Beliatore

Beliatore is a census town in Barjora CD Block in Bankura Sadar subdivision of Bankura district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Beliatore is the birthplace of the late artist Jamini Roy who was born here on 11 April 1887.[1]

Beliatore
Census Town
Beliatore is located in West Bengal
Beliatore
Beliatore
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°20′N 87°13′E / 23.33°N 87.22°ECoordinates: 23°20′N 87°13′E / 23.33°N 87.22°E
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,463
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 722203
Telephone code 03241
Website bankura.gov.in

Geography

Beliatore is located at 23°20′N 87°13′E / 23.33°N 87.22°E.[2] It has an average elevation of 79 metres (259 feet). It is situated by the River Shali. The town is very well connected to others important place, situated 23 km from Durgapur, 21 km from Bankura town and 23 km from Sonamukhi.

Demographics

As per 2011 Census of India Beliatore had a total population of 6,463 of which 3,249 (50%) were males and 3,214 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 591. The total number of literates in Beliatore was 5,010 (85.32% of the population over 6 years).[3]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Beliatore had a population of 5,653. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Beliatore has an average literacy rate of 77.51%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the literates being male and 45% being female. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Police station

Beliatore police station has jurisdiction over parts of Barjora CD Block. The area covered is 222.71 km2 and the population covered is 7,563.[5][6]

Transport

Road

Beliatore is well connected to nearby cities and towns through bus services which include both private and government operators. State Highway 8 and State Highway 9 pass through Beliatore. Beliatore is 23 km from Durgapur rail station and 22 km from Bankura town and 23 km from Sonamukhi. Various bus and train service connecting easily Kolkata, Bishnupur, Kharagpur, Purulia, Tata, Bhubaneswar and many more places.

Railway

Beliatore is a station on the Bankura-Masagram line (formerly Bankura Damodar Railway) of South Eastern Railway. DEMU services were available between Bankura and Mashagram[7] 4 times a day the train run on this route.

There used to be the now-defunct Bankura Damodar Railway from Bankura to Rainagar. After the closure of the line due to heavy losses,a preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey was conducted in July 1998 for the construction of a new line from Beliatore to Durgapur but could not be considered due to acute constraint of resources and heavy throw-forward of ongoing projects.[8][9]

Airport

Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport at Andal is the nearest domestic airport. It commenced operations in May 2015 and almost 45 kilometer from Beliatore. The nearest international airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at Dum Dum in Kolkata.

Education

There is one higher secondary school for boys (HS for coed), one girls high school, and one undergraduate degree college named Jamini Roy College.

Jamini Roy College was established in 1986. It is affiliated to the Bankura University and offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit and history.[10][11]

Culture

Beliatore is famous for Mecha Sandesh, a combination of chhatu, chhana, khoya, sugar and ghee[12] and the art of wooden bead things.[13]

Notable people

Jamini Roy

Khudiram Das

References

  1. ^ Indian Art Circle
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Beliatore
  3. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  5. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Bankura". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Beliatore PS". Bankura District Police. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Bankura-Mashagram DEMU". Time Table. indiarailinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  8. ^ Parliament Question
  9. ^ PIB Release on Lok Sabha Questions
  10. ^ "Jamini Roy College". JRC. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  11. ^ . College Admission http://www.collegeadmission.in/JaminiRayCollege/Jamini_Ray_College.shtml. Retrieved 16 December 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ The Telegraph 6 January 2006
  13. ^ Bell Beads

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