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Baruipur
বারুইপুর
city
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 22°21′N 88°26′E / 22.35°N 88.44°E / 22.35; 88.44Coordinates: 22°21′N 88°26′E / 22.35°N 88.44°E / 22.35; 88.44{{#coordinates:22.35|N|88.44|E|type:city(44913)_region:|||| |primary |name=

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Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 44,913
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jadavpur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Baruipur Paschim Baruipur Purba
Website s24pgs.gov.in

Baruipur is a city and a municipality in South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. Baruipur is 25 km from Sealdah Station.

Geography

Baruipur is located at 22°21′N 88°26′E / 22.35°N 88.44°E / 22.35; 88.44{{#coordinates:22.35|N|88.44|E||||| | |name= }}.[1] It has an average elevation of 9 metres (29 feet).

Demographics

°As of 2011 India census,[2] Baruipur had a population of 50453. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Baruipur has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 52% of the literates being male and 48% being female. 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport

Baruipur is well connected with Roadways and Railways. Buses like CTC,CSTC, Private Buses, STA Buses are available all the time in Baruipur. Auto-rickshaw also is an important life-line of connectivity. Besides this, Baruipur plays as an important junction in the railway sector. The nearest metro station is Kavi Nazrul is almost 14 km from Baruipur.

Private Bus Routes

  • 218 Babughat – Baruipur via Esplanade, Moulali, Mullickbazar, Park Circus, Ballygunge Phari, Gariahat, Golpark, Dhakuria, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Sulekha, Baghajatin, Gangulybagan, Ramgarh, Padmasree, Baishnabghata, Garia Bus Stand, Sitala Mandir, Mahamayatala, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Malancha, Padmapukur, Baruipur Station

SD Series

  • SD29 Amtala – Baruipur via Pirtala, Ghatur More, Moudi, Gabberia, Dhopar More, Balakhali, Kayaler More, Julpia, Tongtala, Bakultala, Dhopa Gachi, Padmapukur
  • SD33 Baruipur – Jharkhali via Shibanipith, Rabindra Bhawan, Puratan Bazar, Phultala, Ramnagar, Uttarbhaag, Kulari Bazar, Ramdhari, Ghutiari Sharif More, Taldi Bus Stand, Kultali (Bahirsona More), Amraberia ,Canning PS, Canning Hospital, Canning Town, Canning Station, Dokghat, Kaltala, Hospital More, Bhangankhali, Basanti Chowmatha, Ramnagar
  • SD35 FaltaCanning via Saharahat, Harindanga, Dighirpar, Dostipur, Shibanipur, Mollar Thesh, Sirakole, Rajarhat, Amtala, Pitala, Moudi, Gabberia, Kayaler More, Julpia, Tongtala, Bakultala, Dhopa Gachi, Padmapukur, Baruipur, Shibani Pith, Phultala, Shibanipith, Rabindra Bhawan, Puratan Bazar, Phultala, Ramnagar, Uttarbhaag, Kulari Bazar, Ramdhari, Ghutiari Sharif More, Taldi Bus Stand, Kultali (Bahirsona More), Amraberia ,Canning PS, Canning Hospital, Canning Town, Canning PS
  • SD39 Baruipur – Kishorimohan via Surjapur, Sarberia, Dakshin Barasat, Joynagar, Jamtala
  • SD63 Baruipur – Gadkhali via Shibanipith, Rabindra Bhawan, Puratan Bazar, Phultala, Ramnagar, Uttarbhaag, Kulari Bazar, Ramdhari, Ghutiari Sharif More, Taldi Bus Stand, Kultali (Bahirsona More), Amraberia ,Canning PS, Canning Hospital, Canning Town, Canning Staion, Dokghat, Kaltala, Hospital More, Bhangankhali, Basanti Chowmatha
  • SD64 Baruipur – Chunokhali via Shibanipith, Rabindra Bhawan, Puratan Bazar, Phultala, Ramnagar, Uttarbhaag, Kulari Bazar, Ramdhari, Ghutiari Sharif More, Taldi Bus Stand, Kultali (Bahirsona More), Amraberia, Canning PS, Canning Hospital, Cannig Town, Canning Station, Dokghat, Kaltala
  • SD67 Baruipur – Kaikhali via Surjapur, Sarberia, Dakshin Barasat, Joynagar, Jamtala
  • SD68 Baruipur – Ghatakpukur via Shibani Pith, Padmapukur, Phooltala, Sitakundu, Begampur, Katakhal Bazar, Champahati Station, Tematha, Makrampur, Chakbaria, Khirishtala, Prasadpur, Sundia, Chandaneshwar, Sondalia, Bodra, Nimtala
  • SD70 TemathaBisalakshmitala via Champahati Station, Phooltala, Baruipur, Julpia, Amtala, Bakrahat, Nodakhali

