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Purulia District : West Bengal

About District

Purulia is the westernmost district of West Bengal with all-India significance because of its tropical location, its shape as well as function like a funnel. It funnels not only the tropical monsoon current from the Bay to the subtropical parts of north-west India, but also acts as a gateway between the developed industrial belts of West Bengal and the hinterlands in Orissa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarpradesh. The district is divided into 3 Subdivisions and 20 Blocks. The cultivation of this district is predominantly monocropped. About 60 % of the total cultivated land is upland. Out of the total agricultural holding about 73 % belongs to small and marginal farmers having scattered and fragmented smallholding. Paddy is the primary crop of the district. The places of tourist interests in the districts are Purulia, Murguma Dam (Begunkodar), Ayodhya Hill, P.P.S.P. Hydel Project, Turga & Bamni Falls (Bagmundi), Charida, Suisa Museum, Pakhi Pahar, Duasini to Kashipur RajBari, Panchet Dam, Cheliyama / Banda Temple, Deulbhita Temple Relics and Gajpur.

District at a Glance

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