Singur (community development block)

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Singur
সিঙ্গুর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Singur is located in West Bengal
Singur
Singur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°49′N 88°14′E / 22.81°N 88.23°E / 22.81; 88.23Coordinates: 22°49′N 88°14′E / 22.81°N 88.23°E / 22.81; 88.23
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Area
 • Total 155.99 km2 (60.23 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 260,729
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 60.72%
Lok Sabha constituency Hooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituency Singur, Haripal
Website hooghly.gov.in

Singur (community development block) is an administrative division in Chandannagore subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Singur and Bhadreswar police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Singur. Singur is an urban area under this block.12

History

The word “Singur” is believed to a derivative of the word “Singhapur”. In the Sri Lankan Mahavamsa there is mention of two towns – Singhapur and Banganagar, both believed to be located in the ancient Rarh region. Some scholars feel that Singur is the place where ancient Singhapur was located. According to the Sri Lankan chronicles Vijaya, son of Singhabahu, king of Singhapur, sailed from Singhapur, landed in Sri Lanka in 544 BC and became the king. In those days the people of Bengal were known to be seafaring and the mighty Saraswati used to flow through the Singur area. Therefore, this seems to be feasible according to some scholars, but other scholars feel that it is more hearsay than actual proven history.3

Geography

Singur is located at 22°49′N 88°14′E / 22.81°N 88.23°E / 22.81; 88.23.

Singur community development block has an area of 155.99  km2.2

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Singur block/ panchayat samiti are: Anandanagar, Bagdanga-Chinamore, Balarambati, Baruipara-Paltagarh, Basubati, Berabari, Bighati, Boinchipota, Bora, Borai-Pahalampur, Gopalnagar, Kamarkundu Gopalnagar Doluigachha, Mirjapur-Bankipur, Nasibpur, Singur I and Singur II.4

Demographics

As per 2001 census, Singur block had a total population of 260,729, out of which 131,286 were males and 129,443 were females. Singur block registered a population growth of -1.65 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Hooghly district was 15.72 per cent.2Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.5

Literacy

As per the 2001 census, Singur block had a total literacy of 60.72 per cent. While male literacy was 79.52 per cent, female literacy was 52.49 per cent.6

References

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Hooghly district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Hugli district". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ Binoy Ghosh, Paschim Banger Sanskrititi (in Bengali), Vol II, pp. 377-383, Prakash Bhawan, 1978.
  4. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Allotment No. 5 for five districts – Cooch Behar, Burdwan, Uttar Dinajpur, Hooghly and Bankura. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Singur". Local Self-government. Hooghly Zilla Parishad. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 







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