Hasnabad
Village
Hasnabad
Hasnabad
Location in West Bengal, India
Hasnabad
Hasnabad
Hasnabad (India)
Coordinates: 22°34′39″N 88°55′03″E / 22.577542°N 88.917362°E / 22.577542; 88.917362Coordinates: 22°34′39″N 88°55′03″E / 22.577542°N 88.917362°E / 22.577542; 88.917362
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,412
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
743426 (Hasnabad)
Telephone/STD code03217
Lok Sabha constituencyBasirhat
Vidhan Sabha constituencyHingalganj
Websitenorth24parganas.nic.in

Hasnabad is a village and a gram panchayat in the Hasnabad CD block in the Basirhat subdivision of the North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Geography

Cities, towns and locations in Basirhat subdivision, North 24 Parganas district
M: municipal town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Hasnabad is located at 22°34′39″N 88°55′03″E / 22.577542°N 88.917362°E / 22.577542; 88.917362.

The Ichhamati, the second most important river in the district after the Hooghly "flows south easterly meandering course over C.D. Blocks like Bagda, Bongaon and Basirhat-I and Basirhat-II and thus forms the international boundary with Bangladesh." It finally meets the Raimangal further south.[1]

Area overview

The area shown in the map is a part of the Ichhamati-Raimangal Plain, located in the lower Ganges Delta. It contains soil of mature black or brownish loam to recent alluvium. Numerous rivers, creeks and khals criss-cross the area. The tip of the Sundarbans National Park is visible in the lower part of the map (shown in green but not marked). The larger full screen map shows the full forest area.[2]A large section of the area is a part of the Sundarbans settlements.[3]The densely populated area is an overwhelmingly rural area. Only 12.96% of the population lives in the urban areas and 87.04% of the population lives in the rural areas.[4][5]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Civic administration

Police station

Hasnabad police station covers an area of 295 km2 and serves a population of 218,520. It has jurisdiction over Taki municipality and Hasnabad CD block. There is a town out-post at Rajbari. It has a riverine border of 28 km, out of which 27 km is unfenced.[6]

CD block HQ

The headquarters of Hasnabad CD block are located at Hasnabasd village.[7]

Demographics

Guarding a Riverine Border

Hasnabad is right on the border with Bangladesh. The meandering Ichhamati forms the riverine border. Guarding such a border is laced with many challenges: Bangladeshi infiltrators, armed cattle smugglers, human traffickers….The Border Security Force is now (2015) using floating border outposts, which coordinate with their pickets set across the river bank. Each floating outpost is manned by 34 specially trained BSF peronnel and are provided with the latest electronic surveillance gadgets and speed boats. More such floating outposts are being added to provide BSF with a strategic edge in guarding a porous border in one of the most thickly populated regions of the world.[8][9][10]

Population

According to the 2011 Census of India, Hasnabad had a total population of 3,412, of which 1.863 (55%) were males and 1,549 (45%) were females. Population in the age rage 0-6 years was 320. The total number of literate persons in Hasnabad was 2,642 (85.45% of the population over 6 years).[11]

Transport

Hasnabad railway station is the terminus of the Barasat-Hasnabad line, which is part the Kolkata Suburban Railway railway system.[12]

State Highway 2 passes through Hasnabad.[13][14]

The 684 m long bridge across the Katakhali at Hasnabad was opened to public in March 2019, linking Hingalganj with Hasnabad. Lebukhali, the last point up to which motorised transport can reach is now directly connected to Kolkata and other places.[15]

Education

Taki Government College at Taki is located nearby.[16]

Healthcare

Hasnabad Matri Sadan with 6 beds is located at Hasnabad.[17]

References

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Pages 14-15 Drainage. Directorate of Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 13. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas". Chapter 9: Sundarbans and the Remote Islanders, p 290-311. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Map of North Twenty Four Parganas with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. ^ "North 24 Parganas Dist. Police". Know Your Police Station. District Police. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Map of North Twenty Four Parganas with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  8. ^ Dey, Anurag. "Floating outposts give BSF strategic edge". Yahoo News, 23 February 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  9. ^ Sandhu, Kamaljit Kaur. "Keeping hope afloat: BSF awaits upgraded floating border outposts to guard Sunderbans against smugglers". India Today, 18 September 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  10. ^ Singh, Vijaita. "Chasing cattle keeps BISF busy on the India-Bangladesh border". The Indian Express, 3 June 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  11. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  12. ^ "33311 Barasat-Hasnabad local". Time Table. India Railinfo. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  13. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Hasnabad CD Block, Page 671. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  14. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  15. ^ "সেতু উদ্বোধনের দিন গুনছে মানুষ" [People counting days left for inauguration of bridge] (in Bengali). Ananda Bazar Patrika. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  16. ^ Google maps
  17. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
External video
video icon Hasnabad - Ichhamati crossing
video icon Hasnabad Fish Market