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.

No Indicator Data
1 Population
  Persons 364,521
  Male 184,507
  Female 180,014
  Children (0 to 4 years) 47,741
  Decadal growth (1991-2001) 26.14%
  Rural 318,325 (87.33%)
  Urban 46,196 (12.67%)
  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%)
2 Literacy rate
  Persons 53.58
  Male 67.28
  Female 39.64
3 Religious groups (largest three)
  Others 172,064
  Hindus 104,089
  Muslims 73,316
4 Important towns (largest three)
  Lohardaga 46,196
5 Amenities in villages
  Total inhabited villages 352
  Villages with:  
  Safe drinking water 351
  Electricity (domestic) 42
  Primary schools 254
  Medical facility 69
  Paved approach road 99
6 Health
  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


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*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

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