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Dhaniakhali Development Block

Dhaniakhali Development Block, worldwide famous for “Dhaniakhali Handloom Sarees” is one of the largest Block in West Bengal. The total area of this Block is 265.36 Sq Km. As per Census 2011, its population is 3,20,534 out of which 1,60,789 male and 1,59,745 Female. Total number of voter is 249364 out of which 125849 male and 123515 female. This Block consists of 18 (Eighteen) Gram Panchayats and 264 (Two Hundred and Sixty Four) villages.

The Dhanikhali Block falls within the Sadar Sub-Division of the Hooghly District. It is surrounded by Polba-Dadpur and Pandua Block of Sadar Sub-Division, Haripal Nd Tarakeswar Block of Chandannagar Sub-Division and Jamalpur Block of Bardhaman District. The River Damodar flows along the western fringe of the Block boundering with the Pursurah Block of Arambagh Sub-Division.

The Dhaniakhali Block is well connected with Kolkata through railways and national Highway. The Distance of the Block Headquarter i.e. the office of the Block Development officer form Kolkata is 72 km. There are 6(six) railway stations within the block area on Howrah-Bardhaman chord line. A street of 14 km of NH-2 passes through this Block area. Two major district roads connecting Chinsurah, the District Headquarter and Dasghara passes through this block. Another important road in the district connecting Tarakeswar and Bardhaman also passes through this block.

The main occupation of the people of this Block is cultivation. This Block is famous for cultivation of paddy and potato. The whole Block area is well irrigated by Irrigation canals of DVC. A large number of potato cold storages are situated within this Block. Fishery is another growing occupation at this Block.

But, as mentioned earlier, Dhaniakhali Block is World Wide famous for its Handloom sarees. This is the age-old traditional profession of a large number of people. The name ‘Dhaniakhali’ had been derived from the traditional designing of this saree. At the beginning, the saree was designed by ‘Dhanya’ i,e paddy. The ‘Khali’ i.e.the base of the saree was designed and weaved ‘Dhanya’ so the saree was famous for ‘Dhanyakhali’ i,e the saree the base of which was weaved by paddy. From that the name of Block ‘Dhaniakhali’ had been derived. At present thousands of weavers are engaged in this traditional occupation.

The population of religious minority is 16% of the total population. Majority of the Hindu population is the worshippers of Godess Kali. A large number of Kali temples are there. Among them the Bameswari Kali and Kesabpur Kali. The famous Tarakeswar Temple of Land Shiva is only 23 km from Dhaniakhali. The communal harmony and peaceful co-existance of people of difficult religious faith is the Key of peace persists in this Block.

 

-: Transportation  :-

(a) Railway:-Dhaniakhali Stn. On the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line was inaugurated in December 2003. It is 49 Km frm Howrah Station and is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.

(b) Roadway:- There are two main bus stoppage i.e. Madan Mohantala and Cinematala bus stop. Daily road transportation occurred through 17         no. bus route which connects Dhaniakhali with Chinsurah-Tarakeswar-Haripal. It also connects with National Highway No. 2 (NH-2) at   Maheswarpur, 8 Km from Dhaniakhali.

The main two junctions of the block are Dasghara More & Khanpur More by which the block connected with Barddhaman District.

Map Of Dhaniakhali

Tender – (Dhaniakhali )

Sl No Tender Details Start Date End Date View
1 Tender for Roads 21/06/2021 01/07/2021 View

BDO DHNAIAKHALI

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    Iportant Contact Numbers

    Sl No Department Contact Person Designation Phone No e-Mail
    1 P&RD Souvik Ghosh B.D.O 8145002100 bdo.dhaniakhali@gmail.com
    2 P&RD Sougata Biswash Jt.BDO 8145018883 bdo.dhaniakhali@gmail.com
    3 P& RD Sima Munda Jt.BDO 8145006606 bdo.dhaniakhali@gmail.com
    4 Disaster Management Sudipta Roy BDMO 81450022885 bdo.dhaniakhali@gmail.com

     

