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Ghatal bonna
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Published: 2017/07/26
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Flood at Ghatal
Flood at Ghatal
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: Sthaniya Sambad
Copter of Army in rescue operation at flooded area of Ghatal: Watch
Copter of Army in rescue operation at flooded area of Ghatal: Watch
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: ABP ANANDA
Ghatal Pratappur
Ghatal Pratappur
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Sthaniya Sambad
Flood affected people of Ghatal rescued by Air force copter: Water
Flood affected people of Ghatal rescued by Air force copter: Water
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: ABP ANANDA
GHATAL FLOOD 2017
GHATAL FLOOD 2017
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Arghya Jana
Extreme Flood In Ghatal , West Bengal
Extreme Flood In Ghatal , West Bengal
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: Comedy Reloaded
Ghatal Pratappur 15
Ghatal Pratappur 15
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: Jitu Karmakar
Ghatal bondor bonna  2017
Ghatal bondor bonna 2017
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: Abhijit Mondal
Ghatal college
Ghatal college
Published: 2016/02/08
Channel: Uttam Bhunia
Ghatal Potap pur flad 26th July 2017
Ghatal Potap pur flad 26th July 2017
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Atanu Fadikar
Flood In ghatal
Flood In ghatal
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: Studyji
People are waiting for Ghatal Master Plan to stop flood to be implemented
People are waiting for Ghatal Master Plan to stop flood to be implemented
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: ABP ANANDA
TMC MP and actor Dev visited the flood effected area of Ghatal
TMC MP and actor Dev visited the flood effected area of Ghatal
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: ABP ANANDA
GHATAL FLOOD @ RESCUE BY AIR FORCE
GHATAL FLOOD @ RESCUE BY AIR FORCE
Published: 2017/07/30
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Ghatal Pratappur
Ghatal Pratappur
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: GHATAL AKASH
Ghatal se pur setoal Puja Full DJ 2017
Ghatal se pur setoal Puja Full DJ 2017
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: ALL Masti
Ghatal Word No2
Ghatal Word No2
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: Sthaniya Sambad
ghatal cinema hall rape
ghatal cinema hall rape
Published: 2014/09/01
Channel: ABP ANANDA
Actor cum MP Dev visited Ghatal in West Midnapore to see flood situation
Actor cum MP Dev visited Ghatal in West Midnapore to see flood situation
Published: 2017/07/30
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Ghatal , Daspur e bonna...
Ghatal , Daspur e bonna...
Published: 2017/07/25
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ghatal bonna প্রতাপপুরে জল বন্দিদের কুশপাতার অনুকূল  মন্দিরে নামানো হল (india westbengal flood)
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Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Gold Art
Flood at Ghatal || Paschim mednipur || West Bengal || HB NEWS
Flood at Ghatal || Paschim mednipur || West Bengal || HB NEWS
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: HB NEWS
Paschim Medinipur Ghatal Kuti Ghat ghatana video 05/17/2017
Paschim Medinipur Ghatal Kuti Ghat ghatana video 05/17/2017
Published: 2017/05/17
Channel: firoz molla
Ghatal Pratappur 14
Ghatal Pratappur 14
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: Jitu Karmakar
ghatal ....!!
ghatal ....!!
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Hemant Patra
GHATAL PASCHIMMEDINIPUR
GHATAL PASCHIMMEDINIPUR
Published: 2011/07/14
Channel: suman9732
dev [deepak adhikari] sultannagar-paschim medinipur || ghatal || Sultan Nagar
dev [deepak adhikari] sultannagar-paschim medinipur || ghatal || Sultan Nagar
Published: 2016/10/08
Channel: Soumik Music
Ghatal Vasa Pul
Ghatal Vasa Pul
