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Census Town
Raigachhi is located in West Bengal
Raigachhi is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°42′N 88°27′E / 22.7°N 88.45°E / 22.7; 88.45Coordinates: 22°42′N 88°27′E / 22.7°N 88.45°E / 22.7; 88.45
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,245
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Rajarhat New Town
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Raigachhi is a census town in Rajarhat CD Block in Barasat Sadar subdivision,[1] in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Rajarhat police station serves this town.


As per 2011 Census of India Raigachhi had a total population of 8,245, of which 4,196 (51%) were males and 4,049 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,045. The total number of literates in Raigachhi was 5,604 (77.83 % of the population over 6 years).[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Raigachhi had a population of 6728. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Raigachhi has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 58%, and female literacy is 52%. In Raigachhi, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.


North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[4]


  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  2. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2007-08-24.