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Chhora

Chhora
Census Town
Chhora is located in West Bengal
Chhora
Chhora
Location in West Bengal, India
Chhora is located in India
Chhora
Chhora
Chhora (India)
Coordinates: 23°40′07″N 87°11′55″E / 23.668582°N 87.19872°E / 23.668582; 87.19872
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
Population
 (2011)
 • Total13,806
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyAsansol
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPandaveswar
Websitebardhaman.gov.in

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

Geography

Cities, towns and ECL Areas in the northern portion of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, R: rural administrative centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Chhora is located at 23°40′07″N 87°11′55″E / 23.668582°N 87.19872°E / 23.668582; 87.19872.

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 led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[1]

Konardihi, Nabgram, Chak Bankola, Sankarpur, Haripur, Bahula, Chhora and Parashkol form a cluster of census towns in the southern portion of Pandabeswar CD Block.[2]

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).[3]

Demographics

As per the 2011 Census of India Chhora had a total population of 13,806, of which 7,308 (53%) were males and 6,498 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,721. The total number of literates in Chhora was 8,858 (73.30% of the population over 6 years).[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Chhora had a population of 12,839. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Chhora has an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 60% and female literacy of 40%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy

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

As per ECL website telephone numbers, operational collieries in the Kenda Area of Eastern Coalfields in 2018 are: Bahula Colliery, Chora Block Incline, CI Jambad Colliery, Chora OCP, Haripur Colliery, Lower Kenda Colliery, New Kenda Colliery, Siduli Colliery, SK OCP, West Kenda OCP.[7]

Education

Chhora has three primary and one higher secondary schools.[8]

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 Census Handbook Bardhaman, Series 20, Part XII A, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Map of Pandabeswar CD Block, page 243. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ "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.
  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. ^ "Area wise Closed User Group (CUG) Telephone Numbers" (PDF). Kajora Area. Eastern Coalfields Limited. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  8. ^ 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine