Samserganj (community development block)

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Samserganj
শমসেরগঞ্জ সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Samserganj is located in West Bengal
Samserganj
Samserganj
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°39′02″N 87°58′12″E / 24.6505°N 87.9701°E / 24.6505; 87.9701Coordinates: 24°39′02″N 87°58′12″E / 24.6505°N 87.9701°E / 24.6505; 87.9701
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Area
 • Total 92.69 km2 (35.79 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 211,561
 • Density 2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Samserganj, Farakka
Website murshidbad.nic.in

Samserganj (community development block) is an administrative division in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Samserganj police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Ratanpur. There are six census towns in this block: Anup Nagar, Dhusaripara, Uttar Mahammadpur, Kankuria, Chachanda and Serpur.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Nimtita, a constituent panchayat of Samserganj block, is located at 24°39′02″N 87°58′12″E / 24.6505°N 87.9701°E / 24.6505; 87.9701

Samserganj community development block has an area of 92.69 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats in Samserganj block/ panchayat samiti are: Bhasaipaiker, Bogdadnagar, Chachanda, Dogachhinapara, Gazinagar Malancha, Kanchantala, Nimtita, Pratapganj and Tinpakuria.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Samserganj block has a total population of 211,561, out of which 106,427 were males and 105,134 were females. Samserganj block registered a population growth of 17.33 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]

Transport[edit]

NH 34 passes through Samserganj block. There is also road connectivity to Pakur which is a district town in Jharkhand. The nearest railway station is Dhulian Ganga (DGLE) on the Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa Loop Line. Many trains pass through this station to different locations like Howrah, Darjeeling, Bhagalpur etc.

Healthcare[edit]

Samserganj block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[5] There is a block hospital and few gramin hospitals. There is also a Central Govt. hospital (50 beded) which is located in Tarapur. It is basically for the poor Beedi workers of nearby areas.

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.