Md. Shahriar Alam

Member of Parliament, 57 Rajshahi-6, Bangladesh
                                                                                                     

Area Description

Charghat Upazila

Charghat upzila occupies an area of 164.52 km2. It is bounded by Puthia and Paba upzilas on the north, Bagha upazila on the south, Bagatipara and Bagha upzilas on the east, Paba upazila, West Bengal (India) and the Ganges river on the west. The two main rivers of Charghat are the Ganges and Baral.

Charghat (Town) a municipal town, consists of 9 wards and 20 mahallas. The area of the town is 3.75 sq km. The town has a population of 35484; male 52.26%, female 47.74%. Literacy rate among the town people is 48.3%. The notable town area of the upazila is Sardaha. Neelkuthis, established during the British period and Bangladesh Police Academy are located here. The town has one dakbungalow.

Charghat Upazila at a Glance

Administration:
Charghat thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of one municipality, six union parishads, 88 mouzas and 126 villages.

Historical Events:
During the war of liberation in 1971, a direct encounter between the freedom fighters and the Pak army’s advance was halted at Thanapara on 13 April. The Pak army killed more than one hundred innocent persons of village Thanapara.

Marks of War of Liberation

Mass Graves 2
Mass Killing Site 1
Statue of the War of Liberation 1 (Sardah Police Academy).

Main Crops and Produce Include Paddy:
Aman, wheat, sugarcane, potato and khayer (catechu) plant. The main fruits of the area include Mango, jackfruit, banana, litchi, black berry and papaya, date molasses, sugarcane molasses and khayer (catechu). Other than these, livelihoods revolve around fisheries, dairies and poultries.

Communication

Upazila is located 32 kilometers from Rajshahi town. Principal modes of transport include bus and mini-coach. The Sardah police academy is at located 8 km and Nandangachi rail station 10 km from the upazila.

Bagha Upazila

Bagha upzila occupies an area of 184.25 km2. Charghat and Bagatipara upzilas bound it on the north, Daulatpur upazila on the south, Lalpur and Bagatipara upzilas on the east, West Bengal (India) along with the Ganges river on the west. The two main rivers of Charghat are the Ganges and Baral.

Bagha (Town) now a municipality and it stands on the bank of the river Padma consisting of 9 wards and 26 mahallas. The area of the town is 1.47 sq km. The town has a population of 22876; male 51.39%, female 48.61%. Literacy rate among the town people is 33.1%. The town has one dakbungalow.

Administration:
Bagha thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of six union parishads, 98 mouzas, 101 villages.

Archaeological Heritage and Relics: Ten-domed Shahi Mosque (Established 1523).

Historical events:
Alaipur village of Bhaga was the head quarter of Laskar Khan Jaigirdar during the sixteenth century. Hazrat Shah Dolah settled at Bagha and started preaching Islam. He also established a famous madrasa here.

Main Crops: Paddy, wheat, sugar cane, onion, garlic, peanut, turmeric, date molasses and mulberry tree.
Extinct or Nearly Extinct Crops: Linseed, sesame, mustard, sweet potato, arahar,aus paddy.
Main Fruits:
Mango, jackfruit, litchi and guava.

Traditional Transport: Palanquin (extinct), Horse carriage and Bullock cart (nearly extinct), Boat.

Cocoon produced by women labour.

Haats, Bazars and Fairs

Total number of hats and bazars are 23, the most noted of which are Narayanpur, Arani, Monigram, Rustampur Hat; fairs; 2 the most noted of which Bagha Eid Mela.
Main Exports:
Jute, Wheat, Jackfruite, Turmeric, and Cocoon, and Date Molasses.

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