Sub-Division Profile of Disaster Management Section, Siliguri


Siliguri is a rapidly developing City in the Indians State of West Bengal with area 6227 Sqr. Kms. And population of 7, 56,634(As per census 2001) at 260 43' 12" north latitude and 880 24'36" East Latitude. There is one Muncipal Corporation with 47 wards and 4 Blocks with 22 G.P. with in Siliguri Sub-Division.Siliguri Irrigation and Water ways Department has rainfall data collection system which can provide daily rainfall data/water level of main rivers. There is a Control Room in the Office of the SDO Siliguri functioning round the clock with effect from 1st June 2008 to 15 October 2008.(Concact No. 2430800) There are flash flood/ waterlogging/Cyclone and fire accidents are fairly in occurrence in this sub-division. The last major flash flood occurred during the year 2003, Rivers originating in the hill Sub-Divisions of Darjeeling District like Mahananda, Balasan, Panchanai, and Machi are responsible for causing Flash flood in this sub-division. The Indian Army (99APO), Border Security Force(BSF) Shashatra Seema Bal(SSB) and Indian Air force Bagdogra have bases around the Sub-Division. If require the Services of such department can be requisitioned in the event of any natural calamity. Siliguri sub-Division has 215 trained Civil Defense Volunteers and other equipment whose services can be used in the event of calamities, there is also West Bengal Fire Service Station at Siliguri. At the Sub-Divisional Level Sub-Divisional Crisis management committee under chairmanship of SDO Siliguri looks after the management and functioning of the natural calamity and other man made Disaster. At the Block Level BDO`s are entrusted responsibilities of Co-Coordinating all the line department/ Panchayat and NGO`s The Gram panchayat level also maintain the management and functioning of different activities of the task force and quick response team at the lowest level of administration. The Disaster management Section provide Starvation G.R. to the indigent people Rs.60.00 per family. There is a Zonal Godown (State Warehousing Corporation) wherein Relief materials such as poly tarpauline/saree/Dhoti/Children garment/lungi/Blanket etc. has been Stored for Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling District. The said relief materials are being issued to the concern district as per allotment order of The Jt. Secretary Deptt of Disaster management , Writters Building Kolkata-1

The population figure of Siliguri Municipal Corporation and 4 Blocks are as follows:-

Sl. No. Name of Municipal Corporation / Block No. of Wards / G.P Population
Male Female Total
1 Siliguri Municipal Corporarion 47 1,51,895 1,32,707 2,84,602
2 Matigara Block 05 68,004 61,322 1,29,326
3 Naxalbari Block 06 75,831 69,084 1,44,915
4 Khoribari Bolck 04 45,449 42,781 88,230
5 Phansidewa Block 07 87,945 83,563 1,71,508