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    Geographical area(sq. kms) 3386.18
    (a) Annual rainfall 2548.8 mm (Up to August’2014)
    (b) Temperature 37.9⁰ cel (max) 7.8⁰ cel (min)
    (c) Geographical Location 26⁰15′47″ & 26⁰59′34″ N Latitude
    88⁰23′2″ & 89⁰7′30″ E Longitude
    District Head Quarter Jalpaiguri
    Sub-Division [i) Jalpaiguri Sadar ii) Mal] (2 Sub-Divisions)
    Blocks [Jalpaiguri Sadar / Dhupguri / Maynaguri / Rajganj / Mal / Matiali / Nagrakata] (7 Blocks)
    Panchayat Samities 7
    Gram Panchayat 80
    Municipal Corporation Siliguri Municipal Corporation ( 14 Wards)
    Municipality [ Jalpaiguri / Dhupguri / Mal ] (3 Municipalities)
    Mouza's 418
    Gram Sansads 1177
    Police Station 9
    Inhabited villages 404
    Forest villages 29
    (a) Male 1217532
    (b) Female 1164064
    (c) Total 2381596 (as per Census 2011)
    (d) Population Density /sq.km 701
    (e) Sex Ratio 956.085
    (a) Cultivators 113290
    (b) Small and Marginal farmers 121680(Marginal), 27482 (Small)
    (c) Agriculture Labourers 141257
    (d) Artisans 59000
    (e) House Hold cottage industries 37500
    (f) Allied Agro Activities 9800
    (g) Non workers 987306
    (a) Net cropped area 198256
    (b) Percentage of irrigated to cultivated area 40 %
    (c) Forest 64393
    (d) Fallow land 11286
    (e) Land not available for Cultivation 65696
    (f) Cropping intensity 186 %
    (g) Area brought under HYV seeds 60 %

    Size of Holding No. % Area (ha) %
    (a) Less than 1 ha 197812 73.05 109289 31.89
    (b) Between 1 & 2 ha 49573 18.31 80011 23.35
    (c) Above brought 2 ha 23384 08.64 153380 44.76
    Total 270769 100 342680 100

    (a) Net Irrigated area 79593
    (b) By Canals 43320
    (c) By Wells 573
    (d) By other sources 35700
    Agriculture Support Facilities
    (a) Seed Depots 35
    (b) Fertilizer Depots 778
    (c) Pesticides 403
    (d) Rural Market 165
    (e) Rural Godown / ware Houses 11
    (f) Cold Storage 26
    Animal Husbandry
    (a) Cattle 524734
    (b) Buffaloes 6541
    (c) Goat ,Sheep and Pig 372407
    (d) Poultry 1068972
    Industry (Registered C & SSI ) 4380 (including APD)
    Employment
    (a) C & SSI 24638 (including APD)
    (b) State Govt. Officer 11581
    (c) Registered working Factories 19116
    Unemployed on Live Register
    Co-operative Society  
    (a) All Societies 605
    (b) Total Members 141837
    (c) Working Capital 54.39 Corer
    Communication
    Post office HQ-2, SO-57,BO-242

    (a) Length of Roads Maintained by PWD 486.4 Km.
    (b) Roads Maintained by Zilla Parishad 1297 Km.
    (c) Roads Maintained by Municipalities 350.7 Km.
    No. of Reg. Motor 77749

    Key Banking Statistics Particulars Total
    No. of Banks 25
    No. of Branches
    Rural 63
    Semi Urban 50
    Urban 33
    Total 146
    Average Population / Branch 23119

    Education
    (a)  Literacy  % 74
    (b) Primary HS+Sec+U.P.
    No. of Schools 1196 324
    Pupil Teacher Ratio 27.38 47.72
    Net Enrollment Ratio 99.58 98.52
    Drop out Rate    
    (c) Higher Secondery School(HS+Sec.) 175
    (d) Upper Primary(New Setup) 149
    (e) SSK 593
    (f) MSK 65
    (g) High Madrasah 2
    (h) Senior Madrasah 3
    (i) General Degree College 11
    (j) Engineering College 1
    (k) Law College 1
    (l) B.Ed College 1
    (m)Centre of open University 3
    (n) Madrasah Siksha Kendra 8
    (o) Senior Madrasah Siksha Kendra 1
    (p) Child Labour School 8

    Health
    (a) District Hospital 1
    (b) Sub-Divisoinal Hospital 1
    (c) State General Hospital 0
    (d) Rural Hospital 3
    (e) Block Primary Health Centre 4
    (f) Primary Health Centre 26
    (g) Sub Centre 301
    (h) Other General Hospital 0
    (i) Family Welfare Centre 1 (At Jalpaiguri Municipality)
    (j) Beds per Lakhs of Population 44
    (k)No. of Doctors 83
    (l)Infant Minority Rate 23.57 (2013-2014) Based on area repoting of infant death from
    7 blocks and life birth of 7 blocks and District Hospital and Mal SDH
    (m) Life Expectancy 59(M), 61(F)
    (n) Blood Bank 1