Manikchak

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Manikchak
মানিকচক সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Manikchak is located in West Bengal
Manikchak
Manikchak
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 25°03′45″N 87°54′33″E / 25.0624410°N 87.9091110°E / 25.0624410; 87.9091110Coordinates: 25°03′45″N 87°54′33″E / 25.0624410°N 87.9091110°E / 25.0624410; 87.9091110
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
Area
 • Total 316.39 km2 (122.16 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 214,123
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Manikchak
Website malda.nic.in

Manikchak (community development block) is an administrative division in Malda Sadar subdivision of Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Manikchak police station serves this block and its headquarters are at Manikchak.[1]

Geography[edit]

Manikchak is located at 25°03′45″N 87°54′33″E / 25.0624410°N 87.9091110°E / 25.0624410; 87.9091110

Manikchak community development block has an area of 316.39 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Manikchak bloc/ panchayat samiti are: Nurpur, Nazirpur, Hiranandapur, Mathurapur, Gopalpur, Manikchak, Chowki Mirdadpur, Uttar Chandipur, Dakshin Chandipur, Dharampur and Enayetpur.[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 Manikchak CD Block had a total population of 269,813 all of which were rural. There were 139,593 males and 130,220 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 74,816 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 40,125.[5]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Manikchak CD Block was 130,874 out of which 75,340 were males and 55,534 were females.[5]

Transport[edit]

State Highway No. 10 connects Manickchak to NH 81.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Malda district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Block profile of Malda district". Malda district. Malda 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.