Information About Dalkhola (West Bengal)
Dalkhola is a town, municipality in Islampur subdivision in Uttar Dinajpur district in the state of West Bengal, India.
Dalkhola, earlier a part of Bihar, was included in West Bengal in 1959. The town grew around the Dalkhola 1 & 2 village panchayats and developed into an important centre for trade and commerce because it was well connected by rail and had a railway station to boast of. It is the leading centre for jute and oil trade in Uttar Dinajpur. Recently it has become an important centre for maize trade which is produced in the nearby areas in the state of Bihar. Dalkhola was granted the status of a municipality in 2003. In Dalkhola municipal area,there are 14 Wards. In last Election Congress(I) got 9 seats out of 14 and CP(I)M the other 5 seats. It is one of the four municipalities in the district.In this time the Municipality is belongs in 5 CPI(M) Councelor + 3 Nirdol Councelor.
In Dalkhola a National level Power Grid established in 1973 which helped developing it the lot in field of electric power.
And in outer side of Dalkhola there is a well developed flour mill well known all over India.
Dalkhola is located at 25.85°N 87.85°E. It has an average elevation of 23 metres (75 feet).
As of 2001 India census, Dalkhola had a population of 13,891. But in 2008 Population is approximately 19,000. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dalkhola has an average literacy rate of 69%. It’s greater than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 70% and female literacy is 63%. In Dalkhola, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Decadal growth for the period 1991 to 2001 was 30.41% in Dalkhola, against 28.72 in Uttar Dinajpur district.Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84%.