Mathurapur II (community development block)

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Mathurapur II
Community development block
Mathurapur II is located in West Bengal
Mathurapur II
Mathurapur II
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°00′04″N 88°25′57″E / 22.00111°N 88.43250°E / 22.00111; 88.43250
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Parliamentary constituency Mathurapur
Assembly constituency Raidighi
Area
 • Total 89.00 sq mi (230.51 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 198,261
 • Density 2,200/sq mi (860/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 68.24 per cent
Website http://s24pgs.gov.in/

Mathurapur II (community development block) (Bengali: মথুরাপুর II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Diamond Harbour subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Raidighi police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Baribhangabad.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Raidighi is located at 22°00′04″N 88°25′57″E / 22.0012°N 88.4326°E / 22.0012; 88.4326.

Mathurapur II community development block has an area of 230.51  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Mathurapur II block/panchayat samiti are: Dighipar Bakultala, Gilarchat, Kankandighi, Kashinagar, Kautala, Khari, Kumrarpara, Nagendrapur, Nandakumarpur, Radhakantapur and Raidighi.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Mathurapur II block had a total population of 198,261, out of which 102,937 were males and 95,324 were females. Mathurapur II block registered a population growth of 14.61 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for South 24 Parganas district was 20.89 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Scheduled castes at 60,519 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 5,676.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Mathurapur II block had a total literacy of 68.24 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 80.56 per cent female literacy was 54.89 per cent. South 24 Parganas district had a total literacy of 69.45 per cent, male literacy being 79.19 per cent and female literacy being 59.01 per cent.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". South 24 Parganas district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, South Twentyfour Parganas District (18)". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Annexure A of 322 (Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/IC-02/08; Date: 27.03.2009 – Statement of Release of Development Grant under BRGF. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  5. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, South Twentyfour Parganas District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24.