Bhadreswar // is a city and a municipality in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It has a police station in Chandannagore subdivision. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).
|Kolkata Metropolitan Region|
|• Type||Representative Democracy|
|• Body||Bhadreswar Municipality|
|• Total||8.28 km2 (3.20 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Density||12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Hooghly|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Chandannagar|
Bhadreswar is located at. It has an average elevation of 2 metres (6 feet).It is situated by the River Hooghly.It is one of the beautiful places in Hooghly district.
As per 2011 Census of India Bhadreswar had a total population of 101,477 of which 53,330 (53%) were males and 48,147 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 9,580. The total number of literates in Bhadreswar was 79,498 (86.51% of the population over 6 years).
As of 2001[update] India census, Bhadreswar had a population of 105,944. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Bhadreswar has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the males and 41% of the females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Jute mills drew in a large labour force from the neighbouring states of Bihar and Orissa, as well as eastern Uttar Pradesh, quite often forming an overwhelming majority of the population in the area, living in shanty towns and bustees dotting the mill area. The proportion of migrants in the population was 80% in Bhadreswar.
According to a study carried out by Vidyasagar University, "Most of these industrial units were located in riverine towns. A few of these were old towns inhabited previously by middle class Bengali 'babus' while others were new towns grown out of agricultural lands... Agriculture in Bengal was more remunerative than work in the jute mills but what the jute mills paid was enough to attract labour from Bihar, Orissa, U.P. first and then from C.P. or even Madras...The industrial 'mohallas' remained as 'ghettos'. There was little or no interconnection or social and cultural contact between local Bengali population and the mill hands. Both lived in their own worlds."
Kolkata Urban AgglomerationEdit
The following Municipalities and Census Towns in Hooghly district were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census: Bansberia (M), Hugli-Chinsurah (M), Bara Khejuria (Out Growth), Shankhanagar (CT), Amodghata (CT), Chak Bansberia (CT), Naldanga (CT), Kodalia (CT), Kulihanda (CT), Simla (CT), Dharmapur (CT), Bhadreswar (M), Champdani (M), Chandannagar (M Corp.), Baidyabati (M), Serampore (M), Rishra (M), Rishra (CT), Bamunari (CT), Dakshin Rajyadharpur (CT), Nabagram Colony (CT), Konnagar (M), Uttarpara Kotrung (M), Raghunathpur (PS-Dankuni) (CT), Kanaipur (CT) and Keota (CT).
Victoria Jute Mills at Telenipara, Bhadreswar was established in 1885 and employs about 5,000 people. The mill is passing through a rough phase, closing down and opening off and on with militant labour in a volatile environment.
Kabi Sukanta Mahavidyalaya, a general degree college, was established at Bhadreswar in 1986. Bhadreswar has multiple high-schools within town limits, the most prominent being Digra Mallickhati Deshbandhu Vidyapit and Rabindra Smriti (S) Vidyaniketan, Prominent girl's schools in the area include Saradapally Kanya Vidyapith.
Recently, private schools have also started increasing in number and student capacity in the town, with Durgamoyee Academy opening one more branch near Bhadreswar Station.
The Banabithi Park located near the DVC channel, in Natunpara, Bhardeswar.
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