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About the Purulia district

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Brief About Puruliya District
Purulia. Just north of the Kasai River, the town is a major road and rail junction and the region's major agricultural distribution centre. Oilseed milling, silk and cotton weaving, and canework and shellac manufacture are the major industries. A dam across the Kasai near Purulia provides a reservoir, flood control, and irrigation for the area. Nearby are several 7th-century Jaina temple ruins. Purulia, constituted a municipality in 1876, has four colleges affiliated with the University of Burdwan.

Purulia : A district brought to the state from Bihar. Backward both economically and socially. Soil of the district in large part of the district is yet to be reclaimed, as those are rocky in nature. Rich in mineral deposits. Ajodhya Hill is not only a tourist spot but also experimental growth center for cultivation of Tea.

Taluk Headquarters: Jhalida, Baghmundi, Balarampur, Barabazar, Bandwan, Manbazar, Puncha, Hura, Kashipur, Santuri, Nituria, Raghunathpur, Para, Santhaldihi, Purulia Muffasil, Arsha, Jaipur.

The district of Purulia in Bengal was once a great centre of Jainism.1 The area of this district was the connecting link with Orissa and Bihar. Jainism as a religious creed had a great hold on Orissa and there is no wonder that there should be a considerable impact of Jainism one the adjoining Purulia district. The district Purulia was also the via media through which a close contact with Bihar was maintained. ( 1 Purulia district previously formed a part of Manbhum district in Chotanagpur Division of Bihar. According to the implementation of the recommendations of the States Reorganization Commission, a portion of Manbhum district was made over to Bengal and now forms Purulia district. The tow of Purulia, which is headquarters of the district now, was also the headquarters of Manbhum district in Bihar.)

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