Godda

Godda

Godda District of Jharkhand State

Deoghar
Deoghar District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
24.48°N 86.7°E


Area:
2,478.61 square kilometers


Total Population(Cencus 2011):
14,91,879


Climate:
Humid subtropical climate


Average
Dumka
Dumka District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
24.40°N 87.30°E


Area:
3,716 square kilometers


Total Population(Cencus 2011):
13,21,096


Climate:
Humid subtropical climate.


Average
Godda
Godda District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
24.49°N 87.13°E


Area:
2,110 square kilometers


Total Population(Cencus 2011):
13,11,382


Climate:
Humid subtropical climate.


Average
Jamtara
Jamtara District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
23°57′36″N 86°48′00″E


Area:
1,801.98 square kilometers


Total Population(Cencus 2011):
7,91,042


Climate:
Humid subtropical
Pakur
Pakur District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
24°37′48″N 87°51′00″E


Area:
686.21 square kilometers


Total Population(Census 2011):
900422


Climate:
Humid subtropical climate.


Average
Sahibganj
Sahibganj District of Jharkhand State.



 



Co ordinates:
23°57′36″N 86°48′00″E


Area:
1,599 square kilometers


Total Population(Census 2011):
 1150567


Climate:
Humid subtropical

 

Co ordinates: 24.49°N 87.13°E
Area: 2,110 square kilometers
Total Population(Cencus 2011): 13,11,382
Climate: Humid subtropical climate.
Average Elevation: 77 meters above see level

The Land of Santhal tribes Godda is situated in the northern part of the Jharkhand State. Godda district came into existence on 25th May 1983, after being carved out from the district of Santhal Pergana. Since 1855, Godda has been a sub-division of Santhal Pargana.The geographical area that now comprises Godda district used to be part of the erstwhile Santhal Pargana district. The district is still without any rail link. The nearest railway station is being Barahat. The main economic activity of the people is agriculture, and major crops are paddy, wheat and maize. Godda is mostly famous for the Rajmahal coalfield in Lalmatia. It is an integral part of Jharkhand and is known for its hills and small forests. The mine present here is an integral part of ECL coalfields and is among the biggest in whole Asia. Godda is not only a land of tribes; the local inhabitants also include the non-tribal and urban people.

The untouched Godda was a remote rural place and far away from modern technology. It came into limelight in early 80s when coal was first discovered in abundance under the Rajmahal Hills by a team of the Geological Survey of India. Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Ltd. conducted a detailed survey of the area. The Rajmahal Opencast Coal mine project was conceived. In 2006 the Indian government named Godda one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 21 districts in Jharkhand receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Program (BRGF).

Godda Administration

Gooda town is the district headquarters of the Godda District. There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Poreyahat, Godda and Mahagama. All of these are part of Godda (Lok Sabha constituency).Godda district consists of 09 Blocks. The following are the list of the Blocks in Godda distric

District Division Block Panchayat Village
Godda Basantroy 14 81
Godda Boarijor 22 290
Godda Godda 34 190
Godda Mahagama 29 241
Godda Meherma 23 127
Godda Pathatgama 18 130
Godda Poreyahat 31 189
Godda Sundar Pahari 13 214
Godda Thakur Gangti 16 136

 

Population

According to the 2011 census Godda district has a population of 13,13,551. This gives it a ranking of 372nd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 580 inhabitants per square kilometre. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.14%. Godda has a sex ratio of 938 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 56%.

District Total Population 1313551
Population Density 580
Population Increment 25%
Population Literacy 56%
Population Sex_ratio 938

 

Important Details

District Head Quarter Godda
District Administrative Division Santhal Pargana division
Lok sabha constituencies Godda (shared with Deoghar and Dumka districts)
Assembly seats 3
District STD Code 06422
Vehical Registration Code JH17
Govt. Official Website http://www.Godda.nic.in

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