Kaliachak II (community development block)

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Kaliachak II
কালিয়াচক II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Kaliachak II is located in West Bengal
Kaliachak II
Kaliachak II
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°57′49″N 88°05′22″E / 24.96361°N 88.08944°E / 24.96361; 88.08944Coordinates: 24°57′49″N 88°05′22″E / 24.96361°N 88.08944°E / 24.96361; 88.08944
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
Area
 • Total 209.17 km2 (80.76 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 211,533
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mothabari
Website malda.nic.in

Kaliachak II (community development block) is an administrative division in Malda Sadar subdivision of Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kaliachak police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Mothabari.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kaliachak II community development block is located at 24°57′49″N 88°05′22″E / 24.96361°N 88.08944°E / 24.96361; 88.08944

Kaliachak II community development block has an area of 209.17 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Kaliachak II block/ panchayat samiti are: Uttar Laxmipur, Mothabari, Hamidpur, Rajnagar, Uttar Panchanandapur-I, Uttar Panchanandapur-II, Bangitola, Rathbari and Gangaprasad.[3]

Impact of Farakka Barrage on the Human Fabric[edit]

Left bank erosion of the Ganges upstream of Farakka Barrage has rendered nearly 4.5 lakh people homeless in Manikchak, Kaliachak I, II and III and Ratua blocks over the last three decades of the past century. The worst hit area is between Bhutnidiara and Panchanandapore in Kaliachak II block. According to the Ganga Bhangan Pratirodh Action Nagarik Committee 750 km2 area was lost in 30 years in the Manikchak and Kalichak areas.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Kaliachak II CD Block had a total population of 210,105 of which 206,267 were rural and 3,838 were urban. There were 107,553 males and 102,552 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 32,686 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 4,816.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Kaliachak II CD Block was 114,113 out of which 62,701 were males and 51,330 were females.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Malda district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Kaliachak II at a Glance". Maldah District. District administration. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  3. ^ "GPwise Population of Malda district". Malda district. Malda district administration. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  4. ^ Banerjee, Manisha. "A Report on the Impact of Farakka Barrage on the Human Fabric, November 1999" (PDF). The social impact of erosion, pp 13-14. South Asia Network On Dams, Rivers and People, New Delhi: 110 088 India. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  5. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 21 September 2015.