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MEHERPUR DISTRICT STATISTICS
                             DISTRICT  PROFILE                                  
                             MEHERPUR                    
                             BANGLADESH BUREAU OF STATISTICS      
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1. Area                         DATE: 29/04/98         
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 Slno.|     Land use         |    Area (in Acre)
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    01 Total Land Area.......:        177581
    02 Cultivable Area.......:        141568
    03 Fallow Land...........:            2365
    04 Area Under Forest.....:             -
    05 Area Irrigated........:           98413
    06 Area Under River......:         3700
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 2. Storage Facility
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 Slno.|   Commudity  | No. of godown  | Capacity (M. Ton)
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    01 Food.................:         10                      5000
    02 Seed.................:          3                       1750
    03 Fertilizer...........:          1                        200
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 3. Utilities
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 Slno.|  Name of Items  |  Total No.  |  Length (in Km.)
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    01 Rivers...............:         5              402
    02 Metal Road...........:      6              119
    03 Semi Metal Road......:   7               38
    04 Kutcha Road..........:    110         1547
    05 Rail Road............:         -                -
    06 Hat Bazar............:       66                -
    07 F/C Centre...........:        -                 -
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 4. Irrigation Facilities
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 Slno.|  Name of Items |  Total No. | Irrigated Area (acre)
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    01 Tubewell............:         196                    180
    02 Power Pump..........:       10                    330
    03 Low Lift Pump.......:       85                  2500
    04 Shallow Tubewell....:   7245                74743
    05 Deep Tubewell.......:      268                16054
    06 Traditional.........:          605                  4598
    07 Total...............:           8409                 98405
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5. Social Information                            
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Slno.|      Name of Items    |     Total Numbers
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   01 Clubs..................:                 82
   02 Community Centre.......:          9
   03 Co-operative Society...:        607
   04 Professional Society...:            8
   05 Post Office............:                31
   06 Bank Branches..........:           23
   07 NGOs...................:                33
   08 Mosques................:             452
   09 Mandirs................:                12
   10 Churches...............:              15
   11 Pagodas................:                -
   12 Marriage Register......:           19
   13 Tea Estate.............:                 -
   14 Livestock Firms........:            18
   15 Poultry Firms..........:             47
   16 Hatchury...............:                2
   17 Handloom...............:           726
   18 Bamboo & Cane..........:          78
   19 Carpentry..............:             165
   20 Jute/Cotton Fibre......:            6
   21 Black Smith............:            112
   22 Potter.................:                149
   23 Gold Smith.............:            118
   24 Others.................:                38
   25 Uprooted Persons.......:          -
   26 Telephones.............:           554
   27 Household with Gas.....:      125
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 6. Educational Institution
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 Sl No.|   Items Name  | Total No. | No. of Teachers|No. of Students
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     01 Kindergerten.........:        6              59              950
     02 Primary School.......:    276            1118         75685
     03 Junior High School...:    4              27               982
     04 Secondary High School 41             425          17434
     05 College..............:           7             152             4351
     06 University...........:           -               -              -
     07 Teachers training....:       -               -              -
     08 Physical Training....:        -               -              -
     09 Homeo Medical College:   -               -              -
     10 Unani Institute......:         -               -              -
     11 Polytechnical Inst...:       -               -              -
     12 Vocational Institute.:       1               7              130
     13 Blind/Disable School.:    -               -              -
     14 Mass Education Centre: 652             652        19900
     15 Ibtedaye Madrasa.....:      20              80            3897
     16 Dakhil Madrasa.......:         9             113           2417
     17 Alia Madrasa.........:           2              29             750
     18 Fazil Madrasa........:          1              22             450
     19 Kamil Madrasa........:         -               -              -
     20 Forquania Madrasa....:      -               -              -
     21 Hafizia Madrasa......:        8               9            213
     22 Qaumi Madrasa........:        -               -              -
     23 Tol College..........:           -               -              -
     24 Pali College.........:           -               -              -
     25 Girls School/College.:     8             103           3519
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7. Health                                                  
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S|no.  |   Name of Items  |  Doctors | Nurse/HA | No. of Beds  
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    01 Hospitals.............:        18         26           131
    02 Clinics...............:          3           9              30
    03 FWC...................:         1           -                -
    04 Maternity Centre......:     1           2             12
    05 Primary Healthcare...     7           -               -
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 8. Agricultral Product
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 Slno.|     Name of Items    | Area (Acre) | Production (M.Ton)
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    01 Rice..................:       118132               103855
    02 Wheat.................:       31813                29033
    03 Jute..................:         23861                17688
    04 Sugar Cane............:     6389               144491
    05 Tobacco...............:       5147                  2880
    06 Tea...................:              -                    -
    07 Fish Catch............:         -                      2818
    08 Eggs..................:         -                   6132120
    09 Milk..................:         -                          9397
    10 Sweet Meat............:         -                   18345
    11 Pulse.................:        34352                 8420
    12 Vegetable.............:       4954                35412
    13 Onion.................:          827                   3021
    14 Carlic................:           578                  1327
    15 Turmaric..............:         919                  4068
    16 Sugar.................:             -                      -
    17 Salt..................:              -                       -
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 9. Development Projects
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 Slno.|     Name of Items    |   Total Number
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    01 Poverty Allivation....:           -
    02 Rehabilit of Des......:           -
    03 Family Planning.......:          -
    04 Education.............:            11
    05 Agriculture & Food....:       13
    06 Road & Communication..:  35
    07 Health................:                3
    08 Total.................:                62
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History of Meherpur Municipality

