Overview of Katwa SDO Office

The small town has a historical background of five hundred years. The earliest name of Katwa was Indranee Pargana. Later the name was changed to 'Kantak Nagari' and became the fort area of the Murshid Quli Khan, Nawab of Bengal. Katwa was invaded by the Bargis (break-away Maratha groups) several times. This was the place where Sri Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu got "Deeksha" from Keshav Bharti. Since then, this small township has been a sacred placefor the Vaishnavites. Katwa is also historically known for the battle between Bengal Nawab Mir Qasim and British army.

Katwa subdivision is a subdivision of the Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of Katwa municipality,Dainhat municipality and five community development blocks: Katwa–I, Katwa–II, Ketugram–I, Ketugram–II and Mongolkote. Blocks: Katwa–I Block: Rural area under Katwa–I block consists of nine gram panchayats, viz. Alampur, Karajgram, Sargram, Gidhagram, Khajurdihi, Sreekhanda, Goai, Koshigram and Sudpur. Urban area under this block comprises one census town: Panuhat. Katwa police station serves this block.Headquarters of this block is in Panchghara and Khajurdihi. Katwa–II block: Rural area under Katwa–II block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Agradwip, Jagadanandspur, Palsona, Sreebati, Gazipur, Karui and Singi. There is no urban area under this block. Katwa police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is in Dainhat. Ketugram–I block: Rural area under Ketugram–I block consists of eight gram panchayats, viz. Agardanga, Berugram, Murgram–Gopalpur, Pandugram, Ankhona, Jyandas–Kandara, Palita and Rajur. There is no urban area under this block. Ketugram police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is in Kandra. Ketugram–II block: Rural area under Ketugram–II block consists of seven gram panchayats, viz. Billeswar, Ketugram, Nabagram, Sitahati, Gangatikuri, Maugram and Nirol. There is no urban area under this block. Ketugram police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is in Gangatikuri. Mongolkote block: Rural area under Mongolkote block consists of 15 gram panchayats, viz. Bhalugram, Jhilu–II, Lakhuria, Paligram, Chanak, Kaichar–I, Majigram, Shimulia–I, Gotistha, Kaichar–II, Mongalkot, Shimulia–II, Jhilu–I, Kshirgram and Nigan. There is no urban area under this block. Mongolkote police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is in Natunhat.

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