Sonarpur (community development block)

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Sonarpur
Community development block
Sonarpur is located in West Bengal
Sonarpur
Sonarpur
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°26′04″N 88°26′49″E / 22.43444°N 88.44694°E / 22.43444; 88.44694
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Parliamentary constituency Jadavpur
Assembly constituency Sonarpur Uttar, Sonarpur Dakshin
Area
 • Total 51.88 sq mi (134.38 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 167,348
 • Density 3,220/sq mi (1,245/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 70.74 per cent
Website http://s24pgs.gov.in/

Sonarpur (community development block) (Bengali: সোনারপুর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Baruipur subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Sonarpur police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Rajpur.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Kheadah, a constituent panchayat of Sonarpur block, is located at 22°26′04″N 88°26′49″E / 22.4343549°N 88.4468079°E / 22.4343549; 88.4468079.

Sonarpur community development block has an area of 134.38  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Sonarpur block/panchayat samiti are: Bonhugly I, Bonhugly II, Kalikapur I, Kalikapur II, Kamrabad, Kheadah I, Kheadah II, Langalberia, Polghat, Protapnagar and Sonarpur II .[3]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2001 census, Sonarpur block had a total population of 167,348, out of which 86,012 were males and 81,336 were females. Sonarpur block registered a population growth of -41.56 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for South 24 Parganas district was 20.89 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Scheduled castes at 99,567 formed more than one-half the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 4,348.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2001 census, Sonarpur block had a total literacy of 70.74 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 79.87 per cent female literacy was 61.07 per cent. South 24 Parganas district had a total literacy of 69.45 per cent, male literacy being 79.19 per cent and female literacy being 59.01 per cent.[6]

Health[edit]

Certain areas of South 24 Parganas district has been identified where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[7]High levels of arsenic in ground water were found in twelve blocks of the district. Water samples collected from tubewells in the affected places contained arsenic above the normal level (10 microgram a litre as specified by the World Health Organisation). The affected blocks are Baruipur, Bhangar I, Bhangar II, Bishnupur I, Bishnupur II, Basanti, Budge Budge, Canning I, Canning II, Sonarpur, Mograhat II and Joynagar.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". South 24 Parganas district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, South Twentyfour Parganas District (18)". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Annexure A of 322 (Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/IC-02/08; Date: 27.03.2009 – Statement of Release of Development Grant under BRGF. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  5. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, South Twentyfour Parganas District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  7. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  8. ^ "High arsenic levels in South". The Statesman, 24 June 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-28.