Beldanga I

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Beldanga I
বেলডাঙা I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Beldanga I is located in West Bengal
Beldanga I
Beldanga I
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°56′N 88°15′E / 23.93°N 88.25°E / 23.93; 88.25Coordinates: 23°56′N 88°15′E / 23.93°N 88.25°E / 23.93; 88.25
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Area
 • Total 165.77 km2 (64.00 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 319,322
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 188,635 (70.06%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742133 (Beldanga)
742134 (Bhabta)
742176 (Madda)
Telephone/STD code 03484
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Baharampur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Beldanga, Rejinagar, Naoda
Website murshidabad.gov.in

Beldanga I is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Barhampur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Beldanga police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Beldanga. It is located 16 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Beldanga is located at 23°56′N 88°15′E / 23.93°N 88.25°E / 23.93; 88.25

Beldanga I CD Block is bounded by Berhampore CD Block in the north, Hariharpara CD Block in the east, Beldanga II CD Block in the south and Nabagram CD Block, in the west.[1]

Area[edit]

Beldanga I CD Block has an area of 165.77 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 I block/ panchayat samiti are: Begunbari, Bhabta I, Bhabta II, Chaitanyapur I, Chaitanyapur II, Debkundu, Kapasdanga, Madda, Mahula I, Mahula II, Mirzapur I, Mirzapur II and Sujapur-Kumarpur.[4][5]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Beldanga I CD Block had a total population of 319,322, of which 310,470 were rural and 8,852 were urban. There were 164,147 (51%) males and 155,175 (49%) females. The population of those below 6 years was 50,070. Scheduled Castes numbered 12,621 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 252.[6]

As per 2001 census, Beldanga I block has a total population of 259,139, out of which 134,602 were males and 124,537 were females. Beldanga I block registered a population growth of 23.35 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]

Census town and large villages[edit]

The only census town in Beldanga I CD Block was (2011 census population figure in bracket): Barua (P) (8,852).[6]

Large villages in Beldanga I CD Block were (2011 census population figure in brackets) : Mahala (11,793), Bhabta (13,988), Gangapur (5,499), Gopinathpur (12,522), Pulinda (8,761), Naoda (8,071), Dalua (4,267), Rameswarpur (6.075), Mahespur (4,800), Radhaballabhpur (4,109), Jalalpur (5,625), Kumarpur (6,704), Jhunka (8,783), Debkunda (11,429), Madda (15,114), Hareknagar (12,703), Bishannagar (12,896), Maniknagar (9,649), Kazisaha (13,489), Begunbari (10,893), Sarulia (P) (9,417), Mahyampur (7,050), Mirzapur (27,364), Naopukhuria (15,454) and Kapasdanga (13,123).[6]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Beldanga I CD Block was 188,635 (70.06% of the population above 6 years) out of which 99,823 (53%) were males and 88,812 (47%) 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]

Language[edit]

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

Healthcare[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905. It passes through this CD Block and there are stations at Beldanga and Bhabta.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Berhampore Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  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. 
  3. ^ "Murshidabad". Geography. Murshidabad district. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  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 "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.