Several rivers are flowing through the heart of this district.
The road and rail transport systems from Kurigram main city to Ulipur have further extended to Chilmari, another southern subdistrict of Kurigram. It is the biggest sub-district among all sub-districts of Kurigram and nicely located with the status of city corporation namely "Pourosova". Ulipur Government and also public college are very beautiful. Chilmari is geographically located in a beautiful scenic bank of the Tista and Jamuna rivers.
It should be noted the Jamuna is one of the widest and famous of tne first three rivers of Bangladesh. Because of this, such geographical location and convenient and dual transport systems from the main city of Kurigram, Chilmari has been developed and most important commercial and river port town of Kurigram district.
As it is adjacently located in the banks of two important rivers of Bangladesh so many peoples of this district are dependent on fishing, agriculture and business for their living. However, the main profession of most of the peoples are agriculture like most other districts of Bangladesh. Rowmari is the first independent sub-district of Bangladesh. It has a great contribution in Bangladesh's Independence War, The Pakistani invading force could never captured Rowmari and there was an independent local government since the first day of independence under the leadership of the then MP Nurul Islam Pappu Mia of Rowmari.
It is geographically located in the eastern side of Chilmari and south-eastern part of Kurigram Sadar and on the bank of local Jinjiram river. However, this subdistrict is isolated from the main land of Kurigram by Jamuna river. Only water-based transport system is connected this island subdistrict with the main land of Kurigram. However, this subdistrict is very close to Dhaka division of Bangladesh.
Char is a Bengali word and it means "island". So, Char Rajibpur is an island subdistrict of Kurigram and located in the most southern part and on the bank of Jamuna river. Because of its geographical location and smallest size, very few people live here. Only water-based transport system are connected to this island subdistrict with the main land of Kurigram.
However, this subdistrict is very close to Jamalpur , another district under Dhaka division of Bangladesh. Therefore, Char Rajibpur is the most closest subdistrict of Kurigram with Dhaka , so people are wanted to go Jamalpur under Dhaka division. This way consume time 2 hours. Most people speak Bengali in Rangpurian tone but understand the formal Bengali.
People from town can speak in proper Bengali when many people can speak in English as well. English is known better in the city then in the village areas. From the ancient time, Kurigram has been a land of agriculture. The major economic products are Rice, jute called the golden fiber of Bangladesh , wheat, tobacco, potato etc.
During winter season, when ground water level is usually lower than rainy season, peoples use irrigation system to cultivate several high yielding varieties of rice. Several cold storage are also adding value to the economy of this district by preserving agricultural products especially potato during the hot summer season.
Rice and various curries are the common foods of this district like other parts of Bangladesh. Various kinds of fresh water fish are widely eaten by the peoples of this district rather than meat.
These fishes are usually collected from the several rivers flowing through the heart of the district. In addition to this, peoples usually celebrate the various seasons with various kinds of foods.
In winter for example, you can enjoy the sweet juice of a date tree. There are four levels education system in this district like other parts of Bangladesh. There are 43 colleges, high schools, registered government and non-registered primary schools, madrasa, 1 polytechnical institute and 1 technical school and college in this district. There are lot of primary and secondary schools, and higher secondary college are available in the every part of the district.
In addition to this, some kindergarten school and elementary level English schools are mainly available in the main district city and sub-districts towns. There are 1 government and two non government hospital and an eye hospital in Kurigram. There are also 8 upazila health complex, a maternity clinic and a tuberculosis clinic in this district. Bus is the cheapest and major transport system of this district for long distance travel. Rail is also conveniently connected with one western Rajarhat and two southern sub-districts Ulipur and Chilmari of Kurigram.
In addition to these, peoples of some other sub-districts e. Rowmari, Char Rajibpur, and Phulbari usually use boat and ferries to come into the main land of the district by crossing their nearest rivers. Rickshaw is the most convenient and cheaper, but slower, transport system will be seen all over the district.
