Bagodar (community development block)

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Community development block
Bagodar is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Bagodar is located in India
Bagodar (India)
Coordinates: 24°5′0″N 85°52′0″E / 24.08333°N 85.86667°E / 24.08333; 85.86667Coordinates: 24°5′0″N 85°52′0″E / 24.08333°N 85.86667°E / 24.08333; 85.86667
Country India
 • TypeRepresentative democracy
 • Total287.49 km2 (111.00 sq mi)
356 m (1,168 ft)
 • Total158,094
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
825322 (Bagodar)
Telephone/STD code06557
Vehicle registrationJH 11
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest cityHazaribag, Giridih, Dhanbad
Lok Sabha constituencyKodarma
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBagodar

Bagodar is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Bagodar-Saria subdivision of Giridih district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Giridih is a plateau region; the western portion of the district is part of a larger central plateau. The rest of the district is a lower plateau, a flat table land with an elevation of about 1,300 feet. At the edges, the ghats drop to about 700 feet; the Pareshnath Hills or Shikharji rises to a height of 4,480 feet in the south-eastern part of the district. The district is thickly forested. Amongst the natural resources, it has coal and mica.[1][2] Inaugurating the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in 2016, Raghubar Das, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, had indicated that there were 23 lakh BPL families in Jharkhand.[3] There was a plan to bring the BPL proportion in the total population down to 35%.[4]

Maoist activities[edit]

Jharkhand is one of the states affected by Maoist activities; as of 2012, Giridih was one of the 14 highly affected districts in the state.[5]As of 2016, Giridih was identified as one of the 13 focus areas by the state police to check Maoist activities.[6] In 2017, the Moists, in Giridih district, have torched more than 50 vehicles engaged in road construction or carrying goods.[7]


Bagodar is located at 24°5′0″N 85°52′0″E / 24.08333°N 85.86667°E / 24.08333; 85.86667 at an elevation of 356 m from mean sea level (MSL).[8]

Bagodar CD Block is bounded by Suriya CD Block on the north, Dumri CD Block on the east, Bishnugarh CD Block, in Hazaribagh district, on the south and Barkatha CD Block, in Hazaribagh district, on the west.[9][10]

Bagodar CD Block has an area of 287.49 km2. It has 22 gram panchayats, 63 inhabited villages. Bagodar police station serves this block.[11] Headquarters of this CD Block is at Bagodar. 32.32% of the area has forest cover.[9][12]

The Jamunia River originates near Bishungarh, it runs near the Grand Trunk Road from around Bagodar to past Dumri.[13][14]

Tapovan - hot water source in Jamunia River

Gram panchayats in Bagodar CD Block are: Dharguli, Kudar, Atka (E), Atka (W), Adwara, Mandro, Dewradih, Donaldo, Jarmune (W), Jarmune (E), Bagodardih (W), Bagodardih (E), Hesla, Trila, Oura, Beko (W), Beko (E), Kushmarja, Pokariya, Khetko, Algdiha and Choudhay Bandh.[12]



As per the 2011 Census of India Bagodar CD Block had a total population of 158,094, all of which were rural. There were 80,722 (51%) males and 77,372 (49%) females. Population below 6 years was 28,182. Scheduled Castes numbered 16,360 (10.35%) and Scheduled Tribes numbered 3,798 (2.40%).[15]

Large villages (with 4,000+ population) in Bagodar CD Block are (2011 census figures in brackets): Bagodar (9,934), Dharguli (4,293), Mundro (4,435), Beko (15,727), Kusmarja (4,063), Hesla (5,965), Jarmune (15,269), Antkadih (13,924), Tirla (4,631) and Khetko (6,610). There is no census town in Bagodar CD Block.[15]


As of 2011 census the total number of literates in Bagodar CD Block was 83,704 (64.43% of the population over 6 years) out of which males numbered 52,368 (67.68% of the male population over 6 years) and females numbered 31,336 (49.02% of the female population over 6 years). The gender disparity (the difference between female and male literacy rates) was 32.54%.[15]

As of 2011 census, literacy in Giridih district was 63.14% [16] Literacy in Jharkhand was 66.41% in 2011.[16] Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[17]

See also – List of Jharkhand districts ranked by literacy rate


Hindi is the official language in Jharkhand and Urdu has been declared as an additional official language.[18] Jharkhand legislature had passed a bill according the status of a second official language to several languages in 2011 but the same was turned down by the Governor.[19][20][21]

The three most populous mother-tongues (spoken language which is medium of conversation with the mother of children), as per data available from 2001 census in a Note on mother-tongue of earlier census, published in District Census Handbook Giridih, 2011, were: Khortha, Hindi and Urdu.[22]

