Mongalkote (community development block)

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Mongalkote
Community development block
Mongalkote is located in West Bengal
Mongalkote
Mongalkote
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°30′51″N 87°53′28″E / 23.51417°N 87.89111°E / 23.51417; 87.89111
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Parliamentary constituency Bolpur
Assembly constituency Mangalkot
Area
 • Total 140.89 sq mi (364.90 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 233,944
 • Density 1,660/sq mi (641/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 59.37 per cent
Website http://bardhaman.gov.in/

Mongalkote (community development block) (also spelled variously as Mangalkot, Mangolkot, Mongolkot etc.) (Bengali: মঙ্গলকোট সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Katwa subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Mongolkote police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Natunhat.[1][2]

History[edit]

Damage to embankments of the Ajay and consequent flooding was a regular problem in the Ausgram and Mangalkot area. The devastating flood of 1943 caused immense suffering and lead to a mass movement for restoration/ repair of the embankments. A massive meeting was organised at Guskara in 1944, with Uday Chand Mahtab, Maharaja of Bardhaman. However, the government did not take any action. Ultimately, the Communist Party, which had been at the forefront of agitations for some years, provided a huge work force for the purpose and completed the repair work. It laid the foundation for the party’s popularity in the area.[3]

Geography[edit]

Mongalkote is located at 23°30′51″N 87°53′28″E / 23.5141379°N 87.8912258°E / 23.5141379; 87.8912258.

Mongalkote community development block has an area of 364.90  km2.[2]

Kunur River, one of main tributaries of the Ajay, 112 km in length, has its origin near Bansgara in the Faridpur police station area. With water from several small streams swelling it during the monsoons, it often floods large areas of Ausgram and Mangalkot police stations. It joins the Ajay near Ujani village.[4]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Mongalkote block/panchayat samiti are: Bhaluagram, Chanak, Gotistha, Jhiloo I, Jhiloo II, Kaichar I, Kaichar II, Kshirogram, Lakhuria, Majhigram, Mongalkote, Negun, Paligram, Simulia I and Simulia II.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Mongalkote block had a total population of 233,944, out of which 120,634 were males and 113,310 were females. Mongalkote block registered a population growth of 13.85 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Bardhaman district was 14.36 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[6]

Scheduled castes at 73,568 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 7,296.[7]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Mongalkote block had a total literacy of 59.37 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 67.78 per cent female literacy was 50.40 per cent. Bardhaman district had a total literacy of 70.18 per cent, male literacy being 78.63 per cent and female literacy being 60.95 per cent.[8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Burdwan district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Barddhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  3. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali) , Vol I, p. 482 , Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  4. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, p.35
  5. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Allotment No. 5 for five districts – Cooch Behar, Burdwan, Uttar Dinajpur, Hooghly and Bankura. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  6. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  7. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  8. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Bardhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-23.