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Nimpith

Nimpith
Census Town
Ramakrishna Ashram
Ramakrishna Ashram
Nimpith is located in West Bengal
Nimpith
Nimpith
Location in West Bengal
Nimpith is located in India
Nimpith
Nimpith
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°09′26″N 88°26′23″E / 22.1572°N 88.4398°E / 22.1572; 88.4398
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD blockJaynagar II
Area
 • Total2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total8,014
 • Density4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
743338
Telephone code+91 3218
Vehicle registrationWB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyJaynagar (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyJaynagar (SC)
Websitewww.s24pgs.gov.in

Nimpith is a census town under Jaynagar police station of Jaynagar II CD block in Baruipur subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.

Geography

Nimpith is located at 22°09′26″N 88°26′23″E / 22.1572°N 88.4398°E / 22.1572; 88.4398. It has an average elevation of 8 metres (26 ft).

Demographics

As per the 2011 Census of India, Nimpith had a total population of 8,014, of which 4,069 (51%) were males and 3,945 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 723. The total number of literates in Nimpith was 5,843 (80.14% of the population over 6 years).[1]

Civic administration

CD block HQ

Headquarters of Jaynagar II CD block is at Nimpith, PO Ramkrishna Ashram - 743338.[2][3]

Landmarks

There are landmarks that tourists from all over India and from foreign places come to visit. Some of these include Ramakrishna Ashram, Sarada Ashram, Indira Hall, The Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology, Krishi Vigyan Kendra etc.

Education

There are two very popular schools in Nimpith town: Nimpith Ramakrishna Vidyabhavan and Nimpith Sarada Vidyamandir were under the Sri Ramkrishna Ashrama, Nimpith. Students from all over West Bengal, and sometimes outsiders, attend these schools. Many students have achieved tremendously in various fields, both academic and non academic. Besides standard curriculums, some focus upon the study of the mind and body power as an enhancement to education and this is motivated by the concepts of Swami Vivekananda. There are other schools in the town besides these two.

Joynagar Model School has been opened in Nimpith, under the initiative of the central government of India. It is the first co-educational English medium school in the area.

Science Laboratory

The Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology is located in Nimpith town.[4][5] In 2007, the institute established the Vivekananda Center for Skills (VCS) in West Bengal at four locations.[6] VCS works with farmers to help them develop skills and knowledge, improve upon productivity, and also provides training for the farmers.[6] VCS also focuses upon helping unemployed people to build their careers, create enterprises and find employment.[6]

Healthcare

Sree Ramakrishna Rural Hospital at Nimpith with 30 beds is the major government medical facility in Jaynagar II CD block.[7]The primary hospital of Nimpith town is named as "Gramin" (which means "Of Village"), and this is one of five hospitals situated in the Sundarban area. The hospital lacks modern facilities, and serious patients are often referred to the hospitals and nursing homes in Jaynagar or Kolkata.

Agriculture

In 2010, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) began its first pilot project in Nimpith town, which focused upon practices for sustainable agriculture to promote lead crop productivity and technological adoption.[4] NABARD stated that the project is intended to increase income for area farmers.[4] The Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology provided assistance for the project.[4]

Sports

Nimpith town has a football ground named Vivekananda Play Ground.

References

  1. ^ "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 725 - Map of Jaynagar II CD block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  3. ^ "BDO Offices under South 24 Parganas District". West Bengal Public Library Network, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Nabard launches sustainable farm schemes in Bengal". The Hindu. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  5. ^ "(Location page)". Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "A one-stop resource base". The Hindu. 23 October 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Rural Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 11 November 2019.

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