Ratua I (community development block)

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Ratua I
রতুয়া I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Ratua I is located in West Bengal
Ratua I
Ratua I
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 25°12′N 87°56′E / 25.20°N 87.93°E / 25.20; 87.93Coordinates: 25°12′N 87°56′E / 25.20°N 87.93°E / 25.20; 87.93
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
 • Total 225.17 km2 (86.94 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 217,259
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ratua
Website malda.nic.in

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


Ratua is located at 25°12′N 87°56′E / 25.20°N 87.93°E / 25.20; 87.93.

Ratua I community development block has an area of 225.17 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Ratua I block/ panchayat samiti are: Debipur, Mahanandatola, Bilaimari, Kahala, Ratua, Baharal, Bhado, Samsi, Chadmoni I and Chandmoni II.[3]


As per 2011 Census of India Ratua I CD Block had a total population of 275,388 all of which were rural. There were 142,183 males and 133,205 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 30,538 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 23,458.[4]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Ratua I CD Block was 138,137 out of which 76,280 were males and 61,857 were females.[4]


The principal market yard under the West Bengal Marketing Board is situated at Samsi (Samsi Regulated Market Committee). The main markets of Ratua-I block are Samsi, Bhado, Ratua, Debipur, Baharal, Batna and Harikole-Basic More.


Shakti Mishra's Durga Mandir at Kahala is a temple in a remote village with its underground construction where the idol of Durga, made of pure gold, is kept,every people has been invited to join in Durga puja which is the fame of Ratua and how it is effective. one Dargha (Muslim Pir) near Ratua (Kamalpur) is also famous. There are various place with full of natural beauty mostly based on mango gardens,the beauty of Ganga. And the biggest development of Kahala is Arsenic free water project which is over Ganga river.


The Arsenic free water supply plant is situated at Kahala under Ratua-I block.The rasogolla of Baharal is one of the best sweets of west Bengal.


Samsi is a railway station on the Malda-Raiganj section, within the block.


  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. ^ 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.