Chakdaha (community development block)

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চাকদহ সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Chakdaha is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°05′N 88°31′E / 23.08°N 88.52°E / 23.08; 88.52Coordinates: 23°05′N 88°31′E / 23.08°N 88.52°E / 23.08; 88.52
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 234.86 km2 (90.68 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 405,719
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 293,946 (64.28%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 741245 (Madanpur)
741248 (Simurali)
741222 (Lalpur)
Telephone/STD code 03454
Vehicle registration WB-51, WB-52
Lok Sabha constituency Ranaghat, Bangaon
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chakdaha, Kalyani, Haringhata

Chakdaha is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Kalyani subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Chakdaha and Kalyani police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Chakdaha. It is located 42 km from Krishnanagar, the district headquarters.



Chakdaha is located at 23°05′N 88°31′E / 23.08°N 88.52°E / 23.08; 88.52.

Chakdaha CD Block is bounded by Ranaghat I and Ranaghat II CD Blocks in the north, Jhikargachha Upazila in Jessore District of Bangladesh in the east, Haringhata CD Block and Barrackpore I CD Block, in the North 24 Parganas district, in the south and Chinsurah-Mogra CD Block in Hooghly district, across the Hooghly River, in the west.[1][2]


Chakdaha CD Block has an area of 234.86  km2.[3]

Physical features[edit]

Nadia district is mostly alluvial plains lying to the east of Hooghly River, locally known as Bhagirathi. The alluvial plains are cut across by such distributaries as Jalangi, Churni and Ichhamati. With these rivers getting silted up, floods are a recurring feature.[4]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Chakdaha block/ panchayat samiti are: Chanduria I, Chanduria II, Dewli, Dubra, Ghetugachhi, Hingnara, Kanchrapara, Madanpur I, Madanpur II, Saguna, Sarati, Silinda I, Silinda II, Simurali, Tatla I, Tatla II and Rautari.[5]


As per 2011 Census of India Chakdaha CD Block had a total population of 405,719, of which 314,383 were rural and 91,336 were urban. There were 209,513 (52%) males and 196,206 (48%) females. Population below 6 years was 38,434. Scheduled Castes numbered 185,933 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 21,609.[6]

As per 2001 census, Chakdaha block had a total population 362,739, out of which 187,025 were males and 175,714 were females. Chakdaha block registered a population growth of 19.52 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 19.51 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[7]

Census towns and large villages[edit]

There are several census towns in Chakdaha CD Block (2011 census figures in brackets): Punglia (6,857), Darappur (8,275), Lalpur (P) (8,356), Chanduria (12,700), Simurali (5,027), Priyanagar (5,763), Jangal (5,106), Madanpur (13,675), Saguna (P) (14,991) and Kulia (P) (10,406).[6]

Large villages (with 4,000+ population) in Chakdaha CD Block are (2011 census figures in brackets): Balagari Char (5,305), Manaspota (4,544), Sikarpur (4,770), Alaipur (13,754), Rautari (6,563), Chaugachha (8,603), Purba Bishnupur (5,191), Dubra (5,285), Balia (6,014), Balarampur (4,606), Hariankha (6,585), Srinagar (10,483), Muratipur (P) (5,208), Char Kachrapara (4,491), Silinda (7,741) and Chand Mari (P), (8,475).[6]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Chakdaha CD Block was 293,946 (64.28% of the population over 6 years) out of which 161,564 (55%) were males and 132,382 (45%) were females.[6]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Nadia district was 74.97.[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]


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


  1. ^ a b "Chakdah Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nadia District". Map. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Nadia district (10). Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, (Bengali), p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  5. ^ "Nadia district". NREGA activities - Block Performance MIS vs MPR. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  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 25 February 2016. 
  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 2011-03-25.