Contai III (community development block)

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Contai III
কাঁথি III সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Contai III is located in West Bengal
Contai III
Contai III
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 21°49′25″N 87°43′43″E / 21.8235763°N 87.7285767°E / 21.8235763; 87.7285767Coordinates: 21°49′25″N 87°43′43″E / 21.8235763°N 87.7285767°E / 21.8235763; 87.7285767
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purba Medinipur
 • Total 155.52 km2 (60.05 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 137,362
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Kanthi
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kanthi Dakshin, Kanthi Uttar

Contai III (community development block) (also known as Kanthi III block) is an administrative division in Contai subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Contai police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Marisida.[1][2]


Durmuth, a constituent panchayat of Contai III block, is located at 21°49′25″N 87°43′43″E / 21.8235763°N 87.7285767°E / 21.8235763; 87.7285767.

Contai III community development block has an area of 155.52  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Contai III block/ panchayat samiti are: Bhajachauli, Debendra, Durmuth, Kaniadighi, Kumirda, Kusumpur, Lauda and Marishda.[3]


As per 2001 census, Contai III block had a total population of 137,364, out of which 70,418 were males and 66,946 were females. Contai III block registered a population growth of 12.52 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the combined Midnapore district was 14.87 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Purba Medinipur district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, (erstwhile) Medinipur District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Balance of 2nd Installment for 2010-11 under BRGF for Purba Medinipur". No. 12 -(Sanction) RD/CCA/BRGF/1C-12/07 Date: 12.4.2011. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 20-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001, Medinipur district. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-07-20.