Published: 2015/12/12
Channel: Amit modak
GHATAL FLOOD 2017
GHATAL FLOOD 2017
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Arghya Jana
Rain stops but flood situation at Ghatal and Daspur does n
Rain stops but flood situation at Ghatal and Daspur does n't improved at all
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: ABP ANANDA
Belpukur. Ghatal
Belpukur. Ghatal
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: Surajit Bangal
বানভাসি ঘাটালের পরিস্থিতি পরিদর্শনে  সাংসদ দেব। Dev visited waterlogged ghatal
বানভাসি ঘাটালের পরিস্থিতি পরিদর্শনে সাংসদ দেব। Dev visited waterlogged ghatal
Published: 2017/08/03
Channel: Reporter Roy
MCS Hospital in flood relief at Ghatal
MCS Hospital in flood relief at Ghatal
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: Pinaki Bhattacharjee
Ghatal Pratappur
Ghatal Pratappur
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: GHATAL AKASH
Ghatal bonna ranichak road e kamalpur paka rasta (india westbengal flood)
Ghatal bonna ranichak road e kamalpur paka rasta (india westbengal flood)
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: Gold Art
ghatal bonna(gopiganj- sutan nagar road, chaipat)
ghatal bonna(gopiganj- sutan nagar road, chaipat)
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: suman sau
Ghatal collage
Ghatal collage
Published: 2015/12/20
Channel: Deepak Manna
Ghatal flood/ effected area sonakhali/chaipath/pratappur in west bengal
Ghatal flood/ effected area sonakhali/chaipath/pratappur in west bengal
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Full Entertainment
Ghatal Vasa Pul আমার ভালবাসা ঘাটাল
Ghatal Vasa Pul আমার ভালবাসা ঘাটাল
Published: 2015/12/12
Channel: Amit modak
A large are of Ghatal, Daspur still under water, here
A large are of Ghatal, Daspur still under water, here's the detail picture highlighted by
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: ABP ANANDA
ghatal flood chaipat dori ajoyadha  (india westbengal flood)
ghatal flood chaipat dori ajoyadha (india westbengal flood)
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Gold Art
ghatal bonna Sonakhali school to sahachokh (india westbengal flood)
ghatal bonna Sonakhali school to sahachokh (india westbengal flood)
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: Gold Art
Watch: TMC MP and Actor Dev
Watch: TMC MP and Actor Dev's reaction after visited the flood effected area at Ghatal
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: ABP ANANDA
FLOOD, CLIMATIC DISASTER, EFFECT OF GHATAL, PASCHIM MEDINIPUR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
FLOOD, CLIMATIC DISASTER, EFFECT OF GHATAL, PASCHIM MEDINIPUR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Published: 2016/08/31
Channel: INDIAN INDIAN
Flood in Ghatal nimtala...
Flood in Ghatal nimtala...
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: sajal kanti goswami
Flood affected and Breakage of Ghatal to Bandar road at Pratapur, Paschim Medinipur
Flood affected and Breakage of Ghatal to Bandar road at Pratapur, Paschim Medinipur
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: Prasanta Guchait
floods at ghatal .water flow ( west bengal)
floods at ghatal .water flow ( west bengal)
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: Sourav Sasmal
Ghatal pratappur video
Ghatal pratappur video
Published: 2016/05/07
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Rain stops but still Flood situation in Ghatal and Dashpur
Rain stops but still Flood situation in Ghatal and Dashpur
Published: 2017/07/28
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Ghatal
Town
Ghatal is located in West Bengal
Ghatal
Ghatal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°40′N 87°43′E / 22.67°N 87.72°E / 22.67; 87.72Coordinates: 22°40′N 87°43′E / 22.67°N 87.72°E / 22.67; 87.72
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 51,586
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Lok Sabha constituency Ghatal
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ghatal
Website paschimmedinipur.gov.in

