Mayureswar II (community development block)

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Mayureswar II
Community development block
Mayureswar II is located in West Bengal
Mayureswar II
Mayureswar II
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 24°04′14″N 87°33′25″E / 24.07056°N 87.55694°E / 24.07056; 87.55694
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Parliamentary constituency Bolpur
Assembly constituency Mayureswar
Area
 • Total 61.14 sq mi (158.36 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 113,050
 • Density 1,850/sq mi (714/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
PIN 731218
Area code(s) +91 3462
Literacy Rate 62.77 per cent
Website http://birbhum.nic.in/

Mayureswar II (community development block) (Bengali: ময়ূরেশ্বর II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Rampurhat subdivision of Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Mayureswar police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Kotasur.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Kotasur is located at 24°04′14″N 87°33′25″E / 24.070593°N 87.557025°E / 24.070593; 87.557025.

Mayureswar II community development block has an area of 158.36  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Mayureswar II block/panchayat samiti are: Daspalsa, Dhekha, Kaleswar, Kundala, Mayureswar, Shatpalsa and Ulkunda.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Mayureswar II block had a total population of 113,050, out of which 58,175 were males and 54,875 were females. Mayureswar II block registered a population growth of 14.40 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Birbhum district was 17.88 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Scheduled castes at 35,297 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 7,962.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Mayureswar II block had a total literacy of 62.77 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 73.09 per cent female literacy was 51.84 per cent. Birbhum district had a total literacy of 61.48 per cent, male literacy being 70.89 per cent and female literacy being 51.55 per cent.[6]

Culture[edit]

Poush Sankranti fair is held at Shibpur in the Mayureswar police station. Gosaidas fair is held at Dakshingram. Dharma pujo fair is held at Ratma on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.[7]

The Sarbomongola Temple is located at Kundala. Its floor is made of white stone brought from Rajasthan.Nobody knows how old the temple is.This temple is the pride of this district.Once Sadhak Bamakhyapa of Tarapith came here and worshipped the Goddess here.

Rath Bari of Kundala is well known for its architectural beauty. A Rath Fair is held at Kundala on the eve of Rath Yatra. This fair is nearly 100 year old. Thousands of people from the surrounding villages throng to celebrate Rath Yatra at Kundala, one of the oldest villages in the district of Birbhum. Besides, at Kundala Borobari Durgapuja is 300 year old. The name and fame of this ancient village spread all over the district. Babu Janaki Nath Mukhopadhyay and his three sons namely Babu Ramaprasanna Mukhopadhyay, Rai Rajani Bhushan Mukhopadhyay bahadur, Babu Annada Prasanna Mukhopadhyay led a pivotal role in developing not only the surrounding area but also the entire district. This is perhaps the only village in the district where two separate primary schools for the boys and the girls were set up by the Zamindars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Birbhum district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Birbhum District (8)". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Annexure A to the G.O. No.16 (Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/1C-9/2008 dated 12.4.11". Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  5. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Birbhum District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  7. ^ Mukhopadhyay Aditya, Birbhumer Mela, Paschim Banga , Birbhum Special Issue, February 2006, (Bengali), pp. 203-214, Information & Cultural Department, Government of West Bengal.