Jiaganj and Azimganj are connected by boat service managed by local municipality on river Bhagirathi. [5] Headquarters of this CD Block is at Murshidabad. Notable Schools: St.Joseph's School,Jiaganj Raja Bijoy Singh Vidyamandir (old name Edward Coronation Institution), Azimganj Rai Budh Singh Bahadur High School, Azimganj Keshore Kumari Balika Vidyalaya, Birendra Singh Singhi High School, Surendra Narayan Girls High School, Amaipara High School, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dav School. Goursundar Singha Choudhury the great educationist belongs to this place who has a great contribution to Jiaganj's education system. SabjiMandi) is within this locality. or. On October 8, primary school teacher Prakash Pal (35), his pregnant wife Beauty Pal (28) and their son Angan (6) were killed with sharp weapons inside their house in Jiaganj-Azimganj municipality. Decadal growth for the district was 23.70 per cent. There were 121,187 (52%) males and 113,378 (48%) females. In 1863, the Indian Branch Railway Company, a private company opened the Nalhati - Azimganj branch line The 27 kilometres Non-Taxable Zamindary). Scheduled Castes numbered 40,442 (17.24%) and Scheduled Tribes numbered 12,326 (5.25%). [19], As per the Human Development Report 2004 for West Bengal, the rural poverty ratio in Murshidabad district was 46.12%. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshvanatha, the twenty-third Jain Tirthankara . It is the birthplace of great freedom fighters. It shifted to its present premises in 1972. The subdivision has its headquarters at Murshidabad Police stations in Lalbag subdivision Commission, No. Thereafter next Sevayet (Priest) of Amaipara Kalibari, Jiaganj is Shrish Bhattacharya S/o Kailash Bhattacharya and Rampada's grand son-in-law Mahendra Nath Bhattacharya founded Lord Shiva Temple (More than 100 Years old) situated at Bhattapara. It is liable to be flooded by the spill of the Bhagirathi and other rivers. List of all towns and Villages in Murshidabad Block of Murshidabad district, West Bengal. In more recent years sandalwood etching has become more popular than ivory carving. Murshidabad-Jiaganj is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Lalbag subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Shree Shambhabnath Ji, 2. The title Bhatta was given by the Nawab of Murshidabad. Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality is one of the oldest municipalities in Murshidabad district. [21], In Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block, amongst the 127 inhabited villages, 26 villages did not have a school, the highest amongst all CD Blocks in the district, 34 villages have more than 1 primary school, 28 villages have at least 1 primary and 1 middle school and 20 villages had at least 1 middle and 1 secondary school. Notable personalities: Well-known playback singer Arijit Singh, famous proponent and guru of Kirtan style of devotional music, Hari Makhan Das and his disciple Radharani Devi, who was also a noted film-actress of 1930s-40s, a contemporary co-actress of Kanan Bala. [11], Chintamani Parshvanath Jain temple in Azimganj, The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)", "Jiaganj College of Engineering and Technology", "Panoramio - Photo of Sri Sambhavnath Jain Temple, Azimganj", "Panoramio - Photo of Sumatinath Jain Temple, Azimganj", Official site of Jiaganj Azimganj Municipality, Personal website of Jiaganj Azimganj Murshidabad Town, DEBIPUR M. G. D. 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Definitions of Jiaganj_Azimganj, synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of Jiaganj_Azimganj, analogical dictionary of Jiaganj_Azimganj (English) Important train that goes through Jiaganj railway station : Jiaganj and Azimganj are connected by boat service managed by local municipality on river Bhagirathi. In the 2011 census, Muslims numbered 127,886 and formed 54.52% of the population in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block. The twin town is situated on the opposite banks of the river Bhagirathi, a branch of river Ganges. The municipalities are: Murshidabad and Jiaganj Azimganj. Jiaganj (24.23°N 88.27°E) is on the east side while Azimganj (24.23°N 88.25°E) is on the west. [1][2], The Bagri or the eastern part of the district is a low lying alluvial plain with the shape of an isosceles triangle. [21], Murshidabad district is listed as a backward region and receives financial support from the Backward Regions Grant Fund. [21], Murshidabad is famous for its silk industry since the Middle Ages. Jiaganj and Azimganj - the two towns located municipalities. Rome2rio makes travelling from Jiaganj Azimganj to Buddh Gaya easy. This conglomeration of ancient Gauda (North Bengal) and Rada area constituting this municipality was a part of Murshidabad municipality till 1896 when it was curved out as a separate municipal area. Affiliated with the University of Kalyani, it offers honours courses in Bengali, history, philosophy, political science, economics, physics, chemistry, mathematics and botany, and post graduation in Bengali. Murshidabad-Jiaganj block registered a population growth of 26.11 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Azimganj-Nalhati Railway line started in 1872. Places to vist - Jiaganj-Azimganj