Raghunathpur, Purulia

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Raghunathpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Raghunathpur is located in India
Raghunathpur (India)
Coordinates: 23°33′N 86°40′E / 23.55°N 86.67°E / 23.55; 86.67Coordinates: 23°33′N 86°40′E / 23.55°N 86.67°E / 23.55; 86.67
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyRaghunathpur Municipality
155 m (509 ft)
 • Total25,932
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
723 133
Telephone code91 3251
Lok Sabha constituencyBankura
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRaghunathpur, Para

Raghunathpur is a city and a municipality in Purulia district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the Raghunathpur subdivision. Industrial City Raghunathpur is located near Adra on the North-East part of Purulia district. It is connected with other cities through five main way road's, which are PuruliaBarakar road, Raghunathpur-Adra-Hura road, Raghunathpur-Chas road, Cheliyama road and Raghunathpur-Bankura road. The nearest main junction station is Adra Junction railway station.


Raghunathpur is located at 23°33′N 86°40′E / 23.55°N 86.67°E / 23.55; 86.67.[1] It has an average elevation of 155 m (509 ft). The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills.[2]

Police stations[edit]

Raghunathpur police station has jurisdiction over Raghunathpur municipality and parts of Raghunathpur I CD Blocks. The area covered is 337 km2 and the population covered is 197,430.[3][4]

Raghunathpur Women police station.[5] It will cover all the police stations areas of Raghunathpur subdivision.[6]

Adra Police station has jurisdiction over some parts of Arrah and Sanka area.

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Raghunathpur I CD Block are located at Raghunathpur.[7]


Raghunathpur total area covered 12.95 km2, and at present 13 nos of Ward. Raghunathpur had a total population of 25,932 in 2011. Out of this 11,326 were males and 10,486 were females. 2,640 persons were below the age of 6 years. 13,317 persons were literate.[8]


Damodar Valley Corporation has planned for a power plant at Raghunathpur as a proposed greenfield plant in the 11th plan. The first stage would be 2 X 600 MW.[9]

Representatives of the Jai Balaji group[10] visited the Raghunathpur on 11 January 2007 to see the sites for their proposed steel, cement and power plants.[11]

A steel plant of 5 million tons capacity along with a cement plant with capacity of 3000,000 tons will be set up at block one in Raghunathpur. The Jai Balaji group will be setting up these projects worth Rs 16,000 crore with a captive power plant on 3,800 acres (15 km2) of land. Adhunik group will set up an 1,100,000 ton capacity steel plant along with a 1000,000 ton cement plant. The project covering an area of nearly 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) will also comprise a captive power plant involving an investment of Rs 6400 crore. The state cabinet approved the industrial projects on 22 August 2007.[12]

The state government has acquired 1,100 acres (4.5 km2) of land against the requirement of 3,300 acres (13 km2). The land acquired was handed over to Jai Balaji group in October 2009. The state government was acquiring the balance portion of the land,[13] In the first phase the Jai Balaji group will begin with coal mining at Asansol and sponge iron production at Raghunathpur. The company expects to start production in 2011.[14] Jai Balaji Industries Limited (JBIL), the flagship company of Jai Balaji group, has raised Rs 198.50 crore through Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) of shares.[15]


Raghunathpur town area falls under Raghunathpur Municipality.

Some parts of Raghunathpur are in intermediate panchayat in Purulia district, with Arrah, Babugram, Bero, Choprahari, Khajura, Nutandi, Sanka, Barrah, Cheliama, Jotadih, Mangaldah-Mautore, Nildih, and Nutandih village panchayats under it.[16]


Raghunathpur has a number of Educational Institutions. They are

  • Raghunathpur Gobinda Das Lang Institution
  • Raghunathpur Girls High School
  • Raghunathpur High School
  • Gogra High school
  • Babugram high School
  • Raghunathpur College
  • Sankra High School


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Raghunathpur
  2. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 Purulia". Tables 2.1, 2.2. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Raghunathpur PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Raghunathpur Women PS". Purulia District Police. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  6. ^ "রঘুনাথপুরে মহিলা থানা". Issue dated 21 July 2016 (Bengali). Ananda Bazar Patrika. Retrieved 11 October 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook: Puruliya" (PDF). Map of District Puruliya with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Census of India". Table - 3 : Population, population in the age group 0-6 and literates by sex - Cities/Towns (in alphabetic order): 2001. Registrar General, India, 2A, Mansingh Road, New Delhi 110011. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  9. ^ "Damodar Valley Corporation". Capacity Addition Programme for 11th Plan (Proposed Greenfield Projects). DVC. Archived from the original on 26 March 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  10. ^ "Jai Balaji Group". Jai Balaji Group. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  11. ^ "Balaji group on recce in Raghunathpur". The Statesman, 26 January 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2007. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "More industries in state cleared". The Statesman, 23 August 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2007. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ "Jai Balaji gets 1,100 acres for Purulia plant". The Statesman , 27 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)[dead link]
  14. ^ "Jai Balaji alters strategy for Purulia plant". The Telegraph , 27 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  15. ^ "Jai Balaji Ind raises Funds through QIP for Projects in Bengal". Business Standard, 27 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  16. ^ "Village Panchayats of West Bengal". Purulia. National Panchayat Directory, Panchayat Informatics Division, NIC. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2008.