Ranaghat subdivision

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Ranaghat
রাণাঘাট মহকুমা
Subdivision
Ranaghat is located in West Bengal
Ranaghat
Ranaghat
Ranaghat is located in India
Ranaghat
Ranaghat
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°11′N 88°35′E / 23.18°N 88.58°E / 23.18; 88.58Coordinates: 23°11′N 88°35′E / 23.18°N 88.58°E / 23.18; 88.58
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
Headquarters Ranaghat
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2:IN
Vehicle registration WB
Website www.ranaghat.org
Ranaghat Sub-Division

Ranaghat Subdivision is an administrative subdivision of the Nadia district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Overview

Nadia district is part of the large alluvial plain formed by the Ganges-Bhagirathi system. The plains spread southwards from the head of the delta. The Ranaghat subdivision has the Bhagirathi on the west, with Purba Bardhaman and Hooghly districts lying across the river. Topographically, Ranaghat subdivision is spread across the Krishnanagar-Santipur Plain, which occupies the central part of the district, and the Ranaghat-Chakdaha Plain, the low lying area found in the south-eastern part of the district. The Churni separates the two plains. The area slopes southwards. A portion of the east forms the boundary with Bangladesh. The area had large forests. The huge influx of refugees that took place in the district immediately after the partition of India and the steady influx ever since paved way for conversion of forest into agricultural land.[1]

Subdivisions

Nadia district is divided into the following administrative subdivisions:[2]

Subdivision Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
Rural
Population %
(2011)
Urban
Population %
(2011)
Tehatta Tehatta 862.18 796,245 97.15 2.85
Krishnanagar Sadar Krishnanagar 1,661.10 2,186,503 79.205 20.795
Ranaghat Ranaghat 893.58 1,432,761 58.32 41.68
Kalyani Kalyani 526.57 891,563 23.27 76.73
Nadia district Krishnanagar 3,927.00 5,307,072 66.86 33.14

Administrative units

Ranaghat subdivision has 6 police stations, 4 community development blocks, 4 panchayat samitis, 47 gram panchayats, 327 mouzas, 293 inhabited villages 3 municipalities, 2 notified areas, 23 census towns and 5 outgrowth. The municipalities are: Ranaghat, Santipur and Birnagar. The notified areas are: Taherpur and Cooper’s Camp. The census towns are: Nrisinghapur, Harinadibhastsala, Ghoralia, Beharia, Phulia, Bagula, Badkulla, Patuli, Gangni, Kamgachhi, Raghabpur, Panpara, Aistala, Satigachha, Anulia, Gopalpur, Parbbatipur, Halalpur Krishnapur, Hijuli, Ranaghat, Nasra, Gangnapur and Belgharia.Outgrowths around Ranaghat are: Taherpur (Ward No. 14), Barasat (Ward No, 15), Bhaduri (Ward No. 16), Mahisdanga (Ward No.17) and Magurkhali (Ward No. 13). [3][4]

The subdivision has its headquarters at Ranaghat.[3][5]

Police stations

Police stations in Ranaghat subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction:[6][7]

Police station Area covered
km2
India-Bangladesh
border km
Municipal town CD Block
Shantipur 111.945 - Shantipur Santipur
Hanskhali 229 25 - Hanskhali
Ranaghat, Taherpur 250+154.74 - Ranaghat, Birnagar, Taherpur Ranaghat I
Dhantala, Gangnapur 206+102 12 Cooper's Camp Ranaghat II

Blocks

Community development blocks in Ranaghat subdivision are:[2][8]

CD Block Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
SC % ST % Hindus % Muslims % Literacy
Rate %
Census
Towns
Santipur Phulia 171.41 241,080 41.29 1.32 86.45 11.85 73.10 5
Hanskhali Bagula 246.29 293,040 49.17 2.86 87.98 11.39 80.11 3
Ranaghat I Habibpur 145.53 232,282 36.56 1.91 93.82 5.67 77.61 9
Ranaghat II Nokari 279.03 368,681 47.39 4.39 85.65 12.59 79.38 6

Gram Panchayats

The subdivision contains 47 gram panchayats under 4 community development blocks:[9]

Hanskhali block consists of 13 gram panchayats, viz. Bagula;I, Betna Gobindapur, Mamjoan, Ramnagar Barachupria;I, Bagula;II, Dakshinpara&;I, Mayurhat;I, Batkulla;I, Dakshinpara;II, Mayurhat;II, Ramnagar Barachupria;II, Batkulla;II and Gajna.

