South Dinajpur (Dakshin Dinajpur) District Profile-For WBCS (Exe.) Etc. Exam Personality Test-Interview Preparation
Dakshin Dinajpur district
South Dinajpur is a district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It was created on 1 April 1992 by the division of the erstwhile West Dinajpur district. The headquarters (sadar) of the district is at Balurghat. It comprises two subdivisions: Balurghat and Gangarampur. According to the 2011 population, it is the third least populous district of West Bengal (out of 23).Continue reading South Dinajpur (Dakshin Dinajpur) District Profile-For WBCS (Exe.) Etc. Exam Personality Test-Interview Preparation.Continue Reading South Dinajpur (Dakshin Dinajpur) District Profile-For WBCS (Exe.) Etc. Exam Personality Test-Interview Preparation
The erstwhile Dinajpur District, at the time of the partition of India, was split up into West Dinajpur district and East Dinajpur. The East Dinajpur district, now called Dinajpur, became part of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). The West Dinajpur district was enlarged in 1956, when States Reorganisation Act recommendations were implemented, with the addition of some areas of Bihar. The district was bifurcated into Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur on 1 April 1992.
The district comprises two subdivisions: Balurghat and Gangarampurpur. Balurghat consists of Balurghat municipality and four community development blocks: Hili, Balurghat, Kumarganj and Tapan. Gangarampur subdivision consists of Gangarampur municipality and four community development blocks: Gangarampur, Banshihari, Harirampur and Kushmandi. Balurghat is the district headquarters. There are eight police stations,eight development blocks, two municipalities, 65 gram panchayats and 2317 villages in this district.
Other than municipality area, each subdivision contains community development blocs which are divided into rural areas and census towns.
Dakshin Dinajpur is predominantly an agricultural district with large area of land under cultivation. The first industry in medium scale sector got off to a start in November 2003. Internet access is available from most of the cities, even broadband connections are available. There is one State Highway with only 77 km of National Highway No. 512 in the district.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Dakshin Dinajpur one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640) It is one of the eleven districts in West Bengal currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
According to the 2011 census Dakshin Dinajpur district has a population of 1,670,931 with a Muslim population of 42.71%,roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau.or the US state of Idaho. This gives it a ranking of 295th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 753 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,950/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.16%.Dakshin Dinajpur has a sex ratio of 954 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 73.86%.
Bengali is the principal language of the district. The principal communities are Hindus and Muslims, constituting the major portion of the population. Surjapuri is also spoken in this district.
There is one engineering college , techno global-Balurghat but no medical college. There are a few good schools in Balurghat and Gangarampur. Many government schools exist throughout the district. Balurghat College, Gangarampur College is the most popular college. A government-funded girls’ college is in Balurghat. Balurghat has a law college and two B.Ed colleges as well as Gangarampur has six B.Ed colleges. An agricultural Regional Research Station for Old Alluvial Zone under Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya is operating at Majhian. A dental and B.sc nursing college will start functioning at Balurghat from next year.There has roughly six polytechnic colleges as well.
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