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Date of Publish: 2017-05-02

Statistical information relating to the influx of Refugees from East Bengal into India till 30th September, 1971

Government of India,

Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation,

Department of Branch Secretariat

( For a series of reports on the issue of Influx in Assam during creation of Bangladesh please visit the previous parts published on February 21, March 2,7,14,21,30 and April 4, 13, 21 and 25)

6. SEX-WISE BREAK UP OF REFUGEES FROM EAST BENGAL

(PERSONS IN THOUSAND )

Name of the states Male Femate Total
Assam 145 132 277
Bihar 5 4 9
Meghalaya 317 287 604
Tripura 710 640 1350
West Bengal 3605 3246 6851
Total 4782 4309 9091

7. STATE/DISTRICT/SUB-DIVISION WITH THEIR NORMAL POPULATION HAVING LARGER CONCENTRATION OF REFUGEES FROM EAST BENGAL

NAME OF THE STATE/ DISTRICT/ SUBDIVISION NORMAL POPULATION REFUGEE PUPULATION
WEST BENGAL
a)WEST DINAJPUR 1846 1675
b) 24 paragana 2648 1632
c) Nadia 2229 962
d) Cooch Behatr 1412 763
e) Jalpaiguri 1752 675
f)Murshidabad 2942 408
g) Malda 1642 372
Tripura 1557 1350
Meghalaya
a)Khasi and Jaintia Hills 585 305
b)Garo Hills 398 299
Assam
a) Goalpara 2221 118
b) Cachar 1712 103
Total 8752

8. NUMBER OF REFUGEES FROM EAST BENGAL ACCOMODATED IN STATE CAMP AND LIVING OUTSIDE

Name of State No of camp functioning in camps outside the camps Total
West Bengal 615 4647 2204 6851
Tripura 273 852 498 1350
Meghalaya 17 539 65 604
Assam 27 205 72 277
Bihar 7 9 9
Total 939 6252 2839 9091

* OUt of the 68.51 Lakh refugees in west Bengal, 2.27 lakh refugees have been dispersed to Central Transit Camps in Mana, Chakrabhatta(M.P); Gaya(Bihar) and Allahabad(UP)

*Out of the 13.50 lakh refugees in Tripura, 0.27 ;akh have been dispresed to Gauhati (ASSam)

9. NUMBER OF REFUGEES COMING FROM EAST BENGAL ACCOMODATED IN

CENTRAL TRANSIT CAMPS

State/Location of the camps Persons
West Bengal
1. Coopers camp (Nadia) 12,000
2. Dhubulia (Nadia ) 10,400
3. Salboni (Murshidabad) 19,272
4. Brindabanpur(Midnapur) 14,699
5. Gamarbani(Bankura) 11,393
Total 67,704
Tripura
1. Ambasa 10,000
2. Dharmanagar 40,000
3. Manu 20,000
Total 70,000
Assam
1. Changsery 1379
2. Sarbhog 6284
3. Bahalpur 16,554
Total 24,091
Bihar
1. Panchanpur (Gaya) 28,001
Madhya Pradesh
1. Mana (Raipur) 164,162
2. Chakrabhatta(Bilaspur) 24,051
Uttarpradesh
1. Iradatganj 10,293
Total 3,88,532

10. NUMBER AMONGST THE REFUGEES OF CURRENT INFLUX REQUIRED SPECIAL TREATMENT(ESTIMATED)

1. NUMBER OF CHILDREN BELOW 8 YEARS 2276
2. NUMBER OF LACTATING MOTHERS 727
3. NUMBER OF ORPHANS IN 8-14 AGE GROUP
a) BOYS 5
b) GIRLS 2
4. NUMBER OF UNATTACHED WOMEN IN 15-34 AGE GROUP 3
5. NUMBER OF CASES REQUIRING ARTIFICIAL LIMBS 0.5

( to be continued...)

(Source : Assam State Archives)

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