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Patharpratima (community development block)

Community development block
Patharpratima is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Parliamentary constituency Mathurapur
Assembly constituency Patharpratima
 • Total 181.10 sq mi (469.05 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 288,259
 • Density 1,590/sq mi (615/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 72.77 per cent

Patharpratima (community development block) (Bengali: পাথরপ্রতিমা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Kakdwip subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Patharpratima police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Ramganga.[1][2]


Patharpratima is located at .

Patharpratima community development block has an area of 469.05  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Patharpratima block/panchayat samiti are: Achintyanagar, Banashyamnagar, Brajaballavpur, Dakshin Gangadharpur, Dakshin Roypur, Digambarpur, Durbachati, Gopalnagar, G-Plot, Herambagopalpur, Laxmi Janardanpur, Patharpratima, Ramganga, Sridharnagar and Srinarayanpur Purnachandrapur.[3]


As per 2001 census, Patharpratima block had a total population of 288,259, out of which 147,518 were males and 140,741 were females. Patharprtima block registered a population growth of 17.37 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for South 24 Parganas district was 20.89 per cent.[2]Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[4]

Scheduled castes at 72,402 formed around one-fourth the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 3,670.[5]


As per 2001 census, Patharpratima block had a total literacy of 72.77 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 84.30 per cent female literacy was 60.64 per cent. South 24 Parganas district had a total literacy of 69.45 per cent, male literacy being 79.19 per cent and female literacy being 59.01 per cent.[6]


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". South 24 Parganas district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, South Twentyfour Parganas District (18)". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "No. 229 (Sanction)-PN/P/II/1G-5/2005(Pt.II) dated 02.02.09". Annexure A of 322 (Sanction)-RD/CCA/BRGF/IC-02/08; Date: 27.03.2009 – Statement of Release of Development Grant under BRGF. Government of West Bengal - Department of Panchayats & Rural Development. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  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 2011-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, South Twentyfour Parganas District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
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