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Hesla is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 24°04′N 85°53′E / 24.07°N 85.88°E / 24.07; 85.88Coordinates: 24°04′N 85°53′E / 24.07°N 85.88°E / 24.07; 85.88
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Giridih
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,860
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Hesla is a census town in Giridih district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Hesla is located at 24°04′N 85°53′E / 24.07°N 85.88°E / 24.07; 85.88.[1] It has an average elevation of 365 metres (1197 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Hesla had a population of 5,860. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Hesla has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 73%. In Hesla, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Hesla High School is located at one of the Gram panchayats (Hesla) in Bagodar block of Giridih district of Jharkhand state of India. This school was started at the time (1984) when education in rural areas was not accessible to all who wished to study. Only one middle school was at Hesla so studying further was a nightmare and the only people who were able to study who were those who could afford to go to cities. There used not to be any high school at almost the radius of 15 kilometers, and students used to come on their bicycles or by walking to the school, it helped the girls to study further and was a great contribution to the growth of India.

98% of the populations of Hesla and near villages are dependent on farming and that is their only source of income. In the year 2000 at this school the fee was only 25 RS/month and as of 2012 when inflation is on peak, the monthly fee for a student is not more than 40–45 RS, that is RS 1.73 Rupees/day/student.

There are around 500 students currently studying, where there are 9 teachers who are highly qualified and experienced since they all have got almost 20–25 years of teaching experience. The school management consists of some of the most respected and educated members of the village and due to their endless effort, the school has got some of its seven classrooms provided by local politicians. Now the school which was started under a mango tree has a roof over the students' heads due to the collaborative effort of some of the teachers and principals who donated their livesfor this school, committee members who supported during all the bad days, villages who donated their land for the school, and parents who supported this education system by encouraging their children to go to school and doing farming simultaneously.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hesla
  2. ^ "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.