|Community development block|
|• Type||Community development block|
|• Total||195.3 km2 (75.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||247 m (810 ft)|
|• Density||460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, Santali|
|• Total literates||50,366 (65.33%)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Giridih|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Gomia ?|
Kasmar 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,
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The origin of the famous 'Garga' river of Bokaro is from 'Kalaundi Baandh' of Kasmar. The history of the name Kasmar and Garga is as follows : The famous Garg Rishi (saint) used to stay here in his Ashrama. And the river Garga was originated by himself with the grace of god. It was the time when the whole country was fed up of the oppression of the notorious king Kansa (maternal uncle of Shri Krishna, a Hindu deity) of Mathura during the time of Mahabharata war. So the great Maharishi Garg decided to perform sacrifice yajna in order to kill Kansa. Due to that the name of the place became Kansmar (to kill 'Kansa'). But as the time passed the name of the place became 'Kasmar' from 'Kansmar'.
Kasmar is located at .
Kasmar CD Block has an area of 195.3 km2 and has 15 panchayats and 68 villages.
As per 2011 Census of India, Kasmar CD Block had a total population of 89,974, all of which were rural. There were 45,947 males and 44,027 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 9,817 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 13,543. Population below 6 years was 12,883.
Farming is the main occupation of the people of this area. A large amount of land is un-irrigated and hence fully depends on Monsoon and rainwater throughout the year. Many farmers however irrigate their fields by using water from well or ponds nearby.
Kasmar village had a population of 2,867 in 2011.
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