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Silchar Constituency - Population, Polling Percentage, Facilities, Parties Vote Share, Last Election Results

Silchar Constituency - No. of Household, Population, Winner/Runner-up in Last elections & Vote Percentage & more in Assam Assembly Elections.

Silchar Constituency - Population, Polling Percentage, Facilities, Parties Vote Share, Last Election Results

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2021-06-02T23:50:43+05:30

Silchar is the headquarters of the Cachar district of the state of Assam, India situated around 343 kilometers (213 mi) south east of Guwahati. Silchar is located in the southernmost part of Assam between longitudes 92º24' E and 93º15' E and latitudes 24º22'N and 25º8'N East and is 35 meters above mean sea level. The city is located in an alluvial flat plain with swamps, streams, and isolated small hills marking its landscape.

ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCY NAME & NO

Silchar Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam state in north-eastern India. From 1951 to 1971, the area under it was referred as Cachar constituency. Silchar is the Head Quarter of Cachar District.

Rajdeep Roy of BJP won the Silchar Lok Sabha constituency with a margin of 81,596 votes by defeating Sushmita Dev of INC. Rajdeep Roy secured 4,99,414 votes. Rajdeep Roy of BJP is the incumbent MP of the Silchar constituency. Silchar Lok Sabha constituency falls inside the vicinity of Assam.

Silchar

Katigora, Sonai, Barkhola, Udharbond, Dholai, Lakhipur, Silchar are the assembly constituencies factored in Silchar Lok Sabha constituency. This constituency has witnessed 79.40% voter turnout in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. A total of 14 candidates contested in this constituency.


PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY

Silchar is part of the Silchar (Lok Sabha constituency) and the current member of Parliament from Silchar is Dr. Rajdeep Roy of the BJP. Silchar Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 14 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Assam state. It is a General category parliament seat comprises of entire Cachar district.

Silchar

Situated in the southernmost regions in the state of Assam, the Silchar parliamentary constituency is located by the banks of the Barak River, popularly called the Barak Valley. The economy in the Silchar parliamentary constituency is reliant on crops such as tea, rice and other agricultural products. It also survives on limited industry such as paper-making and tea-box manufacturing. However, the Cachar district which is entirely covered by this Lok Sabha seat has been announced as a backward district in the country, being fed by governmental funds under the scheme of Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.


DISTRICT

Silchar is situated in the district of Cachar which is bounded on the east by Manipur, on the north by the district of North Cachar Hills and Meghalaya state on west by Hailakandi district and Bangladesh on the south by Mizoram. The district is situated between longitude 92 degree 15 feet and 93 degree 16 feet east and latitude 24 degree 8 feet 25-degree 8feet north. The total area of the district is 3,786 sq. kms (Rural: 3721. 41Sq.Km and Urban: 64. 59Sq.Km) against the state area of 78,438 sq. kms. So, the present Cachar district comprises an area of 4.8% of the state total areas. The rank of the district among all districts of the state in terms of area is 6th (Six). In Cachar district, there are 2 statutory towns and 17 Census towns.

Silchar

NO OF TOWNS

A number of 245 towns is calculated in the whole of Silchar District with a wide range of population distributed unevenly.

Silchar

NO OF INHABITED VILLAGES

There are a total number of 24 inhabited villages in Silchar.

Silchar


ASSEMBLY STATUS

In the 2016 Assembly election, the BJP's Dilip Kumar Paul won the seat receiving 94,787 votes, opposite Congress' candidate Bithika Devi, was able to net only 54,867 votes. The Silchar constituency is expected to go to polls in April or May 2021, as part of the 2021 Assam Assembly election. The Assam Assembly polls will be held to elect a total of 126 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

2016 Assam Legislative Assembly election: Silchar

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±%

BJP

Dilip Kumar Paul

94,787

60.53

+19.44

INC

Bithika Dev

54,867

35.03

-14.86

TOTAL POPULATION

As per the 2011 census, the total population of the Silchar constituency is 299,990, of which 14.92% is rural and 85.08% is urban. The population of the previous 5 years. They are as follows.

Year
Population
2014
2,10,100
2015
2,29,400
2016
2,40,500
2017
2,51,220
2018
2,65,400

The population of Silchar as per 2019 and in terms of estimates is 265,400 + 11,060 = 276,460. To sum up, the population of Silchar in 2019 as per estimates is 276,460. The male population is 115,497 while female population is 113,639.


NO OF HOUSEHOLDS

The total number of households in the area is 9957. There are about 40 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.


WATER CONNECTION

Tap water (Treated/Untreated), Well water (Covered / Uncovered well), Hand Pump Tube wells / Bore well, Spring River / Canal Tank / Pond / Lake and Others is widely distributed in the Silchar District.

MUNICIPALITY REACH IN THE AREA

Silchar Municipal Board is responsible for the municipal governance of the town. Silchar had been divided into four wards - Janiganj, Ambicapur, Tarapur, and Malugram - but each ward had only 20-50 voters. Situated in the Cachar district of Assam, Silchar is the administrative seat of the district, besides also being a part of the Municipal area of Assam.

RELIGIOUS GROUP/DEMOGRAPHY IN THE CONSTITUENCY

The majority religion in Silchar city is Hinduism with around 154,381 followers. Islam is the second most popular religion in Silchar with approximately 21,759 followers. Jainism is practiced by 1,408 people, Christianity by 1,052 people, Sikhism by 77 people and Buddhism by 39 people in Silchar city. Around 145 people did not state their religion. To measure it in percentage, Hindus contribute 86% of the total population followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 994 in Muslims are 959 and in Jains are 926.