Numerically, five important languages spoken by scheduled tribes in the district were: Santali, Kol, Mahli, Kora, Muddi-Kora and Munda, Munda Patar.[22]

As per the 2001 census, major languages spoken in Jharkhand (with 2001 census percentages in brackets): Hindi (57.56%), Santali (10.69%), Bengali (9.68%), Urdu (8.63%), Kurukh (3.20%), Mundari (3.19%), Ho (2.90%) and Odia (1.74%).[18] According to a survey, Khortha is the dominant mother-tongue in North Chotanagpur Division.[23]



in Bagodar CD Block

  Cultivators (37.42%)
  Agricultural labourers (37.74%)
  Household industries (3.08%)
  Other Workers (21.76%)

In Bagodar CD Block in 2011, amongst the class of total workers, cultivators numbered 25,008 and formed 37.42%, agricultural labourers numbered 25,224 and formed 37.74%, household industry workers numbered 2,059 and formed 3.08% and other workers numbered 14,540 and formed 21.76%. Total workers numbered 66,831 and formed 42.27% of the total population, and non-workers numbered 91,263 and formed 57.73% of the population.[24]

Note: In the census records a person is considered a cultivator, if the person is engaged in cultivation/ supervision of land owned. When a person who works on another person's land for wages in cash or kind or share, is regarded as an agricultural labourer. Household industry is defined as an industry conducted by one or more members of the family within the household or village, and one that does not qualify for registration as a factory under the Factories Act. Other workers are persons engaged in some economic activity other than cultivators, agricultural labourers and household workers, it includes factory, mining, plantation, transport and office workers, those engaged in business and commerce, teachers, entertainment artistes and so on.[25]


There are 63 inhabited villages in Bagodar CD Block. In 2011, 50 villages had power supply. 6 villages had tap water (treated/ untreated), 62 villages had well water (covered/ uncovered), 61 villages had hand pumps, and all villages had drinking water facility. 22 villages had post offices, 13 villages had a sub post office, 9 villages had telephones (land lines) and 21 villages had mobile phone coverage. 63 villages had pucca (paved) village roads, 9 villages had bus service (public/ private), 10 villages had autos/ modified autos, and 14 villages had tractors. 8 villages had bank branches, 3 villages had agricultural credit societies, 2 villages had cinema/ video halls, 2 villages had public library and public reading rooms. 24 villages had public distribution system, 13 villages had weekly haat (market) and 25 villages had assembly polling stations.[26]


Hills occupy a large portion of Giridih district; the soil is generally rocky and sandy and that helps jungles and bushes to grow. The forest area, forming a large portion of total area, in the district is evenly distributed all over; some areas near the rivers have alluvial soil. In Bagodar CD Block, the percentage of cultivable area to total area is 47.51%. It is the highest amongst all CD Blocks in the district; the percentage of cultivable area to the total area for the district, as a whole, is 27.04%. Irrigation is inadequate; the percentage of irrigated area to cultivable area in Bagodar CD Block is 1.76%, the lowest amongst all CD Blocks in the district. May to October is the Kharif season, followed by the Rabi season. Rice, sown in 50% of the gross sown area, is the main crop in the district. Other important crops grown are: maize, wheat, sugar cane, pulses and vegetables.[27]

Mica and coal mines[edit]

Mica and coal are mined in Bagodar CD Block.[12]

Backward Regions Grant Fund[edit]

Giridih district is listed as a backward region and receives financial support from the Backward Regions Grant Fund; the fund created by the Government of India is designed to redress regional imbalances in development. As of 2012, 272 districts across the country were listed under this scheme; the list includes 21 districts of Jharkhand.[28][29]


NH 19 (old numbering NH 2)/ Grand Trunk Road and the Hazaribag town-Hazaribagh Road railway station road passes through this CD Block.[30][31]

The Asansol-Gaya section, passes through this block. There are stations at Chichaki and Chaudhurybandh.[32]


In 2011, amongst the 63 inhabited villages in Bagodar CD Block, 3 villages had no primary school, 39 villages had one primary school and 21 villages had more than one primary school. 33 villages had at least one primary school and one middle school. 11 villages had at least one middle school and one secondary school. Bagodar CD Block had 2 senior secondary schools.[33]


In 2011, amongst the 63 inhabited villages in Bagodar CD Block, 1 village had community health centre, 6 villages had primary health centres, 11 villages had primary health sub-centres, 2 villages had maternity and child welfare centres, 1 village had TB Clinic, 1 village had allopathic hospital, 1 village had a dispensary, 1 village had a veterinary hospital, 6 villages had medicine shops and 29 villages had no medical facilities.[34]


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