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Panskura
পাঁশকুড়া
Town
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 22°25′N 87°42′E / 22.42°N 87.7°E / 22.42; 87.7Coordinates: 22°25′N 87°42′E / 22.42°N 87.7°E / 22.42; 87.7{{#coordinates:22.42|N|87.7|E|type:city(98000)_region:|||| |primary |name=

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Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Purba Medinipur
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 98,000
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 03228
Lok Sabha constituency Ghatal
Vidhan Sabha constituency Panskura Paschim
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Website purbamedinipur.gov.in

Panskura is a town, municipality and a Police station in Purba Medinipur in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography

Panskura is located at 22°25′N 87°42′E / 22.42°N 87.7°E / 22.42; 87.7{{#coordinates:22.42|N|87.7|E||||| | |name= }}.[1] It has an average elevation of 7 metres (26 feet). It is situated on the NH6 on the way from Kolkata to Kharagpur.

Economy

The livelihood of the common people is dependent on Business/Job/Agriculture. Many varieties of flowers and green vegetable are grown and are supplied to Kolkata from here. Local vegetable wholesale market is the main trade of this town.This vegetable market is the 2nd largest market in westbengal...

Education

Panskura Banamali College (both undergraduate and post graduate degree in arts, science and commerce) is the sole institution of higher education. Panskura B. B. High School[2] is the oldest(1913) and the reputed school of the area. Raghunathbari Ram Tarak High School which is also the second oldest, Dhuliapur Pallishree Bani Mandir and Patna Shamsundarpur High School, Pratappore High School, Bhogpur K. M. High School, Dhuliara Mahendra Institution are few of the good educational institutions in this area.

Health

There is a hospital and some private nursing homes in Panskura. People of this area mainly depend on that hospital and nursing homes.

Transportation

Panskura is well connected by train and road (NH6) to Kolkata which is the nearest big city. Local trains of South Eastern Line are frequently available at Panskura railway station. Kharagpur, Haldia and Digha train connection are also available. Kolkata is also well connected to Panskura by NH6. Local buses, Trakers and private taxis also play a major role of transportation to more interior villages from there. Panskura is well connected to Ghatal by bus from Panskura bus stand and bus from Kolkata to Ghatal is also have to pass from panskura. Panskura is also connected to district town Tamluk by bus.

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