Naoda (community development block)

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নাওদা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Naoda is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°53′53″N 88°24′25″E / 23.898°N 88.407°E / 23.898; 88.407Coordinates: 23°53′53″N 88°24′25″E / 23.898°N 88.407°E / 23.898; 88.407
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 230.69 km2 (89.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 226,859
 • Density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 131,957 (66.09%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742121 (Amtala)
742162 (Patikabari)
Telephone/STD code 03471
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Baharampur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Naoda

Naoda (also spelt Nawda) is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Barhampur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Naoda police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Amtala. It is located 33 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



Naoda is located at 23°53′53″N 88°24′25″E / 23.898°N 88.407°E / 23.898; 88.407

Naoda CD Block is bounded by Hariharpara CD Block in the north, Karimpur I and Karimpur II CD Blocks, in Nadia district, in the east, Tehatta II CD Block, in Nadia district, in the south and Beldanga II CD Block in the west.[1]


Naoda CD Block has an area of 230.69 km2.[2]

Physical features[edit]

The Bhagirathi divides the district into two parts namely Bagri on the east and Rahr on the west. The Padma separates the district from Malda district, and Chapai Nawabganj and Rajshahi districts of Bangladesh.[3]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Naoda block/ panchayat samiti are: Bali I, Bali II, Chandpur, Kedarchandpur I, Kedarchandpur II, Madhupur, Nawda, Patikabari, Raipur and Sarbangapur.[4][5]



As per 2011 Census of India Nawda CD Block had a total population of 226,859, all of which were rural. There were 116,341 (51%) males and 110,518 (49%) females. The population below 6 years of age was 27,209. Scheduled Castes numbered 14,804 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 1,526.[6]

As per 2001 census, Naoda block has a total population of 196,021, out of which 100,997 were males and 95,024 were females. Naoda block registered a population growth of 19.14 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 23.70 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[7]

Large villages[edit]

Large villages in Naoda CD Block (2011 census population fugures in brackets): Kedarchandpur (8,838), Alampur (6,267), Ramnachandpur (19,452), Dudhsar (4,562), Sarbangapur (13,898), Bali (22,779), Tungi (9,128), Goghata (8,627), Sonatikri (8,982), Bundai Nagar (6,908), Raypur (11,504), Madhupur (20,697), Chandkati (7,046), Gangadhari (5,268), Surangapur (6,343), Jagiapur (6,360), Edrakpur (12,311), Mahammadpur (7,928), Patikabari (11,232) and Chandpur (11,880).[6]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Nawda CD Block was 131,957 (66.09% of the population above 6 years) out of which 68,595 (52%) were males and 63,362 (48%) were females.[6]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Murshidabad district was 66.59.[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]


Nowda block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Nawda Block". onefivenine. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001 – Mushidabad district. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Murshidabad". Geography. Murshidabad district. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 12" (PDF). Government of West Bengal Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Directory of District, Subdivision, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal". Murshidabad – Revised in March 2008. Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "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. 
  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. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.