Monohorpur

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Monohorpur is small beautiful village on the bank of a picturesque Sal river (also called Kopai river) which is a tributary of Mayurakshi river. It is a village located in Birbhum district of Indian state of West Bengal.

Culture and Festivals[change | change source]

As they say in old Bengali proverb - “bangalir baro mase tero parbon”, people are very passionate about all traditional Bengali festivals. Although most of the festivals are rooted to Hindu religious belief but over the period the association faded and become more a social gettogether. The main festivals are Durga Pujo, Laxmi Pujo, Kali pujo, Basanti pujo, Annapurna pujo, Sorossoti pujo, Nobanno, Rathajatra, Chobbis prohor nam songkirton,Doshohara, Soshti pujo, Shiv Ratri, Rondhro Kali mohotsov, Dol purnima, Bromhodoito tolar mela, Poila Boisakh etc.

Political and Administrative Details[change | change source]

Gram Panchayat Sattore
Block Bolpur Sriniketan
District Birbhum
State West Bengal
Country India
Postal Code 731236
Area 300.22 hectares
Population 1,168
Households 312
Nearest Town Bolpur (10 km)
Village Number/ Location Code 317927
Nearest Railway Station Bolpur Shantiniketan(10km)
Nearest Airport Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport (60km)

Economy[change | change source]

In Monohorpur village 528 people are workers out of total population. 43.75 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 56.25 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months.

Total Male Female
Total Workers 528 355 173
Main Workers 231 231 0
Marginal Workers 297 136 161

Demographics[change | change source]

According to Indian Census on 2011, Monohorpur village has a population of 1168 of which 600 males and 568 are females. In Monohorpur village, most of the villagers are from Schedule Caste (SC). Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 47.86 % while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 23.54 % of total population in Monoharpur village.

Monohorpur Birbhum West Bengal India
Population Total 1168 3,502,404 91,276,115 1,210,854,977
Males 600 1,546,633 46,809,027 623,724,568
Females 568 1,468,789 44,467,088 586,469,294
Literacy Total 65.73% 70.68% 76.26% 74%
Males 72.62% 82.10%
Females 58.48% 65.50%
Density of population per km2 770 1,030 382
Sex ratio per 1000 males 947 956 950 943 females
Child sex ratio (0–6 age group) per 1000 males 905 919
Language Bengali

Education[change | change source]

The village has one government run primary school.

Transports[change | change source]

There is one main road (tar road/ Pitch road) which runs through the village. It connects the village to rest of the world. Most of the internal village alleys are of concrete. Village roads are not always well maintained.

Historically the village doesn’t have any form of public transport. People must have go to Ballavpur bus stop which is 3 km away from the village for state run/ public buses. People mostly use bicycles, motor cycles in their daily life. Bolpur-Shantiniketan is the nearest railway station which is around 12 km away from the village. The village is about 170 km away from Kolkata international airport(Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport) and 60 km away from Andal airport (Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport) by road.

References[change | change source]

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  1. "Village Maps of India".
  2. "India Village Directory".
  3. "Maps of India".
  4. "West Bengal village map".