Ghatal is the headquarters of the Ghatal subdivision in Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal, India. It also has a community development block. Ghatal is a flood-prone area and in many years is flooded by the Rupnarayan River. This town is old. The river Shilabati divided the town into two parts. The Ghatal Police station lies on the west bank of the river. There is one peculiar floating bridge on the river made of by joining some boats tied with rope from both sides in the banks, called "Bhasa Pool" (floating bridge). Also one cement bridge is constructed on the main pitch road passing through Chandrakona Town, Ghatal, Daspur and Mechhogram.

History[edit]

Ghatal Sub-Division and the town Ghatal have their old history of civilisation, business, struggle for freedom of India. Many patriots, social reformers, and freedom fighters were the sons of this PS area. The river Darakeswar and Shilabati meet with rivers Jhumi and Damodar at a place named as Bandar (port) 3 km (2 mi) East from Ghatal PS. This is the subdivision of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Patriot Pradyot Bhattacharya, Patriot Pravangsu Paul, Patriot Mohini Mondal, Raja Narendralal Khan, Patriot Manabendranath Roy and so many memorable persons.

In ancient times, Tamralipta was an important port for shipping for export and imoprt between Bangal and other countries including Sri Lanka. This Bandar of Ghatal was also used as port for anchoring boats and ships with goods. Ghatal was once famous for the manufacture of cotton, tusser silk, bell-metal utensils, and earthenware. It was so important that the Dutch had a factory in the headquarters town, which is still used as a sub-divisional courts. In the early days of British occupation three commercial residents were located in the locality to supervise local trade. The old industries like the cultivation and weaving of silk and cotton for which Ghatal and its nearest areas were famous from ancient times were systematically wiped away by the policy of the East India Company's administration. Withdrawal of the company's investments, shrinkage in the marketability of textile goods at home and abroad, and heavy competition of the foreign goods were responsible for the decline of textile industries in Ghatal and the nearest areas like Radhanagar, Khirpai, Chandrokona, and Khrar. This area was also famous for the sugar industry (mainly in Radhanagar areas) in ancient times.

In 2002, Medinipur District was divided into two parts, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur, for the sake of administrative efficiency and expediency. Paschim Medinipur consists of four sub-divisions - Kharagpur, Medinipur Sadar, Ghatal, Jhargram. Ghatal sub-division now consists of five blocks- Chandrokona-I, Chandrokona-II, Daspur-I, Daspur-II, and Ghatal, and five municipalities - Ramjibanpur, Khirpai, Chandrokona, Kharar and Ghatal.

Geography[edit]

Ghatal is located at 22°40′N 87°43′E / 22.67°N 87.72°E / 22.67; 87.72.[1] It has an average elevation of 5 metres (16 feet). It is situated on the sides of river Shilabati on the south, Dwarakeswar on the east and Jhumi river other third side.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Ghatal had a population of 51,586. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Ghatal has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 69%. In Ghatal, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

As per the 2001 census, Ghatal CD Block had a population of 190,705 out of which 96,605 were males and 94,100 were females. Growth of population in the 1991-2001 decade was 11.83 per cent.[3]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Ghatal Block are located at Ghatal.[4]

Police station[edit]

Ghatal police station has jurisdiction over Ghatal and Kharar municipalities and Ghatal CD Block.[5][6]

Economy[edit]

Besides the town area the people of the villagers basically earn their livelihood by producing crops, like paddy, potato, wheat, jute and vegetables of different kinds. Some people earn money by fishing and hawking and weaving. A good many of the inhabitants are used to leave their houses to different states like Maharashtra and Gujarat and abroad in Dubai and other Arabian Countries to earn money by working as goldsmiths and silversmiths and employing themselves in private factories. A few of the percentage of the people are government employees or school teachers, or are employed in other small private sectors.

The financial status of most of the people is in the middle class and lower middle class category. There are some Muslim inhabitants in some villages. No communal tension exists. The manufacture of bell metal articles in Kharar Town under this subdivision is famous in the market of the state.

Climate[edit]

Its climate is moderate, but Ghatal is a flood-prone area and is flooded by the Shilaboti, Jhumi, Kethiya, Kansaboti and Rupnarayan Rivers. Rice, potato and other vegetable farming are the main occupation of the people of this subdivision.

Transportation[edit]

Ghatal is well connected by roads and highways with nearby cities like Kolkata, Howrah, Midnapore, Kanthi, Digha, Burdwan, Bankura. For local transportation, buses, minibuses, and cycle-rickshaws are available. Panskura Railway Station is the nearest railway station. SH 4 passes through Ghatal.

Education[edit]

There are number of well known schools and colleges in Ghatal. For higher education, there is one general degree college named Ghatal Rabindra Satabarsiki Mahavidyalaya under Vidyasagar University, one polytechnic college named Ghatal Government Polytechnic and One ITI college named Ghatal Government ITI in Birsingha. The literacy rate of Ghatal is 76%. The schools are:

Rakshabandhan For Education is a non-governmental educational organisation in Ghatal sub-division to help poor meritorious students.

  • Ratneswarbati Netaji High School(H.S)
    • Gopalpur Deshbandhu Chittaranjan High School (H.S) is a very good school.