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CAST AND TRIBES IN THE CONSTITUENCY

This rural general constituency has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 14.9% and a Scheduled Tribe population of 1.02%. It is estimated that around 15.68% and 0.32% of the total population belonged to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) respectively.

Silchar

TOP 3 CITIES IN THE CONSTITUENCY

Khaspur, Hajo and Jatinga are three of the major places in the city and excellent tourist destinations.

MALE/FEMALE ELECTORAL DISTRIBUTION

At the time of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Silchar had 1,574,544 registered electors of which 778,778 of them are male and 795,766 are female. The constituency had seen a 77.04% voter turnout. In 2014, the male voter turnout here was 77.66%, while 76.43% female voters turned out for voting. A total of 14 candidates had contested in this constituency. The participation of women candidates was 1.

Silchar

SEX RATIO

According to 2011 India census, Silchar municipal area has a population of 172,830. The sex ratio of Silchar is 989 females per 1,000 males, which is above the national ratio of 940 females per 1,000 males. Silchar municipal area has an average literacy rate of 82.33%, higher than the national average of 74.04%, with male literacy at 84.15% and female literacy at 80.49%

AGE GROUP DISTRIBUTION

Silchar UA

Total

Male

Female

Population

2,29,136

1,15,497

1,13,639

Literates

1,86,072

96,310

89,762

Children (0-6)

22,976

11,822

11,154

Average Literacy (%)

90.26%

92.90%

87.59%

Sexratio

984

Child Sexratio

943

POLLING PERCENTAGE FOR LAST 3 YEARS (WHICH CONSTITUENCY HAS BEEN THE STRONGHOLD FOR WHICH PARTY AND FOR HOW LONG? WHAT HAS BEEN THE VOTING PATTERN)?

In the 2016 Assembly election, the BJP's Dilip Kumar Paul won the seat receiving 94,787 votes, his closest rival, Congress' Bithika Devi, was able to net only 54,867 votes. In the 2011 Assembly election, the Congress' Sushmita Dev had stood the challenge from the BJP's Rajdeep Roy. Dev got 60,978 votes compared to Roy's 45,127 votes.

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RESULT OF LAST FIVE ELECTION

This is the data collected for the election of last five years.

Year

Candidate's Name

Party

Level

Votes

Vote Rate %

Margin

2016

Dilip Kumar Paul

BJP

Winner

94,787

75%

39,920

Bithika Dev

INC

Runner Up

54,867

75%

2011

Sushmita Dev

INC

Winner

56,377

50%

14,011

Rajdeep Roy

BJP

Runner Up

42,366

37%

2006

Bithika Dev

INC

Winner

55,181

46%

4,392

Bimolangshu Roy

BJP

Runner Up

50,789

42%

2001

Bimolangshu Roy

BJP

Winner

45,308

48%

71

Kamalendu Bhattacharjee

INC

Runner Up

45,237

48%

1996

Bimalangshu Roy

BJP

Winner

42,293

41%

1,519

Kamalendu Bhattacharjee

INC

Runner Up

40,774

40%

PERCENTAGE VOTE SHARE OF POLITICAL PARTY IN LAST ELECTION

In the 2016 Assembly election, the constituency had a total of 2,08,866 registered voters. The voter turnout in Silchar in the previous Assembly election was 74.55% percent.

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CANDIDATES IN LAST ELECTION & RESULT (WINNER AND LOOSER)

In the 2016 Assembly election, the BJP's Dilip Kumar Paul won the seat in a landslide. He had received 94,787 votes, his closest rival, Congress' Bithika Devi, was able to net only 54,867 votes.

Candidate's Name

Party

Level

Votes

Vote Rate %

Margin

Dilip Kumar Paul

BJP

Winner

94,787

75.00%

39,920

Bithika Dev

INC

Runner Up

54,867

75.00%


WORK DONE IN LAST 5 YEARS BY THE CANDIDATE

Dilip Kumar Paul an Indian politician and the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party who is elected to the assembly from the Silchar constituency twice, once in by-election against congress leader Arun Mazumder and another against senior congress leader Bhitika Dev wife of former union minister Sontosh Mohan Dev.He joined BJP in the Cachar District as a Primary Member in the year 1983 and was the BJP Ward President of Ward No.11 of Silchar Town from 1997-2002. He was also elected as Municipal Ward Commissioner from Ward No.11 and placed as the Floor Leader of the party in Silchar Municipal Board in 2009. Selected as the Vice - President of Silchar Town Mandal Committee (BJP) in the year 2010.

Silchar

He was also elected as the President of BJP Town Mandal Committee in the year 2012. Won the Silchar Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC) By-Election and elected as MLA for the first time on 13-09-2014. Mr Paul also won the Silchar Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC) and elected as MLA for second time on 19-05-2016. He was associated with difference organisations/NGOs like Bharat Vikash Parishad, Silchar Food Grains Merchant Association, Bharat Sevasharm Sangha, Barak Valley Voluntary Blood Donor Forum, etc.


BIG TICKET SCHEMES/PROJECTS ANNOUNCED IN THE RUN UP TO THE ELECTIONS FOR THE CONSTITUENCIES.

These are some of the projects announced by the Government for the Cachar District:

  1. Atlas-Silchar-Cachar
  2. DDMA Annual Report 2016
  3. DDMA Annual Report 2017
  4. DDMA Annual Report 2018
  5. DM Plan- Namami Barak
  6. Jal Mohora
  7. Landslide at Ujan Tarapur under Lakhipur Rev. Circle
  8. DRR Roadmap
  9. Mock Drill Report- Silchar Airport
  10. Project Report-I
  11. Project Report-II
  12. Project Report-III
  13. Rescue Operation
  14. Urban Flood case Study
  15. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in District Level Planning
  16. District Flood Contingency Plan 2020-2021


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