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|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
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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.
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).
As per 2011 Census of India the portion of Parashkol in Pandabeswar CD Block had a total population of 10,367, of which 5,483 (53%) were males and 4,884 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,223. The total number of literates in this portion of Parashkol was 6,470 (70.76% of the population over 6 years). The portion of Parashkol in Andal CD Block had a total population of 845, of which 480 (57%) were males and 365 (43%) were females. Population below 6 years was 80. The total number of literates in this portion of Parashkol was 625 (81.70% of the population over 6 years),
As of 2001[update] India census, Parashkol had a population of 10,989. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Parashkol has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 44%. In Parashkol, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.
As per ECL website telephone numbers, operational collieries in the Kajora Area of Eastern Coalfields in 2018 are: Central Kajora Colliery, Jambad OCP, Jambad UG, Khas Kajora Colliery, Lachipur Colliery, Madhusudanpur Colliery, Madhabpur Colliery, Naba Kajora Colliery and Porascole Colliery.
Parashkol has two primary schools.