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Government of West Bengal



KUMARGRAM


NAME OF THE BDO:Sri L.T. Bhutia,WBCS(EXE)
CONTACT DETAILS:(Tel) 03564-252239
E-MAIL ID: bdo [dot] kumargram [dot] jal [at] gmail [dot] com


ABOUT THE BLOCK:

Kumargram Development Block has international border with Bhutan to the North and National border with Assam to the East. The Block is sharply divided by the river Rydak and the river Sankosh demarcates the Eastern border with Assam, The lush green stretch of land once abounded with carnivorous beasts in primeval forest between the rivers Sankosh and Rydak is in common parlance known as Kumargramduar and was once the happy abode and hunting ground of dreadful diseases. The advent of tea plantation industry in 1874, the only mentionable large scale industry has made the demographic mosaic of the Block complex due to huge tribal work force in big way from the adjoining regions.
The total geographical area of the Block is 510.52 sq km. The geographical location of the Block with international frontiers with Bhutan and National boundary with Assam makes it vulnerable to National and International exposure. However its strategic location has made it truly the gate way of North-East.

It is the farthest Block from the District Head Quarter as well as State Capital. However Kumargram is one of the most thinly populated Blocks in the District and in the State as well with population density 391 per sq km. However the Block has quite large concentration of SC/ST population with SC-36.39% and ST-31.92%. Interestingly it may be noted that there is also a fair mixture of different linguistic groups speaking various dialects and languages. 

          

AREA (IN SQ.KM.): 510.52 Sq. KM.

POPULATION: 199615  MALE:  102627   FEMALE: 96988


SC/ST POPULATION: SC=73724 ST=63795

MINORITY POPULATION: 53796

  1. AC NO. & NAME: 10-kumargram(ST) AC

  2. TOTAL ROAD LENGTH (IN KM): 286 KM

  3. NO OF SCHOOL (PRIMARY+UPPER PRY):235

  4. NO. OF COLLEGE: 01

  5. NEAR BY RAILWAY STATION: Kamakhyaguri Railway Station

  6. TOTAL NO. OF BPHC & PHC: - Kamakhyaguri BPHC, PHC: - 1) Barobisha PHC, 2) Kumargram PHC.

  7. TOTAL NO. GPS: 11

  8. NAME OF THE GPS: 1) Turturikhanda, 2) Rydak, 3) Newlands Kumargram Sankosh, 4) Kumargram,

  9. 5) Chengmari, 6) Volka Barobisha-I, 7) Volka Barobisha-II, 8) Khoardanga-I, 9) Khoardanga-II,
    10) Khoardanga-I 11) Khoardanga-II

  10. IMPORTANT IRRIGATION CANNEL: NK9- Nararthali- Kamakhyaguri-Irrigation Cannel

  11. IMPORTANT INDUTRIAL POINTS (IFANY):Tea Garden, Prospect of Agro Industry, Sericulture, Citronella Product, There is much scope of Tourism Industry.