Parashkol


Parashkol

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
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state_name = West Bengal
district = Bardhaman
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website = bardhaman.gov.in/
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Parashkol ( _bn. পরাশকোল) is a census town under Andal police station [ [http://www.wbcensus.gov.in/DataTables/01/Table-3.htm District-wise list of stautory towns] ] of Durgapur subdivision in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite soil. This area lies between two mighty rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared. [ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, "Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti" (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), Bn icon, Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3 ]

Demographics

As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Parashkol had a population of 10,989. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Parashkol has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 44%. In Parashkol, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy

It is in the heart of the coal mining zone. [ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, "Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti" (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), Bn icon , Vol I, p 666, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3 ]

Education

Parashkol has two primary schools. [ [http://bardhaman.gov.in/education/schudir.asp 7th All-India School Education Survey 2003] ]

References

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