Bishnupur (South 24 Parganas)


Bishnupur (South 24 Parganas)

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Bishnupur | type = city | latd = 22.38 | longd = 88.27
locator_position = right | state_name = West Bengal
district = South 24 Parganas
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altitude = 6
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 4529| population_density =
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Please see Bishnupur for disambiguation.

Bishnupur is a census town with a police station under Alipore sadar subdivision in South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. [cite web | url = http://www.wbcensus.gov.in/DataTables/01/Table-3.htm
title = Census of India| accessdate = 2007-09-02 | last = | first = | work = District-wise list of stautory towns | publisher = Directorate of census operations, West Bengal
]

Geography

Bishnupur is located at coord|22.38|N|88.27|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/28/Bishnupur.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bishnupur] ] It has an average elevation of 6 metres (20 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, [GR|India] Bishnupur had a population of 4529. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bishnupur has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 86% and female literacy of 77%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Healthcare

High levels of arsenic in ground water was found in 12 blocks of the district. Water samples collected from tubewells in the affected places contained arsenic above the normal level (10 microgram a litre as specified by the World Health Organisation). The affected blocks are Baruipur, Bhangar I, Bhangar II, Bishnupur I, Bishnupur II, Basanti, Budge Budge, Canning I, Canning II, Sonarpur, Mograhat II and Joynagar. [cite web
url = http://www.thestatesman.net/page.arcview.php?clid=23&id=183781&usrsess=1
title = High arsenic levels in South | accessdate = 2007-09-03 | last = | first = | work =
publisher ="The Statesman", 24 June 2007
]

Politics

Bishnupur has two assembly constituencies: Bishnupur East and Bishnupur West. Bishnupur West is part of Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency), whereas Bishnupur East is part of Jadavpur (Lok Sabha constituency). [cite web
url = http://archive.eci.gov.in/se2001/background/S25/WB_Dist_PC_AC.pdf
title = Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies
accessdate = 2008-10-02
work = West Bengal
publisher = Election Commission of India
]

References

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