Amta I (community development block)

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Amta I (CD Block)
আমতা I
সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Amta I (CD Block) is located in West Bengal
Amta I (CD Block)
Amta I (CD Block)
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°37′00″N 88°01′47″E / 22.61667°N 88.02972°E / 22.61667; 88.02972
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Parliamentary constituency Uluberia
Assembly constituency Uluberia Uttar, Udaynarayanpur
 • Total 47.74 sq mi (123.65 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 200,147
 • Density 4,190/sq mi (1,619/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 74.37 per cent

Amta I (community development block) is an administrative division in Uluberia subdivision of Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Amta police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Amta.[1][2]


Balichak, a constituent panchayat of Amta I block, is located at 22°37′00″N 88°01′47″E / 22.616597°N 88.029618°E / 22.616597; 88.029618

Amta I community development block has an area of 123.65  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Amta I block/panchayat samiti are: Amta, Anulia, Balichak, Basantapur, Bhandargachha, Chandrapur, Kanpur, Khardah, Khosalpur, Raspur, Sirajbati, Udang I and Udang II.[3]


As per 2001 census, Amta I block had a total population of 200,147, out of which 102,088 were males and 98,059 were females. Amta II block registered a population growth of 9.39 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Howrah district was 12.76 per cent.[2] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Scheduled castes at 61,689 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 1,413.[5]


As per 2001 census, Amta I block had a total literacy of 74.37 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 82.82 per cent female literacy was 65.57 per cent. Howrah district had a total literacy of 77.01 per cent, male literacy being 83.22 per cent and female literacy being 70.11 per cent.[6]


Amta is now served by a broad gauge line but earlier it was served by the 45-km Howrah-Amta narrow-gauge route of the Martin's Light Railways, a private rail service established in 1892. The rail company was shut down in 1971.[7][8] Amta is 52.06 kilometres (32.35 mi) from Howrah Station.[9] Amta is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway railway system.

Private Bus Routes[edit]

STA Bus Routes[edit]

CTC Bus Routes[edit]

Bus Routes without Numbers[edit]

  • Amta - Mukundapur
  • Muchighata - Mukundapur
  • Amta - Esplanade


Jagatballavpur area exchange with code 3214 serves: Ajodhya, Amta, Bagnan, Bakshirhat, Chitrasenpur, Gangadharpur, Jagatballavpur, Kalyanpur, Kanpur-Pinas, Panchla, Shyampur, and Udaynarayanpur.[10]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Ma Melai Chandi Mandir. It is located near Amta Bazaar.
  • Betai Chandi Mandir. It is also located nearby in Betai.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Howrah district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Howrah District (16)". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Village Panchayat Names of Howrah,West Bengal". Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  5. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Howrah District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  7. ^ "Next weekend you can be at ... Antpur". The Telegraph, 24 July 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  8. ^ "Howrah-Amta BG line section inaugurated". The Hindu Business Line, 24 July 2000. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  9. ^ "Distances in kilometers between stations" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  10. ^ "Adjacent Area Dialling Schemes". BSNL. Retrieved 2009-01-29.