Katigorah is a town located in Cachar district of Assam. It is located 26 kilometres West of the district headquarters of Silchar. Assamese is the dominant local language in Katigorah assembly constituency.
Katigorah Vidhan Sabha Constituency is the 15th constituency of the Assam Assembly. Katigorah is also part of Silchar Lok Sabha constituency. The sitting MLA of Katigorah is Amar Chand Jain of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He won the Assam Assembly election 2016 with a percentage of 44.04% votes.
Katigorah Assembly constituency is a part of the Silchar Parliamentary constituency, which comes under the Cachar district of Assam.
Katigorah comes under the Cachar District, which is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. It is made up of the Barak Valley alongside Hailakandi and Karimganj. The name Kachar has its origin in the Kachari Kingdom, and Kachar was originally an area under the Tripura Kingdom.
Geographically Cachar is spread across 3,786 square kilometres. Barak is the primary river in the district, along with other small and big tributaries that run through the Cachar district. Mostly Cachar consists of plains, however, there are small little hills that surround the place from multiple corners.
Although Cachar is recognised as one of the crucial business hubs of Assam yet economically, it is not as advanced as it was supposed to be. In 2016 Cachar was named as one of the country's 250 most backward districts out of a total of 640 districts. It also falls under one of the eleven districts of Assam, which is currently receiving funds under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
There are three sub-divisions in Cachar districts which are- Lakhipur, Katigorah and Silchar. Additionally, it has seven assembly constituencies - Sonai, Dholai, Lakhipur, Udharbond, Barkhola and Katigorah. Out of these seven assembly constituencies, Dholai is designated as an SC constituency.
Based on the 2011 population Census of India, Cachar has a population of 1736617 people with a 459 population density per square kilometre. Over the decade from 2001 to 2011, Cachar has seen 20.17% of population growth. It has a literacy rate of around 80.36%, and the sex ratio is 958 women per 1000 male.
Bengali is the official language of the Cachar district which is spoken by almost 75% of people, and English is recognised as the second official language of the district. Moreover, Bengali Muslims are the dominant people and occupy most of the population ratio.
In terms of education, Cachar is no longer lagging behind as it houses some prestigious educational institutions in the state. The district has a central university known as Assam University. It also has a medical college and NIT, one of the 30 NITs of India. Apart from these, there are many other colleges and schools in the district.
Kalain is the only primary under Katigorah constituency.
There are around 221 villages in the Katigorah assembly constituency. Some of these popular villages are- Ailatal, Balirbond, Bhitorgul, Daralcherra, Dumkar, Gilatail, Kalinagar etc.
Katigorah has around 62,857 houses in this assembly constituency.
In the 2016 Assembly election, BJP's Amar Chand Jain won the challenge from the All Indian United Democratic Front's Khalil Uddin Mazumdar. Amar Chand Jain got 59764 votes compared to AIUDF contestant Khalil Uddin Mazumdar's 50956 votes.
In the 2011 Assembly election, All India United Democratic Front's Ataur Rahman Majarbhuiya had routed the INC's Anwarul Haque. Ataur Rahman Majarbhuiya got 33226 votes as compared to Anwarul Haque's 27048 votes.
The voter turnout in Katigorah in the 2016 Assembly election was 84.31 per cent.
As per the 2011 Census of India, Katigorah had a total population of 2,56,650 people. Out of these, 95.38% of people live in rural areas, and 4.62% live in urban areas.
The basic civic infrastructure of Katigorah constituency is maintained by Katigorah Municipal Corporation.
Scheduled Caste (SC) constitutes 20.49%, while Scheduled Tribe (ST) is 0.35% of the total population in Katigorah constituency.
There are no cities in this constituency.
In the 2016 Assembly election, the constituency had a total of 160603 registered voters. Out of which male voters are 84870, and female voters are 75733.
The polling percentage in the Assembly election of 2016 was 84.31% in Katigorah constituency.
The percentage of the winning party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, was 44.04%, and the runner up party that is AIUDF was 37.55%. Other losing parties INC and CPI, got 12.1% and 1.01%, and 1.44% of votes were casted for the independent candidate Trayabashi Das.
PARTY OF THE CANDIDATE
PERCENTAGE OR NUMBER OF VOTES ACQUIRED
Amar Chand Jain
Khalil Uddin Mazumdar
Ataur Rahman Majarbhuiya
PERCENTAGE OF VOTE SHARE IN THE LAST FIVE ELECTIONS
- In the 1996 Assam Assembly Elections, Kali Ranjan Deb from Bharatiya Janata party won the Katigorah seat with 27180 number of votes. He defeated Anil Dey of INC party.
- In the 2001 Assam Assembly Elections, Kali Ranjan Deb from BJP party won the Katigorah seat with 28766 votes. He defeated Prodip Nandy who was contesting from the INC party.
- In the 2006 Assam Assembly Elections, Ataur Rahman Majarbhuiya from AIUDF party won the Katigorah seat with 35406 votes. He defeated Pradip Paul of INC party.
- In the 2011 Assam Assembly Elections, Ataur Rahman Majarbhuiya from AIUDF party won the Katigorah seat with 33226 votes. He defeated Anwarul Haque of the INC party.
- In the 2016 Assam Assembly Elections, Amar Chand Jain from BJP party won the Katigorah seat with 59764 votes. He defeated Khalil Uddin Mazumdar of AIUDF party.