Balarampur, Purulia (community development block)

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Balarampur
বলরামপুর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Balarampur is located in West Bengal
Balarampur
Balarampur
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°05′48″N 86°13′05″E / 23.09667°N 86.21806°E / 23.09667; 86.21806
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Parliamentary constituency Purulia
Assembly constituency Baghmundi
Area
 • Total 111.97 sq mi (289.99 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 118,071
 • Density 1,050/sq mi (407/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 49.81
Website http://purulia.gov.in/
For disambiguation, see Balarampur.

Balarampur (community development block) is an administrative division in Purulia Sadar West subdivision of Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Balarampur police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Basgarh. Balarampur is an urban area in this block.[1][2]

History[edit]

Jaina Bhagavati-Sutra of 5th century AD mentions that Purulia was one of the sixteen mahajanapadas and was a part of the kingdom known as Vajra-bhumi in ancient times. In 1833, Manbhum district was carved out of Jungle Mahals district, with headquarters at Manbazar. In 1838, the headquarters was transferred to Purulia. In 1956, Manbhum district was partitioned between Bihar and West Bengal under the States Reorganization Act and the Bihar and West Bengal (Transfer of Territories) Act 1956.[3]

Geography[edit]

Tentlo, a constituent panchayat of Balarampur block, is located at 23°05′48″N 86°13′05″E / 23.0965494°N 86.2181282°E / 23.0965494; 86.2181282.

Balarampur community development block has an area of 289.99  km2.[2]

The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills.[4]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Balarampur block/panchayat samiti are: Balarampur, Bara-Urma, Bela, Darda, Genrua, Ghatbera-Kerowa and Tentlo.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Balarampur block had a total population of 118,071, out of which 60,424 were males and 57,647 were females. Balarampur block registered a population growth of 14.27 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Purulia district was 13.96 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[6]

Scheduled castes at 13,201 formed around one-tenth the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 38,683, forming around one-third the population.[7]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Balarampur block had a total literacy of 49.80 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 68.32 per cent female literacy was 30.23 per cent. Purulia district had a total literacy of 55.57 per cent, male literacy being 73.72 per cent and female literacy being 36.50 per cent.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Purulia district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Purulia District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Historical background". Purulia District. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  4. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  5. ^ "Annexure A to G.O No.121(Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/1C-5/08". Allotment under BRGF Fund 1st Instalment 2010-11 – Purulia District. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  7. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Purulia District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-08.