জিয়াগঞ্জ- ... Rani Bhavani, born in 1716 and widowed at 32, became a legend for her administrative ability. After that Rabi Sankar Bhatta of traditional member of Bhatta family of Bhattapara gifted his landed property in favour of Jiaganj S.N.Girls' High School for the extension of the construction of Higher Secondary Buildings. The maximum concentration in Murshidabad-Jiagnj CD Block is 286 mg/litre. Shree Adinath Ji, Kathgola temple, 5. [32], Community development block in West Bengal, India, List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate, "District Census Handbook: Murshidabad, Series 20 Part XII A", "Types and sources of floods in Murshidabad, West Bengal", "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Murshidabad, Tables 2.1, 2.2", "Directory of District, Subdivision, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal", "C.D. Jiaganj-Azimganj is a Municipality city in district of Murshidabad, West Bengal. The Bhagirathi River splits the district into two natural physiographic regions – Rarh on the west and Bagri on the east. Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality was established in 1896. It has fertile soil suitable for cultivation. Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality is one of the oldest municipalities in Murshidabad district. Bikki Khela Ghar, Anjali Villa, an ancient Shiva temple etc are located here. See more of Jiaganj Azimganj on Facebook. From the British reign, most famous personalities came to the post of Chairman and had their greatest activity for the development of this Municipality. Hindus numbered 104,636 and formed 44.61% of the population. Jiaganj-Azimganj Pictures Durgapada Singha, Shyamsundar Singha Choudhury, Anil Singha, Umapada Ghosh, Ashit Ghosh, Kalinarayan Singha are few of them. Jiaganj Azimganj has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 62%. Jiaganj Azimganj is a city and a municipality in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. 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[6][7], Jiaganj College of Engineering and Technology at Jiaganj offers diploma courses in engineering.[8]. It had 29 family welfare subcentres. Murshidabas and Jiaganj police stations serve this block. These people played a very vital role in the famous Nashhipure incident. The Boro Govinda Bari is a place of religious interest. In Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block while the proportion of Muslims increased marginally from 52.27% in 1991 to 52.81% in 2001, the proportion of Hindus declined marginally from 46.92% in 1991 to 46.03% in 2001. It passes through this CD Block and there are stations at Jiaganj and Murshidabad. Murshidabad-Jiaganj is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Lalbag subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Begamganj is a very old locality in Jiaganj. [4], Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block has an area of 192.13 km2. [3], Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block is bounded by Bhagawangola I and Bhagawangola II CD Blocks in the north, Raninagar I CD Block in the east, Berhampore CD Block in the south and Nabagram CD Block in the west. Every year a puja of Lord Kartik (another Hindu God) was used to be held there in "Kartik Bari". [23] Following land reforms land ownership pattern has undergone transformation. Not Now. The town is twinned with Jiaganj which is situated on the opposite bank of the river Bhagirathi, (a branch of river Ganges). The Sarbajanani Durga Puja in Baroaritala and Saraswatitala is famous and old one. 7 villages (5.51%) have agricultural credit societies and 11 villages (8.66%) have banks. As of 2012, 272 districts across the country were listed under this scheme. 2) As of 2001 India census[3], Jiaganj Azimganj had a population of 47,228. Jain religion has been famous here. Create New Account. Jiaganj Azimganj is a city and a municipality in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Complete details of Population, Religion, Literacy and Sex Ratio in tabular format. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. It has 1 panchayat samity, 8 gram panchayats, 153 gram sansads (village councils), 132 mouzas and 127 inhabited villages. Jiagnj Rural Hospital functions with 30 beds at Jiaganj and Azimganj Primary Health Centre at Azimganj functions with 15 beds. Debipur constitutes the ward number 8 of Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality.It consists of Debipur Mahanta Ganapati Das High School and Debipur Sub-Post office.[3]. They have also a temple of "Laxmi-Narayan Dev" adjacent to their residential house and have trusty of Sabayat among themselves. [10], The decadal growth of population in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block in 2001-2011 was 17.13%. In 2013-14, persons engaged in agriculture in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block could be classified as follows: bargadars 3,766 (4.90%), patta (document) holders 5,690 (7.40%), small farmers (possessing land between 1 and 2 hectares) 4,040 (5.25%), marginal farmers (possessing land up to 1 hectare) 26,585 (34.57%) and agricultural labourers 36,829 (47.89%). The WHO guideline for arsenic in drinking water is 10 mg/ litre, and the Indian Standard value is 50 mg/ litre. Land in excess of land ceiling was acquired and distributed amongst the peasants. All but one of the 26 blocks of Murshidabad district have arsenic contamination above the WHO level, all but two of the blocks have arsenic concentration above the Indian Standard value and 17 blocks have arsenic concentration above 300 mg/litre. Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality was established in 1896. There are several historic Jain temples in the city including Sri Neminath Swami, Chintamani Parasnath, Shantinath,[9][10] Gaudi Parshwanath, Padmaprabhu, and Sanwalia Parasnath (Rambagh) temples and a dadabadi at Rambagh. [13][14], Murshidabad district had 4,707,573 Muslims who formed 66.27% of the population, 2,359,061 Hindus who formed 33.21% of the population, and 37, 173 persons belonging to other religions who formed 0.52% of the population, in the 2011 census. [21], In 2013-14, the total area irrigated in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block was 9,889 hectares, out of which 150 hectares were irrigated with canal water, 2,500 hectares with tank water, 959 hectares with river lift irrigation, 920 hectares by deep tube well, 320 hectares with shallow tube well and 5,040 hectares by other means. One is connecting Sealdah to Jiaganj through Lalgola branch line and another Howrah to Azimganj through Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop. Jain temples There are several historic Jain temples in the city including Sri Neminath Swami, Chintamani Parasnath, Shantinath, [2] [3] Gaudi Parshwanath, Padmaprabhu, and Sanwalia Parasnath (Rambagh) temples and a dadabadi at Rambagh. The family has contributed a lot to the society, religion, academics and culture. Jhunu Bhatta was the Ex-Head mistress for more than 37 years of this school also a daughter-in-law of the Bhatta Family. As early as the eighteenth century, prosperous Svetambara Jain merchants, traders and financers settled in the Murshidabad–Azimganj–Jiaganj area fulfilled their religious obligation of charity and public service to the temples by donating and dedicating sacred texts of handwritten manuscripts and books creating a depository of the temple bhandar that still exists, currently concentrated in only one of the … SabjiMandi) is within this locality. It is a locality in jiaganj near the Bhagirathi river. [21], Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block has Jiaganj Rural Hospital at Jiaganj (with 30 beds), Azimganj Primary Health Centre (with 15 beds), Dangapra PHC at Hasanpur (with 4 beds) and Lalkuthi PHC at Dahapara (with 4 beds). The population below 6 years was 28,993. In Jiaganj Azimganj, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Originally they came from Kanauj (U.P) at the time of King Ballal Sen/ Laxman Sen. A new rail bridge is coming up over river Bhagirathi connecting Nashipur to Azimganj. The most famous Indian Sari, … Forgot account? Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose visited Kartik Bari before independence (before 1947). [8], See also – List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate, In the 2001 census, Bengali was mother tongue of 98.3% of the population in Murshidabad district, followed by Santhali 0.8%, Hindi 0.4%, Telugu 0.2% and Urdu 0.1%. As of 2001[update] India census,[2] Jiaganj Azimganj had a population of 47,228. The town is twinned with Jiaganj which is situated on the opposite bank of the river Bhagirathi, (a branch of river Ganges). Organization. Jiaganj Azimganj is a twin town where the Jain culture flourished, gets its name from the two towns on opposite sides of the Baghirathi River, Jiaganj (Ziaganj) on the left bank and Azimganj on the right bank.Jiaganj's historical name is 'Baluchor'. Jiaganj is on the east side while Azimganj is on the west. The main marketplace in Jiaganj (e.g. Jiaganj (24.23°N 88.27°E) is on the east side while Azimganj (24.23°N 88.25°E) is on the west. Azimganj was an important trade centre during the 17th / 18th Centuries and was considered by … The proportion of Muslims in the population of Murshidabad district in 1951 was 55.24%. These estimates were based on Central Sample data of NSS 55th round 1999-2000. [21], There are 127 inhabited villages in Murshidabad-Jiaganaj CD Block. It was also a holy place for Vaishnava culture in some point of time in the past. [8], As per the 2011 census, the total number of literates in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block was 142,137 (69.12% of the population over 6 years) out of which males numbered 77,495 (72.82% of the male population over 6 years) and females numbered 64,642 (65.16% of the female population over 6 years). The old and historic city of Nawab period is situated near Azimganj city railway station. Also a temple of Lord Krishna (ThakurBari) made by Manmothonath Saha. Jiaganj 1. The Ganges/Padma and the Bhagirathi form the two equal sides; the Jalangi forms the entire base; other offshoots of the Ganges meander within the area. [11], Large villages in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block were (2011 population figure in brackets): Sanyasidanga (6,891), Talgachi (10,435), Chunakhali (5,599), Khanpur (7,118), Kapasdanda (5,154), Gudhia (9,660), Tentulia (7,576), Dharmmapur (5,319), Hasenpur (8,093) and Dangapara (4,900). 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