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
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 94.65 km2 (36.54 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 195,627
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 107,358 (64.49%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 742225 (Ragunathganj)
742223 (Jangipur Barrage)
Telephone/STD code 03485
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
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. It is located 52 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



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

Raghunathganj I CD Block is bounded by Suti I CD Block in the north, Raghunathganj II and Lalgola CD Blocks in the east, Sagardighi CD Block in the south and Murarai II CD Block in Birbhum district in the west.[1]


Raghunathganj I CD Block has an area of 94.65 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 in Raghunathganj I block/ panchayat samiti are: Dafarpur, Jamuar, Jarur, Kanupur, Mirzapur and Raninagar.[4]



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.[5]

As per 2001 census, Raghunathganj I block has a total population of 154,349, out of which 77,727 were males and 76,622 were females. Raghunathganj I block registered a population growth of 30.09 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.[6]

Census towns and large villages[edit]

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).[5]

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).[5]


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.[5]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Murshidabad district was 66.59.[7]Literacy in West Bengal was 77.08% in 2011.[8]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[8]


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


The Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa loop line was constructed in 1913. This line passes through this block. There are stations at Jangipur Road and Gankar.[9]


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.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Raghunathganj I 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. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa Railway". fibis. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.