About Hailakandi

Hailakandi is a town located in Hailakandi district of Assam. Hailakandi is known as a densely forested area in Assam.

History of Hailakandi

There are many assertions regarding the name of Hailakandi. Some scholars believe that the name of the place is derived from the Bengali word Hailakundi. Some others say that Hailakandi is derived from the word hail which means dyke constructed for protection from flood. Kandi in Bodokachari language means paddy land. Other historians say that Hailakandi comes from the Kuki word halam meaning a small state and kundia meaning a ploughing plot. Some historians say that the place was earlier known as Sailkandi due to Sali paddy being grown in the area which later converted to Hailakandi.

About Hailakandi


The name of Abdul Matlib Mazumdar is very important in the history of Hailakandi. He was a prominent Muslim leader. In 1937 the Hailakandi Congress Committee was founded by him. After the division of India-Pakistan, Hailakandi witnessed severe violence between Hindu and Muslims.

Geography of Hailakandi

The Hailakandi town is situated at 24.68 degrees north and 92.57 degrees east. The area of Hailakandi town is 4.55 km per sq.  Hailakandi is situated at an elevation of 68 feet. It shares borders with Mizoram, Karimganj and Cachar districts.

Demography of Hailakandi

According to 2001 India census the population of Hailakandi was 29,634. The male population is 51% and female population is 49%. The average literacy rate is 78.5%. The literacy rate of male is 82% and that of the female is 75%.

Community of Hailakandi

The main community of Hailakandi is Bengali. Sylheti, a dialect of Bengali language, is spoken mainly in Hailakandi. The second widely spoken language is Manipuri. Muslims constitute majority of the religion in Hailakandi.

Weather of Hailakandi

Summer in Hailakandi is characterized by high humidity. During winter the area remains cold and foggy. Hailakandi receives very heavy rainfall during monsoon. The average rainfall is 2873 mm.

Economy of Hailakandi

Hailakandi consists of forest area. More than 50% of the area is forest area. A major revenue of the town comes from the products of the forest. Hailakandi is dependent on agriculture as source of income. Cultivation is the major source of income of the people. Rice, cotton, tobacco, turmeric and sugarcane are the important cultivated items. A huge amount of revenue of Hailakandi comes from tea manufacturing. There are several tea gardens in Hailakandi. Paper mills also contribute to the economy of the town.

Hailakandi is a part of the Karimganj Lok Sabha Constituency. Karimganj Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam. The constituency is reserved for the candidates belonging to the Schedule Castes.

Administration of Hailakandi

Assembly Constituencies
Hailakandi has three state Assembly Constituencies viz, Hailakandi, Algapur and Katlichera.

Municipal Board
Hailakandi town is governed by a municipal board known as Hailakandi Municipal Board. Hailakandi Municipal Board was constituted in 1963. It is responsible for providing civic services to the citizens and improving the qualities of life.

Contact details:
Hailakandi Municipal Board
Chairman
Ph: 222248

Chairman Lala town committee
Ph: 244256

Services and Utilities in Hailakandi

Like every other town, Hailakandi also has all the necessary services which are inevitable for a society to run and function.

Banks of Hailakandi

Banks are financial institutions that accept money in form of deposits from public and lend money in the form of loans to the public. Banks are one of the most important utility services provided to the citizens.
Hailakandi has all the proper banking facilities that provide transaction convenience to the denizens. There are many reputed banks located in Hailakandi that provide excellent services to the people. There are also ATM services of these banks located in Hailakandi.

Given below is the list of various banks located in Hailakandi. One can also find the location of the ATMs of the respective banks by clicking on the bank names given below:

Allahabad Bank
Address:
Vivekananda Road,
Near Town Hall,
Ward No, 12,
P. O. & Dist. Hailakandi,
Assam,
Pin- 788151
Contact: 03844-223400
IFSC Code: ALLA0212920
Branch Code: 212920
MICR Code: 788010202

Central Bank Of India
Address:
Sib Bari Road,
District Hailakandi
Assam
788151
IFSC Code: CBIN0284219
Branch Code: 284219

Bank of Baroda
Address:
Thana Road,
Opposite Hailakandi Police Station,
Hailakandi,
Assam
788 151
Contact: 3844222510
IFSC Code: BARB0HAILAK
Branch Code: HAILAK

Indusind Bank
Address:
Grd 1st Flr
Holding No 75
P. O. Ratanpur
N S Road
Ward No 12
Hailakandi
788151
IFSC Code: INDB0000711
Branch Code: 000711
MICR Code: 788234202

Union Bank of India
Address:
Meera Rani Paul
Paul Hardware
N S Road
Hailakandi
788151
Contact: 03844-222982
IFSC Code: UBIN0561452
Branch Code: 561452
MICR Code: 788026203

Bank Of Baroda
Address:
Thana Road,
Opposite Hailakandi Police Station,
Hailakandi,
788 151
Contact: 3844222510
IFSC Code: BARB0HAILAK
Branch Code: HAILAK
MICR Code: 788012202

ICICI Bank
Address:
ICICI Bank Ltd.,
Surya Market,
Ekadash Sahid Sarani,
Hailakandi
788151
IFSC Code: ICIC0002135
Branch Code: 002135
MICR Code: 788229202

State Bank Of India
Address:
Dist Hailakandi
788164
Contact: 03844-286431
IFSC Code: SBIN0007034
Branch Code: 007034
MICR Code: 788002513

Electricity Services in Hailakandi

Electricity is one of the important infrastructures of a state. The government is responsible for the proper maintenance of electricity. Every aspect of life like house works, office works and outside works are dependent on electricity.

