Shikhira is a village situated in Pandua block of Hugli district in West Bengal. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 253 families residing in the village Shikhira. The total population of Shikhira is 951 out of which 494 are males and 457 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Shikhira is 925.
The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Shikhira village is 83 which is 9% of the total population. There are 45 male children and 38 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Shikhira is 844 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (925) of Shikhira village.
As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Shikhira is 68.2%. Thus Shikhira village has lower literacy rate compared to 73.9% of Hugli district. The male literacy rate is 76.17% and the female literacy rate is 59.67% in Shikhira village.
As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act (Amendment 1998), Shikhira village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of the village.
As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Shikhira village.
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 49.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 24.9% of total population in Shikhira village.
In Shikhira village out of total population, 464 were engaged in work activities. 92.7% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 7.3% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 464 workers engaged in Main Work, 54 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 328 were Agricultural labourer.
Below are the list of villages near Shikhira village in Pandua.