Baruipur (community development block)

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Baruipur (CD Block)
বারুইপুর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Baruipur (CD Block) is located in West Bengal
Baruipur (CD Block)
Baruipur (CD Block)
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°23′45″N 88°26′42″E / 22.39583°N 88.44500°E / 22.39583; 88.44500
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Parliamentary constituency Jadavpur
Assembly constituency Baruipur Paschim, Baruipur Purba
Area
 • Total 83.48 sq mi (216.22 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 351,569
 • Density 4,210/sq mi (1,626/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 68.86 per cent
Website http://s24pgs.gov.in/

Baruipur (community development block) is an administrative division in Baruipur subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Baruipur police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Piyali Town.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Mallikpur, a constituent panchayat of Baruipur block, is located at 22°23′45″N 88°26′42″E / 22.3958890°N 88.4449770°E / 22.3958890; 88.4449770.

Baruipur community development block has an area of 216.22  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Baruipur block/panchayat samiti are: Begampur, Belegachi, Brindakhali, Champahati, Dhapdhapi I, Dhapdhapi II, Hardah, Hariharpur, Kalyanpur, Madarat, Mallickpur, Nabagram, Ramnagar I, Ramnagar II, Sankarpur I, Sankarpur II, Sikharbali I, Sikharbali II, and South Goria I.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Baruipur block had a total population of 351,569, out of which 181,486 were males and 170,083 were females. Baruipur block registered a population growth of 28.12 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for South 24 Parganas district was 20.89 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Scheduled castes at 158,882 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 7,176.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Baruipur block had a total literacy of 68.86 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 77.88 per cent female literacy was 59.17 per cent. South 24 Parganas district had a total literacy of 69.45 per cent, male literacy being 79.19 per cent and female literacy being 59.01 per cent.[6]

Health[edit]

Certain areas of South 24 Parganas district has been identified where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[7] High levels of arsenic in ground water were found in twelve blocks of the district. Water samples collected from tubewells in the affected places contained arsenic above the normal level (10 microgram a litre as specified by the World Health Organisation). The affected blocks are Baruipur, Bhangar I, Bhangar II, Bishnupur I, Bishnupur II, Basanti, Budge Budge, Canning I, Canning II, Sonarpur, Mograhat II and Joynagar.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". South 24 Parganas district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, South Twentyfour Parganas District (18)". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Annexure A of 322 (Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/IC-02/08; Date: 27.03.2009 – Statement of Release of Development Grant under BRGF. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  5. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, South Twentyfour Parganas District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  7. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  8. ^ "High arsenic levels in South". The Statesman, 24 June 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-28.