Mini Bus Routes

  • M13 Baruipur - Canning via Phooltala, Uttarbhag
  • Baruipur - Diamond Harbour via Gocharan, Dakshin Barasat, Banglar more, Magrahat, Usthi

STA Bus Routes

  • Barasat – Baruipur via Champadali, Dakbungalow More, Madhyamgram Chowmatha, Doltala, B.T. College, Gouripur, Birati, Airport, Kaikhali, Baguihati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, E.M. Bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Patuli, Baishnabghata, Garia Bus Stand, Sitala Mandir, Mahamayatala, Pratapgarh, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Malancha, Padmapukur

CSTC Bus Routes

  • S15G Dakshineshwar – Baruipur via Dunlop, Bonhoogly, Sinthee More, Chiria More, Shyambazar, Central Avenue, Esplanade, Rabindra Sadan/Exide, Hazra, Rashbehari Avenue, Golpark, Jadavpur, Baghajatin, Garia Bus Stand, Mahamayatala, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Gobindapur, Padmapukur, Baruipur Shibani Pith
  • AC14 Salt Lake Karunamoyee – Baruipur (AC Bus) via Tank No.10, College More, SDF, Nicco Park, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Patuli, Dhalai Bridge, Fartabad, Kamalgazi, Rajpur, Narendrapur, Harinavi, Malancha, Gobindapur, Padmapukur

CTC Bus Routes

  • C26 Howrah Station – Baruipur via Barabazar, Dalhousie/Strand Road, Esplanade, Moulali, CIT Road, Chittaranjan Hospital, Park Circus, Bridge No.4, Topsia, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Patuli, Dhalai Bridge, Fartabad, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Malancha, Padmapukur

WBSTC Bus Routes

  • NabannaJoynagar via PTS, Exide, Bhawanipur, Hazra, Rashbihari, Garia Bus Stand, Sitala Mandir, Mahamayatala, Pratapgarh, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Malancha, Gobindapur, Padmapukur, Baruipur Station, Phultala, Beherapara, Rabindranagar, Surjapur, Gocharan, Dakshin Barasat
  • ST12 Sapoorji Estate – Baruipur via Unitech, Tata Medical, Narkel Bagan, New Town, DLF More, Technopolis, College More, SDF, Nicco Park, Chingrighata, Science City, VIP Bazar, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Patuli, Baishnabghata, Garia Bus Stand, Mahamayatala, Pratapgarh, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Malancha, Gobindapur, Padmapukur

SBSTC Bus Routes

  • Baruipur - Digha (Air Conditioned Service) from Baruipur 6:30 a.m. daily
  • Baruipur - Digha (Non A/C Service) from Baruipur 7:30 a.m. daily

Express Bus Routes

Auto Rickshaw

  • Baruipur - Garia Bus Stand via Mahamayatala, Pratapgarh, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Malancha, Gobindapur, Padmapukur

New district headquarters

West Bengal government will get back 1,000 acres (4 km²) from the 5,000 acres (20 km²) it is giving to the Salim group for development of a township at Baruipur, the site of the new district headquarters.[3] The proposed BarasatRaichak expressway will pass through Baruipur.

Economy

Baruipur had a flourishing surgical tools industry, which is now on revival path.[4]

Civic administration

There is a Baruipur municipality, which is divided into 17 wards. As of 2011, it is controlled by the Trinamool Congress. Also there is a BLOCK DEVOLOPMENT OFFICE & Panchyat Samity consisting 19 Gram Panchyat, out of which 18 are controlled by Trinomool Congress. There is one Head Post Office, Pincode Number 700144.

Culture

The gajan utsab of Baruipur is famous. According to local legend, there was once a severely contested lathi fight between the lathials of the Sabarna Choudhurys of Barisa and the Roy Choudhurys of Baruipur concerning the boundary dispute of their respective Zamindaris. The Sardar of the lathials of the Sabarna Roy Choudhury was Bhriguram. The lathials of Baruipur managed to cut off his head with a sword and won the fight. However, Bhriguram was so much respected in the area that a lock of his hair was preserved. Bhriguram is still publicly honoured by the exposition of lock during the gajan mela at Baruipur.[5]

Health care

Baruipur district hospital is the only provider.

Certain areas of South 24 Parganas district has been identified where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[6] High levels of arsenic in ground water was found in 12 blocks of the district. Water samples collected from tubewells in the affected places contained arsenic above the normal level (10 microgram a litre as specified by the World Health Organisation). The affected blocks are Baruipur, Bhangar I, Bhangar II, Bishnupur I, Bishnupur II, Basanti, Budge Budge, Canning I, Canning II, Sonarpur, Mograhat II and Joynagar. [7]

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Baruipur
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ The Telegraph, 26 July 2006
  4. ^ The Statesman 26 January 2007
  5. ^ Hindu Books
  6. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  7. ^ "High arsenic levels in South". The Statesman, 24 June 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-03.