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History
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Paschim Medinipur is the land of Freedom Fighters, Social reformers and also the mother land of martyrs like Khudiram,
Matangini Hazra, Prodyat Bhattacharya, Hemchandra Kanongo and the pioneer of educational renaissance of Bengal.
In the British period the town Medinipur was first declared as the head quarter of the district in 1783 A.D.

Georaphy:
Paschim Medinipur is situated in the South Western side of West Bengal. It is bounded by Bankura and Purulia district in the
North, Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts of Orrisa in the South, Hooghly and Purba Medinipur district in the East and
Singhbhum district of Jharkhand and Purulia district of West Bengal in West. The district is between 21° 47 ¢ N - 23° 00 ¢ N
and 86° 40¢ E - 87° 52 ¢ E. It has 9295.28 sq. km. of geographical area, Population density of the district is 558.71 persons per sq. km. The climate is tropical and the land surface of the district is characterised by hard rock uplands, lateritic covered area, and flat alluvial and deltaic plains. Kangsabati, Silabati, Subarnarekha, Dulongs, Keleghai and their tributaries are the main rivers of the district.

District Profile:
The district consists of 4 Sub-divisions, 27 Police Stations, 29 Blocks and 8 Municipalities. Population of 5193411 as per
census 2001. There are 641315 cultivators, 663626 small and marginal farmers, 746209 agricultural labourers, 162797 artisans and allied agro-industries and 584197 other workers. The S.C. and S.T. percentage is 18.05 and 14.87 respectively. The district has an area of 929528 hectares out of which total forest area is 173038 ha. This constitutes about 18.61 % of its total geographical area. Net area under cultivation is 585222 ha. (63 %), cultural waste land 18932 ha. (2 %), barren and uncultivable land 20132 ha. (2.16 %) and area under non-agricultural use 141290 ha. (15.20 %). Thus, a vast area is available for various development projects. The cultivable waste and other fallow lands, which are not available for arable farming, would be fit for development of horticulture and other tree crops. Kangsabati canal system is the main irrigation scheme.

Kharagpur, an important junction of the South-Eastern Railway is located centrally in the district. It provides connectivity to all parts of the country for passengers as well as goods. The Diesel and EMU workshop has opened scope for small scale and ancillary units. The strategic location of the town has helped to establish some consumer goods, engineering, plastic and
chemical industries. Haldia is the nearest port which is well connected to various parts of the district.
The Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur is a pioneering educational institution of the country. Apart from its
academic activities, it has taken up a number of initiatives in the areas of wasteland development and watershed
management in the district. It is actively involved with the resource mapping of the district. Vidyasagar University in
Midnapore also offers research facility in the areas of biotechnology and other sciences, creating a direct linkage between
the laboratory and the field.


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Tourist's spots:


Important tourists spots in the district are Gopegarh Heritage & Nature of Eco-tourism, Gurguripal Eco-tourism, Chandra Eco-
tourism, Arrahbari, Pathra, Karnagarh, Mohoboni, Parimal Kanan, Ganganirdanga, Rupa Ghagra, Kurumbera Durga, Chilkigarh,
Jhargram Rajbati, Odolchua, Kanakdurga Mandir, Kankarajhore, Hatibari, Chichira, Taraferini, Kanaisore Pahar, Banspahari,
Birsingha, Narajole Rajbari etc.

Administration Phones:
District Magistrate off 275571, 275453 Res. 275570, 275427(F)
A.D.M.(G) 275455 Res. 275415 A.D.M.(D) 275272 Res. 276735
A.D.M.(LR) 275630 Res.275603 A.D.M. & AEO (ZP) 276582 Res.275371
N.D.C. 275289 OC Relief 275894 OC RM & RRMC 263019  Try. Officer 275641 Supdt. Exice 275206 275207
Ware House Excise Deptt. 275958  OC Election 275334  OC LIM 263966 267133  DPLO 275451 264419                           D.I.O. NIC 276340   RTO 275312 264409   DPRDO 275314 263273 Spl. LAO (G) 275543 Add. LAO 271324  
Astt. LAO 273620 Vigilance Deptt. 263709 Public Prosecutor 266858 S.D.O. Midnapore 275330 Res.275231
D.P.O. ICDS Cell 268691 O.C. RR & R 275262 D.P.O. SSA 267900 Res. 267900
Circuit House 275132 275533 Tank Improvements 276629

Sub-Divisional Officers
Name of S.D.O. Office

S.D.O. Jhargram 03221 - 255026 Residence 03221 - 255005
S.D.O. Kharagpore 03222 - 225345 03222 - 278859 Residence 225516, 225633, 275090
S.D.O. Midnapore 03222 - 275330 Residence 03222 - 275231
S.D.O. Ghatal 03225 - 255145 Residence 03225 - 255185