Santipur block consists of ten gram panchayats, viz. Arbandi–I, Baganchra, Fulia Township, Nabla, Arbandi–II, Belgoria–I, Gayeshpur, Babla, Belgoria–II and Haripur.

Ranaghat I block consists of ten gram panchayats, viz. Anulia, Kalinarayanpur Paharpur, Nawpara Masunda, Ramnagar–II, Barasat, Payradanga, Tarapur, Habibpur, Khisma and Ramnagar–I.

Ranaghat II block consists of 14 gram panchayats, viz. Anishmali, Baidyapur–II, Kamalpur, Raghunathpur Hijuli–II, Aranghata, Debagram, Majhergram, Bahirgachi, Duttafulia, Nokari, Raghunathpur Hijuli–I, Baidyapur–I, Jugalkishore and Shyamnagar.

Education

Nadia district had a literacy rate of 74.97% as per the provisional figures of the census of India 2011. Tehatta subdivision had a literacy rate of 67.25%, Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision 71.03%, Ranaghat subdivision 79.51% and Kalyani subdivision 83.35%.[10]

Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Nadia district for the year 2013-14:[10]

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
Tehatta 424 35,755 27 3,746 12 9,223 53 85,338 2 9,556 7 705 1,321 49,314
Krishnanagar Sadar 1,066 106,019 82 14,710 39 22,754 160 222,437 9 26,970 24 3,265 2,836 106,868
Ranaghat 707 57,335 45 4,494 39 20,958 106 147,018 4 22,678 4 326 2,000 58,835
Kalyani 428 32,856 28 2,594 15 7,160 86 95,192 4 15477 27 12,522 1,160 22,331
Nadia district 2,625 231,965 182 25,544 105 60,695 405 549,985 19 74,771 62 16,548 7,317 237,348

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.[10]

The following institutions are located in Ranaghat subdivision:

  • Ranaghat College was established at Ranaghat in 1950. Affiliated to the University of Kalyani, it offers undergraduate courses in arts, science and commerce. It has facilities for teaching MA in Bengali.[11][12]
  • Santipur College was established at Santipur in 1948. It came up with the initiative of Pandit Lakshmi Kanta Maitra. Affiliated to the University of Kalyani, it offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, history, philosophy, political science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany, accountancy and computer applications.[13][14]
  • Pritilata Waddedar Mahavidyalaya was established at Panikhali in 2007. It was founded as a women’s college but later became co-educational. It is a government aided general degree college.[15]
  • Srikrishna College was established at Bagula in 1952.Affiliated to the University of Kalyani, it offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, history, geography, political science, philosophy, economics, education, physics, chemistry, mathematics and accountancy.[16]

Healthcare

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 Nadia district.[17]

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
Tehatta 1 1 2 7 - - - 6 17 405 36 36,811 1,035,750
Krishnanagar Sadar 3 4 3 20 2 16 1 31 80 2,386 113 165,867 2,304,887
Ranaghat 2 1 2 15 1 8 - 21 50 780 104 58,507 1,426,852
Kalyani 4 1 - 7 1 5 - 25 43 1,863 226 90,327 1,272,701
Nadia district 10 7 7 49 4 29 1 83 190 5,434 479 351,512 6,040,190

.* Excluding nursing homes

Hospitals in Ranaghat subdivision: (Name, location, beds)[18]
Ranaghat Subdivisional Hospital, Anulia, 171 beds
Santipur State General Hospital, Santipur, 131 beds
Coopers' P.L. Home and Hospital, Cooper's Camp, 30 beds