Date of Establishment: 15th April 1869 Area: 15.08 Square km

Naming: There are two views regarding the naming of Meherpur Pourasava. One, in the early 16th century a religious leader named Meher Ali Shah came to preach Islam in this area and founded his Durbar in the village Kalachandpur. Thereafter he founded another Durbar in the centre of "Barabazar" in this municipal town. From that time the preaching of Islam started in that Hindu-Buddha dominant society. It is presumed that in honour of the spiritual leader Meher Ali Shah, the area has been named as "Meherpur".

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Health centres

Sadar hospital 1, upazila health complex 1, TB hospital 1, health and family planning centre 18, maternity and child welfare centre 1, missionary hospital 2 and private clinic 9.

Land use

Arable land 46582 hectares, fallow land 165 hectares; single crop 13%, double crop 70% and triple crop17%; land under irrigated 63%.

Value of land

The market value of land for construction of first grade is Tk 200,000 per katha

Meherpur Sadar

Meherpur Sadar Upazila with an area of 374.10 sq km, is bounded by GANGNI upazila and West Bengal (India) on the north, DAMURHUDA upazila and West Bengal (India) on the south, Gangni and ALAMDANGA upazilas on the east, West Bengal (India) on the west. Main rivers are BHAIRAB; Chand Beel and Bijan Beel are notable.

Meherpur Town

Consists of 9 wards and 72 mahallas. It has an area of 13.62 sq km. The population of the town is 35771; male 52.33%, female 47.67%. The density of population is 2626 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 49.4%. The town was established in the beginning of the 16th century. Meherpur municipality was established in 1960.

Administration

Before the partition (1947) Meherpur was a part of the Nadia district of India. The Meherpur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 1 municipality, 9 wards and 72 mahallas, 2 upazilas, 18 union parishads, 277 villages, 190 mouzas. ...more

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Historical Events

The PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE was read at the village Baidyanathtola, now Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took oath here. The Pak army killed 8 persons at village Amjhupi on 18 April 1971.

Mujibnagar: Located at a distance of about 7 km. from the town of Meherpur.

Marks of the War of Liberation

Mass grave: Meherpur Government College, Jagannathpur, Kazipur and Tengramari; Mass killing site: Jatarpur, memorial monument at Mujibnagar.

Archaeological Heritage

Gosaidubi Mosque at Karamdi, Dargahs of Sheik Farid and Shah Enayet, Mazars of Barkat Bibi and Bagudewan, Ballavpur Mission, Teragharia Marrut, Shiva Mandir at Ballavpur, Alampur Mandir, Bhabanipur Mandir, Neelkuthis at Aamjhupi, Bhatpara and Saharbati.