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Katwa subdivision

Katwa subdivision
Subdivision
Katwa subdivision is located in West Bengal
Katwa subdivision
Katwa subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Katwa subdivision is located in India
Katwa subdivision
Katwa subdivision
Katwa subdivision (India)
Coordinates: 23°39′N 88°08′E / 23.65°N 88.13°E / 23.65; 88.13
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPurba Bardhaman
HeadquartersKatwa
Area
 • Total1,070.48 km2 (413.31 sq mi)
Population
 • Total963,022
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeISO 3166-2:IN
Website[bardhaman.gov.in]

Katwa subdivision is an administrative subdivision of the Purba Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Overview

The Katwa subdivision extends from the Kanksa-Ketugram plain to the Bhagirathi basin. The Ajay flows through the subdivision and joins the Bhagirathi.[1]

Subdivisions

Purba Bardhaman district is divided into the following administrative subdivisions:[2][3]

Subdivision Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
Rural
Population %
(2011)
Urban
Population %
(2011)
Bardhaman Sadar North Bardhaman 1,958.43 1,586,623 73.58 26.42
Bardhaman Sadar South Memari 1,410.03 1,198,155 95.54 4.46
Katwa Katwa 1,070.48 963,022 88.44 11.56
Kalna Kalna 993.75 1,087,732 87.00 13.00
Purba Bardhaman district Bardhaman 5,432.69 4,835,532 84.98 15.02

Administrative units

Cities and towns in the Katwa subdivision of Purba Bardhaman district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, H: historical place/ religious and/ or cultural centre, C: craft centre.
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Katwa subdivision has 3 police stations, 5 community development blocks, 5 panchayat samitis, 46 gram panchayats, 388 mouzas, 373 inhabited villages, 2 municipalities and 1 census town. The municipalities are at Katwa and Dainhat. The census town is: Panuhat. The subdivision has its headquarters at Katwa.[4][5]

Demographics

As per the 2011 Census of India data Katwa subdivision, after bifurcation of Bardhaman district in 2017, had a total population of 963,022. There were 494,584 (51%) males and 468,538 (49%) females. Population below 6 years was 109,884.[6]

As per the 2011 census data the total number of literates in Katwa subdivision, after bifurcation of Bardhaman district in 2017, was 598,581 (70.16% of the population over 6 years) out of which males numbered 331,107 (75.50% of the male population over 6 years) and females numbered 269,474 (65.00% of the female population over 6 years).[6]

See also – List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate

Religion in Katwa subdivision
Hindu
69.20%
Muslim
30.57%
Christian
0.10%
Others
0.13%

In the 2011 census Hindus numbered 666,379 and formed 69.20% of the population in Katwa subdivision. Muslims numbered 294,354 and formed 30.57% of the population. Christians numbered 1,001 and formed 0.10% of the population. Others numbered 1,288 and formed 0.13% of the population.[7]

Police stations

Police stations in Katwa subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction:[8][9]

Police station Area covered
km2
Municipal town CD Block
Mongalkote 192.15 - Mongalkote
Ketugram 359 - Ketugram I, Ketugram II
Katwa 351.03 Katwa and Dainhat municipal areas Katwa I, Katwa II

Blocks

Community development blocks in Katwa subdivision are:[2][10]

CD Block Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
SC % ST % Hindus % Muslims % Literacy
Rate %
Census
Towns
Mongalkote Nutanhat 365.44 263,240 31.13 2.83 64.74 34.93 67.97 -
Ketugram I Kandra 193.98 165,408 25.79 0.62 52.98 46.77 68.00 -
Ketugram II Gangatikuri 160.03 118,567 36.64 0.58 79.75 20.15 65.96 -
Katwa I Katwa 168.94 173,087 31.62 0.62 70.33 29.41 70.36 1
Katwa II Dainhat 163.20 136,708 29.48 1.44 75.42 24.45 69.16 -

Gram panchayats

The subdivision contains 46 gram panchayats under 5 community development blocks:[5]

  • Katwa–I block consists of nine gram panchayats, viz. Alampur, Karajgram, Sargram, Gidhagram, Khajurdihi, Srikhanda, Goai, Koshigram and Sudpur.
  • Katwa–II block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Agradwip, Jagadanandspur, Palsona, Sreebati, Gazipur, Karui and Singi.
  • Ketugram–I block consists of eight gram panchayats, viz. Agardanga, Berugram, Murgram–Gopalpur, Pandugram, Ankhona, Jyandas–Kandara, Palita and Rajur.
  • Ketugram–II block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Billeswar, Ketugram, Nabagram, Sitahati, Gangatikuri, Maugram and Nirol.
  • Mongolkote block consists of 15 gram panchayats, viz. Bhalugram, Jhilu–II, Lakhuria, Paligram, Chanak, Kaichar–I, Majigram, Shimulia–I, Gotistha, Kaichar–II, Mongalkote, Shimulia–II, Jhilu–I, Kshirgram and Nigan.

Economy

Agriculture

In the erstwhile Bardhaman district agriculture was the pre-dominant economic activity and the main source of livelihood for the rural people. The soil and climate favours the production of food grains. Cash crops are also grown. Irrigation facilities had contributed in a major way towards higher agricultural productivity. Amongst the districts of West Bengal, Bardhaman district had maximum irrigated land under cultivation.[11] Given below is an overview of the agricultural production (all data in tonnes) for Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision, other subdivisions and the Purba Bardhaman district, after bifurcation of the erstwhile Bardhaman district, with data for the year 2013-14.[12]

CD Block/ Subdivision Rice Wheat Jute Pulses Oil seeds Potatoes Sugarcane
Mongalkote 196,760 63 634 18 2,582 10,731 5.052
Ketugram I 70,020 3 - 10 478 2,436 6,952
Ketugram II 56,963 394 4,383 131 2,276 5,465 72,111
Katwa I 41,312 27 - 20 133 26,405 10,136
Katwa II 144,555 151 60,151 38 1,963 6,891 3,232
Katwa subdivision 509,610 638 65,168 217 7,432 51,928 97,483
Kalna 257,149 3,461 179,375 164 11,425 159,659 565
Bardhaman Sadar North 688,626 908 - 108 3,059 105,182 1,802
Bardhaman Sadar South 441,645 1,758 33 1,375 14,619 883,457 1,192
Purba Bardhaman district 1,897,030 6,765 244,576 1,864 36,535 1,200,226 101,042

Education

Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Purba Bardhaman district, after bifurcation of Bardhaman district in 2017, with data for the year 2013-14:[13]

Subdivision Primary
School
Middle
School
High
School
Higher Secondary
School
General
College, Univ
Technical /
Professional Instt
Non-formal
Education
Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student
Bardhaman Sadar North 947 83,083 42 3,019 122 72,981 92 94,260 8 24,612 38 7,666 2,331 81,318
Bardhaman Sadar South 787 59,920 38 3,138 103 59,680 60 62,371 5 9,521 7 2,069 2,067 64,473
Katwa 601 52,239 21 1,637 74 45,704 42 44,645 3 7,965 8 1,190 1,412 64,979
Kalna 673 54,249 26 1,984 74 55,964 51 65,334 4 9,594 7 663 1,761 67,996
Purba Bardhaman district 3,008 249,491 127 9,778 373 234,329 245 266,610 20 51,692 60 11,588 7,571 277,766

Note: Primary schools include junior basic schools; middle schools, high schools and higher secondary schools include madrasahs; technical schools include junior technical schools, junior government polytechnics, industrial technical institutes, industrial training centres, nursing training institutes etc.; technical and professional colleges include engineering colleges, medical colleges, para-medical institutes, management colleges, teachers training and nursing training colleges, law colleges, art colleges, music colleges etc. Special and non-formal education centres include sishu siksha kendras, madhyamik siksha kendras, centres of Rabindra mukta vidyalaya, recognised Sanskrit tols, institutions for the blind and other handicapped persons, Anganwadi centres, reformatory schools etc.[13]

The following institutions are located in Katwa subdivision:

Healthcare

The table below (all data in numbers) presents an overview of the medical facilities available and patients treated in the hospitals, health centres and sub-centres in 2014 in Purba Bardhaman district, after bifurcation of the erstwhile Bardhaman district in 2017, with data for the year 2013-14.[18]

Subdivision Health & Family Welfare Deptt, WB Other
State
Govt
Deptts
Local
bodies
Central
Govt
Deptts /
PSUs
NGO /
Private
Nursing
Homes
Total Total
Number
of
Beds
Total
Number
of
Doctors
Indoor
Patients
Outdoor
Patients
Hospitals
Rural
Hospitals
Block
Primary
Health
Centres
Primary
Health
Centres
Bardhaman Sadar North 1 2 5 23 2 - 1 69 103 2,915 554 156,726 2,525,789
Bardhaman Sadar South - 1 5 21 - - - 12 39 374 41 209,640 1,619,459
Katwa 1 1 5 13 - - - 8 28 452 59 65,055 1,291,942
Kalna 1 1 4 17 - - - 20 43 619 45 49,640 1,186,491
Purba Bardhaman district 3 5 19 74 2 - 1 109 213 4,360 699 481,061 6,623,681

Medical facilities available in Katwa subdivision are as follows:

Hospitals: (Name, location, beds)[19]
Katwa Subdivisional Hospital, Katwa, 250 beds
Indian Red Cross Society, Katwa, 13 beds
Rural Hospitals: (Name, CD block, location, beds)[19]
Singot Rural Hospital, Mangalkote CD block, Singot, PO Mathrun, 50 beds
Ramjibanpur Rural Hospital, Ketugram I CD block, Ramjibanpur, PO Jnandas Kandra, 30 beds
Block Primary Health Centres: (Name, block, location, beds)[19]
Srikhanda BPHC, Katwa I CD block, Srikhanda, 15 beds
Noapara BPHC, Katwa II CD block, Noapara, PO Dainhat, 15 beds
Ketugram BPHC, Ketugram II CD block, Ketugram, 15 beds
Mogalkote BPHC, Mongalkote CD block, Nutanhat, 15 beds
Primary Health Centres: (CD block-wise)(CD block, PHC location, beds)[19]
Katwa I: Chandrapur (10), Kaithan (6), Sudpur (6)
Katwa II: Agradwip (10), Singhi (6)
Ketugram I: Ankhona (2), Pandugram, PO Khatundi (10)
Ketugram II: Sibloon (10), Sitahati (4)
Mongalkote: Chanakkasem, PO Kasem Nagar (6), Khirogram (2), Lakhoria (10), Nigon (6)

Electoral constituencies

Lok Sabha (parliamentary) and Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituencies in Katwa subdivision were as follows:[20]

Lok Sabha constituency Reservation Vidhan Sabha constituency Reservation CD Block and/or Gram panchayats and/or municipal areas
Bardhaman Purba Reserved for SC Katwa None Katwa municipality, Dainhat municipality, Katwa II CD Block and Khajurdihi, Sudpur, Karajgram and Goai gram panchayats of Katwa I CD Block.
All other Vidhan Sabha segments outside Katwa subdivision
Bolpur Reserved for SC Mangalkot None Mongalkote CD Block and Saragram, Gidhgram and Alampur gram panchayats of Katwa I CD Block
Ketugram None Ketugram I and Ketugram II CD Blocks and Koshigram and Srikhanda gram panchayats of Katwa I CD Block
Ausgram Reserved for SC Guskara municipality, Ausgram I and Ausgram II CD Blocks
All other Vidhan Sabha segments outside Katwa subdivision

References

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  14. ^ "Katwa College". KC. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Kandra Radha Kanta Kundu Mahavidyalaya". KRKKM. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Chandrapur College". CC. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
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