Bermo block

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Community development block
Bermo is located in Jharkhand
Bermo is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°46′49″N 85°57′41″E / 23.78028°N 85.96139°E / 23.78028; 85.96139Coordinates: 23°46′49″N 85°57′41″E / 23.78028°N 85.96139°E / 23.78028; 85.96139
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Bokaro
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 165.7 km2 (64.0 sq mi)
Elevation 214 m (702 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 100,599
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 69,543 (79.04%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 829104 (Bermo)
Telephone/STD code 06549
Vehicle registration JH 09
Lok Sabha constituency Giridih
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bermo
CD Block

Bermo is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Bermo subdivision of Bokaro district, Jharkhand state, India. It is located 30 km from Bokaro Steel City the district headquarters.


Bermo is located at 23°46′49″N 85°57′41″E / 23.78028°N 85.96139°E / 23.78028; 85.96139.[1]

Bermo CD Block has an area of 165.7 km2 and has 19 panchayats and 10 villages.[2]

Konar River passes Gomia to receive the waters of the Bokaro River, shortly before it joins the Damodar River near Jaridih Bazar in Bokaro district.[3]


As of 2011 Census of India, Bermo CD Block had a total population of 100,599, of which 4,222 were rural and 96,377 were urban. There were 52,481 males and 48,118 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 14,693 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 6,538. Population below 6 years was 12,616.[4]

Bermo CD Block has several census towns (2011 population figure in brackets): Bokaro (39,305), Kurpania (7,789), Bermo (17,401) and Jaridih Bazar (31,882).[4]Phusro Urban Agglomeration is composed of Phusro (Nagar Parishad), Bermo (Census Town), Jaridih Bazar (CT), Bokaro (CT) and Kurpania (CT).[5]

Hindi is the local language in the Bermo area.[6]


As of 2011 census, the total number of literates in Bermo CD Block was 69,543 (79.04% of the population above 6 years) out of which 39,976 were males and 29,567 were females.[4]

As of 2011 census, literacy in Bokaro district was 72.01[7]Literacy in Jharkhand (for population over 7 years) was 66.41% in 2011. [8]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[9]


Coal mining[edit]

Bokaro and Kargali area of Central Coalfields Limited operates the following projects in East Bokaro Coalfield among others in Bokaro district: Bokaro open cast, Karagli OC, Kargali underground, Karo OC, Karo UG, Karo Spl. UG, Khas Mahal OC, Khas Mahal UG and Kargali Washery. Dhori area of CCL operates: Amlo OC, Dhori OC, Selected Dhori Quarry No.I OC, Selected Dhori Quarry No. III OC, New Selected Dhori UG and Dhori Khas UG.[10]

Power stations[edit]

Bokaro Thermal Power Station ‘A’ was the first thermal power station of DVC. It had three units of 45 MW each supplied by GE, USA in 1953, and one unit of 40 MW supplied by MAN, Germany in 1960. All the four were decommissioned in 2000.[11]As of 2015, a new 500 MW unit is under construction.

Bokaro Thermal Power Station B of DVC has three uints of 210 MW each. These came up in 1987, 1991 and 1994.[12]


Bermo is considered to be one of the political hubs of Jharkhand. There are a number of political activities taking place in the Bermo Block. This is the working place of many of the political leaders like Lt. Bindeshwari Singh, Lt. Bindeswari Dubey (Ex. C.M.), Lt. Phulena Prasad Verma, Lt. Ramadhar Singh, Lt. Santan Singh, Lt. Ramdas singh, Lt. Ram Padarat Pandey, Lt. Raghuvansh Sahay, Rajendra Pd. Singh, Rabindra Kr. Pandey, Vikram Singh and others.


The Gomoh-Barkakhana line serves Bermo Block.[13]


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  2. ^ "District Profile". Block wise statictical information. Bokaro district administration. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Lister, Edward (October 2009). Hazaribagh. BiblioBazaar. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-115-79277-6. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Provisional population totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomerations haing population above 1 lakh and above, Census 2011. Government of India. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bermo". OneFiveNine. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Jharkhand Profile" (PDF). Census Info India 2011 – Final population totals. Census Commissioner, Government of India. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Literacy in India". Census 2011. Census population 2015 data. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Areas". CCL. Archived from the original on 26 October 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Bokaro 'A' Coal Power Station". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Damodar Valley Corporation". Generating Units. DVC. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Dhanbad Division – a Historical Perspective" (PDF). Indian Railways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.