Raghunathganj I

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Raghunathganj I
রঘুনাথগঞ্জ I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Raghunathganj I is located in West Bengal
Raghunathganj I
Raghunathganj I
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.46°N 88.07°E / 24.46; 88.07Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.46°N 88.07°E / 24.46; 88.07
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Area
 • Total 94.65 km2 (36.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 195,627
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 107,358 (64.49%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jangipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jangipur
Website murshidbad.nic.in

Raghunathganj I is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Raghunathganj police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Raghunathganj.

Geography[edit]

Raghunathganj is located at 24°28′N 88°04′E / 24.46°N 88.07°E / 24.46; 88.07

Raghunathganj I CD Block has an area of 94.65 km2.

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats in Raghunathganj I block/ panchayat samiti are: Dafarpur, Jamuar, Jarur, Kanupur, Mirzapur and Raninagar.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Raghunathganj I CD Block had a total population of 195,627, of which 133,114 were rural and 62,513 were urban. There were 100,295 (50%) males and 95,332 (50%) females. Population below 6 years numbered 29,157. Scheduled Castes numbered 53,027 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 2,602.[2]

Census towns in Raghunathganj I CD Block were (2011 population figures in brackets): Ghorsala (7,837), Srikantabati (14,027), Charka (8,451), Dafarpur (16,587), Ramnagar (9,528) and Mirzapur (6,083).[2]

Large villages in Raghunathgaj I CD Block were (2011 population figures in brackets): Kanupur (8,865), Sujapur (P) (4,717), Nait Baidara (4,212), Barala (5,580), Jarur (6,435), Umarpur (4,384), Kankaria (4,363), Talai (4,156), Ramkantapur (5,208), Ramchandrabati (5,648), Gankar (4,574), Rajnagar (4,586) and Nutanganj (5,805).[2]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Raghunathganj I CD Block was 107,358 (64.49% of the population over 6 years) out of which 58,990 (55%) were males and 48,368 (45%) were females.[2]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Murshidabad district was 66.59.[3]Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[4]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[4]

Healthcare[edit]

Raghunathganj I block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination. The maximum arsenic contamination level found in the Murshidabad district is in the Naoda and Raghunathganj I blocks.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BRGF Allotment Order No. 12" (PDF). Government of West Bengal Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ 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 14 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.