|Winner of General Elections 2009 in Silchar is KABINDRA PURKAYASTHA (BJP)|
|Kabindra Purkayastha||BJP||Lotus||Nutanpatty Silchar Dist:Cachar||243532|
|Badruddin Ajmal||AUDF||Lock and Key||Donkigaon PO & PS: Hojai Dist: Nagaon||202062|
|Sontosh Mohan Dev||INC||Hand||Satindra Mohan Dev Road Tarapur Silchar Dist: Cachar||197244|
|Dipak Bhattacharjee||CPM||Hammer Sickle and Star||Deshabandhu RoadSilcharDist:Cachar||11831|
|Manish Bhattacharjee||IND||Coat||Pushpa Behar Lane Meherpur Silchar Dist: Cachar||7093|
|Sumit Roy||IND||Frying Pan||Vill & PO: Channighat PS: Dholai Dist: Cachar||5949|
|Kantimoy Deb||IND||Cup & Saucer||Banipara Silchar Dist: Cachar||4109|
|Nagendra Chandra Das||IND||Violin||Vill: Salimabad PO: Bhairabpur Dist: Cachar||3296|
|Yogendra Kumar Singh||IND||Railway Engine||Panchayat Road Silchar Dist: Cachar||2418|
|Subir Deb||IND||Battery Torch||Ambicapatty Silchar Dist: Cachar||2373|
|Pijush Kanti Das||IND||Candles||Vill:Hatirhar Pt-I PO: Srikona Dist: Cachar||1739|
|Nabadwip Das||IND||Gas Cylinder||Shib Colony Silchar Dist: Cachar||1539|
|Joy Sundar Das||IND||Jug||Vill: Bhairabpur Pt III PO: Kalain PS: Katigorah Dist: Cachar||1478|
|Chandan Rabidas||IND||Television||Vill: Panibhora PO: Clever House PS: Dholai Dist: Cachar||1424|
|Nazrul Haque Mazarbhuiyan||IND||Ceiling Fan||R P Road Hailakandi Town Ward No 3 Dist: Hailakandi||1315|
|Jayanta Mallick||IND||Table||Itkhola Near Cachar High School Road Silchar Dist: Cachar||1144|
|Year||Voter Turnout Percentage||Winner Candidate||Percentage||Party||Runnerup Candidate||Percentage||Party|
|2004||69.18||SONTOSH MOHAN DEV||40.48||INC||KABINDRA PURKYASTHA||36.98||BJP|
|1999||73.52||Sontosh Mohan Dev||55.54||INC||Kabindra Purkayastha||37.36||BJP|
|1998||78.68||Kabindra Purkayastha||37.05||BJP||Santosh Mohan Dev||33.85||INC|
|1996||78.62||Sontosh Mohan Deb||42.69||INC||Kabindra Purkayastha||30.45||BJP|
|1991||75.73||Kabindra Purkayastha||38.87||BJP||Nurul Huda||36.81||CPM|
|1984||75.69||Santosh Mohan Dev||48.88||INC||Noorul Huda||39.08||CPM|
|1980||66.54||Santosh Mohan Dev (rana Dev)||52.01||INC(I)||Rashida Haque Chaudhury||46.98||INC(U)|
|1977||54.31||Rashida Haque Choudhury||55.74||INC||Noorul Huda||44.26||CPM|
GeographySilchar is located at the southern part of Assam. Situated on the Barak River near the Bangladesh border, it is a trade and processing centre for tea, rice and other agricultural products. There is limited industry, principally papermaking and tea-box manufacturing. The city has an airport and lies on both a rail head and national highways connecting Guwahati, Assam; Agartala, Tripura; Imphal, Manipur and Aizawl in Mizoram state. It has an average elevation of 22 metres (72 feet).
DemographicsAs of 2001[update] India census, Silchar had a population of 143,003. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Silchar has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 76%. In Silchar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Major religions followed are Hinduism and Islam.
