Nakashipara (community development block)

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নাকাশীপাড়া সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Nakashipara is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°35′N 88°21′E / 23.58°N 88.35°E / 23.58; 88.35Coordinates: 23°35′N 88°21′E / 23.58°N 88.35°E / 23.58; 88.35
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 355.89 km2 (137.41 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 386,569
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 220,021 (64,86%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 741126 (Khidirpur Bethuadahari)
741154 (Muragachha)
741185 (Dogachhi)
Telephone/STD code 03474
Vehicle registration WB-51, WB-52
Lok Sabha constituency Krishnanagar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nakashipara, Palashipara

Nakashipara is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Krishnanagar Sadar subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Nakashipara police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Nakashipara. It is located 29 km from Krishnanagar, the district headquarters.



Nakashipara is located at 23°35′N 88°21′E / 23.58°N 88.35°E / 23.58; 88.35.

Nakasipara CD Block is bounded by Tehatta II and Kaliganj CD Blocks in the north, Tehatta I and Chapra CD Blocks in the east, Nabadwip CD Block and Purbasthali II CD Block, in Bardhaman district across the Bhagirathi, in the south and Katwa II CD Block, in Bardhaman district across the Bhagirathi, in the west.[1][2]


Nakashipara CD Block has an area of 355.89  km2.[3]

Physical features[edit]

Nadia district is mostly alluvial plains lying to the east of Hooghly River, locally known as Bhagirathi. The alluvial plains are cut across by such distributaries as Jalangi, Churni and Ichhamati. With these rivers getting silted up, floods are a recurring feature.[4]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Nakashipara block/ panchayat samiti are: Bethuadahari I, Bethuadahari II, Bikrampur, Bilkumari, Billwagram, Birpur I, Birpur II, Dhananjoypur, Dharmada, Dogachhia, Haranagar, Majhergram, Muragacha, Nakashipara and Patikabari.[5]


As per 2011 Census of India Nakashipara CD Block had a total population of 386,569, of which 352,191 were rural and 34,378 were urban. There were 198,517 (52%) males and 180,990 (48 %) females. The population below 6 years was 47,337. Scheduled Castes numbered and 89,952 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 9,907.[6]

As per 2001 census, Nakashipara block had a total population of 334,863, out of which 172,400 were males and 162,463 were females. Nakashipara block registered a population growth of 22.72 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 19.51 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[7]

Census towns and large villages[edit]

There are two census towns in Nakashipara CD Block (2011 population figures in brackets): Jagadanandapur (23,822) and Kshidirpur (10,556).[6]

Large villages in Nakashipara CD Block (2011 population figures in brackets): Haranagar (7,621), Dhubinagadi (5,177), Bikrampur (5,781), Arpara (4,113), Bilkumari (7,112), Arbetai (4,809), Parkula (5,677), Uttar Bahirgachi (4,390), Chichuria (5,892), Chenga (9,038), Kanthalberia (9,352), Bethuadahari (4,923), Chak Hatisala (5,732), Bilwagram (5,853), Chak (4,043), Dadupur (4086), Chandanpur (5,068), Tetul Baria (4,447), Bangaria (5,931), Jalsuka (5,240), Patikabari (8,242), Dhananjoypur (8,302), Dhaparia (5,958), Mejpota (4,494), Sibpur (5,160), Radhanagar (5,172), Birpur (14,116), Petuabhanga (8,403), Teghari (5,355), Mota (6,479), Digha (4,236), Dogachhia (5,932), Saligram (9,913), Gachha (7,213), Muragachha (8,937) and Dakshin Bahiragachhi (4,500).[6]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Nakashipara CD Block was 220,021 (64.86 % of the population over 6 years) out of which 119,788 (54%) were males and 100,233 (46%) were females.[6]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Nadia district was 74.97.[8] Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[9] Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[9]


Bengali is the local language in these areas.[1]


The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905. It passes through this CD Block and there are stations at Sonadanga, Bethuadahari and Muragachha.[10]

NH 34 passes through this block.


Nakashipara block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[11]

Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary[edit]

The Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary covering 67 hectares, and established in 1980 in this CD Block, is an extended deer park, with some other wildlife and birds.[12]

External links[edit]

Bethuadahari travel guide from Wikivoyage


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  2. ^ "Nadia District". Map. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal , Table 4". Census of India 2001, Nadia district (10). Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, (Bengali), p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  5. ^ "Nadia district". NREGA activities - Block Performance MIS vs MPR. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  6. ^ a b c d "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  8. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Provisional population tables and annexures" (PDF). Census 2011:Table 2(3) Literates and Literacy rates by sex. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  10. ^ L.S.S.O’Malley. "Murshidabad District (1914)". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  12. ^ "Nadia District, West Bengal". Pilgrimage and tourist sites. Nadia district administration. Retrieved 24 February 2016.