Chilkigarh (Kanak Durga Temple and park)
  • Belpahari
  • Jhargram
  • Gopegarh Heritage Park
  • Hatibari forest banglow and jhilli pakhiralay
  • kankrajhore
  • Garrasini asharam,near Belpahari
  • Kaniashar pahar,near Belpahari
  • Gurguripal Heritage Park
  • Parimalkanan park,c.k.t
  • Gangani [Garhbeta]
  • Rameshwar Temple,near Rohini(On the bank of Subarnarekha river with nearby green forest called TAPOBAN)
  • Gourya Temple, Near Kharagpur
  • ECO Park DURGAHURI, Near SANKRAIL
  • Bisnu Temple, kultikri
  • Rashikananda Memorial, Rohini
  • Prayag Film City or Midnapore Film City or Chandrakona Film City at Chandrakona Road 8

Notable personalities

Education

Universities and colleges

NGOs

  • Ghatal Nabadoy Welfare Society
 Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur, Pin - 721212
  • Public Profit Policy Trust of India(P.P.P.T.I.),Kalkali,Sarishakhola,Keshpur,Midnapore.
  • Sarada Kalyan Bhandar
  • Vidyasagar Vidyapith
  • Sri Sri Nitya Gopal Vision Care Foundation
  • Midnapore.in - Legacy of Midnapore
  • C.F.Andrews .Memorial.Society-Jhargram
  • Barnali Sarangi Foundation - Rohini
  • Society for Positive Atmosphere and Related Support to HIV/AIDS (SPARSHA)-Medinipur Town, Goura,
  • Paschim Khirai Society for Rural & Child Development, Paschim Khirai, Pingla, Midnapore West- 721140
  • Bhelampur Saibaba Sechyasebi seba Sangha,Bhelampur, Gansarisha, Keshiary, Paschim Medinipur, Pin-721133
  • Lowada Cactus Welfare Association, Lowada, Debra, Paschim Medinipur, Pin-721136

References

  1. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Administration Setup". Official website of Purba Medinipur district. Retrieved 2008-12-06. dead link
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Eritrea 5,939,484 July 2011 est." 
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Missouri 5,988,927" 
  8. ^ http://www.naachgaana.com/2012/04/16/shah-rukh-khan-inaugurates-the-prayag-film-city-in-chandrakona/

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