Raghunathganj I (community development block)

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Raghunathganj I
রঘুনাথগঞ্জ I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Raghunathganj I is located in West Bengal
Raghunathganj I
Raghunathganj I
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.46°N 88.07°E / 24.46; 88.07Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.46°N 88.07°E / 24.46; 88.07
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Area
 • Total 94.65 km2 (36.54 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 154,349
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jangipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jangipur
Website murshidbad.nic.in

Raghunathganj I (community development block) is an administrative division in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Raghunathganj police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Raghunathganj. There are three census towns in this block: Ghorsala, Charka and Srikantabati.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Raghunathganj is located at 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.46°N 88.07°E / 24.46; 88.07

Raghunathganj I community development block has an area of 94.65 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats in Raghunathganj I block/ panchayat samiti are: Dafarpur, Jamuar, Jarur, Kanupur, Mirzapur and Raninagar.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Raghunathganj I block has a total population of 154,349, out of which 77,727 were males and 76,622 were females. Raghunathganj I block registered a population growth of 30.09 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 23.70 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Healthcare[edit]

Raghunathganj I block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination. The maximum arsenic contamination level found in tMurshidabad district in the Naoda and Raghunathganj I blocks.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Murshidabad district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Murshidabad district. Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  3. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 12". Government of West Bengal Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.