Kaliachak II (community development block)

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Kaliachak II
কালিয়াচক II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Kaliachak II is located in West Bengal
Kaliachak II
Kaliachak II
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°57′49″N 88°05′22″E / 24.96361°N 88.08944°E / 24.96361; 88.08944Coordinates: 24°57′49″N 88°05′22″E / 24.96361°N 88.08944°E / 24.96361; 88.08944
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
Area
 • Total 209.17 km2 (80.76 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 211,533
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mothabari
Website malda.nic.in

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

Geography[edit]

Kaliachak II community development block is located at 24°57′49″N 88°05′22″E / 24.96361°N 88.08944°E / 24.96361; 88.08944

Kaliachak II community development block has an area of 209.17 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Kaliachak II block/ panchayat samiti are: Uttar Laxmipur, Mothabari, Hamidpur, Rajnagar, KB Jhowbona, Uttar Panchanandapur-I, Uttar Panchanandapur-II, Bangitola, Rathbari and Gangaprasad.[3]

Impact of Farakka Barrage on the Human Fabric[edit]

Left bank erosion of the Ganges upstream of Farakka Barrage has rendered nearly 4.5 lakh people homeless in Manikchak, Kaliachak I, II and III and Ratua blocks over the last three decades of the past century. The worst hit area is between Bhutnidiara and Panchanandapore in Kaliachak II block. According to the Ganga Bhangan Pratirodh Action Nagarik Committee 750 km2 area was lost in 30 years in the Manikchak and Kalichak areas.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Kaliachak II block has a total population of 211,533, out of which 108,955 were males and 102,578 were females. Kaliachak I block registered a population growth of 29.09 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade.[5] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Malda district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Kaliachak II at a Glance". Maldah District. District administration. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  3. ^ "GPwise Population of Malda district". Malda district. Malda district administration. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  4. ^ Banerjee, Manisha. "A Report on the Impact of Farakka Barrage on the Human Fabric, November 1999". The social impact of erosion, pp 13-14. South Asia Network On Dams, Rivers and People, New Delhi: 110 088 India. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". Maldah District (06). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  6. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-20.