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