Galsi II (community development block)

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Galsi II
Community development block
Galsi II is located in West Bengal
Galsi II
Galsi II
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°20′14″N 87°41′33″E / 23.33722°N 87.69250°E / 23.33722; 87.69250
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Parliamentary constituency Bardhaman-Durgapur, Bishnupur
Assembly constituency Galsi, Khandaghosh
 • Total 107.30 sq mi (277.90 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 133,951
 • Density 1,250/sq mi (482/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 64.54 per cent

Galsi II (community development block) (Bengali: গলসি II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Bardhaman Sadar North subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Galsi police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Galsi.[1][2]


Galsi is located at 23°20′14″N 87°41′33″E / 23.3373°N 87.6924°E / 23.3373; 87.6924.

Galsi II community development block has an area of 277.90  km2.[2]

Galsi is located in the laterite plains between Damodar River and Ajay River.[3]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Galsi II block/panchayat samiti are: Adra, Bhuri, Galsi, Gohogram, Khano, Kurkuba, Masjidpur, Sanko and Satinadi.[4]


As per 2001 census, Galsi II block had a total population of 133,951, out of which 68,641 were males and 65,310 were females. Galsi II block registered a population growth of 11.82 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Bardhaman district was 14.36 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[5]

Scheduled castes at 55,012 formed more than one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 9,127.[6]


As per 2001 census, Galsi II block had a total literacy of 64.54 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 74.42 per cent female literacy was 54.05 per cent. Bardhaman district had a total literacy of 70.18 per cent, male literacy being 78.63 per cent and female literacy being 60.95 per cent.[7]


Galsi II block is one of the areas of Bardhaman district which is affected by arsenic contamination of ground water.[8]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Burdwan district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Barddhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  3. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, p, 14, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  4. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Allotment No. 5 for five districts – Cooch Behar, Burdwan, Uttar Dinajpur, Hooghly and Bankura. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  6. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  7. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Bardhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  8. ^ Arsenic contamination "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )" Check |url= value (help). Bardhaman. SOES. Retrieved 2011-09-09.