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Katwa I (community development block)

Katwa I CD Block and Panchayat Samity
Katwa I
Community Development Block
Katwa I is located in West Bengal
Katwa I
Katwa I
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Parliamentary constituency Bardhaman Purba, Bolpur
Assembly constituency Katwa, Ketugram, Mongalkote
 • Total 65.60 sq mi (169.91 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 152,066
 • Density 2,320/sq mi (895/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 61.56 per cent

Katwa I (community development block) (Bengali: কাটোয়া I সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Katwa subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Katwa police station serves this block. Headquarter of this block is at Panchghara under Khajurdihi Gram Panchayat. Panuhat is an urban area in this block.[1][2]


Srikhanda, a constituent gram panchayat of Katwa I block, is located at .

Katwa I community development block has an area of 169.91  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Katwa I block/panchayat samiti are:Alampur, Gidhagram, Goai, Karajkgram, Khajurdihi, Koshigram, Saragram, Srikhanda and Sudpur.[3]


As per 2001 census, Katwa I block had a total population of 152,066, out of which 78,638 were males and 73,428 were females. Katwa I block registered a population growth of 16.27 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for Bardhaman district was 14.36 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Scheduled castes at 48,852 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 1,676.[5]


As per 2001 census, Katwa I block had a total literacy of 61.56 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 69.84 per cent female literacy was 52.66 per cent. Bardhaman district had a total literacy of 70.18 per cent, male literacy being 78.63 per cent and female literacy being 60.95 per cent.[6]

External links

  • District map showing blocks


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Burdwan district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Barddhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  3. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Allotment No. 5 for five districts – Cooch Behar, Burdwan, Uttar Dinajpur, Hooghly and Bankura. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  5. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Bardhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
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