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Kanksa (community development block)

Community development block
Location in West Bengal

Coordinates: 23°28′16″N 87°27′16″E / 23.47111°N 87.45444°E / 23.47111; 87.45444{{#coordinates:23|28|16|N|87|27|16|E|type:city(151255)_region: | |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Parliamentary constituency Bardhaman-Durgapur
Assembly constituency Galsi, Durgapur Purba
 • Total 104.55 sq mi (270.78 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 151,255
 • Density 1,450/sq mi (559/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 68.05 per cent
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Kanksa (community development block) (Bengali: কাঁকশা সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক) is an administrative division in Durgapur subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kanksa police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Izzatganj and Panagarh Bazar. Prayagpur, Debipur and Kanksa are urban areas in this block.[1][2]


Kanksa is located at 23°28′16″N 87°27′16″E / 23.471199°N 87.454495°E / 23.471199; 87.454495{{#coordinates:23.471199|N|87.454495|E||||| | |name= }}.

Kanksa community development block has an area of 270.78  km2.[2]

The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. This area lies between two rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[3]

Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1981 and covering an area of 0.14 km2 forms a part of Kanksa block.[4]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Kanksa block/panchayat samiti are: Amalajore, Bidbihar, Bonkati, Gopalpur, Kanksa, Molandighi and Trilokchandrapur.[5]


As per 2001 census, Kanksa block had a total population of 151,255, out of which 78,669 were males and 72,586 were females. Kanksa block registered a population growth of 17.71 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.[6]

Scheduled castes at 59,956 formed around one-third the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 15,290.[7]


NH 2 or the Grand Trunk Road, passes through this block.


As per 2001 census, Kanksa block had a total literacy of 68.05 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 78.24 per cent female literacy was 56.96 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.[8]

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See also


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Burdwan district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 4, Barddhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  3. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), Invalid language code., Vol I, pp 14-15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  4. ^ "Wildlife Sancturies of West Bengal". West Bengal Forest Department. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  5. ^ "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 2011-08-26. 
  6. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  7. ^ "TRU for all Districts (SC & ST and Total)". Census 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  8. ^ "Provisional population totals, West Bengal, Table 5, Bardhaman District". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-08-26.