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Census Town
Bansra is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Bansra is located in India
Bansra (India)
Coordinates: 23°38′11″N 87°07′41″E / 23.636513°N 87.12794°E / 23.636513; 87.12794
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
 • Total5,703
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB

Bansra is a census town in Raniganj CD Block of Asansol Sadar subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Cities and towns in the eastern portion of Asansol Sadar subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, N: neighbourhood, R: rural centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Bansra is located at 23°38′11″N 87°07′41″E / 23.636513°N 87.12794°E / 23.636513; 87.12794.

The Asansol-Durgapur area is composed of undulating laterite region. This area lies between two mighty 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 in the 18th century led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[1]

Jemari (J.K. Nagar Township), Belebathan, Murgathaul, Amkula, Egara, Sahebganj, Raghunathchak and Ballavpur form a cluster of census towns on the western and southern side of Raniganj. Banshra and Baktarnagar are adjacent to Raniganj on the eastern side.[2]


As per the 2011 census, 83.33% of the population of Asansol Sadar subdivision was urban and 16.67% was rural.[3]In 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.[4]Asansol Sadar subdivision has 26 (+1 partly) Census Towns.(partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).


As per 2011 Census of India Banshra had a total population of 5,703 of which 3,001 (53%) were males and 2,702 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 731. The total number of literates in Banshra was 3,746 (73.34% of the population over 6 years).[5]

As of 2001 India census,[6] Bansra had a population of 5,128. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Bansra has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 63% of the literates being male and 37% being female. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Collieries in the Kunustoria Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Amritnagar, Amrasota, Mahabir, North Searsole, Kunustoria, Banshra, Topsi, Belbaid, Parasea 6&7, Parasea, Banshra OCP and Parasea OCP.[7]


Bansra has two primary schools.[8]


The 50-bedded Bansra Hospital of Eastern Coalfields is located at Bansra.[9]


  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in Bengali), Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal: District Census Handbook, Barddhaman" (PDF). Map of Raniganj CD Block, page 215. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ "The Kolkata Gazette" (PDF). Notification No. 335/MA/O/C-4/1M-36/2014 dated 3 June 2015. Department of Municipal Affairs, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  7. ^ "Coalmining impact on the Environment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.2. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  8. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Eastern Coalfields Limited's Hospitals" (PDF). ECL. Retrieved 23 April 2017.