Baksa is a district in the state of Assam in the northeastern region of India. Baksa district is established in 2003 as part of the BTC agreement. The district is part of the BTR and comes under the BTC administration
Baksa District Highlights
|Administration||Bodoland Territorial Region|
|Baksa Created in||2003|
|Sub-division||Mushalpur, Salbari, Tamulpur|
|DC Name||Shri Aayush Garg, IAS|
|SP Name||Shri Rajen Singh, APS|
Mushalpur is the administrative headquarter of the Baksa district.
- Mushalpur is 102 km away from the state capital Guwahati.
Baksa is one of the administrative districts of the BTR, and Mushalpur is the administrative headquarter. Since Baksa comes under BTR, the BTC administration will run the district.
The BTC government has 46 MCLAs, out of which 16 are EMs, including the CEM and Dy. EM.
- BTC CEM – Pramod Boro
- Deputy EM – Gobindo Basumatary
The BTC EMs, MCLAs, and MLA belonging to the constituencies of the Baksa district are responsible for the all-around development work of the district. The Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of the Police are equally accountable for the smooth running of the administration.
Deputy Commissioner | DC
The present DC of Baksa district is Shri Aayush Garg, IAS.
Superintendent of Police | SP
The present SP of Baksa district is Shri Rajen Singh, APS.
The Baksa has three subdivisions, namely Mushalpur, Salbari, and Tamulpur. But Tamulpur subdivision has been recently upgraded to the district status, so Baksa may now have only two sub-divisions.
The districts’ Vidhan Sabha or State Legislative Assembly constituencies are Tamulpur, Barama, and Chapaguri. All of these are part of the Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency.
The Government has not updated the 2021 census, so we’ll have to rely on the decade-old population data of the 2011 census.
So as per the 2021 census, the population of the Baksa district is as follows:
District Population (2011 census) Male Female
Baksa 950,075 481,330 468,745
- MLAs of Baksa
- Baksa district has three constituencies, namely.
- Tamulpur – No reservation
- Barama – Reserved for ST
- Chapaguri – Reserved for ST
- MLA of Tamulpur, Baksa – The Tamulpur MLA name is Jolen Daimary. He is an Indian political member from the regional party UPPL from Assam. He is elected in the by-polls election held in 2021.
- MLA of Barama, Baksa – The Barama MLA name is Bhupen Baro. He is from the UPPL party.
- MLA of Chapaguri, Baksa – The Chapaguri MLA name is Urkhao Gwra Brahma. He is from the UPPL party, founder and ex-president of the UPPL party. He is also the Cabinet Minister at the Assam Government and holds a portfolio of Handloom & Textile, Soil Conservation and Welfare of Bodoland.
- EMs of Baksa.
Baksa Tourism – Places to Visit
Some of the tourist attraction places to visit in Baksa are as follows:
- Manas National Park – A significant part of the world-famous Manas National Park is in the Baksa district, with other portions under the Chirang district.
- Bogamati – Famous picnic sport with picturesque beauties
- Bhangtar – scenic location situated close to Bhutan border.
- Mothonguri – a famous picnic spot with picturesque beauties, is located in Salbari, Baksa.
How to Reach Baksa?
From Guwahati (Adabari Bus Terminal), there is a direct bus service to Mushalpur, Tamulpur, and Salbari.
Also, there are numbers of Bus services (including Bodoland Bus) and small car services (Wingers) from Guwahati via NH31 touching two connection points to Dist HQ (one at Barama, and another at Kadamtola).
The Baksa district doesn’t have proper railway connectivity at the moment. The Mushalpur (HQ) of Baksa doesn’t have one. They have only one railway station in Baksa right now at Goreswar under the Tamulpur subdivision, which is not in working condition right now.
Nearest Railway station:
- Tihu Railway Station – The nearest railway station is Tihu under Nalbari district, 35 km away from the district headquarter, Mushalpur.
- Pathsala Railway Station – The second nearest railway station is Pathsala railway station under Barpeta district, 50 km away from the district HQ, Mushalpur.
The nearest airport is Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar, Guwahati. The distance from Mushalpur is about 130 km.