Godhar

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Godhar
Neighbourhood in Dhanbad
Godhar is located in Jharkhand
Godhar
Godhar
Location in Jharkhand, India
Godhar is located in India
Godhar
Godhar
Godhar (India)
Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°23′E / 23.78°N 86.39°E / 23.78; 86.39Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°23′E / 23.78°N 86.39°E / 23.78; 86.39
Country India
StateJharkhand
DistrictDhanbad
Population
 (2001)
 • Total9,544
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJH
Websitedhanbad.nic.in

Godhar (also spelled Godhur) is a neighbourhood in Dhanbad in Dhanbad Sadar subdivision of Dhanbad district in Jharkhand state, India.

Geography[edit]

Cities, towns and locations in the central portion of Dhanbad Sadar subdivision in Dhanbad district
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: Census Town, N: Neighbourhood, R: Rural/ Urban centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location[edit]

Godhar is located at 23°47′N 86°23′E / 23.78°N 86.39°E / 23.78; 86.39.

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the area. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

The earlier census town was combined with other urban units to form Dhanbad Municipal Corporation in 2006.[1][2]

Godhar is part of Ward No. 10 of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation.[3]

Overview[edit]

The region shown in the map is a part of the undulating uplands bustling with coalmines in the lowest rung of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The entire area shown in the map is under Dhanbad Municipal Corporation, except Belgaria which is under Baliapur (community development block). The places in the DMC area are marked as neighbourhoods. The DMC area shown in the map is around the core area of Dhanbad city. Another major area of DMC is shown in the map of the southern portion of the district. A small stretch of DMC, extending up to Katras is shown in the map of the western portion. The region is fully urbanised. Jharia (community development block) has been merged into DMC. Three operational areas of BCCL operate fully within the region – Sijua Area, Kusunda Area and Bastacola Area.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[10] Godhar had a population of 9,544. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Godhar has an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 39%. In Godhar, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Collieries functioning in the Kusunda Area of BCCL are: Basuriya, East Basuriya, Gondidih, Khas Kusunda, Kusunda, Industry, Godhur and Dhansar.[11]

Rawani Basti in the Godhar colliery area, is affected by uncontrollable subsidence and is part of the rehabilitation programme of the Jharia Master Plan. Other nearby areas included in the same rehabilitation programme are: Gwalapatti, 1 no. basti (Basuria colliery), Surender Colony (Gondudih colliery), West Ena (Industry colliery), Office Colony (Khas Kusunda colliery) and Kusunda Village (Kusunda colliery). Amongst those included in the second phase of the rehabilitation programme are:East Godhur Colony (Dhansar colliery), 3 pit area, Belderbasti (Godhar colliery).[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dhanbad Municipal Corporation". DMC. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Dhanbad Dsitrict Map". Physical Map of Dhanbad. Jharkhand Government. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Dhanbad Municipal Corporation". प्रादेशिक निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों की सूची (in Hindi). Jharkhand Government. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook Dhanbad" (PDF). Series 21, Part XIIA, pages 4-5, 5-6, 8. Directorate of Census Operations, Jharkhand. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. ^ "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Area". Bharat Coking Coal Limited. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Dhanbad Municipal Corporation". DMC. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Dhanbad Dsitrict Map". Physical Map of Dhanbad. Jharkhand Government. Archived from the original on 5 October 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Dhanbad Municipal Corporation". प्रादेशिक निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों की सूची (in Hindi). Jharkhand Government. Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Dhanbad - Coal Capital of India". List of Coal Mines in Dhanbad. Jharkhand Government. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Bharat Coking Coal Limited". Kusunda Area. BCCL. Retrieved 25 October 2017.