Mayureswar I (community development block)

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Mayureswar I
Community development block
Mayureswar I is located in West Bengal
Mayureswar I
Mayureswar I
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 24°00′50″N 87°41′31″E / 24.01389°N 87.69194°E / 24.01389; 87.69194
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Parliamentary constituency Bolpur
Assembly constituency Mayureswar
Area
 • Total 85.45 sq mi (221.31 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 139,677
 • Density 1,630/sq mi (631/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 65.37 per cent
Website http://birbhum.nic.in/

Mayureswar I (community development block) (Bengali: ময়ূরেশ্বর I 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 Mallarpur.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Mallarpur is located at 24°00′50″N 87°41′31″E / 24.014°N 87.692°E / 24.014; 87.692.

Mayureswar I community development block has an area of221.31  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Mayureswar I block/panchayat samiti are: Bajitpur, Baraturaigram, Dabuk, Dakshingram, Jhikadda, Kanachi, Mollarpur I, Mollarpur II and Talwan.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Mayureswar I block had a total population of 139,677, out of which 71,677 were males and 68,000 were females. Mayureswar I block registered a population growth of 19.80 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 48,803 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 10,193.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Mayureswar I block had a total literacy of 65.37 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 75.65 per cent female literacy was 54.54 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]

Dabukeswar temple at Dabuk is the highest temple in Birbhum district. It was constructed in 1287 Bengali era.[7]

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

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. ^ a b Mukhopadhyay Aditya, Birbhumer Mela, Paschim Banga , Birbhum Special Issue, February 2006, (Bengali), pp. 203-214, Information & Cultural Department, Government of West Bengal.