Para is a Block placed in Puruliya district in West Bengal. Positioned in urban part of West Bengal, it is one of the 20 blocks of Puruliya district. According to the administration records, the block number of Para is 227. The block has 137 villages and there are total 36548 homes in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Para's population is 200621. Out of this, 103306 are males while the females count 97315 here. This block has 29376 kids in the age group of 0-6 years. Among them 14986 are boys and 14390 are girls.
Literacy rate in Para block is 56%. 112377 out of total 200621 population is literate here. Among males the literacy rate is 68% as 70311 males out of total 103306 are educated while female literacy rate is 43% as 42066 out of total 97315 females are educated in this Block.
The dark side is that illiteracy rate of Para block is 43%. Here 88244 out of total 200621 people are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 31% as 32995 males out of total 103306 are illiterate. Among the females the illiteracy rate is 56% and 55249 out of total 97315 females are illiterate in this block.
The count of employed people of Para block is 72247 while 128374 are non-working. And out of 72247 working person 7860 individuals are completely dependent on farming.