    Sl No. GP Name Address Cotact No. E-Mail
    1 Belmuri Belmuri, Dhanikahli (03213) 255-332 belmurigp@gmail.com,
    2 Bhandaarhati-1 Bhandarhati, Dhaniakhali (03213)254-331/251-557 bhanderhati1gp@gmail.com
    3 Bhandaarhati-II Bhandarhati, Dhaniakhali (03213)254-770/251-066 bhanderhati2gp@gmail.com
    4 Bhastara Bhastara,Dhaniakhali (03213)265-577 prodhanbhastara@gmail.com
    5 Dasghara-I Dasghara, Dhaniakhali (03213) 258-361 dasghara1gp@gmail.com
    6 Dasghara-II Dasghara, Dhaniakhali (03213)258-312 dasgharatwogp@gmail.com
    7 Dhaniakhali-I Dhaniakhali (03213)255-304/256-304 dnk1gp@gmail.com
    8 Dhaniakhali-II Boso, Dhaniakhali (03213)255-334/230-602 dnk2gp@gmail.com
    9 Gopinathpur-I Gopinathpur, Dhaniakhali (03212)272-304 gopinathpur1grampanchayat@gmail.com
    10 Gopinathpur-II Gopinathpur,Dhaniakhali (03212)272-306 gopinathpur2gp@gmail.com
    11 Gurbari-I Gubari, Dhaniakhali (03213) 245-020 gurbari1gp011@gmail.com
    12 Gurbari-II Gubari, Dhaniakhali (03213)-253-140 / 253-079 gurbari2gp@gmail.com
    13 Gurap Gurap, Dhaniakhai (03212)-XXX XXX gurapgp1978@gmail.com
    14 Khajurdaha Melki K-Melki, Dhaniakhai (03213) 230-210/230-465 kmelkigp@gmail.com
    15 Mandra Mandra, Dhaniakhai (03213)254-336/251-752 prodhanmandra@gmail.com
    16 Parambua Sahabazar P-SAhabazar,Dhaniakhai (03212)-272-267 parambuasahabazar@gmail.com
    17 Somaspur1  Somospur,Dhaniakhai (03213)255-262 somaspur1gp@gmail.com
    18 somaspur2  Kananadi,Dhaniakhai (03213)255-333/257-756 somaspur2@gmail.com

    Tourist Places in Dhaniakhali :

     

    • Gateway of Zamindar Palace, DasghraRaybari
    • Rasmancha, Dasghara

    Biswash

    • Dasghra Biswas Bari, a 300 years old Palace of Zamindar.Biswash
    • Gopinath Temple

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    1. Administrative Unit showing PC-AC-Block-Gram Panchayat-Police Station

    Name of the Blocks

    Name & No. of AC

    Name of the Gram Panchayats

    Name of the Police Station

    Dhaniakhali

     

    197, Dhaniakhali(S.C)

    BELMURI

     

    1.    Dhaniakhali

     

    2.         Gurap

    BHASTARA

    DASGHARA-I

    DASGHARA-II

    DHANIAKHALI-I

    DHANIAKHALI-II

    GURBARI-I

    GURBARI-II

    GURAP

    K-MELKI

    MANDRA

    SOMASPUR-I

    SOMASPUR-II

    198, Tarakeswar

    BHANDARHATI-I

     

    1. Dhaniakhali

     

     

    BHANDARHATI-II

    PARAMBUA SAHABAZAR

    GOPINATHPUR-I

    GOPINATHPUR-II

     

    Geography

    Dhaniakhali

    1

    Geographical Area :-

    265.36 Sq Km.

    2

    Latitude & Longitude:-

    22o 58’ N & 88o 06’ E

    3

    Gram Panchayat:-

    18 Nos

    4

    Total GP Sansad

    264 nos.

    1. Geography :-

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Demography :-

    Demography

    197 Dhaniakhali (S.C ) A.C

    198 Tarakeswar

    Total

    Population

    Male

    120316

    40473

    1,60,789

    Female

    119786

    39959

    1,59,745

    Total

    240102

    80432

    3,20,534

    SC Population

    Male

    37896

    14822

    52718

    Female

    38112

    14981

    53093

    Total

    76008

    29803

    105811

    ST Population

    Male

    19358

    2917

    22275

    Female

    20307

    3133

    23440

    Total

    39665

    6050

    45715

    Literates

    163333

    55569

    218902

    Percentage of rural population

    100%

    100%

    100%

    Percentage of urban population

    0%

    0%

    0%

    Sex Ratio (per 1000 male)

    996

    987

    994

    Density of Population (per Square Km.)

    905

    905

    905

    Literacy rate (excluding 0-6 population)

    (75.43%)

    (76.34%)

    75.66%

     

    1. Educational Details :-

     

    Educational Details

    Dhaniakhali

    Literacy

    % of Literacy

    Male

    1,19,539 (74.34%)

    Female

    99,363 (62.20%)

    Total

    2,18,902 (68.29%)

    Primary School

     

    200 Nos

    Secondary School

     

    45 Nos

    Higher Secondary School

     

    16 Nos

    SSK 

     

      2  

    MSK

     

    3

    College

     

    1

    Engineering College

     

    Technical / Vocational Training College

     

    2

    Other Institutions

     

    2

    Library

     

    11