Kalna - I Community Development Block, with population of about 2.1 lakh is Barddhaman district's the 9th most populous sub district, located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 98 villages in the sub district, among them Krishnadebpur is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Sehara is the least populous village with population of 254. Krishnadebpur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 6 km2 and Kalna (P) is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 census towns in the sub district, those are - Dhatrigram, Uttar Goara and Piarinagar Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.1 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (51%) are male and about 1 lakh (49%) are female. 61% of the whole population are from general caste, 29% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kalna - I community development block is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 49 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 1.9 lakh) live in Kalna - I Sub District rural part and 10% (about 21 thousand) population live in the Kalna - I Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kalna - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 206,945 126,741 59,242 20,962 20,853
Male 105,696 64,899 30,393 10,404 10,546
Female 101,249 61,842 28,849 10,558 10,307

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kalna - I

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Krishnadebpur 13665 Dhatrigram 9951
Gramkalna 11973 Uttar Goara 7178
Nandai 8046 Piarinagar 3678
Radhanagar 5984
Briddhapara 5525
Hatkalna 4196
Simlon 3908
Dharmmadanga 3620
Rangapara 3435
Mrijapur 3330

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 69% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 29% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 954 in Muslims are 960

Religion wise population 2011 - Kalna - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 206,945 141,970 60,006 255 14 15 6 4,115 564
Male 105,696 72,646 30,614 128 8 8 2 2,005 285
Female 101,249 69,324 29,392 127 6 7 4 2,110 279

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 8.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 9% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 8%. General caste population has increased by 10.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -0.4% and child population has decreased by -21.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kalna - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.5% 10.1% 8.6% -0.4% -21.2%
Male 8% 8.7% 9.8% -0.4% -21.3%
Female 9% 11.6% 7.4% -0.4% -21.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 958 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 953, in schedule caste is 949 and in schedule tribe is 1015. There are 977 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kalna - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 25 -22 1 2
2011 958 953 949 1015 977
2001 950 928 971 1014 975

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kalna - I

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Taipara 1353 Dhatrigram 937
Sankati 1201 Uttar Goara 931
Kakuria 1104 Piarinagar 919
Dhaleswar 1100
Sehara 1099
Madhuban (P) 1085
Guptipur 1070
Kandarpabati 1068
Hridaypur 1058
Paschim Sahapur 1046

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 78 thousand are male and about 63 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kalna - I is 76%. 82% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kalna - I

Total Male Female
Change 9.4% 6.9% 12.0%
2011 75.8% 82.1% 69.2%
2001 66.4% 75.2% 57.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kalna - I

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Koyaldanga 89 Piarinagar 86
Bhabanipur 87 Dhatrigram 84
Bijra 87 Uttar Goara 81
Gopalpur 86
Faringgachhi 86
Paschim Sahapur 85
Basatpur 85
Nischintapur 85
Rameswarpur (P) 84
Deara 84

Workers profile

Kalna - I has 41% (about 86 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 20% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kalna - I

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 41.4% 30.8% 10.6% 58.6%
Male 61.5% 49.6% 11.9% 38.5%
Female 20.4% 11.1% 9.3% 79.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kalna - I

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Krishnadebpur 6.4 Dhatrigram 2.6
Radhanagar 6 Piarinagar 2.6
Gramkalna 6 Uttar Goara 1.6
Nandai 5.1
Briddhapara 4.2
Medgachhi 4.1
Simlon 4
Mrijapur 3.4
Manikhar 3.4
Kakuria 3.2