Meraganj Village, with population of about 22 thousand is Kultali sub district's the most populous village, located in Kultali sub district of South Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India.

Nearest town of the village is Canning and distance from Meraganj village to Canning is 15 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Meraganj village is 743329.

Demographics

The village is home to about 22 thousand people, among them about 11 thousand (51%) are male and about 11 thousand (49%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Meraganj village is 20%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 4028 households in the village and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Meraganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22,225 17,599 4,552 74 4,484
Male 11,250 8,870 2,344 36 2,252
Female 10,975 8,729 2,208 38 2,232

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 31.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 17 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 33.5% which is 4.3% higher than male population growth rate of 29.2%. General caste population has increased by 35.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 174.1% and child population has increased by 17% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Meraganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 31.3% 35.7% 15.8% 174.1% 17%
Male 29.2% 34.2% 12.6% 125% 15.7%
Female 33.5% 37.2% 19.4% 245.5% 18.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 976 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 984, in schedule caste is 942 and in schedule tribe is 1056. There are 991 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 32 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Meraganj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 32 22 54 368 22
2011 976 984 942 1056 991
2001 944 962 888 688 969

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the village are literate, among them 6338 are male and 4985 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Meraganj is 64%. 70% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Meraganj

Total Male Female
Change 11.9% 7.9% 16.3%
2011 63.8% 70.4% 57%
2001 51.9% 62.5% 40.7%

Workers profile

Meraganj has 31% (6942) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 13% female population are working population. 29% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 20% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Meraganj

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 31.2% 16.6% 14.7% 68.8%
Male 48.6% 28.6% 20% 51.4%
Female 13.4% 4.2% 9.2% 86.6%