Habra I (community development block)

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Habra I
হাবড়া I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Habra I is located in West Bengal
Habra I
Habra I
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°52′N 88°45′E / 22.86°N 88.75°E / 22.86; 88.75Coordinates: 22°52′N 88°45′E / 22.86°N 88.75°E / 22.86; 88.75
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Area
 • Total 136.42 km2 (52.67 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 188,112
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat, Bangaon
Vidhan Sabha constituency Habra, Gaighata
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Habra I (community development block) is an administrative division in Barasat Sadar subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Habra police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Prafulla Nagar.[1] There are three census towns in this block: Nokpul, Maslandapur and Sadpur.

Geography[edit]

Sadpur, a census town in Habra I block, is located at 22°52′N 88°45′E / 22.86°N 88.75°E / 22.86; 88.75.

Habra I community development block has an area of 136.42 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Habra I block are: Bergoom-I, Bergoom-II, Kumra, Machhlandapur-I, Machhlandapur-II, Prithiba and Routara. Panchayat Samiti is Habra-I Panchayat Samiti.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Habra I block has a total population of 188,112 out of which 97,146 were males and 90,966 were females. Population of the rural areas in the block was 165,216 and that of the urban areas was 22,096. Habra I block registered a population growth of 17.07 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 22.40 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Healthcare[edit]

Habra I block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". North 24 Parganas district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". North Twenty Four Parganas District (11). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ From Barasat Sadar subdivision page.
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.