Rural Hospitals: (Name, block, location, beds) [18]
Bagula Rural Hospital, Hanskhali CD Block, Bagula, 30 beds
Habibpur (Jadhav Dutta) Rural Hospital, Ranaghat I CD Block, Habibpur, 30 beds
Aranghata Rural Hospital, Ranaghat II CD Block, Aranghata, 30 beds
Nabla (Fulia) Block Primary Health Centre, Santipur CD Block, Fulia Colony, 10 beds

Primary Health Centres (CD Block-wise)(CD Block, PHC location, beds)[18]
Santipur CD Block: Arbandhi (10 beds), Baganchora (10 beds), Gayeshpur (10 beds)
Hanskhali CD Block: Badkulla (10 beds), Ramnagar (6 beds), Hanskhali (6 beds), Dakshinpara (10 beds)
Ranaghat I CD Block: Paschim Noapara Bhabasundari (10 beds), Paharpur (6 beds), Taherpur (6 beds).
Ranaghat II CD Block: Duttapulia (10 beds), Gangnapur (4 beds), Kamalpur (4 beds), Gangsara (4 beds)

Electoral constituencies

Lok Sabha (parliamentary) and Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituencies in Ranaghat subdivision were as follows: [19]

Lok Sabha constituency Reservation Vidhan Sabha constituency Reservation CD Block and/or Gram panchayats and/or municipal areas
Ranaghat Reserved for SC Krishnaganj Reserved for SC Krishnaganj* community development block, and Badkulla-I, Badkulla-II, Betna Gobindapur, Dakshin Para I, Dakshin Para II, Gajna, Mayurhat I and Mayurhat II gram panchayats of Hanskhali CD Block
Nabadwip None Nabadwip municipality*, Nabadwip* CD Block, and Bhaluka and Joania GPs of Krishnanagar I* CD Block
.* Krishnaganj, Nabadwip and Krishnanagar I are in Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision
Santipur None Shantipur municipality, and Babla, Baganchra, Belgoria I, Belgoria II Gayeshpur and Haripur GPs of Santipur CD Block
Ranaghat Uttar Paschim None Ranaghat municipality, Taherpur notified area, Birnagar municipality, and Ramnagar I, Barasat, Kalinarayanpur-Paharpur and Khisma GPs of Ranaghat I CD Block, and Arbandi I, and Arbandi II GPs of Santipur CD Block, and Fulia Township
Ranaghat Dakshin Reserved for SC Anishmali, Baidyapur I, Baidyapur II, Debagram, Majher Gram, Nokari, Raghunathpur Hijuli I and Shyamnagar GPs of Ranaghat II CD Block, Anulia, Habibpur, Nawpara Masunda, Payradanga, Ramnagar II and Tarapur GPs of Ranaghat I CD Block and Cooper's Camp notified area.
Ranaghhat Uttar Purba Reserved for SC Aranghata, Bahirgachhi, Duttapulia, Jugalkishore, Kamalpur and Raghunathpur Hijuli II gram panchayats of Ranaghat II CD Block, and Bagula I, Bagula II, Mamjoan, Ramnagar Bara Chupria I and Ramnagar Bara Chupria II GPs of Hanskhali CD Block
Chakdaha** None Chakdaha municipality, and Chanduria I, Dubra, Ghetugachhi, Rautari, Silinda I, Silinda II, Tatla Iand Tatla II gram panchayats of Chakdaha CD Block
.** Chakdaha is in Kalyani subdivision

References

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook, Nadia, 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Pages 13,14. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Nadia". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Nadia". Table 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Directory of District, Subdivision, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal". Bardhaman - Revised in March 2008. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Nadia". Tables 2.1, 2.2,. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Nadia District Police". Police Unit. West Bengal Police. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Directory of District, Subdivision, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal". Bardhaman - Revised in March 2008. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Nadia". Basic data: Table 4.4, 4.5, Clarifications: other related tables. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "Ranaghat College". RC. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Ranaghat College". College Admission. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Santipur College". SC. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Santipur College". College Admission. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "Pritilata Waddedar Mahavidyalaya". PWM, Panikhali. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "Sri Krishna College, Bagula". SKC. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Nadia". Table 3.1, 3.3. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  18. ^ a b c "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  19. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18, 15 February 2006" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
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