Mejia (community development block)

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Mejia
মেজিয়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community Development Block
Mejia is located in West Bengal
Mejia
Mejia
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°34′N 87°06′E / 23.57°N 87.10°E / 23.57; 87.10Coordinates: 23°34′N 87°06′E / 23.57°N 87.10°E / 23.57; 87.10
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Area
 • Total 162.90 km2 (62.90 sq mi)
Elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 76,117
 • Density 467/km2 (1,210/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 722 143
Telephone code 91 3241
Sex ratio 926 /
Lok Sabha constituency Bankura
Vidhan Sabha constituency Saltora
Website bankura.gov.in

Mejia (community development block) is an administrative division in Bankura Sadar subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Mejia police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Mejia.12Government of West Bengal has planned a Special Economic Zone in Saltora. It is on NH 60 connecting Raniganj with Midnapore via Bankura and Bishnupur. There is a bridge on the Damodar River. [1] It is 35 km from Durgapur.

Geography

Mejia is located at 23°34′N 87°06′E / 23.57°N 87.10°E / 23.57; 87.10.3 It has an average elevation of 77 m (253 ft).

Mejia community development block has an area of 162.90  km2.2

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Mejia block/ panchayat samiti are: Ardhagram, Banjora, Kustora, Mejia and Ramchandrapur.4

Demographics

In the 2001 census, Mejia community development block had a population of 76,117 out of which 39,518 were males and 36,599 were females. Decadal growth for the period 1991-2001 was 9.85% for Mejia, against 13.79% in Bankura district. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84%.2

Mejia Bloc had a total scheduled caste population of 25,740 and a scheduled tribe population of 2,196.5

Economy

The primarily agricultural region started changing with the mining of coal by Eastern Coalfields Limited in the region. It is now an important coal mining area of Coal India Limited.6 In 1996 Mejia Thermal Power Station was set up by Damodar Valley Corporation at Durlavpur. It has three units of 210 MW each. Capacity addition of 2 X 250 MW has been planned.7 Lafarge is setting up a cement plant at Mejia.8 It would use the fly ash generated by the thermal power plant.9 There are other units such as Shova Ispat which is investing Rs 279 crore (Rs 2.79 billion) in a sponge iron, roll product and ferro alloy unit in Mejia.10

The Government of West Bengal along with District Administration have selected few blocks of Bankura District as the most promising areas for setting up big & medium scale Industries. Mejia is one of them.11

External links

References

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Bankura district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Bankura District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mejia
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 16". Bankura district. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  5. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  6. ^ Eastern Coalfields
  7. ^ DVC
  8. ^ The Telegraph 1 December 2007
  9. ^ The Times of India 13 June 2002
  10. ^ Rediff
  11. ^ Bankura District official website







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