Beldanga II

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Beldanga II
বেলডাঙা II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Beldanga II is located in West Bengal
Beldanga II
Beldanga II
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°50′53″N 88°15′35″E / 23.84797°N 88.25973°E / 23.84797; 88.25973Coordinates: 23°50′53″N 88°15′35″E / 23.84797°N 88.25973°E / 23.84797; 88.25973
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Total 204.01 km2 (78.77 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 250,458
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 146,321 (67.86%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742191 (Kashipur)
742405 (Satui)
742175 (Sabdamnagar)
Telephone/STD code 03484
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Berhampore
Vidhan Sabha constituency Beldanga, Rejinagar

Beldanga II is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Barhampur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Rejinagar and Saktipur police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Saktipur. It is located 31 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



Rejinagar is located at 23°50′53″N 88°15′35″E / 23.84797°N 88.25973°E / 23.84797; 88.25973

Beldanga II CD Block is bounded by Beldanga I CD Block in the north, Naoda CD Block in the east, Kaliganj CD Block in Nadia district and Ketugram II CD Block in Bardhaman district in the south and Bharatpur I and Bharatpur II CD Blocks in the west.[1]


Beldanga II CD Block has an area of 204.01 km2.[2]

Physical features[edit]

The Bhagirathi divides the district into two parts namely Bagri on the east and Rahr on the west. The Padma separates the district from Malda district, and Chapai Nawabganj and Rajshahi districts of Bangladesh.[3]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Beldanga II block/ panchayat samiti are: Andulberia I, Andulberia II, Dadpur, Kamnagar, Kashipur, Ramnagar-Bachhra, Rampara I, Rampara II, Saktipur, Sompara I, Sompara II.[4][5]



As per 2011 Census of India Beldanga II CD Block had a total population of 250,458, all of which were rural. There were 129,144 (52%) males and 121,314 (48%) females. Population below 6 years was 34,837. Scheduled Castes numbered 20,863 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 541.[6]

As per 2001 census, Beldanga II block has a total population of 210,195, out of which 109,107 were males and 101,088 were females. Beldanga II block registered a population growth of 19.21 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.[7]

Large villages[edit]

Large villages Beldanga II CD Block were (2011 census population figures in brackets): Kamnagar (7,923), Kataikona (4,191), Mian (4,968), Saktipur (13,123), Mahata (5,000), Gholla (4,881), Manikahar (8,114), Palitpara (5,523), Bachhara (5,127), Dakshin Bachhara (4,112), Rejinagar (10,103), Rampara Faridpur (7,768), Pilkhana (5,293), Takipur (5,908), Sadhukhali (4,154), Amarpur (5,829), Bikal Nagar (4,841), Jainagar (5,422), Loknathpur (9,512), Nazirpur (6,912), Gopalpur (6,304), Kashipur (11,967), Jhikra (8,075) and Andulbaria (13,929),Sompara (2,577).


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Beldanga II CD Block was 146,321 (67.86% of the population above 6 years) out of which 79,229 (54%) were males and 67,092 (46%) were females.[6]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Murshidabad district was 66.59.[8]Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[9]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[9]


Bengali is the local language in these areas.[1]


Beldanga II block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[10]


The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905. It passes through this CD Block and there is a station at Rejinagar.[11]


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  2. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001 – Mushidabad district. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
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  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 12" (PDF). Government of West Bengal Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Directory of District, Subdivision, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal". Murshidabad – Revised in March 2008. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  8. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Provisional population tables and annexures" (PDF). Census 2011:Table 2(3) Literates and Literacy rates by sex. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  11. ^ L.S.S.O’Malley. "Murshidabad District (1914)". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 February 2016.