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Farrakka Barrage Township is a census town in Farakka CD Block in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India.GeographyTown Farakka is located at. It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet).DemographicsIndia census, Farrakka Barrage Township had a population of 20,126. Males constitute 51.82% of the population and females 48.18%. Farrakka Barrage Township has an average literacy rate of 71.52%, higher than the national average of 64.8%: male literacy is 75.81% (National Avg.75.3%), and female literacy is 66.90%(National Avg.53.7%). In Farrakka Barrage Township, 9.35% of the population is under 6 years of age.EconomyFarakka barrage Project under Ministry of Water resources, Govt of India.is main Project here.Farakka Super Thermal Power Station of NTPC Limited (formerly National Thermal Power Corporation) has of 2,100 MW capacity is located at Farakka. The NTPC-Farakka has 85 km long Merry Go Round Railway transporting coal from Rajmahal mines. Ambuja cement open its third project in Bengal in Farakka with a 1.5 million tonne capacity.EducationSchools in the town include Farakka Barrage Project Higher Secondary School, A fully Central Govt School up to Class 12 and a Primary School & a Middle High School both under West Bengal State Govt. is also here.HospitalA Central Govt. Hospital under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and a state owned primary health centre is also here.
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