Manikchak (community development block)
মানিকচক সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
|Community development block|
|• Total||316.39 km2 (122.16 sq mi)|
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Maldaha Dakshin|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Manikchak|
Manikchak (community development block) is an administrative division in Malda Sadar subdivision of Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Manikchak police station serves this block and its headquarters are at Manikchak.
Manikchak is located at
Gram panchayats of Manikchak bloc/ panchayat samiti are: Nurpur, Nazirpur, Hiranandapur, Mathurapur, Gopalpur, Manikchak, Chowki Mirdadpur, Uttar Chandipur, Dakshin Chandipur, Dharampur and Enayetpur.
Impact of Farakka Barrage on the Human Fabric
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.
As per 2001 census Manikchak CD Block had a total population of 214,123 of which 110,407 were males and 103,716 were females. Manikchak registered a population growth of 20.58 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade.
State Highway No. 10 connects Manickchak to NH 81.
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