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As of 2001[update] India census, Dongar Parasia (Parasia), the biggest division and tehsil of Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh, had a population of 37,876. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Dongar Parasia has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78% and female literacy is 64%. In Dongar Parasia, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Parasia has primary and secondary schools and colleges. There is also a library named EKLAVYA which contains about 20,000 books.
Places to Visit
There are many tourist attractions close to Parasia, where people visiting the town can go revel in the nature. The important spots are Kosmi (Shri Hanuman Mandir), Tamia - a point from where you can view over 100 sq km of forest with naked eyes, Devrani Dai - a drive through pristine forest and fields.
Parasia is known as the "Coal Mines Belt". There were 24 mines in this area, of which 20 are still working. The principal ones are Eklahara Mines, Burkuhi Mines, Chandametta Mines, Newton Mines, Donger Chikhali Mines, Mahadev Puri Mines. Ravanwara Mines, Ravanwara Khash, Vishnu Puri No. 11, Vishnu Puri No. 12, Chhinda Mines, Setiya Mines, Shivpuri Mines, Shivpuri Mines, Jhhury Mines, Mathani Mines, Thisgora Mines, Nahariya Mines, Pench Mines, and Urdhan Project.
Parasia has the head office of Pench Area, Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) — one of the eight subsidiary companies of Coal India Limited (CIL) which is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Coal. The company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.