Randiha

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Randiha
Village
Randiha weir
Randiha weir
Randiha is located in West Bengal
Randiha
Randiha
Location in West Bengal, India
Randiha is located in India
Randiha
Randiha
Randiha (India)
Coordinates: 23°22′08″N 87°28′16″E / 23.369°N 87.471°E / 23.369; 87.471Coordinates: 23°22′08″N 87°28′16″E / 23.369°N 87.471°E / 23.369; 87.471
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPurba Bardhaman
Elevation
23 m (75 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,953
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
713149
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitepurbabardhaman.gov.in

Randiha (also spelled Rondia) is a village in Galsi I CD block in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision of Purba Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Cities and towns in the Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision of Purba Bardhaman district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, H: historical site, W: river project, C: craft centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Weir[edit]

In 1932, the Anderson weir was constructed at Randiha. As a result, irrigation facility has been available in the lower Damodar basin before the advent of dams by means of the diversion weir on the Damodar and Eden canal to the extent of 890 square kilometres in the districts of Burdwan and Hooghly. Detailed examination of flow data as available at Randiha, revealed that maximum flow of 650,000 cu ft/s (18,000 m3/s) had occurred twice in August 1913 and August 1935 before the implementation of Damodar Valley Scheme.[1]

It is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Panagarh on NH 19 and about 19 kilometres (12 mi) downstream of Durgapur Barrage.[2]

Picnic spot[edit]

It is a picnic spot.[3]

Eden Canal[edit]

The Eden Canal was built in 1904 (or earlier) from Kanchannagar to Jamalpur and was linked to the Damodar canals carrying water from Randiha weir in the thirties. It provides irrigation to 10,000 hectares of land in Barddhaman district.[4][5]

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2011 Census of India Randiha had a total population of 1,953, of which 1,014 (52%) were males and 938 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 191. The total number of literates in Randiha was 1,274 (72.30% of the population over 6 years).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Integrated Flood ManagementCase Study, India: Flood Management – Damodar River Basin" (PDF). The Associated Programme On Flood Management. World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  2. ^ Sharad K. Jain; Pushpendra K. Agarwal; Vijay P. Singh. Hydrology and Water Resources of India. Google books. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Parks and picnic spots". Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Complete information on some major canals of West Bengal". Preserve Articles. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  5. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori,Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in Bengali), Vol I, p. 599, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  6. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 February 2017.