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Jamuria (community development block)

Community development block
Location in West Bengal

Coordinates: 23°40′26″N 87°08′24″E / 23.67389°N 87.14000°E / 23.67389; 87.14000{{#coordinates:23|40|26|N|87|08|24|E|type:city(112799)_region: | |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Parliamentary constituency Asansol
Assembly constituency Jamuria
 • Total 56.32 sq mi (145.86 km2)
Elevation 364 ft (111 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 112,799
 • Density 2,000/sq mi (773/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
PIN 713336
Area code(s) +91 341
Literacy Rate 67.29 per cent

Jamuria (community development block) (Bengali: জামুরিয়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Asansol subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Jamuria and Pandabeswar police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Bahadurpur. Parasia, Kenda and Kunustara are urban areas in this block.[1][2]


Bahadurpur is located at 23°40′26″N 87°08′24″E / 23.6739661°N 87.1401215°E / 23.6739661; 87.1401215{{#coordinates:23.6739661|N|87.1401215|E||||| | |name= }}.

Jamuria community development block has an area of 145.86  km2.[2]

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. This area lies between two rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[3]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Jamuria block/panchayat samiti are: Bahadurpur, Chinchuria, Churulia, Dobrana, Hijalgora, Kendra, Madantkore, Parasea, Shyamalya and Tapsi.[4]

Villages and census towns

Villages and census towns (CT) are Andharia, Bagdiha, Baguli, Bahadurpur, Bamanband, Barul, Bataspur, Benasol, Bhaterdaha, Bhuri, Bijaynagar, Birkulti, Chak Dola, Chhatrish Ganda, Chichurbil, Chinchuria (CT), Churulia, Dahuka, Darbardanga, Desher Mohan, Dhasla, Dhasna, Dobrana, Hijalgora, Jamsol, Jayantipur, Jaynagar, Jote Janaki, Kenda (CT), Kendra Khottamdi (CT - part), Khamarsol, Kumardiha, Kunustara (CT), Laikapur, Lalbazar, Madantor, Madhabpur, Madhudanga, Manpur, Nimsa (CT), Parasia (CT), Patharchur, Rakhakura, Sarakdihi, Sattar, Semalya, Shankheri, Sidhpur, Taltore and Topsi (CT).[5]


As per 2001 census, Jamuria block had a total population of 112,799, out of which 59,839 were males and 52,960 were females. Jamuria block registered a population growth of 12.96 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Bardhaman district was 14.36 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[6]

Scheduled castes at 39,449 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 10,575.[7]


As per 2001 census, Jamuria block had a total literacy of 67.29 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 79.09 per cent female literacy was 53.86 per cent. Bardhaman district had a total literacy of 70.18 per cent, male literacy being 78.63 per cent and female literacy being 60.95 per cent.[8]


It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[9] With plenty of coal seams near the surface, illegal mining has been a long-standing problem in the area.[10]Coal mafia are the terror of this area.


Kazi Nazrul Satabarshiki Bhawan at Churulia, birthplace of Kazi Nazrul Islam, in Jamuria block came up in the year of his birth centenary.[11]

External links


  1. "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Burdwan district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Barddhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  3. Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), Invalid language code., Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  4. "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Allotment No. 5 for five districts – Cooch Behar, Burdwan, Uttar Dinajpur, Hooghly and Bankura. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  5. "Villages in Jamuria C.D.Block". Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  6. "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  7. "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  8. "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Bardhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  9. Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p 666
  10. The Telegraph 21 May 2005
  11. "Jamuria to get its first cultural hub named after Kazi Nazrul Islam". The Statesman 8 February 2007. Retrieved 2011-08-26.