Falta (community development block)

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Falta
Community development block
Falta is located in West Bengal
Falta
Falta
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°17′42″N 88°07′26″E / 22.29500°N 88.12389°E / 22.29500; 88.12389
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Parliamentary constituency Diamond Harbour
Assembly constituency Falta
Area
 • Total 51.76 sq mi (134.06 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 221,589
 • Density 4,280/sq mi (1,653/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
PIN 743504
Literacy Rate 71.89 per cent
Website http://s24pgs.gov.in/

Falta (community development block) (Bengali: ফলতা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Diamond Harbour subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Falta police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Chaberia.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Falta is located at 22°17′42″N 88°07′26″E / 22.295°N 88.124°E / 22.295; 88.124.

Falta community development block has an area of 134.06  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Falta block/panchayat samiti are: Banganagar I, Banganagar II, Belsingha I, Belsingha II, Chaluari, Debipur, Falta, Fatepur, Gopalpur, Harindanga I, Harindanga II, Mallickpur and Noapukuria.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Falta block had a total population of 221,589, out of which 114,207 were males and 107,382 were females. Falta block registered a population growth of 11.64 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 56,817 formed around one-fourth the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 1,623.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Falta block had a total literacy of 71.89 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 81.25 per cent female literacy was 61.86 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]

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.