<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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, (also spelt as Siuri), (), is the headquarters of Birbhum district
in the Indian state
of West Bengal
Suri is located at . It has an average elevation of 56 metres
). Tilpara barrage
on Mayurakshi river
is located 3 km north-east of Siuri.
Suri I block consists of the following gram panchayats
: Alunda, Karidhya, Mallickpur, Tilpara, Bhurkuna, Khatanga
, and Nagari.
Suri-II block consists of the following gram panchayats: Abinashpur, Domdama, Koma, Banshanka, Kendua, and Purandarpur.
The chief industries of Suri include rice milling, cotton and silk weaving, and furniture manufacture. Suri was constituted a municipality in 1876.
In March 2008, a private Kolkata-based firm, Ramsarup Group, unveiled a proposal for large-scale investment. A greenfield power plant and cement manufacturing plant worth Rs 2200 crores (US $550 million) was submitted to the Government of West Bengal. Bakreswar Thermal Power Plant is around 12 kilometre away from Suri town.
According to 1991 census Suri had a population of ~ 54,274 (Prelim). India census
, Suri had a population of 79,818. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Suri has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the... Read More