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District Profile

 

Bankura, the fourth largest district of West Bengal is located in the western part of the state, which is popularly known as “Rarh” from time immemorial. It has an area of 6882 square km and according to the census of 2001, it has a population of 31, 92,695. It is bounded by Paschim Midnapur in the south, Purulia District in the west, Bardhaman district in the north and Hoogly District in the east. Bankura is drained by Damodar, Dwarakeswar, Shilabati and Kangsabati along with their tributaries of which Ghandheswari, Shilai and Kumari deserve separate mention. The head quarter of the District is at Bankura from which it has derived its name. According to one tradition the town was named after a local chieftain called Bankura Rai, while according to another legend the town is so called after Bir Bankura, a prince of Bishnupur. The District Bankura acquired its present shape and dimension in 1879 though till 1881, the District Judge ship was known as west Burdwan. It was given the name Bankura in 1881 and since then the administrative and judicial jurisdiction of the District have been coterminous with the Geographical boundaries of Bankura. know more

 

 

Administrative Profile

Sub-division – 3 (Bankura Sadar, Bishnupur and Khatra)
Block – 22
Gram Panchayat – 190
Nos. of Village – 5187
Mouza – 3828 (In habited– 3543, un habited – 285)
Nos. of ITDP Mouja – 747
Nos. of Police Station – 23
Nos. of Gram Sandad – 1896

Nos. of Backward Village – 590

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District MGNREGA Performance at a Glance

 

Application Registered for Job Card

: 605511

Job Card Issued

: 599577

No. of Household Provided with Employment

: 195379

Total Persondays Generated

: 3409412

Average No. of Employment provided to per HH

: 17

Persondays Generated by Women

: 1274338 [37%]

No. of Disable Beneficiaries Provided Employment

: 2530

No. of IAY/LAND Reform Beneficiaries Provided Employment

: 3671

No. of Scheme Completed

: 1849

No. of Scheme on Going

: 14305

100 days work provided to Households

: 421

Unemployment Wages Given

: NIL
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