History of JoypurhatKalai
Kalai (Town) consists of two mouzas. Its area is 5.36 sq km. The town has a population of 5904; male 53%, female 47%. The density of population is 1101 per sq km. upazila, was established in 1981. It consists of 5 union parishads, 109 mouzas and 158 villages.Religious institutions: Mosque 365, temple 18, tomb1.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 23.6%; male 34.4%, female 11.8%. educational Institutions: college 4, high school 22, junior school 2, government primary school 42, non-government primary school 12, madrasa 17, technical training centre 1. Noted educational institution: Kalai Mainuddin High School (1913).
Land use Cultivable land 13017 hectares, fallow land 3625 hectares; single crop 1%, double crop 75% and treble crop 24%; cultivable land under irrigation 98%.
Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 11, most noted hats are Punot, Molagari, Kalai, Harunja; fairs 2.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, asa, proshika, thengamara mahila sabuj sangha, ITCL, HEED Bangladesh.
Health centres Hospital 1, upazila Health complex 1, union health centre 3.