Bolpur Sriniketan (community development block)

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Bolpur Sriniketan
Community development block
Bolpur Sriniketan is located in West Bengal
Bolpur Sriniketan
Bolpur Sriniketan
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°40′33″N 87°39′37″E / 23.67583°N 87.66028°E / 23.67583; 87.66028
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Parliamentary constituency Bolpur
Assembly constituency Bolpur, Nanoor
Area
 • Total 128.93 sq mi (333.92 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 175,490
 • Density 1,360/sq mi (526/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 59.97 per cent
Website http://birbhum.nic.in/

Bolpur Sriniketan (community development block) (Bengali: বোলপুর শ্রীনিকেতন সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Bolpur and Panrui police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Sriniketan.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Sriniketan is located at 23°40′33″N 87°39′37″E / 23.6759°N 87.6602°E / 23.6759; 87.6602.

Bolpur Sriniketan community development block has an area of 333.92  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Bolpur Sriniketan block/panchayat samiti are: Bahiri-Panchosowa, Kankalitala, Kasba, Raipur Supur, Ruppur, Sarpalehanna-Albandha, Sattore, Sian-Muluk and Singhee.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Bolpur Sriniketan block had a total population of 175,490, out of which 89,581 were males and 85,909 were females. Bolpur Sriniketan block registered a population growth of 15.42 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Birbhum district was 17.88 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Scheduled castes at 54,667 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 34,177.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Bolpur Sriniketan block had a total literacy of 59.97 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 69.30 per cent female literacy was 50.26 per cent. Birbhum district had a total literacy of 61.48 per cent, male literacy being 70.89 per cent and female literacy being 51.55 per cent.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Birbhum district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Birbhum District (8)". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Annexure A to the G.O. No.16 (Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/1C-9/2008 dated 12.4.11". Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  5. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Birbhum District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-10.