Farakka (community development block)

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ফারাক্কা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Farakka is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°47′51″N 87°54′51″E / 24.7976°N 87.9143°E / 24.7976; 87.9143Coordinates: 24°47′51″N 87°54′51″E / 24.7976°N 87.9143°E / 24.7976; 87.9143
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Total 144.78 km2 (55.90 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 219,775
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Samserganj, Farakka
Website murshidabad.gov.in

Farakka (community development block) is an administrative division in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Farakka police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Farakka. There is one census town in this block: Farrakka Barrage Township.[1][2]


Farakka is located at 24°47′51″N 87°54′51″E / 24.7976°N 87.9143°E / 24.7976; 87.9143

Farakka community development block has an area of 144.78 km2.[2] The holy river Ganga flows through this block.

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats in Farakka block/ panchayat samiti are: Arjunpur, Bahadurpur, Beniagram, Bewa I, Bewa II, Imamnagar, Mahadevnagar, Maheshpur and Nayansukhi.[3]

In the north malda district is connected by Farakka Baragge though railway and by road (NH-34).ON the west, it has border with Jharkhand.


As per 2011 Census of India Farakka CD Block had a total population of 274,111, of which 167,826 were rural and 106,285 were urban. There were 139,226 males and 134,885 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 32,689 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 5,165.[4]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Farakka CD Block was 134,650 out of which 74,957 were males and 59,693 were females.[4]


NH 34 passes through Farakka block. It is well connected to kolkata by railway line. National High-80 connect Farakka and Jharkhand.


Farakka block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[5]


Main cops cultivated are Paddy, Jute, Potato, Onion, Garlic, Brinjal. The source of water is ponds and tubewells. Famous fruits are mango, litchi and jackfruit.


Mainly agriculture is the main occupation. 10% people do Government jobs . Women are mainly beedi workers. Beedi is the largest small-scale industry.


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Murshidabad district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Murshidabad district. Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  3. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 12" (PDF). Government of West Bengal Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.