|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Asansol|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Raniganj|
|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
Baska is located at.
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.
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).
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.
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).
As of 2001[update] India census, 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.
It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.
Baska has three primary and one secondary schools.