Gopalnagar

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Gopalnagar
Village
Gopalnagar is located in West Bengal
Gopalnagar
Gopalnagar
Location in West Bengal, India
Gopalnagar is located in India
Gopalnagar
Gopalnagar
Gopalnagar (India)
Coordinates: 22°49′44″N 88°12′50″E / 22.82889°N 88.21389°E / 22.82889; 88.21389Coordinates: 22°49′44″N 88°12′50″E / 22.82889°N 88.21389°E / 22.82889; 88.21389
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictHooghly
Population
 (2011)
 • Total12,232
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB

Gopalnagar is a village in Singur CD Block in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Website : www.gopalnagar.info

Geography[edit]

Gopalnagar is located at 22°49′44″N 88°12′50″E / 22.82889°N 88.21389°E / 22.82889; 88.21389.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2011 Census of India Gopalnagar had a total population of 12,232 of which 6,278 (51%) were males and 5,954 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 933. The total number of literates in Gopalnagar was 9,901 (87.63% of the population over 6 years).[2]

Economy[edit]

Tata Motors at Singur[edit]

Singur gained international media attention since Tata Motors started constructing a factory to manufacture their $2,500 car, the Tata Nano at Singur. The small car was scheduled to roll out of the factory by 2008.[3] In October 2008 Tatas announced withdrawal from the project.[4] Six villages – Bajemelia, Beraberi, Gopalnagar, Joymolla, Khaser Bheri and Sinher Bheri – were affected by land acquisition.[5][6]In 2016, the Supreme Court quashed the West Bengal government’s acquisition of 997 acres of agricultural land for Tata Motors and ordered its return to 9,117 landowners.[7][8]

Education[edit]

Gopalnagar High School is a coeducational higher secondary school, established in 1962 at PO Gopalnagar Harharia. It has arrangements for teaching Bengali, English, history, geography, political science, economics and mathematics.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gopalnagar Recreation Club". Hooghly district. Wikimapia. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  2. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Tata Motors' small car to roll out of Singur by 2008". The Hindu Business Line, 26 November 2006. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Tata's Singur Withdrawal 'slap' for West Bengal: Biman Bose". Two Circles.net, 4 October 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Land Acquisition and Compensation: What Really Happened in Singur?" (PDF). Maitresh Ghatak, Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee, Anusha Nath. Economic and Political Weekly, 25 May 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Singur: Six years later". 25 December 2012. TwoCircles.net. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  7. ^ Rajagopal, Krishnadas. "Return land to Farmers: SC orders West Bengal govt". The Hindu, 31 August 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Bengal to return Singur land to farmers on Sept 14". The Hindu Business Line, 12 September 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Gopalnagar High School". West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Gopalnagar High School". Kulguru. Retrieved 6 October 2018.