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Canning II (community development block)

Canning II
Community development block
Canning II is located in West Bengal
Canning II
Canning II
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Parliamentary constituency Jaynagar
Assembly constituency Canning Paschim, Canning Purba
 • Total 85.71 sq mi (222.00 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 195,967
 • Density 2,290/sq mi (883/km2)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Literacy Rate 52.36 per cent

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


Narayanpur, a constituent panchayat of Canning II block, is located at .

Canning II community development block has an area of 222.00  km2.[2]

Gram panchayats

Gram panchayats of Canning II block/panchayat samiti are: Atharbanki, Deuli I, Deuli II, Kalikatala, Matherdighi, Narayanpur, Sarengabad, Tambuldaha I and Tambuldaha II.[3]


As per 2001 census, Canning II block had a total population of 195,967, out of which 100,172 were males and 95,795 were females. Canning II block registered a population growth of 29.24 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 50,436 formed about one-fourth the population. Scheduled tribes numbered 14,597.[5]


As per 2001 census, Canning II block had a total literacy of 52.36 per cent for the 6+ age group. While male literacy was 63.68 per cent female literacy was 40.36 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]


Certain areas of South 24 Parganas district has been identified where ground water is affected by [8]


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  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. 
  7. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  8. ^ "High arsenic levels in South". The Statesman, 24 June 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
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