Murarai II (community development block)

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Murarai II
Community development block
Murarai II is located in West Bengal
Murarai II
Murarai II
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 24°25′33″N 87°57′33″E / 24.42583°N 87.95917°E / 24.42583; 87.95917
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Parliamentary constituency Birbhum
Assembly constituency Murarai, Nalhati
Area
 • Total 71.20 sq mi (184.42 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 177,730
 • Density 2,500/sq mi (964/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 46.24 per cent
Website http://birbhum.nic.in/

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

Geography[edit]

Mitrapur, a constituent panchayat of Murarai II block, is located at 24°25′33″N 87°57′33″E / 24.4259°N 87.9592°E / 24.4259; 87.9592.

Murarai II community development block has an area of 184.42  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Murarai II block/panchayat samiti are: Amdole, Jajigram, Kushmore I, Kushmore II, Mitrapur, Nandigram, Paikar I, Paikar II and Rudranagar.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Murarai II block had a total population of 177,730, out of which 90,522 were males and 87,208 were females. Murarai II block registered a population growth of 22.65 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 33,722 formed around one-fifth the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 1,055.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Murarai II block had a total literacy of 46.24 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 54.48 per cent female literacy was 37.66 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]

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.