Chhatna (community development block)

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ছাতনা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Chhatna is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°18′06″N 86°58′58″E / 23.3017435°N 86.9827080°E / 23.3017435; 86.9827080Coordinates: 23°18′06″N 86°58′58″E / 23.3017435°N 86.9827080°E / 23.3017435; 86.9827080
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
 • MLA Anath Bandhu Mondal
 • Total 441 km2 (170 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 169,141
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Bankura
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chhatna
CD Bloc

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


Chhatna is located at 23°18′06″N 86°58′58″E / 23.3017435°N 86.9827080°E / 23.3017435; 86.9827080. It is 13 km (8.1 mi) from Bankura town on the Bankura-Purulia road. Susunia is 10 km (6.2 mi) north-east of Chhatna.[3]

Chhatna community development block has an area of 441.00  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Chhatna block/ panchayat samiti are: Arrah, Chhatna I, Chhatna II, Chinabari, Dhaban, Ghosegram, Jamtora, Jhunka, Jirrah, Metyala, Saldiha, Susunia and Teghari.[4]

Soil conditions[edit]

The soil is undulating, red and latté rite based. Climatically the zone is within tropical dry sub-humid area having rainfall ranging from 1100 to 1400 mm and temperature maximum 45 °C and minimum 10 °C normally. This region is undulating with mounds and valleys. Soils are well drained and are susceptible to soil erosion due to rapid external drainage or run off, soil reaction ranges from acidic in ridges and near neutral in valleys. Agriculture in this region is mostly depends on rain. Ground water is not easily and economically tappable.[5]


In the 2001 census, Chhatna community development bloc had a total population of 169,141 of which 85,562 were males and 83,579 were females. Decadal growth for the period 1991-2001 was 8.32% for Chatna, against 13.79% in Bankura district. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84%.[2]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Bankura district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Bankura District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  3. ^ West Bengal Tourism
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 16" (PDF). Bankura district. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Bankura". Retrieved 2008-03-13. 

External links[edit]

  • Susunia travel guide from Wikivoyage