Meru is a census town in Hazaribagh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is located on the Hazaribagh- Bagodar road (National Highway 100).
It is located at 24°1′46″N 85°27′26″E / 24.02944°N 85.45722°E.
As of 2001census, Meru had a population of 8,547. Males constitute 66% of the population and females 34%. Meru has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 55%. In Meru, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
BSF Centre 
Meru has a BSF training centre and school for advance training of counter insurgency, counter terrorism and bomb disposal.
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