Alipurduar Subdivision

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Alipurduar subdivision (Bengali:আলিপুরদুয়ার মহকুমা), is a subdivision of the Jalpaiguri district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of Alipurduar municipality and six community development blocks: Madarihat–Birpara, Alipurduar–I, Alipurduar–II, Falakata, Kalchini and Kumargram. The six blocks contain 66 gram panchayats and nine census towns. The subdivision has its headquarters at Alipurduar.

Area

Apart from the Alipurduar municipality, the subdivision contains nine census towns and rural areas of 66 gram panchayats under six community development blocks: Madarihat–Birpara, Alipurduar–I, Alipurduar–II, Falakata, Kalchini and Kumargram.1 The nine census towns are: Paschim Jitpur, Chechakhata, Alipurduar Railway Junction, Bholar Dabri, Sobhaganj, Falakata, Jaygaon and Uttar Latabari and Uttar Kamakhyaguri.[2]


Blocks

Madarihat–Birpara Block

Rural area under Madarihat–Birpara block consists of ten gram panchayats, viz. Bandapani, Hantapara, Madarihat, Totopara Ballalguri, Birpara–I, Khayarbari, Rangalibajna, Birpara–II, Lankapara and Shishujhumra.[1] There is no urban area under this block.[2] Madarihat and Birpara police stations serve this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Madarihat.[4]


Alipurduar–I Block

Rural area under Alipurduar–I block consists of 11 gram panchayats, viz. Banchukamari, Parorpar, Shalkumar–I, Vivekananda–I, Chakowakheti, Patlakhawa, Shalkumar–II, Vivekananda–II, Mathura, Purba Kanthalbari and Tapsikhata.2Urban area under this block consists of four census towns: Paschim Jitpur, Chechakhata, Alipurduar Railway Junction and Bholar Dabri.[2] Alipurduar police station serves this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Panchkalguri.[4]


Alipurduar–II Block

Rural area under Alipurduar–II block consists of 11 gram panchayats, viz. Chaporer Par–I, Mahakalguri, Shamuktala, Turturi, Chaporer Par–II, Majherdabri, Tatpara–I, Bhatibari, Kohinoor, Parokata and Tatpara–II.3Urban area under this block consists of one census town: Sobhaganj.[2] Alipurduar police station serves this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Josodanga.[4]


Falakata block

Rural area under Falakata block consists of 12 gram panchayats, viz. Dalgaon, Dhanirampur–II, Guabarnagar, Mairadanga, Deogaon, Falakata–I, Jateswar–I, Parangerpar, Dhanirampur–I, Falakata–II, Jateswar–II and Shalkumar.4 Urban area under this block consists of one census town: Falakata.[2] Falakata police station serves this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Falakata.[4]


Kalchini block

Rural area under Kalchini block consists of 11 gram panchayats, viz. Chuapara, Jaigaon–I, Latabari, Rajabhatkhaoa, Dalsing Para, Jaigaon–II, Malangi, Satali, Garopara, Kalchini and Mendabari.5 Urban area under this block consists of two census towns: Jaygaon and Uttar Latabari.[2] Jaygaon and Kalchini police stations serve this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Hamiltanganj.[4]


Kumargram block

Rural area under Kumargram block consists of 11 gram panchayats, viz. Chengamari, Khoardanga–I, Newland Kumargram Sankos, Turturikhanda, Kamakhyaguri–I, Khoardanga–II, Valka Barabisa–I, Kamakhyaguri–II, Kumargram, Raidak, Valka Barabisa–II.6Urban area under this block consists of one census town: Uttar Kamakhyaguri.[2] Kumargram police station serves this block.[3] Headquarters of this block is in Kumargram.[4]


Legislative segments

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the area under Kumargram block and seven gram panchayats under Alipurduar–II block, viz. Bhatibari, Kohinoor, Parokata, Mahakalguri, Shamuktala, Turturi and Tatpara–I will constitute the Kumargram assembly constituency of West Bengal. The Majherdabri gram panchayat under Alipurduar–II block and the area under Kalchini block will constitute the Kalchini assembly constituency. The Alipurduar municipality, the Alipurduar Railway Junction census town, and the gram panchayats of Chaporer Par–I, Chaporer Par–II and Tatpara–II under Alipurduar–II block and ten gram panchayats of Alipurduar–I block, viz. Banchukamari, Parorpar, Shalkumar–I, Vivekananda–I, Chakowakheti, Patlakhawa, Shalkumar–II, Vivekananda–II, Mathura and Tapsikhata will form the Alipurduars assembly constituency. The other gram panchayat of Alipurduar–I block, viz. Purba Kanthalbari will be form the Falakata assembly constituency along with the area under Falakata block. Madarihat block will be part of Madarihat assembly constituency. Kumargram, Kalchini and Madarihat constituencies will be reserved for Scheduled tribes (ST) candidates. Falakata constituency will be reserved for Scheduled castes (SC) candidates. All these five assembly constituencies will be part of Alipurduars (Lok Sabha constituency), which will be reserved for ST candidates.[5]


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