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Belda

Belda
Town
Belda is located in West Bengal
Belda
Belda
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°05′N 87°21′E / 22.08°N 87.35°E / 22.08; 87.35
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Medinipur
Elevation42 m (138 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total2,500
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN721424
Telephone code03229
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitepaschimmedinipur.gov.in

Belda is a town and headquarter of Narayangarh Block under Kharagpur subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, India. It is a rapidly growing town both business and population wise after being declared a Municipality in 2014 by the government. It is located approximately 35 km south of Kharagpur town, 50 km from district headquarter Midnapore and 165 km from the state capital city Kolkata/Calcutta. NH 60 and SH 5 cross at Belda. It is also well connected by railways and also known as 'The Gateway to Odisha'. Thus, Belda plays an important role in connecting eastern India with southern India. Due to its easy access from different parts, it is a good business center.

Belda Railway Station (earlier known as Contai Road) is under the administrative control of the South Eastern Railway. The station is located about 70 km (43.50 mi) from Digha and is on the Kharagpur-Puri line. The main train connections include East Coast Express, Sri Jagannath Express and Dhauli express. Computerized Reserved and Unreserved ticketing facility is available here. The major railhead close to the station is Kharagpur Junction Railway Station.

Geography

Belda is located at 22°05′N 87°21′E / 22.08°N 87.35°E / 22.08; 87.35. It has an average elevation of 12 metres (42 feet). The gram panchayats Belda–I and Belda–II are located in the Narayangarh development block in the Kharagpur subdivision of the Paschim Medinipur district.[1] Belda is the headquarters of the Narayangarh Development Block.[2]

Demographics

As per 2011 Census of India Belda had a total population of 762000 of which 386000 (51%) were males and 376000 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 75. The total number of literates in Belda was 665000 (87’27% of the population over 6 years).[3]

Police station

Belda police station has jurisdiction over Dantan II CD Block.[4][5]

Cultures and Festivals

Belda celebrates most of the common Bengali festivals. Most important festival is Durga Puja, which attracts thousands of people. Kali puja is another popular one. Other festivals includes Saraswati puja, Basanti puja. Dassera and Diwali are popular among the Gujrati communities living in this town. And most popular Mela of Basanta Utasab. Satyanarayan Mandir is one of the mandir where Navratri is celebrated with a bright, elegant and traditional dance style called Garba. It attracts Gujaratis from places far as it is still conducted in traditional form and is still pure in devotion of Maa Ambi and also ratha jatra.

Almost all type of religious people stay at Belda. And because of these reason, not only all Bengali festivals, the other religious festivals also happens at Belda grandly like Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Muharram, Mahavir Jayanti, Basanta Utsab etc.

Education

Schools

  • Belda Gangadhar Academy [1]
  • Belda Prabhati Balika Vidyapith
  • Belda Binapani Primary School
  • Belda Himansu Sekhar Prathamik Vidhyalaya
  • Belda English Medium School(C.I.S.C.E/I.C.S.E)
  • Belda Lions School Life & Light
  • Shivananda Shiksha Niketan [2]
  • Belda Janaki School
  • Belda Janaki Hindi Shiksha Niketan [Hindi Medium-Primary School]
  • Deuli High School
  • Deuli Sudhir buniyadi Primary School

College

  • Belda College [http://www.beldacollege.org.in/]: It is affiliated to Vidyasagar University and it provides graduation on many of major subjects and it is also provides post graduation in English and Bengali. Belda College is in the list of top 3 colleges among V.U colleges.

References

  1. ^ "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 19 March 2008. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  2. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Paschim Medinipur district. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2008-12-27.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Paschim Medinipur". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  5. ^ "District at a Glance". Paschim Medinipur District Police. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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