Know about Banka District

Before 21 February 1991, this district used to be part of Bhagalpur district of the state. Banka district was founded by the then Chief Minister Lalu Yadav. The history of this district, is associated with the Mahabharata period.

Banka District is situated in the south-east part of the state of Bihar, its eastern and southern boundaries meet Godda and Deoghar districts of Jharkhand state respectively while it touches Jamui and Mungar districts in the west and north-east respectively. The main language of Banka district is Bundeli which is similar to Hindi language. Apart from this, Hindi language is used in the district.

Fishing (मत्स्य पालन)

Many reservoirs and ponds in the district are used for fish farming. The state government has also launched some schemes for the development of fisheries. But these efforts have not been able to meet the demands. Amarpur is the main fish market and trade center of the district.

Geography, climate and Rivers in Banka District

Chaandan river coming from Deoghar in Jharkhand is one of the major rivers of Banka, which further merges with the Ganga river in Bhagalpur. The economy of Banka district is based on agriculture. It is called the rice bowl of Bihar. The main crops here are rice, wheat, maize and lentils.

Administrative setup of Banka Distrcit

The area involves just a single subsdivision, Banka, which is additionally separated into eleven blocks: Banka, Amarpur, Shambhuganj, Belhar, Fullidumar, Katoria, Chandan, Baunsi, Barahat, Dhoraiya, and Rajoun.