Dubrajpur (community development block)

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Community development block
Dubrajpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°49′N 87°23′E / 23.817°N 87.383°E / 23.817; 87.383
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Parliamentary constituency Birbhum
Assembly constituency Dubrajpur, Suri
 • Total 132.32 sq mi (342.71 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 158,968
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (464/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 56.75 per cent
Website http://birbhum.nic.in/

Dubrajpur (community development block) (Bengali: দুবরাজপুর সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Suri Sadar subdivision of Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Dubrajpur, Ilambazar and Sadaipur police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Dubrajpur.[1][2]


Dubrajpur is located at 23°49′N 87°23′E / 23.81°N 87.38°E / 23.81; 87.38.

Dubrajpur community development block has an area of 342.71  km2.[2]

Mama Bhagne Hills area in Dubrajpur town

Near Dubrajpur is the Mama Bhagne pahar. A large number of large sized rocks are found in the area. Two remarkable of these rocks are known as Mama and Bhagne (maternal uncle and nephew). Now, the entire area is known as Mama Bhagney.[3]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Dubrajpur block/panchayat samiti are: Balijuri, Chinpai, Gohaliara, Hetampur, Jashpur, Lakshinarayanpur, Loba, Paduma, Parulia and Sahapur.[4]


As per 2001 census, Dubrajpur block had a total population of 158,968, out of which 81,346 were males and 77,622 were females. Dubrajpur block registered a population growth of 17.07 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Birbhum district was 17.88 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[5]

Scheduled castes at 57,931 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 8,358.[6]


As per 2001 census, Dubrajpur block had a total literacy of 56.75 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 68.07 per cent female literacy was 44.81 per cent. Birbhum district had a total literacy of 61.48 per cent, male literacy being 70.89 per cent and female literacy being 51.55 per cent.[7]


Bakreshwar Thermal Power Station is located partly in Dubrajpur block.[8]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Birbhum district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Birbhum District (8)". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Tourism in Birbhum". District administration. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Annexure A to the G.O. No.16 (Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/1C-9/2008 dated 12.4.11". Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  6. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  7. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Birbhum District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-10-10. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Sarajit Pramanick, Birbhumer Ahankar:Bakreshwar Tapbidyut Kendra, Paschim Banga, Birbhum special issue, pp. 189–192, (in Bengali), February 2006, Information and Culture Department, Government of West Bengal