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Block Development Officers
Sub-Division: G H A T A L
Ghatal (03225)-255045 Chandrakona -I (03225)-260235                                                                                  Chandrakona- II (03225) - 266239 Daspur -I (03225) -254235  Daspur -II (03225) - 250366
Sub-Division : K H A R A G P U R
Kharagpur -I (03222) - 251032 Kharagpur -II  (03222)- 247235  Sabong (03222) - 249232 Pingla (03222) - 238542
Debra (03222) - 244273 Mohanpur (03220) - 232239 Dantan -I (03229) - 253234 Dantan -II (03229) - 259257
Narayangarh (03229) - 255300 Keshiary (03229)-252236
Sub-Division : M I D N A P O R E
Midnapore Sadar (03222) -275211 Garhbeta -I (03227) -265053 Garhbeta -II (03227) -288237                                  Garhbeta -III (03227) -282274 Salboni (03227) -285229 Keshpur (03227) -250248
Sub-Division : J H A R G R A M
Jhargram (03221) -255071 Binpur -I (03221) -263260  Binpur -II (03221) -253240 Jamboni (03221) -268249
Nayagram (03223) -257206 Gopiballavpur -I (03221) -266240 Gopiballavpur -II (03221) -261240                        Sankarail (03223) -258248

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Police Administration:
Superintendent of Police, Paschim Medinipur
03222 275609 RES. 275608 274298
Addl. Superintendent of Police (H, Q) 263528 RES.263531 Addl. Superintendent of Police, Kharagpur 225413 RES.255895
Addl. Superintendent of Police, Operation 263527 RES. 267892

Police Stations -- Phone Number:
Narayangarh Police Station 03229 258238  Kotwali Police Station 03222 275716 Dantan Police Station 253236
Kharagpur (local) Police Station 225797 Mohanpur Police Station 232233  Kharagpur (town) Police Station 255967
Beliabera Police Station
03221 261202  Pingla Police Station 238546 Belpahari Police Station 253202
Sabong Police Station 249201 Binpur Police Station 260202  Debra Police Station 244246                                               Gopibalavpur Police Station 266203  Salboni Police Station 03227 285228 Jamboni Police Station 265322
Keshpur Police Station 250233 Jhargram Police Station 255002  Garhbeta Police Station 265028                                     Sankrail Police Station 255237 Lalgarh Police Station 263202 Nayagram Police Station 03223 257209
Goaltore Police Station 288235 Chandrtakona (town) Police Station 03225 266250
Belda Police Station 03229 255240 Daspur Police Station 254239 Keshiary Police Station 252218                                     Ghatal Police Stations 255021


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MP

Ghatal 

Shri Gurudas Das Gupta   Communist Party of India 
Constituency: Ghatal (West Bengal)
Permanent Address:78, Chetla Road, Kolkata-700 027 
Telephone No. (033)24793434,24796565 
Delhi Address:  15, Canning Lane, New Delhi - 110 001 
Delhi Telephone No.  (011) 23388701 

 

   

Jhargram

Shri Pulin Bihar Baske   Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Constituency: Jhargram(ST) (West Bengal ) 
Permanent Address: Vill. & P.O. Menkapur, P.S. Dantan, Distt. Paschim Midnapur,WestBengal  
Telephone No. (03222) 263238 Fax.(03222) 276919 
Delhi Address:  Room No. 507, Banga Bhawan,New Delhi  
Delhi Telephone No.  9013180250 (M)

 

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Tourism:
*Aravinda Sushu Uddyan ,Midnapore *Gopegarh ,Midnapore
*Karnagarh Temple in Salboni Block is Famous For Mahamaya Mandir . Its' Jogimandap and Panchamundir Asan Are Very
Attractive. People Who Come Midnapore Town Must Visit This Temple. It Is 15 Kms. Away From Midnapore Town On Road.
*Deer Park, Jhargram *Ganganir Danga
*Gharghara,Binpur *Jakpur Rajbari,Kharagpur
*Temples of Pathra on the Bank of River Kangsabati in Midnapore Sadar Block Has Been Attracted For Its' Archaeological
Importance. People Very Often Visit This Site To See The Terakota Works On The Walls Of 32 Temples. Restoration Works
Have Been Undertaken By The Archaeological Survey Of India. It Is 8 Kms. Away On Road From Midnapore Town. Small
Vehicles Are Available To Visit The Site.
*Taraferini Barrage, Binpur*Kurumbheradurga ,Keshiary
*Kakrajhor , Jhargram ( A Beautiful Picnic Spot)
*The Birth Place Sahid Khudiram Bose,
The Village Mohoboni In Keshpur Block Is Now Famous For The Birth Place Sahid Khudiram Bose, A Freedom Fighter. On 3rd
December, Khudiram Was Born In This Village. A Museum Opened On The Occasion Of Birth Centenary And Also A Rest House
Has Been Built For The Visitors. It Is 38 Kms. On The Way to Ghatal From Midnapore Town. Vehicles Are Available Towards
Mohobon
*Siddheswari Temple,Kharagpur *Parbatinath Temple , Khirpai
*Pancharatna Temple Khirpai *Cossye River Embankment, A Picnic Spot
*Terracotta Works On Radha Damodar Jew Temple, Khirpai

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Universities and Colleges:

*Vidyasagar University *Midnapore Medical College
*Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur *Midnapore College
*Kharagpur College *Raja Narendralal Khan Mahila Mahavidyalaya
*Hijli College *Seva-Bharati Krishi Kendra Seva-Bharati *Jhargram Raj College *Seva-Bharati Mahavidyalaya, Kapgari
*Midnapore Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital

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