District Profile

 
 

 

District - Bankura, West Bengal

Geographical location Latitude - 22038 m & 230  38 m North latitude  

                                          Longitude - 860 36 m & , 870 46 m

Geographical area

6,881 Sq.k.m.

Forest 

97,235 ha

Area under non agricultural use

35,870 ha

Area under barren land

36,692 ha.

Area under permanent pasture

11,596 ha

Area under misc. crops

4,775 ha.

Area under cultivable waste land

11,703 ha.

Area under fallow other than current fallow

6,140 ha

Net area under cultivation

4,37,617 ha.

Soil Texture

The soil is mostly lateritic, light in texture and acidic in reaction. The average slop of land varies from 0.4%-10% 

Net irrigated area

27% of land is irrigated in Rabi & Summer & 43% land is irrigated in Kharif

Rainfall

1300-1400mm per annum

Total population (Census 2001)

31,92,695

Male

 16,36,002

Female

 15,56,693

% of Agricultural Families

13.77%

% of non-workers

55.25%

% Marginal Farmers

15.10%

% of Agricultural Laborers

15.67%

% house hold industries

2.34%

% of other workers

12.59%

Decennial growth rate(%)1991-2001

13.79%

Literacy rate (excluding 0-6 population)

63.84%

% of rural population to total

92.63%

% of urban population to total

7.37%

Sex ratio (per %0 male)

953

Density of population per Sq.k.m.

464