Lohardaga district profile
Lohardaga (area: 190.82 sq km) is one of the districts covered by PACS in Jharkhand. The district was created out of a portion of Ranchi district, in 1983. It is located in the southwest of Jharkhand, in the tribal belt of the Chota Nagpur Plateau.
The district is divided into five development blocks: Kuru, Kisko, Senha, Bhandra and Lohardaga. Lohardaga is the district headquarters.
Lohardaga has two broad physical divisions: a hilly tract and a plateau region. The hilly tract extends to the west and northwestern parts of the district. It is covered mainly with sal forests. The plateau area is part of the Gumla Plateau. This region has a number of small hill blocks covered with forests.
Main rivers are the South Koyel, Shankh, Nandni, Chaupat and Fulijhar. No national highway passes through the district; Lohardaga town is located on the state highway between Ranchi and Rourkela.
Around 55% of the population of this district belongs to the scheduled tribes. Muslims constitute 20% of the population.
|Children (0 to 4 years)||47,741|
|Decadal growth (1991-2001)||26.14%|
|Sex ratio (females per 1,000 males)||976|
|Household size (per household)||6|
|SC population||12,811 (3.51%)|
|ST population||203,053 (55.70%)|
|3||Religious groups (largest three)|
|4||Important towns (largest three)|
|5||Amenities in villages|
|Total inhabited villages||352|
|Safe drinking water||351|
|Paved approach road||99|
|Pregnant women* who received at least three or more antenatal checkups||29.4%|
|Pregnant women* who received at least one TT injection||63.8%|
|Women* who had institutional delivery||20.9%|
|Children aged 12-23 months who were fully immunised**||81.5%|
|Children aged 12-23 months who received at least one dose of Vitamin A||84.7%|
|7||Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme|
|Households issued job cards#||69,301|
|Cumulative person days employment generated#||799,845|
|Households completed 100 days employment#||464|
Our CSO partners in Lohardaga:
*Women aged 15-49 who had their last live/still birth after December 31, 2003
** BCG, three injections of DPT, three doses of polio (excluding Polio 0) and measles
# As on September 3, 2010
Indicator groups 1-5: Census of India 2001http://www.censusindia.gov.in/Dist_File/datasheet-2015.pdf
Indicator group 6: Tables 4.6, 4.9 and 5.7 in District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3), 2007-08: India. Jharkhand. International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, 2010; funded by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Indicator group 7: State-wise NREGA Implementation Status Report in http://nrega.nic.in viewed September 3, 2010