Assam State Electricity Board

The Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) or Bijulee Bhavan is an electricity board of Assam. It is headquartered at Paltan Bazar in Guwahati. It is a public sector undertaking managing the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Assam with its successor companies Assam power generation Co. Ltd, Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Ltd, Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd.

Emergency contact number of electricity in Hailakandi
Electric supply: 222223
Executive engineer, ASEB: 03844-222332
Sub Divisional Officer, ASEB (complains): 03844-222223
Sub Divisional Officer, ASEB: 03844-222511

Emergency Services in Hailakandi

Hailakandi is well equipped with the main emergency services police, fire and rescue and emergency medical service. All the emergency facilities in Hailakandi city ensure public safety and health. Some of the important emergency contact numbers in Hailakandi are the following:

Hailakandi Civil Hospital
Lala road,
Near Nazrul police chawki,
Hailakandi
788161
Ph: 03774-281443

Police station
SP: Hemanta Bhattacharya
Ph: 03844-222242
Hailakandi: 03844-222253
Lala: 03844-244243
Katlichera: 03844-285424
Algapur: 03844-281424

Police Outpost
Panchgram: 03844-273231
Katakhal: 03844-277861
Deputy Commissioner: 03844-222251
Police control room: 03844-224595
Police reserve: 03844-222577

  • Fire brigade: 03844-222257
  • Circuit House: 03844-222261
  • District and session judge: 03844-225766
  • Railway station: 03844-222470
  • District motor transport union: 03844-222347
  • National informatics centre: 03844-223003
  • Flood control: 222715/ 222271

Healthcare Services in Hailandi

Hailakandi district has one civil hospital, one community health centre, 9 primary health centers, 2 state dispensaries, 4 medical sub centers and 103 family welfare sub centers. Please find below the emergency health contact number in Hailakandi:

Hailakandi Civil Hospital
Lala road,
Nazrul,
Near Nazrul police chawki
Hailakandi,
Assam
788161
Ph: 03774-281443

Hospital (casualty): 222423
Civil hospital: 03844-222423
Joint director of health services: 03844-222224
Addl. C.M. & H.O.: 03844-224753

Other medical clinics in Hailakandi are:

Chaudhary Clinic
Shibbari road,
Hailakandi

Assam X-ray clinic
NS road,
Hailakandi

Postal Services in Hailakandi

Communication is one of the basic needs of people. Communication can be made face to face or through a distance. Distance communication can be done through letters, telephone etc. Post offices serve as the mode of distance communication. There are many functions of the post office. Among the many function of the post office are delivering letters, post cards, card, book packets, providing for mail services like speed post, business post, direct post, bill mail service, express parcel post and financial services like money transfer, money order, post office saving, postal insurance etc. There are several post offices in a particular state. There are many post offices located in Hailakandi.

Post Master Hailakandi:  03844-222228
Post office (FAX): 03844-222900

Given below is a list of post offices in Hailakandi.

Post office: Hailakandi HO
Post office type: Head office (Delivery)
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788151
Ph: 03844-222228

Post office: Bhairabnagar
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Post office: Bhatirkupa
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Post office: Gangpardhumkar
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Post office: Hailakandi bazar
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Post office: Hailakandi College
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Post office: Lakshmisahar
Post office type: sub office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Post office: Madan Mohan
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Post office: Narainpur
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Post office: Rakhalbasti
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Post office: Ratakandi
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Post office: Uzankupa
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152
 
Post office: Hailakandi College
Post office type: Branch office
District: Hailakandi
State: Assam
PIN: 788152

Telecom Services in Hailakandi

Telecom is one of the most important communicating services for the mankind. Hailakandi has good network of  telecommunication services. The government run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and the different private enterprises like Reliance and so on provides telephone service to people.

Important contact numbers
Sub divisional officer, telephone:  03844-222595/ 222599
Junior engineer, telecom:  03844-222279/ 222201
JTO, BSNL: : 03844-222320/ 224000
Telephone complains: 198

Tourism in Hailakandi

Hailakandi's tourist places include Patch Purr Makah, tea gardens and Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir.

Forest area

The landscape of Hailakandi is exotic. Hailakandi is known as a densely forested area in Assam. More than 50% of the area is forest area. This is ideal for trekking. The Hailakandi district  comprises two main forest reserves namely the inner line reserve forest and Katakhal reserve forest.

Tea gardens

There are sprawling tea gardens in Hailakandi. Tourists can have a glimpse of the lush green tea gardens in Hailakandi. The smell of the tea leaves by the side of the road is a wonderful experience to the tourists.

Patch Purr Makah

Tourists can visit Patch Purr Makah. It is located  in South Hailakandi. It is a famous tourist spot in Hailakandi which is surrounded by forests. Patch Purr Makah is a sacred place for both the Hindus and the Muslims.

Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir

Siddyashar Bari Sibmandir is situated at Badarpur ghat in Hailakandi.

Transport Services in Hailakandi

Hailakandi has a proper network of railways and roadways.

By Air:
The nearest airport to Hailakandi is Kumbhirgram in Silchar.

By Rail:
Hailakandi is served by Hailakandi railway station.

By Road:
Road network is also very strong in Hailakandi. There are buses to and from Hailakandi and other parts of Assam and Northeast.

Distance Chart Between Hailakandi and other Places

Guwahati: 321 kms
Karimganj: 436 kms
Cachar: 66 kms
Silchar: 47 kms
Mizoram: 296 kms

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