Kalimpong Sadar subdivision

Kalimpong Sadar is the only subdivision of the Kalimpong district in the state of West Bengal, India. It was initially formed as 'Kalimpong subdivision' when the British annexed the territory from Bhutan in 1864. It was then part of Darjeeling district. The subdivision has its headquarters at Kalimpong Town. On 14 February 2017 the subdivision was promoted to a district, becoming Kalimpong district independent of Darjeeling.

Kalimpong Sadar subdivision
Subdivision
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision is located in West Bengal
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision is located in India
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision (India)
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision is located in Asia
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision
Kalimpong Sadar subdivision (Asia)
Coordinates: 27°04′N 88°28′E / 27.06°N 88.47°E / 27.06; 88.47Coordinates: 27°04′N 88°28′E / 27.06°N 88.47°E / 27.06; 88.47
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictKalimpong
HeadquartersKalimpong
Languages
 • OfficialBengali and Nepali[1][2]
 • Additional officialEnglish[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewb.gov.in

SubdivisionEdit

Kalimpong district has only one administrative subdivision:[3][4]

Subdivision Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
Rural Population %
(2011)
Urban Population %
(2011)
Kalimpong Sadar Kalimpong 1053.12 251,642 77.67 22.23

Administrative areasEdit

Apart from the Kalimpong municipality that consists of 23 wards, the subdivision contained rural areas of 42 gram panchayats under three community development blocks: Kalimpong–I, Kalimpong–II and Gorubathan.[5]

Police stationsEdit

Police stations in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision have the following features and jurisdiction: [6][7][3]

Police Station Area covered
km2
International border
Inter-state border
km
Municipal town CD block
Kalimpong n/a - - Kalimpong -
Gorubthan n/a - n/a - Kalimpong I
Jaldhaka n/a n/a n/a - Kalimpong II, Gorubathan

BlocksEdit

Community development blocks in Siliguri subdivision are:[4][8][9]

CD block Headquarters Area
km2
Population
(2011)
SC % ST % Literacy
Rate %
Census
Towns
Kalimpong I Kalimpong 360.46 74,746 6.97 34.33 81.43 1
Kalimpong II Algarah Bazar 241.26 66,830 2.93 37.07 79.68 -
Gorubathan Gorubathan 442.72 60,663 6.64 23.60 76.88 -

Gram PanchayatsEdit

  • Kalimpong I block consists of rural areas with 18 gram panchayats, viz. Bong, Kalimpong, Samalbong, Tista, Dr. Grahams Homes, Lower Echhay, Samthar, Neembong, Dungra, Upper Echhay, Seokbir, Bhalukhop, Yangmakum, Pabringtar, Sindepong, Kafer Kanke Bong, Pudung and Tashiding.[5]
  • Kalimpong II block consists of rural areas only with 13 gram panchayats, viz. Dalapchand, Kashyong, Lolay, Lingseykha, Gitdabling, lava-Gitabeong, Payong, Kagay, Lingsey, Sangsay, Pedong, Syakiyong and Shantook.[5]
  • Gorubathan block consists of rural areas only with 11 gram panchayats, viz. Dalim, Gorubathan–I, Gorubathan–II, Patengodak, Todey Tangta, Kumai, Pokhreybong, Samsing, Aahaley, Nim and Rongo.[5]

EducationEdit

Given in the table below (data in numbers) is a comprehensive picture of the education scenario in Kalimpong district, with data for the year 2012-13.[10]

Subdivision Primary
School
Middle
School
High
School
Higher Secondary
School
General
College, Univ
Technical /
Professional Instt
Non-formal
Education
Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student Institution Student
Kalimpong Sadar 342 31,519 19 4,786 25 12,148 12 14,191 2 2,373 3 456 627 25,727

Educational institutionsEdit

The following institutions are located in Kalimpong Sadar subdivision:

HealthcareEdit

The table below (all data in numbers) presents an overview of the medical facilities available and patients treated in the hospitals, health centres and sub-centres in 2013 in Kalimpong district, with data for the year 2012-13.:[16]

Subdivision Health & Family Welfare Deptt, WB Other
State
Govt
Deptts
Local
bodies
Central
Govt
Deptts /
PSUs
NGO /
Private
Nursing
Homes
Total Total
Number
of
Beds
Total
Number
of
Doctors*
Indoor
Patients
Outdoor
Patients
Hospitals
Rural
Hospitals
Block
Primary
Health
Centres
Primary
Health
Centres
Kalimpong Sadar 3 2 1 6 - - - 4 16 579 33 18,580 164,693

.* Excluding nursing homes.

Medical facilitiesEdit

Medical facilities in Kalimpong Sadar subdivision are as follows:

Hospitals: (Name, location, beds) [17]

  • Kalimpong Subdivisional Hospital, Kalimpong M, 370 beds
  • Medicinal Plantation Hospital, Rango, 11 beds
  • Mansong Cinchona Plantation Hospital, Mansong, 16 beds

Rural Hospitals: (Name, CD block, location, beds)[18]

  • Rambi Rural Hospital, Kalimpong I CD block, Rambi Bazar, PO Reang, 30 beds
  • Pedong Rural Hospital, Kalimpong II CD block, Pedong, 30 beds

Block Primary Health Centres: (Name, CD block, location, beds)[19]

  • Gorubathan Block Primary Health Centre, Gorubathan CD block, Gorubathan, PO Fagu, 25 beds

Primary Health Centres : (CD block-wise)(CD block, PHC location, beds)[20]

  • Kalimpong I CD block: Samthar Samalbong (Samthar) (6), Teesta Bazaar (10)
  • Kalimpong II CD block: Gitdubling (6), Algarah (2)
  • Gorubathan CD block: Jaldhaka (2), Shirpagaon (2)

Legislative segmentsEdit

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the whole are under the subdivision, viz. the Kalimpong municipality and the three blocks of Kalimpong–I, Kalimpong–II and Gorubathan together constituted the Kalimpong assembly constituency of West Bengal. This constituency was part of Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Fact and Figures". www.wb.gov.in. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Kalimpong". District Administration. District administration. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Tables 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Planning and Statistics, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 19 March 2008. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  6. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Search a Police Station". Kalimpong Police. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  8. ^ "CD block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  9. ^ "District Census Handbook: Darjiling" (PDF). Map of District Darjiling with CD block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  10. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Tables 4.4. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Kalimpong College". College Admission. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Cluny Women's College". CWC. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Government General Degree College at Pedong". GGDC. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  14. ^ "Government General Degree College, Gorubathan". GGDC. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Rockvale Management College". RMC. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  16. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Tables 3.1, 3.3. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics - Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Rural Hospitals. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Block Primary Health Centres. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department" (PDF). Health Statistics – Primary Health Centres. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  21. ^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission" (PDF). Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. pp. 5, 23. Retrieved 10 January 2009.