Ratua II (community development block)

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Ratua II
রতুয়া II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Ratua II is located in West Bengal
Ratua II
Ratua II
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 25°08′05″N 88°02′11″E / 25.1346610°N 88.0363770°E / 25.1346610; 88.0363770Coordinates: 25°08′05″N 88°02′11″E / 25.1346610°N 88.0363770°E / 25.1346610; 88.0363770
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
 • Total 101.29 km2 (39.11 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 160,922
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ratua, Malatipur
Website malda.nic.in

Ratua II (community development block) is an administrative division in Chanchal subdivision of Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Pukhuria police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Pukhuria.[1]


Pukhuria is located at 25°08′05″N 88°02′11″E / 25.1346610°N 88.0363770°E / 25.1346610; 88.0363770.

Ratua II community development block has an area of 101.29 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Ratua II block/ panchayat samiti are: Sripur I, Sripur II, Maharajpur, Sambalpur, Paranpur, Arhaidanga, Pukhuria and Pirganj.[3]

Impact of Farakka Barrage on the Human Fabric[edit]

Left bank erosion of the Ganges upstream of Farakka Barrage has rendered nearly 4.5 lakh people homeless in Manikchak, Kaliachak I, II and III and Ratua blocks over the last three decades of the past century. The worst hit area is between Bhutnidiara and Panchanandapore in Kaliachak II block. According to the Ganga Bhangan Pratirodh Action Nagarik Committee 750 km2 area was lost in 30 years in the Manikchak and Kalichak areas.[4]


As per 2011 Census of India Ratua II CD Block had a total population of 202,080 all of which were rural. There were 102,962 males and 99,118 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 12,880 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 1,954.[5]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Ratua II CD Block was 95,915 out of which 50,738 were males and 45,177 were females.[5]


Kumarganj and Sripur Halt are railway stations on the Malda-Raiganj section, within the block.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Malda district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Harishchandrapur I at a Glance". Maldah District. District administration. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  3. ^ "GPwise Population of Malda district". Malda district. Malda district administration. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  4. ^ Banerjee, Manisha. "A Report on the Impact of Farakka Barrage on the Human Fabric, November 1999" (PDF). The social impact of erosion, pp 13-14. South Asia Network On Dams, Rivers and People, New Delhi: 110 088 India. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  5. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 21 September 2015.