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Midnapore : Land of great men. Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, Birendra Sasmal, Matangini Hazra are only a few to name. The New Note Press at Shalbani has added glamour to it. A vast district, greater than even about 50 sovereign countries both in terms of area and also in terms of population.
Taluk Headquarters: Binpur, Jambani, Jhargram, Gopiballabhpur, Nayagram, Sankrail, Keshiari, Dantan, Mohonpur, Digha, Ramnagar, Egra, Kanthi, Khajuri, Nandigram, Haldia, Durgachak, Sutahata, Mahisadal, Bhagabanpur, Mayna, Tamluk, Panshkura, Dashpur, Ghatal, Chandrakona, Garbeta, Goltor, Salboni, Debra, Pingla, Sabang, Narayangarh, Belda, Kharagpur, Pataspur.

Midnapore, also spelled MIDNAPUR, or MEDINIPUR, city. The city lies just north of the Kasai River and is an agricultural-trade centre on the National Highway No. 6 from Kolkata to Mumbai. Kharagpur (q.v.), across the river, provides major rail connections. Rice milling and the manufacture of chemicals and silk cloth are the chief industries. Constituted a municipality in 1865, Midnapore is an educational center, with numerous colleges affiliated with the Vidyasagar University. Rice, corn (maize), legumes, and oilseeds are the chief crops grown in the surrounding area.
Area square km 14,081.00
Forest square km 1,720.77
Net sown area square km 8,753.19
Net irrigated area square km  2,402.92
Population '000 8,331.91
Male '000 4,284.95
Female '000 4,046.96
Urban '000 821.00
Rural '000 7,510.92
Population growth (p.a.) 2.16
Population density Persons/Sq.Km.  591
Relative Index of Development   59
Urbanisation % 9.85
Literacy % 69.32
Male % 81.27
Female % 56.63
Workers as % of total population 35.19
Workers as % of main workers
Agriculture & allied activities 69.30
Mining & Quarrying % 0.05
Mfg. (Non-household) industries 5.20
Household industries % 4.85
Construction % 1.55
Services % 19.04
Major Rivers Kanasabati
    Silabati
    Rupnarayan
    Haldi
    Subarnarekha
Forest Area as % of reporting area % 12.65
Gross irrigated area as % of gross cropped area  % 20.99
Fertilizer consumption per ha. Kg.  81
Per capita food grain production Kg.  207
Road Length per 100 sq. km Km.  15.78
Post offices per 100,000 persons No.  16.38
Telegraph offices per 100,000 persons No.  1.14
Bank branches per 100,000 persons No.  5.68
Per capita Bank deposits Rupees  925
Per capita Bank credit Rupees  371
Per capita Bank credit to SSIs Rupees  46
Per capita Bank credit to Industries Rupees  100

Major Crops

Crop Quantity (tonnes) Value as % of district total 
Rice 1,699,126 78.02
Potatoes 783,843 14.72
Jute 142,263 1.11
Sesamum 9,075 0.99
Coconut 26,612 0.98
Rapeseed 10,130 0.93

Major Industries

  • Tata Metaliks Ltd.
  • Century Extrusions Ltd.
  • Chloride India Ltd.
  • Consolidated Fibre Ltd.
  • Him Containers Ltd.
  • Indian Rayon & Industries Ltd.
  • Metal Box India Ltd.
  • Recon Castings Ltd.
  • Shaw Wallace Ltd.
  • Shree Laminations Ltd.
  • Super Gases & Appliances Pvt. Ltd.
  • Unitech Paper & Board Industries Ltd.
  • Universal Paper Mills Ltd.
  • Tata Bearings Ltd.

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