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Neighbourhood in Dhanbad
Godhar is located in Jharkhand
Godhar is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, 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
State Jharkhand
District Dhanbad
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,544
 • Official Hindi, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JH
Website dhanbad.nic.in

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


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]


As of 2001 India census,[4] 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.


Collieries functioning in the Kusunda Area of BCCL are: Basuriya, East Basuriya, Gondidih, Khas Kusunda, Kusunda, Industry, Godhur and Dhansar.[5]

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).[6]


  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. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Dhanbad - Coal Capital of India". List of Coal Mines in Dhanbad. Jharkhand Government. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Bharat Coking Coal Limited". Kusunda Area. BCCL. Retrieved 25 October 2017.