Sankrail, Paschim Medinipur (community development block)

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সাঁকরাইল সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
community development block
Sankrail is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°16′34″N 87°07′05″E / 22.276°N 87.118°E / 22.276; 87.118Coordinates: 22°16′34″N 87°07′05″E / 22.276°N 87.118°E / 22.276; 87.118
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
 • Total 275.6 km2 (106.4 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 102,626
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jhargram
Vidhan Sabha constituency Gopiballavpur

Sankrail (community development block) is an administrative division in Jhargram subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Sankrail police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Rohini.


Sankrail is located at 22°16′34″N 87°07′05″E / 22.276°N 87.118°E / 22.276; 87.118.

Sankrail community development block has an area of 275.6  km2.[1]

Gram panchayats[edit]

Gram panchayats of Sankrail block/ panchayat samiti are:Andhari, Chhatri, Dhanghori, Khudmarai, Kultikri, Laudaha, Pathra, Ragra, Rohini and Sankrail.[2]

Rohini, the headquarters of Sankrial Block is also the cultural headquarters of the area. Some 300 years ago the great vaishnav philosopher, Rashikananda Mahaprabhu, was born in this village. Ranjitpur, an adjacent village to Rohini, has the famous Library Ram Narayan Pathagar. Besides the famous Rameswar Shiva temple is just across the river Subarnarekha about 3 km from Rohini.


As per 2001 census, Sankrail block had a total population of 102,626, out of which 52,096 were males and 50,530 were females. Sankrail block registered a population growth of 17.04 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the combined Midnapore district was 14.87 per cent.[1] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.45 per cent.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, (erstwhile) Medinipur District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Allocation of 3rd SFC (untied) Fund" (PDF). Paschim Medinipur district. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2016.