Administration in BalurghatBalurghat is located at 25° 13’ North 88°46’ East & 25°22’ North 88° 76’ East. Balurghat was declared a municipality in 1951 and is governed by Balurghat Municipal Corporation. This corporation comes under Balurghat Metropolitan Region. Balurghat is a subdivision of the Dakshin Dinajpur District and comes under Jalpaiguri division in the State of West Bengal. The city consists of Balurghat
Municipality and 4 community development blocs namely; Hili, Balurghat, Tapan and Kumarganj. Further these four blocks are subdivided into 35 gram panchayats. The subdivision has its headquarters at Balurghat town.
About Administration of BalurghatThe civic body, Balurghat Municipal Corporation governs the city. Present Mayor of the city is Ms. Sucheta Biswas. Balurghat is subdivided as under:
Balurghat: Community development block (consist rural areas of 11 gram panchayats and two urban outgrowths)
Hili: Community development block (consists of only rural areas of 5 gram panchayats)
Kumarganj: Community development block (consists of only rural areas of 8 gram panchayats)
Tapan: Community development block (Consists of only rural areas of 11 gram panchayats)
Area of Jurisdiction in BalurghatThe subdivision contains rural areas of 35 gram panchayats, apart from the Balurghat municipality. Hili, Kumarganj, Balurghat and Tapan are 4 development blocks under Community Development Block (Balurghat). There are 2 urban outgrowths under these four blocks; Baidynathpara and Bhrigu. There are 23 wards in Balurghat municipality.
Administrative Blocks of Balurghat
Hili BlockRural area under this block consists of five gram Panchayats under this block namely; Hili, Binshira, Dhalpara,Jamalpur and Panjul. This block is served by Hili Police station and headquarters of the block is in Hili.
Balurghat BlockThis block consists of Rural and Urban blocks. Rural area under this block consists of 11 gram panchayats namely; Amritakhand, Gopalbati, Chakvrigu, Patiram, Chingishpur, Bolla, Vatpara, Jalghar, Boaldar, Vatpara, Najirpur and Danga. Two urban outgrowths are Baidyanathpara and Chak Bhrigu. This Block is served by Balurghat police station and the Headquarters if Balurghat block is in Beltola Park.
Kumarganj BlockRural area under this block includes eight gram panchayats namely; Deor, Batun, Safanagar, Mohana, Jakirpur, Bjour, Samjia and Ramkrishnapur. This block is served by Kumarganj police station and headquarters of the block is in Gopalgunj
Tapan BlockRural are under this block consists of 11 gram panchayats namely; Gophanagar, Ajmatpur, Rampara Chenchra, Hazratpur, Gurail, Autina, Malanch, Dwipkhanda, Tapanchandipur, Ramchandrapur and Harsura. This Block is served by Tapan police station and headquarters of this block is in Tapan.
MPs and MLAs in Balurghat
Member of Parliament:Parliamentary Constituency: 6- Balurghat (SC)
Name: Shri Ranen Barman
Address: Village Haribanshipur, P.O Baharial
Phone no.: 63275 (Residence)
Phone no.: 55286 (Office)
Members of Legislative Assembly:Assembly Constituency: Tapan (ST)
Name: Shri Khara Soren
Address: Village Ashair, P.O Rajua
Phone no.: 52212
Assembly Constituency: Kumargarganj
Name: Mafuja Khatun
Address: Village Kaspara, P.O Buridighi
Phone no.: (035521) 55107 (O)
(03521) 54599 (R)
Assembly Constituency: Balurghat
Name: Shri Biswanath Choudhary
( Hon’ble Minister in charge, Jail and Social Welfare Deptt.)
Address: Motor Kali Road, P.O and P.S Balurghat
Phone no.: (03522) 55286 (0)
(03522) 55586 (R)
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