Jhalda II (community development block)

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Jhalda II
Community development block
Jhalda II is located in West Bengal
Jhalda II
Jhalda II
Coordinates: 23°24′58″N 86°05′40″E / 23.41611°N 86.09444°E / 23.41611; 86.09444
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Parliamentary constituency Purulia
Assembly constituency Joypur
Area
 • Total 110.00 sq mi (284.90 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 123,696
 • Density 1,120/sq mi (434/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 43.75
Website http://purulia.gov.in/

Jhalda II (community development block) (Bengali: ঝালদা II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Purulia Sadar West subdivision of Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Jhalda police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Kotshila.12

History

Jaina Bhagavati-Sutra of 5th century AD mentions that Purulia was one of the sixteen mahajanapadas and was a part of the kingdom known as Vajra-bhumi in ancient times. In 1833, Manbhum district was carved out of Jungle Mahals district, with headquarters at Manbazar. In 1838, the headquarters was transferred to Purulia. In 1956, Manbhum district was partitioned between Bihar and West Bengal under the States Reorganization Act and the Bihar and West Bengal (Transfer of Territories) Act 1956.3

Geography

Kotshila is located at 23°24′58″N 86°05′40″E / 23.4160190°N 86.0945590°E / 23.4160190; 86.0945590.

Jhalda II community development block has an area of 284.90  km2.2

The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills.4

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Jhalda II block/panchayat samiti are: Bamina-Belyadih, Begunkodar, Chekya, Chitmu, Hirapur-Adardih, Majhidih, Nowahatu, Rigid and Tatuara.5

Offiial Website of Jhalda-II Development Block. www.jhalda2.org

Demographics

As per 2001 census, Jhalda II block had a total population of 123,696, out of which 63,279 were males and 60,417 were females. Jhalda II block registered a population growth of 18.15 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Purulia district was 13.96 per cent.2Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.6

Scheduled castes at 15,617 formed around one-eighth the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 17,976, forming around one-eighth the population.7

Literacy

As per 2001 census, Jhalda II block had a total literacy of 43.75 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 68.01 per cent female literacy was 18.37 per cent. Purulia district had a total literacy of 55.57 per cent, male literacy being 73.72 per cent and female literacy being 36.50 per cent.8

References

Offiial Website of Jhalda-II Development Block. www.jhalda2.org

  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Purulia district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Purulia District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Historical background". Purulia District. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  4. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  5. ^ "Annexure A to G.O No.121(Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/1C-5/08". Allotment under BRGF Fund 1st Instalment 2010-11 – Purulia District. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  7. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Purulia District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 







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