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Farakka Barrage Township

Farakka Barrage Township
Census Town
Farakka Barrage Township is located in West Bengal
Farakka Barrage Township
Farakka Barrage Township
Location in West Bengal, India
Farakka Barrage Township is located in India
Farakka Barrage Township
Farakka Barrage Township
Farakka Barrage Township (India)
Coordinates: 24°49′N 87°54′E / 24.82°N 87.90°E / 24.82; 87.90
Country India
StateWest Bengal
12 m (39 ft)
 • Total20,126
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyMaldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituencyFarakka

Farrakka Barrage Township is a census town in Farakka CD Block in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India.


Town Farakka is located at 24°49′N 87°54′E / 24.82°N 87.90°E / 24.82; 87.90.[1] It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet).


As of 2011 India census,[2] Farrakka Barrage Township had a population of 20,126. Males constitute 51.82% of the population and females 48.18%. Farrakka Barrage Township has an average literacy rate of 71.52%, higher than the national average of 64.8%: male literacy is 75.81% (National Avg.75.3%), and female literacy is 66.90%(National Avg.53.7%). In Farrakka Barrage Township, 9.35% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The Farakka Barrage Project under the Indian Ministry of Water Resources is an important local project.

Farakka Super Thermal Power Station of NTPC Limited (formerly National Thermal Power Corporation) has of 2,100 MW capacity is located at Farakka. The NTPC-Farakka has 85 km long Merry Go Round Railway transporting coal from Rajmahal mines. Ambuja cement open its third project in Bengal in Farakka with a 1.5 million tonne capacity. [3]


Farakka Barrage Hospital functions with 50 beds.[4]


NH 34 meets NH 12 at Farakka.[5]

A rail track, New Farakka Junction. connected Howrah, Sealdah and far Southern and western parts of India, Assam through New Jalpaiguri in east and New Delhi through Kiul Jn.

From New Farakka Jn railway station & New Farakka Bus Stoppege (NH 34) Farakka Barrage Township(3 km) is connected by Rikshaw, battery operated Rikshaw and private car on rent.

The transport is also facilitated by routine bus service from Township TTS to PTS (falling under NTPC) and vice versa at stipulated timings every day. The township is served by New Farakka Junction.


Farakka Barrage Township is situated on the bank of holy river The Ganga. It surrounded by water channels and canal. Deer nurture in a park on the bank of the Ganga. The project is covered by lots of greenery and has a full, fresh airy atmosphere to live a very peaceful and healthy life. At the end of October various types of migratory birds come here and stay up to February. The Hindu Milan Mandir operated by Bhrat Sevashram Sangha provides well accommodation system to visitors very near to river The Ganga.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Farrakka Barrage Township
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  3. ^ "National Thermal Power Corporation". Installed Capacity. Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  4. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 7 February 2017.