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Kodarma is located in Jharkhand
Kodarma is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 24°28′N 85°36′E / 24.47°N 85.6°E / 24.47; 85.6Coordinates: 24°28′N 85°36′E / 24.47°N 85.6°E / 24.47; 85.6
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Koderma
Named for Kadram rishi
Elevation 397 m (1,302 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 24,633
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 825410
Telephone code 06534
Vehicle registration JH
Website koderma.nic.in

Kodarma (also spelt as Koderma) is a city and a notified area in Koderma district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. The district is bound on the north by the Nawada district of Bihar, on the south by Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, on the east by Giridih district of Jharkhand and on the west by the Gaya district of Bihar.


Koderma district lies in the Chhotanagpur Plateau at 397m above the sea level. The area exhibits undulating topography comprising hills, hillocks, plains and mounds. Northern part of the district is occupied by Koderma Reserve Forest. The highest peak is Debour Ghati (677 m) which is the boundary of Jharkhand and Bihar states. The section line from south to north from Jharkhand to Bihar passes through Hazaribag plateau. The rocks at the edge of this plateau have been cut deeply by innumerable streams. There are a number of rills and gullies of various type such as figure or shoe-lace gullies. Barakar River flows from west to east in the southern part of the district and supports Tilaiya Hydel project, a multipurpose dam constructed on it. Poanchkhara, Keso, Akto, Gurio, Gukhana Nadi are the main tributaries of the Barakar river. Sakri river is the main river in the northern part of the district which flows from south east to northwest. Ghggnna Naddi, Chhotanari Nadi are the tributaries of Sakri river. Mahua, Banyan, Sakhua, Palash, Peepal, Neem, Khajoor, Bamboo are the flora of the area. Fauna such as leopard, bear, pig, deer and hare are found in the forest area of Koderma Reserve forest. Koderma is surrounded by forests and many natural resources, Dhawajadhari Pahar (hill) that is dedicated to lord SHIVA and on the MAHASHIVRATRI many devotees get together to worship the GOD. Koderma district is richly endowed with natural resources. At one time, Koderma was considered as the mica capital of India. During that time, the townships of Koderma and Jhumri Tilaiya had seen the rise of several mica tycoons, including the houses of Bhadanis, Modi family including late Chottu Modi and Rajgarhias. Now, it is the fastest developing city in Jharkhand state. Koderma holds the world record in terms of holding largest deposits of Mica in the world.



Koderma is located along National Highway 31 that connects Ranchi and Patna and Koderma Giridih state highway.


Koderma railway station is on the Grand Chord railway line of East Central Railway connecting Calcutta and Delhi via Dhanbad. The railway station is actually located in adjacent Jhumri Tilaiya town and not in Koderma town which is some distance away.

Three new railway lines are being laid from Koderma railway station in three different directions:

  1. Koderma-Giridih 111 km long
  2. Koderma-Hazaribagh 79 km long (eventually to Ranchi railway junction, 200  km from Koderma via Barkakana Junction)
  3. Koderma-Tilaiya (Bihar)

The 85 km long railway line from Koderma to Kawar towards Giridih has been commissioned in Aug 2015 and a DMU passenger train has started running on this 86 KM section. This has made Koderma a grand railway junction.

The railway line to Hazaribagh has been laid.It has started from 20 Feb 2015 onwards.One Passenger Train is running Hazaribagh Town to Koderma Station.


Sadar Hospital,Koderma

Jay Prakash Hospital ,Jhumri Telaiya, Koderma

Hope Hospital ,Jhumri Telaiya, koderma


As per 2011 Census of India Kodarma Nagar Parishad had a total population of 24,633 of which 12,941 were males and 11,692 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 1,691 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 153.[1]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Kodarma had a population of 17,160. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kodarma has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 53%. In Kodarma, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Kodarma Nagar Parishad was 16,645, out of which 9,647 were males and 6,998 were females.[1]


Kodarma has over 18 banks with branches in the district. Some of the banks are State Bank of India, Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Axis Bank and Allahabad Bank. [3]


In the matter of education, koderma has been thought a backward city but in recent times many people from this district have received national recognition as doctors,engineers and other professionals. Many renowned doctors like Dr JPN Barnwal,Dr Naresh Pandit ,Dr Vikas Chandra,Dr S K Raj,Dr Arun Kumar,Dr Arun K Abodh,Dr HD Singh,Dr Akash Narayan,Dr Rajan Kumar,Dr Alok Narayan,Dr Sagarmani Seth ,Dr Ranjeet Barnwal and others work tirelessly for the people of koderma.Other Such names are Sanjay Shukla, SB Prasad, Vijay Kumar, Santosh Manav, Sanjeev Sameer. Many people from this region give much importance to education. There are several primary and high schools and degree colleges in Koderma:

There are several schools and degree colleges in Kodarma:

  • Grizzly Vidyalaya, Telaiya Dam
  • Grizzly College of education, Gumo
  • Saint Clare's School, Lokai, Koderma
  • BASUAKALA ITI, Jhumari Telaiya, Koderma
  • Jagannath Jain College established at 1960 at Lakhi Baghi
  • ram govind institute of technology
  • Jharkhand Vidhi Mahavidyalaya)[4]
  • Koderma Industrial Training Centre, Koderma
  • Jeevan Jyoti School (Lakhi Baghi)
  • Koderma High School (Koderma)
  • Project Girls High School (Koderma)
  • Adarsh Madhya Vidyalay, Telaiya
  • Kanya Madhya Vidyalay
  • Mahila Mahavidyalay, Koderma

Newspapers Offices = Khabar Mantra, Dainik Jagran, Prabhat Khabar, Hindustan, Ranchi Express, Dainik Bhaskar

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". Jharkhand – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  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. 
  3. ^ "Banks in Kodarma". bankifsccodes.co.in. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  4. ^ Template:Url=www.jharkhandvidhi.org/

Blocks of Koderma district