Siliguri subdivision is a subdivision of the
Darjeeling district in
the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of the
corporation and four community development blocks: Matigara,
Phansidewa and Kharibari. The four blocks contain 22 gram
panchayats and two census towns:
Bairatisal and Uttar Bagdogra. The
subdivision has its headquarters at Siliguri.
3 Legislative segments
Siliguri municipal corporation, the subdivision contains
rural areas of 22 gram panchayats under four community development
blocks: Matigara, Naxalbari,
Phansidewa and Kharibari.
Matigara block consists of one census town:
Bairatisal and rural areas
with 5 gram panchayats, viz. Matigara-I, Matigara-II, Atharakhai,
Patharghata, and Champasari. This block has two police stations:
Siliguri and Matigara. Headquarters of this block is in
Naxalbari block consists of one census town:
Uttar Bagdogra and rural
areas with 6 gram panchayats, viz. Naxalbari, Lower Bagdogra, Upper
Bagdogra, Gossaipur, Hatighisa, and Maniram. This block has two
Bagdogra and Naxalbari. Headquarters of this block
is in Naxalbari.
Phansidewa block consists of rural areas only with 7 gram panchayats,
viz. Phansidewa-Bansgoan, Chathat-Bansgaon, Bidhannagar-I,
Bidhannagar-II, Ghospukur, Jalas-Nijamtara, and
Hetmuri-Singhijhora. This block has one police station at
Phansidewa. Headquarters of this block is in Phansidewa.
Kharibari block consists of rural areas only with 4 gram panchayats,
viz. Kharibari-Panishali, Raniganj-Panishali, Binnabari, and
Buraganj. This block has one police station at Kharibari.
Headquarters of this block is in Kharibari.
As per order of the
Delimitation Commission in respect of the
delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the ward no. 1 to
30 and 45 to 47 of the
Siliguri municipal corporation will constitute
Siliguri assembly constituency of West Bengal. The Phansidewa
block and the
Kharibari block constitute the
constituency. The three villages of Sitong Forest, Sivok Hill Forest
and Sivok Forest under the Champasari gram panchayat of the Matigara
block will be part of
Kurseong assembly constituency. Rest of the area
Matigara block and the area under the
Naxalbari block will
constitute the Matigara–
Naxalbari assembly constituency. The
Phansidewa constituency will be reserved for Scheduled tribes (ST)
candidates. The Matigara–
Naxalbari constituency will be reserved for
Scheduled castes (SC) candidates. All these four constituencies will
be part of the
Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency.
^ "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and
Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National
Informatics Centre, India. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 9 December
^ a b c d e f g h "District Profile". Official website of Darjeeling
district. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
^ a b c d "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Darjeeling
district. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of
West Bengal. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
^ The other 14 wards of the
Siliguri municipal corporation are located
in the Jalpaiguri Sadar subdivision.
^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission" (PDF). Assembly Constituencies
in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. pp. 5–6, 23. Retrieved
10 January 2009.
Cities, towns and locations in
and census towns
Darjeeling Sadar subdivision
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other than cities and towns
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