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Districts »  Bankura- Services

District Headquarter: Bankura

Bankura : A district with high percentage of Tribal population. Cultivation is the main source of income. Famous for music, art and culture. With the diverse variety of land with large tracts of forests, hills, the districts has found place the tourists map. Mukutmanipur, Bishnupur, Jhilmil are the main spots of attraction.

Taluk Headquarters: Hirapur, Saltora, Mejia, Barjora, Gangajalghoti, Chhatna, Indpur, Khatra, Ranibandh, Raipur, Simlapal, Taldangra, Bishnupur, Onda, Jaipur, Kotalpur, Indas, Patrasaer, Sonamukhi.

It lies just north of the Dhaleshwari (Dhalkisor) River. As a major Grand Trunk Road and rail junction, Bankura is an agricultural distributing centre. Rice and oilseed milling, cotton weaving, metalware manufacture, and railway workshops are the major industries. Constituted a municipality in 1869, Bankura has several colleges, including a medical school, affiliated with the University of Burdwan. Bankura lies on a densely populated alluvial plain. Rice, wheat, corn (maize), and sugarcane are the chief crops in the surrounding agricultural area; mica, china clay, iron-ore, lead, zinc, and wolframite deposits are also worked in the locality. The area long remained a focus of Hindu culture based on the Mallabhum kingdom, with its capital at Bishnupur. Pop. (1981) town, 94,954.

  • Area square km 6.882.00
  • Forest square km 1,397.00
  • Net sown area square km 4,008.59
  • Net irrigated area square km 1,522.36
  • Population '000 2,805.07
  • Male '000 1,437.52
  • Female '000 1,367.55
  • Urban '000 232.48
  • Rural '000 2,572.59
  • Population growth (p.a.) % 1.66
  • Population density Persons/Sq.Km. 407.59
  • Relative Index of Development 60.00
  • Urbanisation % 8.29
  • Literacy % 52.04
  • Male % 66.75
  • Female % 36.55
  • Workers as % of total population % 35.91
  • Workers as % of main workers
  • AgricuLture & allied activities % 75.82
  • Mining & Quarrying % 0.32
  • Mfg. (Non-household) industries % 4.92
  • Household industries % 3.44
  • ConstRuction % 1.01
  • Services % 14.50

Major River

  • Damodar
  • Kansabati
  • Silabati
  • Dwarkeshwar

Other information

  • Forest area as % of reporting area % 20.38
  • Gross irrigated area as % of gross cropped area % 33.07
  • Fertilizer consumption per ha. Kg 77.00
  • Per capita food grain production Kg 259.00
  • Road Length per 100 sq. km Km 17.51
  • Post offices per 100,000 persons No. 16.83
  • Telegraph offices per 100,000 persons No. 0.96
  • Bank branches per 100,000 persons No. 5.85
  • Per caita Bank deposits Rupees 838.00
  • Per capita Bank credit Rupees 300.00
  • Per capita Bank credit to SSIs Rupees 27.00
  • Per capita Bank credit to industries Rupees 89.00

Major Crops

Crop Quantity (tones) Value as % of district total -

  • Rice 699,793 80.36
  • Potatoes 250,440 11.81
  • Rapeseed 12,276 2.80
  • Sesamum 8,329 2.28
  • Wheat 21,066 1.63
  • Jute 13,403 0.26
  • Sugarcane 11,783 0.13

Major Minerals Production

Mineral Quantity in tones Value in Rupees Millions

  • Coal 40,000 10.00
  • Fireclay 14,754 0.57
  • Other lay 2,597 0.05

Major Industries

  • Baishali Multilayers Pvt. Ltd
  • BIAX Ltd.
  • Blue Plast Extrusions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Cellulose Containers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dieless Forge Ltd.
  • EMR Polytex Pvt. Ltd.
  • Exodus Knitwear Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kero Rajendra Monolithic Ltd.
  • Sharda Fertilizers Ltd.
  • Tuff Tubes Pvt. Ltd.

Places of Tourist Interests

  • Shushunia
  • Jairambati
  • Bishnupur
  • Koro Pahar

Bankura is grouped under Group - D for incentives.


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