Samserganj (community development block)

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শমসেরগঞ্জ সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Samserganj is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°39′02″N 87°58′12″E / 24.6505°N 87.9701°E / 24.6505; 87.9701Coordinates: 24°39′02″N 87°58′12″E / 24.6505°N 87.9701°E / 24.6505; 87.9701
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 92.69 km2 (35.79 sq mi)
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 284,072
 • Density 3,100/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 124,196 (54.98%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Postal Index Number 742224 (Nimtita)
742202 (Dhuliyan)
Telephone/STD code 03485
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-57, WB-58
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Samserganj, Farakka

Samserganj is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Samserganj police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Ratanpur. It is located 84 km from Baharampur, the district headquarters.



Nimtita, a constituent panchayat of Samserganj block, is located at 24°39′02″N 87°58′12″E / 24.6505°N 87.9701°E / 24.6505; 87.9701

Samserganj CD Block is bounded by Kaliachak III CD Block, across the Ganges in Malda district, in the north and east, Farakka CD Block in the west, Suti I and Suti II CD Blocks in the south.[1]


Samserganj CD Block has an area of 92.69 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 Samserganj block/ panchayat samiti are: Bhasaipaiker, Bogdadnagar, Chachanda, Dogachhinapara, Gazinagar Malancha, Kanchantala, Nimtita, Pratapganj and Tinpakuria.[4]



As per 2011 Census of India Samserganj CD Block had a total population of 284,072, of which 108,718 were rural and 175,354 were urban. There were 142,034 (50%) males and 142,038 (50%) females. Population below 6 years was 58,190. Scheduled Castes numbered 18,399 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 164.[5]

Ratanpur, the block headquarters had a population of 1,482 in 2011.[5]

As per 2001 census, Samserganj block has a total population of 211,561, out of which 106,427 were males and 105,134 were females. Samserganj block registered a population growth of 17.33 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 Samserganj CD Block were (2011 figures in brackets): Anup Nagar (12,940), Jaffrabad (28,332), Kankuria (36,925), Uttar Mahammadpur (8,264), Chachanda (14,244), Dhusaripara (17,800), Serpur (8,900), Kohetpur (5,379), Bhasaipaikar (23,141), Jaykrishnapur (12,599) and Basudebpur (6,830).[5]

Large villages in Samserganj CD Block were (2011 figures in brackets): Malancha (16,918), Antardwipa (10,605), Adwaita Nagar (6,176), Umarpur (5,785), Dogachhi (13,848), Laskarpur (6,756), Balbalpara (5,207), Chandni Daha (5,996), Hasimpur (6,539) and Durgapur (4,169).[5]


As per 2011 census the total number of lit erates in Samserganj CD Block was 124,196 (54.98% of the population below 6 years) out of which 68,042 (55%) were males and 56,154 (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]


NH 34 passes through Samserganj block. There is also road connectivity to Pakur which is a district town in Jharkhand.

The nearest railway station is Dhulian Ganga (DGLE) on the Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa Loop Line.


Samserganj block is one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[9] There is a block hospital and few gramin hospitals. There is also a Central Govt. hospital (50 beded) which is located in Tarapur. It is basically for the poor Beedi workers of nearby areas.


  1. ^ a b "Shamsherganj 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 e "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. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (20 years study )". SOES. Retrieved 2011-02-17.