Maithon

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Maithon
Census Town
Maithon is located in Jharkhand
Maithon
Maithon
Location in Jharkhand, India
Maithon is located in India
Maithon
Maithon
Maithon (India)
Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°49′E / 23.78°N 86.81°E / 23.78; 86.81Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°49′E / 23.78°N 86.81°E / 23.78; 86.81
Country India
StateJharkhand
DistrictDhanbad
CD blockNirsa
Population
(2011)
 • Total18,830
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
828207
828207
Vehicle registrationJH
Lok Sabha constituencyDhanbad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyNirsa
Websitedhanbad.nic.in

Maithon is a census town in Nirsa CD Block in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is situated on the banks of river Barakar

Etymology[edit]

The name has been derived from Maithan or Mai-Ka-Than (Hindi) or Ma-Er-Than (Bengali), the "than" being an apa-bhransha or a local pronunciation of Sanskrit/Bengali "Sthan" for "place". The place of Mai or Ma or mother, refers to Goddess Durga or Ma Kalyaneswari of the famous Kalyaneswari temple nearby.

Maithon Dam[edit]

Sunset at Maithon

Maithon Dam, of the Damodar Valley Corporation, constitutes one of the most accomplished and successful river valley projects of India, which was a part of the First Five Year Plan after India's independence. The Damodar Valley region, which Maithon forms a part of, is often hailed as the Ruhr Valley of India.

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Maithon had a population of 18,830, of which 9,942 were males and 8,888 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 2,830 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 1,128.[1]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Maithon had a population of 19,728. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Maithon has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 67%. In Maithon, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Maithon was 14,611 out of which 8,225 were males and 6,386 were females.[1]

Culture[edit]

The Kalyaneshwari temple 6 km away from the Maithon dam is considered to be the seat to a very powerful deity, Ma Kalyaneshwari. The temple was erected in the early 1900s .

Education[edit]

Civil Services Institute Maithon

Schools[edit]

College[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 21 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.

External links[edit]

Maithon travel guide from Wikivoyage