Purbasthali I (community development block)

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Purbasthali I
Community development block
Purbasthali I is located in West Bengal
Purbasthali I
Purbasthali I
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°22′25″N 88°15′19″E / 23.37361°N 88.25528°E / 23.37361; 88.25528
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Parliamentary constituency Bardhaman Purba
Assembly constituency Purbasthali Dakshin, Purbasthali Uttar
Area
 • Total 56.72 sq mi (146.91 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 183,041
 • Density 3,230/sq mi (1,246/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 69.54 per cent
Website http://bardhaman.gov.in/

Purbasthali I (community development block) (Bengali: পূ্র্বস্থলি I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Kalna subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Purbasthali police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Srirampur. Srirampur, Hatsimla and Gopinathpur are urban areas in this block.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Nadanghat, a constituent panchayat of Purbasthali I block, is located at 23°22′25″N 88°15′19″E / 23.3737°N 88.2552°E / 23.3737; 88.2552.

Purbasthali I community development block has an area of 146.91  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Purbasthali I block/panchayat samiti are: Bogpur, Dogachia, Jahannagar, Nadanghat, Nasratpur, Samudragarh and Srirampur.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Purbasthali I block had a total population of 183,041, out of which 94,377 were males and 88,664 were females. Purbasthali I block registered a population growth of 20.45 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.[4]

Scheduled castes at 48,544 formed around one-fourth the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 6,901.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Purbasthali I block had a total literacy of 69.54 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 77.73 per cent female literacy was 60.75 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.[6]

Health[edit]

Purbasthali I block is one of the areas of Bardhaman district which is affected by arsenic contamination of ground water.[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Burdwan district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Barddhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  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 2011-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  5. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Bardhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  7. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". Bardhaman district. SOES. Retrieved 2011-09-23.