ClimateAt Silchar, the wind generally blows from the northeast in the morning and from the southeast in the afternoon. Summer is hot, humid and interspersed with rains and thunderstorms. Winter generally starts towards the end of November and lasts till February. Towards the start of the Bengali month of Baishakh (mid-April) rain clouds start covering the skyline. Silchar is inundated almost every year due to excessive rainfall and flooding by the river Barak. In the last three decades, Silchar and the Barak Valley have been ravaged by three major floods -- in 1986, followed by the one in 1991, and more recently in 2004.
EducationSilchar has some of the best educational institutes in the whole of North East India. One of the 20 National Institutes of Technology (formerly known as Regional Engineering Colleges), NIT Silchar is one of the oldest engineering colleges in the North-Eastern region. REC Silchar as it was known previously is now an Institute of National Importance in India. Silchar also has Silchar Medical College, a Polytechnic Institute, B.Ed colleges, two Law colleges and an Industrial Training Institute (ITI). After several years of persistent efforts Silchar got its own university Assam University a central university, which imparts education in both the general as well as professional streams. The university, which came in to existence in 1994, has 9 schools and 29 departments under them. The university also has 51 affiliated colleges under it. Some reputed schools in Silchar include Adhar Chand H.S. School, Holy Cross School, Silchar Collegiate School, South Point School,Oriental High School,Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Narsing School, Govt. Boys School, Govt. Girls school and a couple of Kendriya Vidyalayas amongst others. Among the colleges the best known ones are Guru Charan College, Ramanuj College, Cachar College, Radhamadhab College, Aryan Junior College etc. Guru Charan College is one of the most respected and reputed colleges in the whole of Assam and then Radhamadhab College. On the other hand, Ramanuj Gupta & Aryan Junior College are known to be the most successful institutions for +2 level studies, now-a-days, in the entire Barak valley. The colleges are credited with producing some of the best intellectuals of the region. Recent years have seen Silchar emerge as a potential educational place where denizens from the trouble-torn North-Eastern region come to the town for their children's education. Today a large number of professionals from Silchar are to be found around the globe in almost all countries and regions. Students today can educate themselves in almost all fields.
ConnectivitySilchar is connected by road, rail and air to the rest of the country. Silchar is connected through meter gauge rail network with Lumding and this is currently being updated to broad gauge lines. The railways station is located at Tarapur, Silchar. There are regular inter state bus services connecting Silchar with Guwahati, Shillong, Aizawl, Agartala and other places. The airport is located at Kumbhirgram, about 22 km from Silchar and there are regular flights connecting Silchar with Kolkata, Guwahati and Agartala.
Cachar district records"The management of the affairs of the district was entrusted after annexation, to Lieutenant Fisher, an officer of approved ability and great local experience. for some months Cachar continued to be administered from Cherrapunji, the head quarters of the Agent to the Governor General, but in consideration of practical difficulties early in 1833 Fisher had his head quarters at Dudpatil which however were soon shifted to Silchar for the sake of convenience." In the 1850s, British tea planters re-discovered the game polo in Manipur on the Burmese border with India. The first polo club in the world was formed at Silchar. The first competitive modern form of Polo was also played out in Silchar and the plaque for this feat still stand at the back side of the District Library, Silchar. Other clubs followed and, today, the oldest in the world is the Calcutta Club, founded in 1862.
Railway linkThe Assam Bengal Railway brought Silchar into the Indian railway map in 1899. The railway line from Lumding to Silchar is hailed as one of the most exciting pristine railway tracks of India. Built by the British during the colonial rule, the Meter Gauge line stands testimony to the grandiose of what was once a highly popular city in the North-East.
Language martyrsSilchar saw one of the uprising in favour of the Bengali language, although the language which is widely spoken is Sylheti which is quite distinct from Bengali. When the Assam Government, under Chief Minister Bimala Prasad Chaliha, passed a circular to make Assamese mandatory, Bengalis of Barak Valley protested. On 19 May, 1961, Assam Police opened fire on unarmed protesters at Silchar Railway Station in which 11 agitators died. After the popular revolt, Assam Government had to withdraw the circular and Bengali was ultimately given official status in the three districts of Barak Valley.
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