(Last Updated on : 02-02-2009)
A multitude of towns and places have developed in each and every nook and corner of all the Indian states. In the sate of West Bengal one finds no dearth of towns and places. Amongst them, the name of Kachu Pukur deserves mentioning. Kachu Pukur is a census town and it is situated in the district of Malda of the same state of India.
Demography of any place throws light on some of its salient features . So over the years many demographers have worked hard in order to carry on surveys in this town of Kachu Pukur. As a result they have been able to infer certain important facts about the Kachu Pukur town. Especially the Census report that has been brought out in the year 2001 is quite relevant in this regard. Facts like population scenario, literacy rate etc can be deciphered from this particular report. According to it, the total population of the Kachu Pukur has been enumerated to be 5348. Out of it, population of males constitutes of 51 percent , while females constitutes of 49 percent . In Kachu Pukur town, 12 percent of the total population is below six years of age. Literacy rate too is quite significant. It is remarkable that the average literacy rate of Kachu Pukur is 71 percent, which is higher than that of the entire nation. The average literacy rate of India is 59.5 percent. To be specific , the rate of male literacy makes up of 77 percent and that of female is 64 percent.
Since Kachu Pukur forms an integral part of the Malda district, it is only natural that the people of Kachu Pukur too are going to follow the trend and tradition of the whole district. Numerous instances can be cited. The economy of Malda is agrarian where maximum of the localites engage themselves in different types of agricultural activities. The major products of agriculture include wheat, paddy, jute and rabi-crops. The district is known due to its growth of superior qualities of mango. Gopalbhog, Brindaboni, Ashsina, Langra, Kshirshapati, Kishanbhog and Fazli are some of them. According to some experts, the trading of mango has helped the region in enhancing the overall growth of economy and business. Also production of raw silk yarns is a mark of the district's economic support. There is also no dearth of places of interest in the district of Malda. These include the 'mosque Jami' Masjid (1566)', 'Nimasari tower' and many more.