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Ratua II (community development block)

Ratua II
রতুয়া II সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন ব্লক
Community development block
Location in West Bengal, India

Coordinates: 25°08′05″N 88°02′11″E / 25.1346610°N 88.0363770°E / 25.1346610; 88.0363770Coordinates: 25°08′05″N 88°02′11″E / 25.1346610°N 88.0363770°E / 25.1346610; 88.0363770{{#coordinates:25.1346610|N|88.0363770|E|type:city(160922)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Malda
 • Total 101.29 km2 (39.11 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 160,922
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ratua, Malatipur

Ratua II (community development block) is an administrative division in Chanchal subdivision of Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Ratua police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Pukhuria.[1]


Pukhuria is located at 25°08′05″N 88°02′11″E / 25.1346610°N 88.0363770°E / 25.1346610; 88.0363770{{#coordinates:25.1346610|N|88.0363770|E||||| | |name= }}.

Ratua II community development block has an area of 101.29 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Ratua II block/ panchayat samiti are: Sreepur I, Sreepur II, Maharajpur, Sambalpur, Paranpur, Arhaidanga, Pukhuria and Peerganj.[3]

Impact of Farakka Barrage on the Human Fabric

Left bank erosion of the Ganges upstream of Farakka Barrage has rendered nearly 4.5 lakh people homeless in Manikchak, Kaliachak I, II and III and Ratua blocks over the last three decades of the past century. The worst hit area is between Bhutnidiara and Panchanandapore in Kaliachak II block. According to the Ganga Bhangan Pratirodh Action Nagarik Committee 750 km2 area was lost in 30 years in the Manikchak and Kalichak areas.[4]


As per 2001 census, Ratua II block has a total population of 160,922 out of which 82,146 were males and 78,578 were females. Ratua II block registered a population growth of 27.96 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade.[5] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[6]


Kumarganj and Sreepur Halt are railway stations on the Malda-Raiganj section, within the block.

See also


  1. ^ "Contact details of Block Development Officers". Malda district. West Bengal Government. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Harishchandrapur I at a Glance". Maldah District. District administration. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  3. ^ "GPwise Population of Malda district". Malda district. Malda district administration. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  4. ^ Banerjee, Manisha. "A Report on the Impact of Farakka Barrage on the Human Fabric, November 1999" (PDF). The social impact of erosion, pp 13-14. South Asia Network On Dams, Rivers and People, New Delhi: 110 088 India. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". Maldah District (06). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  6. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-20.