Hura (community development block)

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Hura
হুড়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Hura is located in West Bengal
Hura
Hura
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°18′N 86°39′E / 23.30°N 86.65°E / 23.30; 86.65Coordinates: 23°18′N 86°39′E / 23.30°N 86.65°E / 23.30; 86.65
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Area
 • Total 402.92 km2 (155.57 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 127,423
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 59.03%
Lok Sabha constituency Purulia
Vidhan Sabha constituency Manbazar, Kashipur
Website purulia.gov.in
For other uses, see Hura (disambiguation).

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

History[edit]

Jaina Bhagavati-Sutra of 5th century AD mentions that Purulia was one of the sixteen mahajanapadas and was a part of the kingdom known as Vajra-bhumi in ancient times. In 1833, Manbhum district was carved out of Jungle Mahals district, with headquarters at Manbazar. In 1838, the headquarters was transferred to Purulia. In 1956, Manbhum district was partitioned between Bihar and West Bengal under the States Reorganization Act and the Bihar and West Bengal (Transfer of Territories) Act 1956.[3]

Geography[edit]

Hura is located at 23°18′N 86°39′E / 23.30°N 86.65°E / 23.30; 86.65.

Hura community development block has an area of 402.92  km2.[2]

The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills.[4]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Hura block/panchayat samiti are: Chatumadar, Daldali, Hura, Jabarrah, Kalabani, Keshargarh, Ladhurka, Lakhanpur, Manguria-Lalpur and Rakhera-Bishpuria.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Hura block had a total population of 127,423, out of which 64,462 were males and 62,961 were females. Hura block registered a population growth of 12.04 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Purulia district was 13.96 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[6]

Scheduled castes at 25,791 formed around one-fifth the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 34,594, forming around one-fourth the population.[7]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Hura block had a total literacy of 59.03 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 76.42 per cent female literacy was 41.21 per cent. Purulia district had a total literacy of 55.57 per cent, male literacy being 73.72 per cent and female literacy being 36.50 per cent.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Purulia district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Purulia District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Historical background". Purulia District. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  4. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  5. ^ "Annexure A to G.O No.121(Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/1C-5/08". Allotment under BRGF Fund 1st Instalment 2010-11 – Purulia District. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  7. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Purulia District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 

See also[edit]