district of West Bengal is spread over an area of 7024 sq. kms. The
district lies between the Ajay and Bhagirathi or Hooghly rivers. It is
bounded on the north by the Dumka of Bihar, Birbhum and Murshidabad
districts, on the east by Nadia; on the south by Hooghly and Bankura, and
on the west by Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. The natural boundaries formed
by the rivers to the north, east and south are fairly constant and there
have been no major changes over the period. Headquarter of the district
district has a population of over 6.91 million (2001 census). Overall, there
were 921 females per 1000 males. About
65% of the population was living in the rural area. The density of the population was
985 per sq. km. Bengali, and Hindi are the main language spoken in the
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rivers of the district are Ajay. Bhagirathi or Hooghly, Damodar
district 30,949 hectares of the total land are covered by forest. These
forest areas are broadly classified into Reserved Forests, Protected
forests and unclassified state forests and lands. The district Bardhaman
has the pride of having over 194 coalmines within its
jurisdiction. The coals are being mined in Raniganj Coalfield since the
year 1800. There are vast reserves of superior non-coking and inferior
quality coals in these areas. Raniganj coalfield also contains large
reserves of iron ore occurring chiefly as nodules. Good quality fire
clay occurs in the Barakar stage of the Raniganj coalfield. Besides, the
fire clays, various other types of useful clays occur at several places
in the Raniganj coalfield belt, of which, the pottery clays of the Ronei
and the light coloured brick clays of Durgapur deserved special mention.
district is well connected by rail and road. The district headquarter Bardhaman(Burdwan/Barddhaman) is connected by rail and road with
Kolkata and other towns of West Bengal. The district headquarters and the subdivision headquarters
Asansol—both are railway junctions. The main line of Eastern Railway
traverses the district. The Grand Trunk Road passes through the district
from Kolkata. The road traverses the district of 160 kilometers running
parallel with the Eastern Railway main line.
district Bardhaman(Burdwan/Barddhaman) is
predominantly an agricultural district, which is
properly known as the granary of West Bengal. Majority of the workers of
the district depends on agriculture (i.e. cultivators and agricultural
principal commodity for trade
in the district
from the district
to other districts of the state and neighboring countries.
district has a very good network of Irrigation facilities. The main
sources of irrigation are Government canals, tanks, wells and tube wells.
The Mayurakshi canals—a major irrigation project, covered an area of
15081 hectares in the district. 254657 hectares of land are irrigated by
Damodar Valley Barrage—another major irrigation project of the state.
Asansol subdivision of the district is one of the major industrial
regions in the state of West Bengal. The most important of which is
Durgapur, which has been built up as an industrial complex of the state.
A large number of large sized industries have come up in the Durgapur
township. Besides, three important steel works are found at Kulu,
Hirapur and Burnpur. Likewise, locomotive works at Chittaranjan, a big aluminum
works at J.K. Nagar, a large paper mill at Raniganj are the
important industries that deserve mention.
number of Higher Secondary/PUC institutions per ten thousand population
in the urban area is 0.65. The highest number of such institutions per
ten thousand population comes to 1.49 in Chak
Bankola while the lowest is in Kulti with 0.24. The number of
Secondary school per ten thousand population for the entire district is
1.05. The district figures for Junior Secondary/Middle and Primary
institutions per ten thousand population in the urban sectors of the
district are 1.35 and 4.17 respectively.
the 49 towns of the district, only 19 towns have the privilege of having
the medical institutions with bed. Number of beds in medical
institutions per 1000 population comes to 3.42 at the district level.
Town wise, the highest number of beds per 1000 population is noticed in
Burnpur town (14.69). The second position in respect of the beds in
medical institutions goes to Burdwan (3.76).
Regular train services to Bardhaman are available from Howrah and
Sealdah stations. Two different routes - the chord line and the main
line - are available from Howrah.
Train Schedule from Bardhaman.
Bardhaman is well-connected by buses to the towns of Asansol, Medinipur,
Haldia, Malda, Purulia, Bankura and Digha.
Bus Schedule from Bardhaman.
There are numerous private hotels in and around the town...
Hotel Kalyani, Hotel Koner, Hotel Monohar Inn (Anita Cinema Lane),
Nataraj Hotel, Hotel Mainak, Hotel
Siddhartha, Hotel Kandari (G.T. Road Near Tinkonia), Park Hotel (Khoshbagan),
City Hotel (Near Star Cinema), Hotel Purnasashi (B. C. Rd.), Hotel
Samrat, Joyti Hotel (Near Rly. Station) etc., are located in the
heart of Bardhaman.
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