It is one kind of tricycle, driven by one human being, and can easily carry two persons at a time. Inter district and inter subdistrict buses are frequently depart from the Kurigram bus terminal located in the western part of the city. Train is also well connected with nearest districts e.
Lalmonirhat , Rangpur but the frequency is quite lower than buses. Pleasant climate exist yearlong except some heavy rain during the rainy season June—September. Although there are some heavy rainfalls during the rainy season, water is usually flowing quickly to the middle to southern part of Bangladesh, as this district is quite higher approx. As soon as the rainy season is over, winter comes. From march, weather is warm and Spring comes followed by Autumn and our traditional major rice Harvesting season until May.
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Divisions and districts of Bangladesh. Jamalpur Mymensingh Netrokona Sherpur. Muslims numbered 59, and formed Christians numbered 73 and formed 0. Others numbered and formed 0.
In the census, Hindus numbered , and formed Muslims numbered 90, and formed Muslims numbered 73, and formed The southern part of Nadia district starting from Krishnanagar I down to Chakdaha and Haringhata has some urban pockets specialising in either manufacturing or service related economic activity and has reflected a comparatively higher concentration of population but the urban population has generally stagnated.
Nadia district still has a large chunk of people living in the rural areas. In rural areas of the country, the tube well was for many years considered to be the provider of safe drinking water, but with arsenic contamination of ground water claiming public attention it is no longer so.
Piped water supply is still a distant dream. In , the availability of piped drinking water in Nadia district was as low as 8. Although the Bargadari Act of recognised the rights of bargadars to a higher share of crops from the land that they tilled, it was not implemented fully. Large tracts, beyond the prescribed limit of land ceiling, remained with the rich landlords. From onwards major land reforms took place in West Bengal. Land in excess of land ceiling was acquired and distributed amongst the peasants.
Krishnanagar II CD Block had 82 fertiliser depots, 12 seed stores and 32 fair price shops in In , Krishnanagar II CD Block produced 9, tonnes of Aman paddy , the main winter crop from 3, hectares, 12, tonnes of Boro paddy spring crop from 3, hectares, 6, tonnes of Aus paddy summer crop from 2, hectares, 3, tonnes of wheat from 1, hectares, 69, tonnes of jute from 4, hectares, 9, tonnes of potatoes from hectares and 2, tonnes of sugar cane from 20 hectares.
It also produced pulses and oilseeds. In , the total area irrigated in Krishnanagar II CD Block was 1, hectares, out of which hectares were irrigated by river lift irrigation, hectares by deep tube wells and 7 hectares by shallow tube wells.
The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in It passes through this CD Block. NH 14 old number NH 34 passes through this block. In , Krishnanagar II CD Block had 76 primary schools with 6, students, 10 middle schools with 1, students, 2 high school with 1, students and 10 higher secondary schools with 14, students.
In Krishnanagar II CD Block, amongst the 44 inhabited villages, 2 villages did not have any school, 30 had more than 1 primary school, 20 had at least 1 primary and 7 middle school and 16 had at least 1 middle and 1 secondary school. In , Krishnanagar II CD Block had 1 hospital, 1 block primary health centre and 2 primary health centres with total beds and 5 doctors excluding private bodies.
It had 19 family welfare subcentres. Dhubulia Rural Hospital at Dhubulia has 30 beds. There are primary health centres at Noapara 10 beds and Belpur 6 beds.
Krishnanagar II CD Block is one of the areas of Nadia district where ground water is affected by moderate level of arsenic contamination. All the 17 blocks of Nadia district have arsenic contamination above this level.
Krishnanagar travel guide from Wikivoyage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Community development block in West Bengal, India. Retrieved 15 November Archived from the original on 2 March Retrieved 2 May Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, Nadia - Revised in March Retrieved 7 May Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 February Census of India , Nadia district Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on September 27, Census of India Census Commission of India.
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