(Last Updated on : 25/02/2019)
Banka District of Bihar
is part of the Bhagalpur
Division. Banka Town is the districts headquarter. The district has been established on 21st, February, 1991. Earlier it was a sub-division of the Bhagalpur District
. Mandar Hill
is an important recognition of Banka District. As far as the administration of the Banka District is concerned, it can be said that the district consists 11 blocks and 2 towns; namely Banka and Amarpur. The place developed rapidly after becoming a district. Banka is the homeland of the revolutionary Satish Prasad Jha, one of 7 martyrs who hoisted the Indian flag
at the Secretariat building near Patna
on 11 August 1942.
Geography of Banka District
Banka District is situated in far south-east of Bihar. The eastern and southern border of the district coincides with Godda District
State. In west and north-east it touches Jamui District
and Munger district
respectively. The old district Bhagalpur is situated in the north side of Banka. The geographical area of the district is 3019.34 is square kilometers.
Demography of Banka District
According to the Census of 2011, Banka District had population of 2,029,339 of which male and female were 1,064,307 and 965,032 respectively. The population of the Banka District constituted 1.95 percent of total population of Bihar. The average literacy rate of Banka District was 60.12 percent. The total literates in Banka District were 1,002,069 of which male and female were 612,053 and 390,016 respectively.
Economy of Banka District
The main occupation
of the people of Banka District is agriculture
. Paddy is the most important food crop in the district while sugarcane
is the most important non food crop of the district. The farmers of Amarpur, Rajoun, Dhoraiya circle grows sugarcane in abundance. Pisciculture also has grown as an important occupation of people of Banka District. As far as industrialisation of the Banka district is concerned, it can be said that the district is totally backward in industrialization.
Banka District of Bihar though not much developed economically but the communication system of the district is developed to a large extent. It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar
currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).