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Baska, Andal

Baska
Census Town
Baska is located in West Bengal
Baska
Baska
Location in West Bengal, India
Baska is located in India
Baska
Baska
Baska (India)
Coordinates: 23°34′14″N 87°10′23″E / 23.570439°N 87.172971°E / 23.570439; 87.172971
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
Population
 (2011)
 • Total6,609
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyAsansol
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRaniganj
Websitebardhaman.gov.in

Baska is a census town in Andal CD Block of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography

Cities and towns in the southern and eastern portions of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, R: rural centre, A: airport, B: barrage, H: historical site
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Baska is located at 23°34′14″N 87°10′23″E / 23.570439°N 87.172971°E / 23.570439; 87.172971.

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. 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]

Urbanisation

As per the 2011 census, 79.22% of the population of Durgapur subdivision was urban and 20.78% was rural. Durgapur subdivision has 1 municipal corporation at Durgapur and 38 (+1 partly) census towns (partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).[2]

Andal, a part of Andal (gram), Dignala, Palashban and Baska lying south of NH 19 (old numbering NH 2)/ Grand Trunk Road form a cluster of census towns. This cluster is linked to a cluster of census towns located north of NH 19.[3]

Demographics

As per the 2011 Census of India Baska had a total population of 6,609, of which 3,462 (52%) were males and 3,147 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 662. The total number of literates in Baska was 5,129 (86.25% of the population over 6 years).[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Baska had a population of 4,980. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Baska has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; 61% of the literates are males and 39% are females. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy

It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[6]

Education

Baska has three primary and one secondary schools.[7]

References

  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. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook Bardhaman, Series 20, Part XII A, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Map of Ondal CD Block, page 229. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p 666
  7. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine