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Neamatpur

Neamatpur
Neighbourhood in Asansol
Neamatpur is located in West Bengal
Neamatpur
Neamatpur
Location in Asansol, West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°42′50″N 86°52′50″E / 23.713835°N 86.880694°E / 23.713835; 86.880694
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
CityAsansol
Municipal CorporationAsansol Municipal Corporation
AMC wardsWard Nos. 19,59,60,61
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)0341
Vehicle registrationWB 37 / WB 38 / WB 44
Lok Sabha constituencyAsansol
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKulti
Websitebardhaman.gov.in

Neamatpur is a neighbourhood in Asansol of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is governed by Asansol Municipal Corporation[1]

Geography

Cities, towns and ECL Areas in the western portion of Asansol Sadar subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: municipal corporation, P: rural administrative centre, CT: census town, N: neighbourhood, OG: out growth, T: temple
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Neamatpur is located at 23°42′50″N 86°52′50″E / 23.713835°N 86.880694°E / 23.713835; 86.880694.

Asansol 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.[2]

At the western fringe of the area the Barakar forms the boundary with Jharkhand. The main railway stations are Asansol Junction railway station and Sitarampur Junction railway station.

Urbanisation

As per the 2011 census, 83.33% of the population of Asansol Sadar subdivision was urban and 16.67% was rural.[3] Asansol Sadar subdivision has 26 (+1 partly) Census Towns.(partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).

Asansol Municipal Corporation

According to the Kolkata Gazette notification of 3 June 2015, the municipal areas of Kulti, Raniganj and Jamuria were included within the jurisdiction of Asansol Municipal Corporation.[4]

Economy

It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.[5] Neamatpur Central Workshop of Eastern Coalfield Ltd situated at Lithuria Road, Neamatpur. Some people in Neamatpur are also engaged with work in the Railways. Neamatpur does not have a Police Station though there is an Investigation Centre present. Neamatpur comes under Kulti Police station. Today Neamatpur is a busy trading hub due to Asansol being a bordering city of Bengal and Jharkhand.

History

History of Neamatpur: Hari Hor Roy was zamindar of Belrui, Neamatpur as well as some other small pockets of West Bengal. It is said that previously their title was Singh. In the year 1848, the zamindar family were given the title Roy by the East India Company for their services to the trading company in administering the area. There is also a lane that is named after Sambunath Roy a descendant of Hari Hor Roy. With the abolition of Zamindari system the Roy's lost clout in Neamatpur and are now mostly in services and small business .

History of Domhani: The dynasty was start by late Raja Ram Roy (Chauhan family) belongs from Mainpuri District, UP. & late Madhab Roy village Napara. Chandravansha Banafar Kshatriya family, belongs to Jhansi, U.P. was little zamindar in Barabani.

Moulana Abdur Rashid was an Imam of Neamatpur Jama Masjid, and teacher of Belrui N.G. High School. Although his birth was in Dhaka (Bangladesh) but he came as an immigrant to Neamatpur and settled here. His essays are unforgettable for the spread of education in this area. After his death on 18 February 1979, his name was associated with the establishment of a school (Moulana Abdur Rashid Primary School), initiated in 1989.

History of Coal Mining and Neamatpur police:

Neamatpur Investigation Center is one of the oldest Investigation Centre in Bardhaman District.1837 when Bankura district was formed, the Asansol-Ranigunj area was part of Bankura district. In 1847, Ranigunj subdivision was formed with three police stations –Ranigunj, Kanksa and Neamatpur and it was made a part of Bardhaman district. In 1906 the subdivisional headquarters was shifted to Asansol and the subdivision renamed accordingly. In 1910, the police stations in Asansol subdivision were Asansol, Ranigunj, Kanksa, Faridpur and Barakar. In 2006, Asansol subdivision has the following police stations: Chittaranjan, Salanpur, Barabani, Asansol (North), Asansol (South), Ranigunj, Jamuria, Hirapur and Kulti. In 1968, Durgapur subdivision was carved out of Asansol subdivision. The early mines were Sundarchak and Barademo. Coal in India was first discovered around Neamatpur. And one of the deepest coal mines Chinakuri 1/2, it is about 1.5 sq. K.m in area situated at the bank of damodar river

Educational institutions

Narain Dangal Rashtriya Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School , the Belrui N.G. Institution and Jaladhi Kumari Devi Uchcha Balika Bidyalaya are the three most renowned schools in and around Neamatpur. These three schools have produced many board exam Toppers in the Asansol region. The Nearest English Medium Schools are St. Patrick's Higher Secondary School,St. Vincent's High and Technical School,Loreto Convent, Asansol and The Assembly of God Church School, Sodepur. There is also Priyadarshini Public School nearby to Neamatpur. Narain Dangal Rashtriya Vidhyalaya Higher Secondary School present in Sitarampur is a renowned Hindi Medium school on the area. There is also an Urdu Medium School for girls "Islamia Girls Junior High School" is at Islamia School road, near Jama Masjid in Neamatpur (East).

There is an old primary school in the midst of the locality named "Kalidasi Vidyabithi" which is now upgraded to middle school stage.

Demographics

It mainly consists of Bengali,Punjabi, Gujarati, Marwari, Hindi and Urdu-speaking people from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

Transport

Road connectivity to Neamatpur is provided by the Grand Trunk Road. Which is Called Lifeline of Neamatpur, One can go to Kolkata, Durgapur and Dhanbad easily, travelling by the Grand Trunk Road. One can also go to Purulia via Dishergarh and to Chittaranjan through the State Highway to Purulia and the Chittaranjan Road respectively.

Regular minibus services are available from Asansol City Bus Terminus, Barakar, Chittaranjan and Dishergarh. All the minibuses stop at Neamatpur. Some Express and Long Distance Government Buses also provide a stoppage at Neamatpur. Inter-state superfast buses plying to Dhanbad, Bokaro Steel City, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Giridih and Madhupur also stop at Neamatpur. Direct bus connectivity to Kolkata is provided by South Bengal State Transport Corporation buses plying from Barakar, Chittaranjan and Purulia, else one can easily go to Asansol City Bus Terminus and avail bus services.

The nearest Railway Station is the Sitarampur Junction. The Howrah-Delhi rail track separates into the Main and Grand Chord lines at Sitarampur and rejoins at Mughalsarai. Hence many important trains on the Howrah - Delhi passes through and have stoppages at Sitarampur.

A wide two-way highway has been built connecting G.T. Road Neamatpur to IISCO Burnpur and in near future[when?] it should be extended to NH2. Two ponds named Banka and KamarBandh are also situated in the bank of this highway. An ancient Maa Kali temple is situated in the west of the neighborhood. The oldest Mosque is Jama Masjid situated at Islamia School Road, And an Oldest Madarsa Hanfiah Tajwid ul Quran situated at G.T. Road Neamatpur, east of the neighbourhood.

References

  1. ^ [www.wbdma.gov.in]
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Burdwan". Table 2.2, 2.4(a). Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ "The Kolkata Gazette" (PDF). Notification No. 335/MA/O/C-4/1M-36/2014 dated 3 June 2015. Department of Municipal Affairs, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  5. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p 666