Polba-Dadpur (community development block)

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Polba-Dadpur
পোলবা-দাদপুর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Polba-Dadpur is located in West Bengal
Polba-Dadpur
Polba-Dadpur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°58′N 88°18′E / 22.96°N 88.30°E / 22.96; 88.30Coordinates: 22°58′N 88°18′E / 22.96°N 88.30°E / 22.96; 88.30
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Area
 • Total 110.30 km2 (42.59 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 239,467
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 48.58%
Lok Sabha constituency Hooghly
Vidhan Sabha constituency Dhanekhali, Saptagram, Chunchura
Website hooghly.gov.in

Polba-Dadpur (community development block) is an administrative division in Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Polba and Dadpur police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Barunapur.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Polba is located at 22°58′N 88°18′E / 22.96°N 88.30°E / 22.96; 88.30.

Polba-Dadpur community development block has an area of 110.30  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Polba-Dadpur block/ panchayat samiti are: Akna, Amnan, Babnan, Dadpur, Goswami-Malipara, Harit, Mahanad, Makhalpur, Polba, Rajhat, Sathithan, and Sugandhya.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Polba-Dadpur block had a total population of 239,467, out of which 121,193 were males and 118,274 were females. Polba-Dadpur block registered a population growth of 16.32 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Hooghly district was 15.72 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Literacy[edit]

As per the 2001 census, Polba-Dadpur block had a total literacy of 48.58 per cent. While male literacy was 68.13 per cent, female literacy was 57.45 per cent.[5]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

This is a rich agricultural area with several cold storages.[6] Though rice is the prime crop of the district, the agricultural economy largely depends on potato, jute, vegetables, and orchard products. Vegetable is a prize crop in the blocks of Haripal, Singur, Chanditala, Polba and Dhaniakhali being grown in a relay system throughout the year. Though potato is cultivated in all the blocks of this district Dhaniakhali, Arambagh, Goghat, Pursurah, Haripal, Polba–Dadpur, Tarakeswar, Pandua and Singur contributed much of its production of this district.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Hooghly district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Hugli district". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ "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 2011-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Polba-Dadpur". Local Self-government. Hooghly Zilla Parishad. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  6. ^ "List of functioning Cold Storage of West Bengal District wise as on 18.01.07". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  7. ^ "Intensive cropping with remarkable feature of Hooghly District". Retrieved 2009-01-28. 

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