Diversity of facilities of mouzas in Amta-II block, Haora, W.B.: A Geoinformatics approach

Jayatra Mandal, Nupur Ghosh


Diversity in mouzas of W.B. represents a contrasting picture that is reflected in terms of social as well as economic parameters surrounding the communities. The rural population of the state live in conditions that is not actually fit for their livelihood in digital India. All the mouzas (i.e. 69) of Amta-II have been portrayed in this paper as case studies to draw transparent picture of rural diversity.  There are eleven selected facilities viz. habitation, drinking water supply, sanitation, medical amenities, education, news paper supply and recreation (Social parameters); transport, communication, banks and agricultural credit society and electricity (economic parameters) chosen for measuring the diversity. It is found that Jhikhira, Kasmali, Khariop, Kusberia, Paschim Khalna CT, Ghoraberia CT and Paschim Gazipur CT (i.e.) have all 11 facilities taken into account whereas Paschim Jaypur has not a single facility.

 It is found that 22 mouzas have 10 to 11 selected facilities followed by 38 mouzas with 8 to 9 facilities and 8 mouzas with 6 to 7 selected facilities. To alleviate such uneven scenario the people-centered development approach (PCDA), the empowerment of both male and female and proper implementation of state as well as central govt. scheme regarding rural development can reduced the spatial differentiation. Finally, the analyzed data has been presented through maps, prepared with the help of 21st century GIS software.

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