Mejia (community development block)
মেজিয়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
|Community Development Block|
|• Total||162.90 km2 (62.90 sq mi)|
|Elevation||77 m (253 ft)|
|• Density||467/km2 (1,210/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91 3241|
|Sex ratio||926 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bankura|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Saltora|
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.  It is 35 km from Durgapur.
Mejia is located at 3 It has an average elevation of 77 m (253 ft)..
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
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
- "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Bankura district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
- "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Bankura District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mejia
- "BRGF Allotment Order No. 16". Bankura district. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
- "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
- Eastern Coalfields
- The Telegraph 1 December 2007
- The Times of India 13 June 2002
- Bankura District official website