Baksa

 

BAKSA DISTRICT (Assam)

 
Geographical area  2400 Sq. Km (Approx)
Sub-Divisions 3 Nos., Mushalpur (Sadar), Tamulpur(Civil), Salbari(Civil)
Population  
 Total population = 8.6 Lakhs (Approx) (2001 population census)
2011 population census data for Baksa district
Total population = 9.50075 Lakhs
Rural = 9.37833 Lakhs
Urban(Census Town area) = 0.12242 Lakhs
Total Male = 4.81330 Lakhs
Total Female = 4.68745 Lakhs
Sex Ratio = 974 female against 1000 male
Circle/charge wise population breakup
Under Barnagar(pt) circle : 139149
Under Bajali(pt) circle : 2994
Under Sarupeta(pt) circle : 55011
Under Jalah(pt) circle : 81979
Under Goreswar(pt) circle : 153747
Under Rangia(pt) circle : 14357
Under Barama(pt) circle : 49715
Under Tihu(pt) circle : 17508
Under Ghagrapar(pt) circle : 3652
Under Baska circle : 124585
Under Baganpara(pt) circle : 69741
Under Tamulpur circle : 235403
Under Patharighat(pt) circle : 2234
Nos. of household Total : 191701 (as per 2011 population census)
Circle/charge wise household breakup
Under Barnagar(pt) circle : 28275
Under Bajali(pt) circle : 648
Under Sarupeta(pt) circle : 11332
Under Jalah(pt) circle : 17125
Under Goreswar(pt) circle : 30439
Under Rangia(pt) circle : 2704
Under Barama(pt) circle : 10238
Under Tihu(pt) circle : 3690
Under Ghagrapar(pt) circle : 738
Under Baska circle : 25444
Under Baganpara(pt) circle : 13782
Under Tamulpur circle : 46802
Under Patharighat(pt) circle : 484
Literates and Literacy rate Total literate persons : 572837  (overall district literacy rate : 60.3 pc)
Male literates : 322614  (Male literacy rate : 67 pc)
Female literates : 250223  (Female literacy rate : 53.4 pc)
No. of Revenue Circles  6 Nos.
i) Baska Rev. Circle, Add: Mushalpur
ii) Baganpara Rev. Circle, Add: Baganpara
iii) Barama Rev. Circle, Add: Barama
iv) Jalah Rev. Circle, Add: Jalahghat
v) Tamulpur Rev. Circle, Add: Tamulpur
vi) Goreswar Rev. Circle, Add: Goreswar
No. of Dev. Blocks  8 Nos.
i) Baska Dev. Block, Add: Mushalpur
ii) Tihu-Barama Dev. Block, Add: Barama
iii) Dhamdhama Dev. Block, Add: Baganpara
iv) Jalah Dev. Block, Add: Jalahghat
v) Tamulpur Dev. Block, Add: Tamulpur
vi) Goreswar Dev. Block, Add: Goreswar
vii) Nagrijuli Dev. Block, Add: Nagrijuli
viii) Gobardhana Dev. Block, Add: Barpeta Rd.
Total Police Stations  8 Nos.
i) Mushalpur PS, Add: Mushalpur (under Mushalpur Subdivision)
ii) Barbari PS, Add: Barbari (under Mushalpur Subdivision)
iii) Barama PS, Add: Barama, NH 31 (under Mushalpur Subdivision)
iv) Tamulpur PS, Add: Tamulpur (under Tamulpur Subdivision)
v) Goreswar PS, Add: Goreswar (under Tamulpur Subdivision)
vi) Salbari PS, Add: Salbari (under Salbari Subdivision)
vii) Simla PS, Add: Simla (under Salbari Subdivision)
viii) Gobardhana PS, Add: Gobardhana (under Salbari Subdivision)
Total Out Posts 11 Nos.
Total Petrol Posts 5 Nos.
Fire Service    One Fire station at Mushalpur with 2(two) fire tenders
No. of Villages  687 Nos.
Name of Revenue Circle No. of village  
 1. Goreswar Rev. Circle 96  
 2. Tamulpur Rev. Circle 188  
 3. Baganpara Rev. Circle 46  
 4. Baska Rev. Circle 85  
 5. Barama Rev. Circle 47  
 6. Jalah Rev. Circle 225  
Total 687  
No. of Tea Gardens  4 Nos.
i) Doomni TE, Under Baska Rev. Circle.
ii) Nagrijuli TE, Under Tamulpur Rev. Circle.
iii) Menaka TE, Under Tamulpur Rev. Circle.
iv) Fatemabad TE, Under Barnagar Rev. Circle.
No. of BTC Constituencies 11 Nos.
i) 20- Mathanguri (open)
ii) 21- Salbari (ST)
iii) 22- Koklabari (ST)
iv) 23- Dihira (open)
v) 24- Musalpur (ST)
vi) 25- Baganpara (ST)
vii) 26- Darrangajuli (ST)
viii) 27- Nagrijuli (non ST)
ix) 28- Goibari (ST)
x) 29- Suklai Serfang (ST)
xi) 30- Goreswar (ST)
No. of LAC
(under Baksa Election District)
3 Nos.
i) 58-Tamulpur
ii) 62-Barama (ST)
iii) 63-Chapaguri(ST) 
No. of part LAC
(under different Election District)
3 Nos.
i) 40-Sorbhog (under Barpeta Election District)
ii) 41-Bhawanipur (under Bajali Election District)
iii) 42-Patacharkuchi (under Bajali Election District)
iii) 57-Rangia (under Rangia Election District) 
Major Rivers i) Beki
ii) Manas
iii) Pagladia
iv) Puthimari
v) Pahumara
vi) Kaldia
vii) Barnadi
No. of Railway Station  1 No.
 Goreswar (Root: Rangia-Goreswar-Udalguri) 
 N.B. It is the only railway station touching Baksa district at Goreswar.
Firing Range  1 No.
 Darrangamela Firing Range at Sukanjuli

 

Boundaries:

            Bhutan to the north, Udalguri district to the east; Barpeta, Kamrup and Nalbari district to the south and Chirang district to the west.

Rivers & Tributaries:

            Beki, Palah, Pagladia, Pohumara, Puthimari, Manas etc.
 
Baksa district is located in the north-west Assam. The district has mixed population. The major people are Bodo, Kachari, Soroniya, Chaontal, Rabha, Nepali, Assamese, Modahi, Konch-Rajbongshi etc. The economy of this district is mainly dependent on agriculture. The primary agricultural products are paddy, mustard, sugarcane, potato, vegetables etc.
 
Baksa is a newly formed district of Assam. According to the Tripartite Peace Agreement between the Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT), Government of India and the Government of Assam, on 10th February of 2003, an Autonomous Council called Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) was formed. The Baksa district was formed under this territory after comprising portions from Barpeta, Nalbari and Kamrup district. Three more new districts (Kokrajhar, Chirang and Udalguri) were included in the BTAD, along with Baksa district. Currently Baksa district is an important part of BTAD.
 
Mushalpur is the district headquarter and hub for trade and commerce. A portion of the famous Manas National Park is also located in this district. The other important and mentionable places of Baksa district are : Kokilabari Reserve, TamUlpur, Salbari, Kokilabari National State Agricultural Farm, Goreshwar, Barama, Jalah etc.

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