Khanakul – I Block is a part of ancient culture and rich heritage of Bengal. Historically it is the birthplace of the First Modern Man of India, Raja Rammohan Roy. His impact on modern Indian history in general and West Bengal in particular, concerned a revival of the ethics, principles of the Vedanta school of philosophy as found in the Upanishads. He founded the Brahmo Samaj, and campaigned against the practice of sati, the Hindu funeral practice in which the widow immolated herself on her husband’s funeral pyre. He sought to integrate Western culture with features of his own country’s traditions. He established schools to modernise a system of education in India.
|1||Location||Khanakul I Development Block is an administrative division in Arambag Sub-division of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal located at 22°41′32″N longitude and 87°51′23″E latitude.|
|2||Area (in square kilometre)||171.92|
|3||Name of Police Station||Khanakul Police Station|
|4||Number and names of GPs||13 Nos. of Gram Panchayats, Namely Arunda, Balipur, Ghoshpur, Khanakul – I,Khanakul – II, Kishorepur – I, Kishorepur – II,Pole – I, Pole – II, Rammohan – I, Rammohan – II,Tantisal and Thakuranichak.|
|5||Number of villages||94 Nos.|
|6||Number of Gram Sansads||192 Nos.|
|7||Total population (Census, 2011)||2,54,460|
|8||SC (total and percentage)||72,635 (28.54%) [Census, 2011]|
|9||ST (total and percentage)||903 (0.35%) [Census, 2011]|
|10||OBC (total and percentage)||33,103 (13.01%) [OBC Survey, 2012]|
|11||Minority (total and percentage)||50,196 (22.62%) [Census, 2001]|
(number of female to 1000 male)
|976. [Census, 2001]|
|14||Higher Secondary Schools||12 Nos.|
|15||Secondary Schools||15 Nos.|
|16||Junior High Schools||16 Nos.|
|17||Primary Schools||175 Nos.|
|19||PTTI Centre||01 No.|
|20||High Madrasah||02 Nos.|
|21||Rural Hospital||01 No.|
|22||Primary Health Centre||03 Nos.|
Ayurvedic- 02 Nos.
|25||ICDS Centres||326 Nos.|
|26||Nationalised Banks||09 Nos.|
|27||Regional Rural Banks||01 No.|
|28||Other Banks, if any||02 No.|
Sub-Post Office – 02 Nos.
Branch Post Office – 20 Nos.