Health[edit]

Ghatal S.D Hospital is in the Ghatal town. The people of this subdivision mainly depend on this hospital. There is also a super specialty hospital. Ghatal town is famous for many private nursing homes. The private hospitals and nursing Homes are:

  • Bimal Sishu Sadan
  • B.K Sasmal Nursing Home
  • GFC Hospital (জি.এফ.সি হাসপাতাল);
  • Jibandeep Nursing Home
  • Khasbarh hospital
  • Lions Club Eye Hospital
  • Moonlight Nursing Home
  • Maity Nursing Home
  • Newlife Nursing Home
  • Niramoy Nursing Home
  • Nivedita Nursing Home
  • Nightingle Nursing Home
  • Ramkrishna Nursing Home
  • Sabita Nursing Home
  • Shree Guru Nursing Home
  • South Point Nursing Home
  • Sunview Nursing Home
  • Vibekanda Nursing Home

Culture[edit]

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

The common people of this area maintained a culture something different from other parts of the district in conducting and observing their way of work in rituals and customs. They cherish their old fashion and customs. For example, the people celebrating the worship of Maa Sitala Buri and other Maa Sitalas in an around Ghatal Town used to carry hundreds of dhaks in procession and arrange open operas acting on the stage dragged and pushed by the men on pitch road running through the town.

Among many festivals in Ghatal Sishu Mela is most popular. Many people of Ghatal town and its neighbouring blocks take part in the Sishu Mela. Vidyasagar Mela is also popular, which takes place in Birsingha (the birthplace of Iswarchandra Vidyasagar). The regular Bengali festivals like Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja and Kali Puja are well attended. Other common pujas in the worship of Sitala, Jagaddhatri, Holi, Janmastami, Bheema Puja also take place.

The Visalaxmi temple at Barada and Khipteswari temple at Ghatal are the main tourist attractions. There is one peculiar floating bridge on the river made of by joining some boats tied with rope from the both sides in the banks. This bridge is also called Bhasapool', and is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Ghatal. There is also the Kushpata Satsanga Ashram. The largest Thakur Anukul Chandra temple of West Bengal is situated on the bank of Shilabati River which is 1.5 km (1 mi) away from Ghatal Vidyasagar Setu. Here one can see several temples of Anukul Thakur. There is a large prayer room for the common people. Everyday a huge number of people go to visit the temple and spend time in this silent area. The peoples of the Ghatal are very religious. There are many ashramas like Anukul Thakurer Satsanga ashram, Nigamanand er ashram, Ramkrishna Mission, and Swami Debananda ashram.

Newspapers and magazines[edit]

There are many newspapers and magazines published from Ghatal Subdivision.

  • Sthaniya Sambad (স্থানীয় সংবাদ), editor: Tripti Paul Karmakar; the most popular and largely circulated newspaper in this subdivision. This newspaper publishes its digital issue. People can download the ePaper from ghatal.net [1]. •Regular readers of this newspaper more than sixty thousand (including web, WhatsApp, email etc). As per report of Govt Office among the newspapers of Ghatal Subdivision only Sthaniya Sambad is published on particular date
  • Daspur Barta (দাসপুর বার্তা), editor: Shyampada Patra
  • Palli Prachar (পল্লী প্রচার), editor: Alok Kumar Ghosh
  • Shilaboti (শিলাবতী), editor: Amiya Das Ghosh
  • Chetua Sambad (চেতুয়া সংবাদ), editor: Ashoke Chatterjee
  • Sangrami Krishijibi Samachar (সংগ্রামী কৃষিজীবী সমাচার), editor: Kamal Krishna Bera
  • Satya Pathe Jatik (সত্য পথে যাতিক), editor: Shantinath Pahari; a registered newspaper
  • Ghatal Barta (ঘাটাল বার্তা), editor: Gangadhar Roy; a registered newspaper
  • Biplabi Janakantha (বিপ্লবী জনকন্ঠ), editor: Arun Kumar Paul and
  • Akhon Ghatal (এখন ঘাটাল), editor: Dibakar Shee; a registered newspaper (RNI NO-WBBEN/2014/60272); one of the most popular and largely circulated newspapers in this subdivision
  • Srijan (সৃজন), editor: Prof Laxman Karmakar
  • Prakita Angikar (প্রকৃত অঙ্গীকার), editor: Ramranjan Roy
  • Barne Barnan (বর্ণে বর্ণন), editor: Arindam Prithibi; popular magazine of Ghatal
  • jhomir kalatana, editor; hiralal sing

Tourist spots[edit]

  • Bhasapool (Pontoon Bridge) - Heritage of India
  • Kushpata Satsanga Ashram of Anukul Thakur
  • Visalaxmi Temple at Barada
  • Birsing - birthplace of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
  • Alamgunj Mosque
  • Eco park- picnic destination
  • Vidyasagar School - established by Pandit Ishwar Vidyasagar

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ghatal
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, (erstwhile) Medinipur District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook: Paschim Medinipur" (PDF). Map of Paschim Medinipur with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Paschim Medinipur". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "District at a Glance". Paschim Medinipur District Police. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 

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