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Ratua I (community development block)

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

Coordinates: 25°12′N 87°56′E / 25.20°N 87.93°E / 25.20; 87.93Coordinates: 25°12′N 87°56′E / 25.20°N 87.93°E / 25.20; 87.93{{#coordinates:25.20|N|87.93|E|type:city(217259)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District Malda
 • Total 225.17 km2 (86.94 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 217,259
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Maldaha Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ratua

Ratua I (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 Ratua.[1]


Ratua is located at 25°12′N 87°56′E / 25.20°N 87.93°E / 25.20; 87.93{{#coordinates:25.20|N|87.93|E||||| | |name= }}.

Ratua I community development block has an area of 225.17 km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Ratua I block/ panchayat samiti are: Debipur, Mahanandatola, Bilaimari, Kahala, Ratua, Baharal, Bhado, Samsi, Chadmoni I and Chandmoni II.[3]


As per 2001 census, Ratua I block has a total population of 217,259 out of which 112,462 were males and 104,797 were females. Ratua I block registered a population growth of 25.11 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade.[4] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent.[5]


The principal market yard under the West Bengal Marketing Board is situated at Samsi (Samsi Regulated Market Committee). The main markets of Ratua-I block are Samsi, Bhado, Ratua, Debipur, Baharal, Batna and Harikole-Basic More.


Shakti Mishra's Durga Mandir at Kahala is a temple in a remote village with its underground construction where the idol of Durga, made of pure gold, is kept,every people has been invited to join in Durga puja which is the fame of Ratua and how it is effective. one Dargha (Muslim Pir) near Ratua (Kamalpur) is also famous. There are various place with full of natural beauty mostly based on mango gardens,the beauty of Ganga. And the biggest development of Kahala is Arsenic free water project which is over Ganga river.


The Arsenic free water supply plant is situated at Kahala under Ratua-I block.The rasogolla of Baharal is one of the best sweets of west Bengal.


Samsi is a railway station on the Malda-Raiganj section, within the block.


  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. "Census of India 2001, Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal, Table - 4". Maldah District (06). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  5. "Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal. Table 4". Census of India 2001. Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-20.