|• Type||Federal democracy|
|• Administrative Division||Malda|
|• Total||6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi)|
|Elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
|• Density||15,000/km2 (40,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||WB58, WB94|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Maldaha Dakshin|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Samserganj|
Dhuliyan has been mentioned as an inland water transport (IWT) trading point between Murshidabad and the city of Rajshahi in Bangladesh. Low-cost barges could ply the Ganges river, called Padma in downstream Bangladesh, exchanging goods and reducing smuggling. This proposal has not been agreed to yet by the two countries. Old Dhulian Railway station under the Ganga River near Lalpur, Present Railway station name Dhulian Ganga .
Dhuliyan has an average elevation of 4 metres (13 feet).
Dhuliyan is surrounded by Farakka (to the north), Aurangabad (to the South) Pakur (to the West) and Ganga River - (to the East). Malda district and Chapai Nababganj of Bangladesh lies to the east across the river. Dhuliyan lies on the right bank of the Ganga river.
Dhuliyan includes Dhuliyan Bazar, Jafrabad, Tinpakuria, Kankuria, Ratanpur, House Nagar, Anup Nagar & Dakbanglow area.
Jangipur subdivision is crowded with 52 census towns and as such it had to be presented in two location maps. One of the maps can be seen alongside. The subdivision is located in the Rarh region that is spread over from adjoining Santhal Pargana division of Jharkhand. The land is slightly higher in altitude than the surrounding plains and is gently undulating. The river Ganges, along with its distributaries, is prominent in both the maps. At the head of the subdivision is the 2,245 m long Farakka Barrage, one of the largest projects of its kind in the country. Murshidabad district shares with Bangladesh a porous international border which is notoriously crime prone (partly shown in this map). The subdivision has two large power plants - the 2,100 MW Farakka Super Thermal Power Station and the 1,600 MW Sagardighi Thermal Power Station. According to a 2016 report, there are around 1,000,000 (1 million/ ten lakh) workers engaged in the beedi industry in Jangipur subdivision. 90% are home-based and 70% of the home-based workers are women. As of 2013, an estimated 2.4 million people reside along the banks of the Ganges alone in Murshidabad district. Severe erosion occurs along the banks.
Note: The two maps present some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the maps are linked in the larger full screen maps.
Effects of the Ganges erosionEdit
Dhuliyan town has to face the burnt of erosion repeatedly due to its proximity to the Ganges. The town has shifted westward at least five kms from its original location.
During 1952-53 the old Dhuliyan town was completely washed away by the river. Dhuliyan and its adjoining areas were greatly affected in mid 1970s when about 50,000 people became homeless. The encroaching river wiped out 50 mouzas and engulfed about 10,000 hectares of fertile land. In August 2020, this region again faced erosion which washed away dwelling places, temples, schools, litchi and mango orchards and agricultural lands along the right bank nearly after 50 years. It affected namely Dhanghora, Dhusaripara and Natun Shibpur villages of Samserganj block.
The Dhulian Municipality has population of 95,706 of which 47,635 are males while 48,071 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. The literacy rate is 63.03%. Male literacy is around 69.15% while female literacy is 56.98%.
As of 2001[update] India census, Dhulian had a population of 72,906 of which males are 36524 and females are 36382. Dhulian had an average literacy rate of 39%. Male literacy was 48% and female literacy was 31%.
CD block HQEdit
According to the District Census Handbook, Murshidabad, 2011, Dhulian covered an area of 6.25 km2. It had 131.95 km roads with open drains. The protected water-supply involved overhead tank, tap water from untreated source, hand pump. It had 6,071 domestic electric connections, 1 road lighting point. Among the medical facilities it had 1 hospital, 5 dispensaries/ health centres, 2 charitable hospitals/ nursing homes, 23 medicine shops. Among the educational facilities, it had 50 primary schools, 3 secondary schools, 3 senior secondary schools in town, 1 general degree college at Tarapar 3.5 km away. It had 4 recognised shorthand, typewriting & vocational training institutes, 1 non-formal education centre (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan). Among the social, recreational & cultural facilities it had 1 public library, 1 reading room. It produced beedi, knitted products, pottery. It had the branch offices of 2 nationalised banks, 1 agricultural credit society, 1 non-agricultural credit society.
National Highway 12 (old no. NH 34) passes through Dhulian town.
- Kanchantala Jagabandhu Diamond Jubilee Institution (Est 1897)
- Dhuliyan Balika Vidyalaya
- Dhuliyan Bani Chand Agarwala Balika Vidyalaya
- Dhuliyan High Madrasah
- Dhuliyan Krishna Kumar Santosh Kumar Smriti Vidyapith
- Dhuliyan Netaji Sishu Bikash Academy (H.S.)
- Dighri High School (H.S.)
- House Nagar High Madrasah (H.S)
- Saheb Nagar High School (H.S)
- Jaykrishnapur Ajimuddin Biswas Smriti Vidyapith
- Chachanda Basudebpur Jaladipur High School (H.S)
- Samsherganj government model school (Circus field)
- Rahmani Academy (Dhuliyan Branch of Al-Ameen Mission Trust)
- Gyan Sanchay Academy (In Collaboration with Al-Ameen Mission Trust)
- The Future Shining Academy
- Holyfaith Academy (Affiliated to CISCE)
- Novel Academy
- Al-Hera Academy
- Rising Sun Convent School
- Luther institutions
Dhuliyan stands on the bank of the Ganges, which has been changing its course regularly. A large part of the town has been ravaged and new areas have come up. Dhuliyan Rajbari has escaped the fury of the river and boasts of a 300 year old Durga Puja.
Dhuliyan picture galleryEdit
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