Murarai I (community development block)

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Murarai I
village
Murarai I is located in West Bengal
Murarai I
Murarai I
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 24°22′26″N 87°51′04″E / 24.37389°N 87.85111°E / 24.37389; 87.85111
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Parliamentary constituency Birbhum
Assembly constituency Murarai
Area
 • Total 64.48 sq mi (167.00 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 154,282
 • Density 2,390/sq mi (924/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 46.64 per cent
Website http://birbhum.nic.in/

Murarai I (community development block) (Bengali: মুরারই I 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 Murarai.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Chatra, a constituent panchayat of Murarai I block, is located at 24°22′26″N 87°51′04″E / 24.3739°N 87.8512°E / 24.3739; 87.8512.

Murarai I community development block has an area of 167.00  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Murarai I block/panchayat samiti are: Chatra, Dumurgram, Gorsha, Mohurapur, Murarai, Palsa and Rajgram.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Murarai I block had a total population of 154,282, out of which 79,193 were males and 75,087 were females. Murarai I block registered a population growth of 25.90 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 39,043 formed around one-fourth the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 8,527.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Murarai I block had a total literacy of 46.64 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 55.12 per cent female literacy was 37.65 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.