Kasmar block

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Kasmar
Community development block
Kasmar is located in Jharkhand
Kasmar
Kasmar
Location in Jharkhand, India
Kasmar is located in India
Kasmar
Kasmar
Kasmar (India)
Coordinates: 23°36′44″N 85°56′6″E / 23.61222°N 85.93500°E / 23.61222; 85.93500Coordinates: 23°36′44″N 85°56′6″E / 23.61222°N 85.93500°E / 23.61222; 85.93500
Country India
StateJharkhand
DistrictBokaro
Government
 • TypeRepresentative democracy
Area
 • Total195.29 km2 (75.40 sq mi)
Elevation
247 m (810 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total89,974
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates50,366 (65.33%)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
827302 (Kasmar)
Telephone/STD code06549
Vehicle registrationJH-09
Lok Sabha constituencyGiridih
Vidhan Sabha constituencyGomia
Websitebokaro.nic.in
CD Block

Kasmar is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Bermo subdivision of Bokaro district, Jharkhand state, India.

Overview[edit]

Bokaro district, a part of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, has undulating surface with the altitude varying between 200 and 282 m. Topographically, the entire area is divided into three parts – the Bokaro uplands in the west, the Bokaro-Chas uplands in the middle and Barakar basin in the east; the general slope of the region is from the west to the east. The main rivers are the Damodar, Garga, Parga, Konar and Gobei; the district, covered with hills and forests, is a mining-industrial area. With the construction of the gigantic Bokaro Steel Plant in the nineteen sixties, it has become the focal point of this district.[1][2]

Maoist activities[edit]

Jharkhand is one of the states affected by Maoist activities; as of 2012, Bokaro was one of the 14 highly affected districts in the state.[3]As of 2016, Bokaro was identified as one of the 13 focus areas by the state police to check Maoist activities.[4]

Geography[edit]

Kasmar is located at 23°36′44″N 85°56′6″E / 23.61222°N 85.93500°E / 23.61222; 85.93500.[5]

Kasmar CD Block is bounded by Petarwar CD Block on the west and the north, Jaridih CD Block on the east, and Gola CD Blocks, in Ramgarh district, and Joypur CD Blockd, in Purulia district of West Bengal, on the south.[6][7]

Kasmar CD Block has an area of 195.29 km2.[8] It has 15 gram panchayats and 68 villages.[9][10] Kasmar police station is located in this CD Block.[11] Headquarters of this CD Block is at Kasmar.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

As per the 2011 Census of India Kasmar CD Block had a total population of 89.974, all of which were rural. There were 45,947 (51%) males and 44,027 (49%) females. Population below 6 years was 12,883. Scheduled Castes numbered 9,817 (10.91%) and Scheduled Tribes numbered 13,543 (15.05%).[10]

Large villages (with 4,000+ population) in Kasmar CD Block are (2011 census figures in brackets): Garri (4,184), Manjura (5,503) and Madhukarpur (4,563).[10]

Other villages in Kasmar CD Block include (2011 census figure in brackets): Kasmar (2,867) and Khairachatar (2,363).[10]

Literacy[edit]

As of 2011 census the total number of literates in Kasmar CD Block was 50,366 (65.33% of the population over 6 years) out of which males numbered 30,343 (77.30% of the male population over 6 years) and females numbered 20,023 (52.92% of the female population over 6 years). The gender disparity (the difference between female and male literacy rates) was 24.39%.[10]

As of 2011 census, literacy in Bokaro district was 73.48% ,[12] Literacy in Jharkhand was 66.41% in 2011. [13] Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[14]

See also – List of Jharkhand districts ranked by literacy rate


Language[edit]

Hindi is the official language in Jharkhand and Urdu has been declared as an additional official language.[15] 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.[16][17][18]

In the 2001 census, the three most populous mother tongues (spoken language/ medium of communication between a mother and her children) in Bokaro district were (with percentage of total population in brackets): Khortha (41.08%), Hindi (17.05%) and Santali (10.78%). In the 2011 census, scheduled tribes constituted 12.40% of the total population of the district. The five most populous mother tongues were (with percentage of ST population in brackets): Santali (70.12%), Munda (17.05%), Oraon (5.90%), Karmali (4.23%) and Mahli (3.23%).[19]

Economy[edit]

Livelihood[edit]

Livelihood
in Kasmar CD Block

  Cultivators (30.91%)
  Agricultural labourers (42.08%)
  Household industries (3.02%)
  Other Workers (23.98%)

In Kasmar CD Block in 2011, amongst the class of total workers, cultivators numbered 12,256 and formed 30.91%, agricultural labourers numbered 16,687 and formed 42.08%, household industry workers numbered 1,199 and formed 3.02% and other workers numbered 9,510 and formed 23.98%. Total workers numbered 50,322 and formed 44.07% of the total population, and non-workers numbered 75,008 and formed 55.93% of the population.[20]

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.[21]

Infrastructure[edit]

There are 66 inhabited villages in Kasmar CD Block. In 2011, 52 villages had power supply. 5 villages had tap water (treated/ untreated), 66 villages had well water (covered/ uncovered), 65 villages had hand pumps, and all villages had drinking water facility. 10 villages had post offices, 9 villages had sub post offices, 7 village had telephone (land line) and 37 villages had mobile phone coverage. 66 villages had pucca (hard top) village roads, 5 villages had bus service (public/ private), 1 villages had autos/ modified autos, and 30 villages had tractors. 5 villages had banks branches, no village had an agricultural credit society, no village had cinema/ video hall, 1 village had public library and public reading room. 25 villages had public distribution system, 5 villages had weekly haat (market) and 31 villages had assembly polling stations.[22]

Agriculture[edit]

The average annual rainfall in Bokaro district is 1291.2 mm. The soil is generally laterite and sandy. 39.21% of the total area is under agriculture. It is generally a single monsoon-dependent crop. 9.90% of the cultivable land is under horticulture. Rice and maize are the main crops. Bajara, wheat, pulses and vegetables are also grown.[1]

Backward Regions Grant Fund[edit]

Bokaro 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.[23][24]

Education[edit]

In 2011, amongst the 66 inhabited villages in Kasmar CD Block, 2 villages had no primary school, 45 villages had one primary school and 19 villages had more than one primary school. 38 villages had at least one primary school and one middle school. 11 villages had at least one middle school and one secondary school. Kasmar CD Block had 10 senior secondary schools and 2 degree colleges.[25]

Healthcare[edit]

In 2011, amongst the 66 inhabited villages in Kasmar CD Block, 6 villages had primary health centres, 21 villages had primary health sub-centres, 2 villages had maternity and child welfare centres, 1 village had an allopathic hospital, 4 villages had dispensaries, 7 villages had medicine shops and 36 villages had no medical facilities.[26]

References[edit]

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