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About Pathsala Town Committee

 

Pathsala Town Committee is an Urban Local Body of Barpeta District, was established in 1968. Pathsala Town is divided into 10 wards for which elections are held in every 5 (five) years. Pathsala Town Committee has population of 18,233 as per report released by Census India 2011. Literacy rate of Pathsala city is 92.80% higher than state average of 72.19%. In Pathsala, Male literacy is around 95.25% while female literacy rate is 90.17%.  The Town Committee of Pathsala is consistantly working heard to provide better, clean, hygenic urban facilities to the citizen of the town.

Pathsala Town Committee has total administration over 2,353 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Town Committee limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction. 

Culture
 

Pathsala is the heritage of theatre in Assam. The mobile theatre groups of Assam have carved a special niche as the mass entertainers in Northeast India. These groups, popularly known as Bhramyaman Theatre arrange shows throughout the Assam and some of its neighbouring states. The groups, having some similarities with the Yatra team of Bengal start a new session from June/July every year. Normally, they start showing their plays from the month August/September and conclude a session in March/April. Every group has its own set of artists and technicians with stages, pandal, other electric and sound equipment, which it carries to the remotest parts of the trouble torn region.

In Pathsala, there are three prominent Bhramyaman groups, Namely The Kohinoor Theatre, The Abahan Theatre and The Nataraj Theatre.

The famous Debadashi Dance, different from its South Indian style, has Pathsala as its home. It is said that Bishnu Prasad Rabha, on seeing it performed, ordered that this dance form must be promoted and spread. Dilip Kakati is the person who is currently training his troupe of girls in his attempt to save this art. Pabindra Deka is MLA of Patacharkuchi constituency.

History
  Initially Pathsala was a small town of Bajali Revenue Circle of Barpeta District of Assam. Now Pathsala is the Head Quarter of Bajali Sub-division of Barpeta District of Assam. As the new International Highway from Pathsala to Nunglung of Bhutan has constructed it becomes one of the business hubs of Barpeta District.
Geography
 

Pathsala, a Trade, Commerce and Administrative town is located on the northern bank of River Brahmaputra with its cardinal points, 26.499382°N 91.179271°E. The Pathsala Town is Sub-Divisional headquarter of Bajali Subdivison of Barpeta District.The NH-31 and NH-52 are passing throgh Pathsala connecting it to all major urban centres of Assam , rest of India and Towns of Bhutan. Pathsala is a Railway Station of Assam. Pathsala is a gateway to neighbouring country BHUTAN and its advangeous affinity to this foreign country keeps wide avenues of international trade in both India and Bhutan.

The distance from Pathsala to its District head quarter Barpeta is 36 KM, 33 KM to Nalbari, the District Head Quarter of Nalbari District and 111 KM to Dispur, the State Capital.

Further, Pathsala is a gateway to neighbouring country BHUTAN and its advangeous affinity to this foreign country keeps wide avenues of international trade in both India and Bhutan.

Demography
  Pathsala Town Committee has population of 18,233 as per report released by Census India 2011. Literacy rate of Pathsala city is 92.80% higher than state average of 72.19%. In Pathsala, Male literacy is around 95.25% while female literacy rate is 90.17%. Assamese is the major languages spoken in the urban area and rural area while others vastly spoken languages include Bodo, Bengali, Nepali, Hindi, English, etc.
Transport
 

Pathsala is well connected by Road and Railway. The National Highway - 31 (NH -31) from Jalukbari (Assam) to Borohi (Bihar) is running through the Northern part of the town, where the International Highway NH-52 is having its starting point at Pathsala Town to Bhutan. All the places of India is well connected to the Pathsala by road.

Pathsala is a railway station of NF railway. Three Express train and three passenger train having stopage in Pathsala railway station.

 The nearest Airport is Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Internationl Airport is 107 Km way.

Climate
  The Climate of the area affects human activities to a great extent. Pathsala has a similar climatic condition with rest of the Brahmaputra valley with hot humid summer and cool dry winter. Mean annual maximum and minimum temperatures of those towns are 36.5 C and 8.1 C respectively. There is sufficient rainfall in summer with an annual average of 1852.20mm and a Ralative Humidity of 75%.
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