Manbazar II (community development block)

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Manbazar II
মানবাজার II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Manbazar II is located in West Bengal
Manbazar II
Manbazar II
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°53′58″N 86°37′59″E / 22.8994227°N 86.6330338°E / 22.8994227; 86.6330338Coordinates: 22°53′58″N 86°37′59″E / 22.8994227°N 86.6330338°E / 22.8994227; 86.6330338
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Area
 • Total 419.50 km2 (161.97 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 85,160
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 53.52%
Lok Sabha constituency Jhargram
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bandwan
Website purulia.gov.in

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

Jamtoria is located at 22°53′58″N 86°37′59″E / 22.8994227°N 86.6330338°E / 22.8994227; 86.6330338.

Manbazar II community development block has an area of 419.50  km2.[2]

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

The Kangsabati Project has submerged large areas of Purulia District in the Manbazar area.[5]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Manbazar II block/ panchayat samiti are: Ankro-Borokadam, Bargoria-Jamtoria, Barijagda, Boro-Jaragora, Buribandh, Dighi and Kumari.[6]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Manbazar II block had a total population of 85,160, out of which 43,295 were males and 41,865 were females. Manbazar II block registered a population growth of 7.86 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.[7]

In Manbazar II bloc, the scheduled tribe population was 43,826, which was almost half of the total population. The scheduled caste population was 7,266.[8]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Manbazar II block had a total literacy of 53.52 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 73.04 per cent female literacy was 33.36 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.[9]

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. ^ "Map of Purulia District". calcuttaweb. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  8. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  9. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Purulia District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-08.