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Official Website : http://garhwa.nic.in

Headquarters : Garhwa
State: Jharkhand

Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
Total : 4093
Rural : 4053.5
Urban : 39.5

Population (Census 2011)
Population : 1322784
Rural : 1253114
Urban : 69670
Male : 683575
Female: 639209
Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males) : 935
Density (Total, Persons per sq km) : 323

Official language : Hindi, Santali

Helplines :
Mukhyamantri Jansanwad – 181
Police Helpline -100
Hospital Emergency – 102
Fire Helpline -101
Ambulance – 108
Jharsewa – 06433-223180
Mgnrega – 1800110707
Pmay – 1800-11-6446
Sbm – 1800-3456-502/1800-3456-516

Population (Census 2010) :
The current world population is 7.6 billion (As of 1st July 2018)

Click on the following link to download district statistics as per NITI Ayog website

Brief About Garhwa District

The erstwhile Garhwa Subdivision of Palamau district consisting of 8 Blocks was separated from Palamau district as an independent district “Garhwa” with effect from 1st April 1991. It is situated on Southwest corner of Palamau division, which lies between 23060’ and 24039’ north latitude and 83022’ and 84000’ east longitude.

The district is   surrounded  by river Sone in the north; Palamau district  and  area   of Chhatisgarh in the south; Palamau district in the east and Sarguja district of Chhatisgarh and Sonebhadra district of U.P. in the west.

Garhwa district is a part of Palamau Commissionery consisting of 14 blocks and two subdivisions namely Garhwa & Nagar-Untrai. At the time of creation of new district Garhwa, there were eight old blocks namely   :-

  1. Garhwa,    2. Meral,    3. Ranka,    4. Bhandariya,     5. Majhiyaon,    6. Nagar-Untrai,  7. Bhawanathpur,     and   8. Dhuraki. Later on 6 new blocks were created from old blocks on administrative ground namely         1. Dandai,           2. Chiniya,        3. Kharoundhi,        4. Ramna,        5. Ramkanda and          6. Kandi.

So presently there are 14 blocks in Garhwa district. There are 156 Gram Panchayats. 916 inhabited villages and 62 un-habited (Bechiragi) villages in this district. This district has two police sub-division named Garhwa and Nagar-Untrai. With eight police stations i.e.

1. Garhwa 2. Meral 3. Ranka  4. Bhandariya  5. Majhiyaon           6. Nagar-Untrai  7. Bhawanathpur    and   8. Dhuraki.

The district contains only one Municipal town at Garhwa head quarter. The Municipal town has a brief history. On 6th May 1924. the Garhwa Union Board was created under the village administration Act of 1922. when it become Union Board. Its board consisted of five elected and two nominated members and they worked under part-IV of the above-mentioned Act. The Union Board administered the function of Conservancy and sanitation including drainage of local area, street lighting and the prevention of public nuisance there in. On 9th August 1957 Garhwa Union   Board was abolished  and in  its place  a Notified  Area Committee  was established by the Government Notification no. 6991-L.S.G., dated 14th June 1957. The N.A.C. area consisted of there villages: Garhwa (Thana No.- 339), Tandawa (Thana No. 338), Sahijana (Thana No. 345), Dipawa (Thana No. 341), Nagawa (Thana No. 340). Pipara Kala (Thana No. 342), Unchari (Thana No-241) and Sonpurawa (Thana No- 242), Later on this N.A.C. got the status of Municipality. It has been working as Municipality since 15 August 1972.

Natural Formation
The average elevation of Garhwa district in about 1200 feet above the mean sea level. The hills in the district are widely scattered. There are also low land in Northern and Western part of the district which is suitable for agricultural purposes. The hill which is called Gulgulpath –3819 ft. is said to be second highest peak in Jharkhand or joint Bihar after Paras Nath situated in Bhandriya Block of the district. A village Saruat situated on hill Gulgulpath is well worth a visit by the hikers. The village is occupied mostly by Korwas, a tribal people.

River System
The general line of drainage is from south to north towards the river Koyal and Sone. Koyal forms the eastern boundary and Sone forms northern boundary of the district. There are also a host of smaller streams, most of which are from mountain currents with rock stream beds. Other important rivers of the district are Danro, Sarsatiya, Tahale, Annaraj, Urea, Bai Banki, Bellaiti, Pando, Biraha, and Sapahi. Other notable river is Kanhar which forms south eastern boundary of the district for about 80 K.M. Due to its Geographical formation Garhwa district is rich in water resources.

Demographic profile
The Garhwa district is primarily rural and most of the population resides in villages. Tribal population of the district still lives in forest tract. The speed of urbanization has been extremely slow due to rural economy based on agriculture. Total population of the district as per 1991 census was 801239. In 2001 census the population of the district has been recorded 1034151. In 2001 census the rural population was recorded 991492 as against the urban population of 42659. In urban population Garhwa municipality has recorded 36708 and sinduria CT (bhawanathpur) has been recorded 5951 souls. Form previous census 1991 to present census 2001, the rate of urban growth to this district had been 53.72 percent. Which is second highest in Jharkhand state after godda district. The percentage of decadal growth (1991-2001) of the Garhwa district is 29.05, which is highest in the Jharkhand state. Out of total population of the district, scheduled cast consist 26.32% and scheduled tribe consist 19.91%.

The sex ratio is adverse for females in Garhwa like other district of Jharkhand. Garhwa has a sex ratio of 935:1000. In rural area it is 938 female against 1000 male and in urban areas 864 female against 1000 male.