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Dashmina Upazila

Patuakhali District

It consists of :

Union parishads

Mouzas

Villages

6

 

52

 

Population :

Total ---------------------------------------------------

1,19,657

Male ---------------------------------------------------

 

Female ------------------------------------------------

 

Hindu --------------------------------------------------

6,077

Muslim ------------------------------------------------

1,13,580

 

Religious Institutions :

Mosque -----------------------------------------------

468

Temple ------------------------------------------------

11

Mazar -------------------------------------------------

 

Girja ---------------------------------------------------

 

Literacy :

Average literacy --------------------------------------

36.4%

 

Educational Institutions :

College ------------------------------------------------

2

High School ------------------------------------------

133

Madrasa -----------------------------------------------

19

Prominent Institutions :

• Dashmina Ideal Primary School (1914)

• Dashmina High school (1956)

Newspapers and periodicals :

• Daily Dashmania Barta

• Daily Desh Katha (Defunct)

Cultural Institutions :

Club ----------------------------------------------------

17

Public LibraryClub ----------------------------------

2

Women’s Association -------------------------------

1

Cinema Hall -------------------------------------------

1

Main Occupations :

Agriculture --------------------------------------------

45.68%

Fishing -------------------------------------------------

3.3%

Commerce --------------------------------------------

6.43%

Service ------------------------------------------------

3.2%

Agricultural Labourer -------------------------------

23.29%

Wage Laborer ----------------------------------------

4.1%

Others -------------------------------------------------

14%

Land Use :

Cultivable Land --------------------------------------

20512 hectares

Fallow Land ------------------------------------------

164 hectares

Single crop -------------------------------------------

74%

Double corp ------------------------------------------

20%

Triple Crop Land ------------------------------------

6%

Cultivable Land Under Irrigation ------------------

0.36%.hectares

Land Control :

Landless -----------------------------------------------

10%

Marginal -----------------------------------------------

42%

Small Peasant -----------------------------------------

38%

Rich Peasant ------------------------------------------

4%

Value of Land :

The market value of the first grade arable land is Taka 10,000 per 0.01 hectare.

Main Crops :

• Paddy
• Potato
• Pulse
• Chilli
• Watermelon

Extinct and Nearly Extinct Corps :

Kaon.

Main Fruits :

• Banana
• Jackfruit
• Papaya.

Fisheries and Dairies :

Fishery 9
• Livestock 1.

Communication Facilities :

Pucca road --------------------------------------------

53 km

Semi-pucca road --------------------------------------

10 km

Mud Road ---------------------------------------------

375 km

Embankment Roadt ----------------------------------

27 km

Traditional Transport :

• Palanquin
• Country boat
• Most of these means of transport are Extinct and nearly extinct.

Manufactories :

• Rice Mill 2
• Saw Mill 14
• Ice Cream Factory 2
• Workshop 4

Cottage Industries :

• Woodwork
• Bamboo work
• Mat making
• Tailoring
• Goldsmith
• Blacksmith

Hats, Bazaar and Fairs :

Hats and Bazaars 21

Most Noted: Dashmina, Nalkhola, Arajbegi hat, Ban Gopaldi, Gachhani, Bara Gopaldi hat .

Main Exports :

• Hilsa fish.

NGO Activities :

There are 20 NGOs working.
Operationally important NGOs are ASA, BRAC, BDS, PSS, LHCB, BDS, PJP, (Etc.)

Health Centres :

• Upazila Health Complex 1
• Satellite clinic 6
• NGO operated health centre 1

No. of Voters :

• Total
• Male
• Female

No. of polling centers:

Important Place :

• Labukhali Feri Ghat duo Paira River and River Feri
• Talukdar Bari Jami Mosque
• Dighi of kaviray-bari

 
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