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Pujali

Pujali
City
Pujali is located in West Bengal
Pujali
Pujali
Location in West Bengal
Pujali is located in India
Pujali
Pujali
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°27′36″N 88°08′02″E / 22.4601°N 88.1340°E / 22.4601; 88.1340
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DivisionPresidency
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
RegionGreater Kolkata
Established1996
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyPujali Municipality
Area
 • Total8.32 km2 (3.21 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total37,047
 • Density4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali[1][2]
 • Additional officialEnglish[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700138
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyDiamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBudge Budge
Websitewww.pujalimunicipality.in

Pujali is a city and a municipality in the Alipore Sadar subdivision of the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).[3]

Geography

Cities and towns in the western part of Alipore Sadar subdivision (including Budge Budge I & II, Thakurpukur Maheshtala CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre,
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Bakrahat is in Bishnupur II CD block, but Lakshmibala Rural Hospital at Bakrahat serves Budge Budge II CD block and so it is included here.

Area overview

Alipore Sadar subdivision is the most urbanized part of the South 24 Parganas district. 59.85% of the population lives in the urban areas and 40.15% lives in the rural areas. In the northern portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 21 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the subdivision, on the east bank of the Hooghly River, is an alluvial stretch, with industrial development[4][5][6]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Location

Pujali city is located at 22°27′36″N 88°08′02″E / 22.4601°N 88.1340°E / 22.4601; 88.1340.[7] It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).

Demographics

According to the 2011 Census of India, Pujali city had a total population of 37,047, of which 18,940 (51%) were males and 18,107 (49%) were females. There were 4,316 people in the age range of 0 to 6 years. The total number of literate people was 25,791 (78.80% of the population 7 years and above).[8]

According to the 2001 Census of India, Pujali city had a total population of 33,863. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. It has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 55%. 13% of the population is in the age group of 0 to 6 years.[9]

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration

The following municipalities and census towns in the South 24 Parganas district were part of the Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Maheshtala (M), Joka (CT), Balarampur (CT), Chata Kalikapur (CT), Budge Budge (M), Nischintapur (CT), Uttar Raypur (CT), Pujali (M) and Rajpur Sonarpur (M).[10]

Civic Administration

There is a Pujali Municipality. It is divided into 15 wards. As per 2015 municipal election, it is being controlled by the All India Trinamool Congress.

CD block HQ

The headquarters of Budge Budge I CD block are located at Purba Nischintapur.[11] The map of CD block Budge Budge I on page 167 in District Census Handbook for South 24 Parganas shows the headquarters of the block as being in Pujali.[12]

Transport

Pujali is well connected by railway. Budge Budge railway station connects the city with Sealdah railway station by Sealdah–Budge Budge line which connects the metropolis of Kolkata with the rest of India. There are buses connecting Pujali to other parts of Kolkata. Apart from that both app based and non app based cab agencies provide transport services to Pujali. For transport inside the city three wheeled autorickshaws and manual rickshaws are good options.

Education

Rajibpur High School is a Bengali-medium coeducational institution, established in 1953, It has facilities for teaching from class V to class XII.[13]

Pujali Raghunathpur Vidyalaya is a Bengali-medium coeducational institution, established in 1964. It has facilities for teaching from class V to class VIII.[14]

Pujali Siksha Niketan is a Bengali-medium coeducational institution, established in 1979. It has facilities for teaching from class VI to class X.[15]

Healthcare

Biraj Lakshmi primary health centre functions with 6 beds.[16]

References

  1. ^ a b "Fact and Figures". Wb.gov.in. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  2. ^ "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). Nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2007.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South Twety-four Parganas". Table 2.1 , 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 13, Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  6. ^ "District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas". Chapter 9: Sundarbans and the Remote Islanders, p 290-311. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  7. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pujali
  8. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  10. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  11. ^ "BDO Offices under South 24 Parganas District". West Bengal Public Library Network, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 167 - Map of Budge Budge I CD block. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Rajibpur High School". ICBSE. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Pujali Raghunathpur Vidyalaya (Jr High)". ICBSE. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Pujali Siksha Niketan". Edu Gorilla. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Primary Health Centres. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 3 November 2019.