Mayurhand Block

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Community development block
Mayurhand is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Mayurhand is located in India
Mayurhand (India)
Coordinates: 24°17′35″N 85°14′33″E / 24.29306°N 85.24250°E / 24.29306; 85.24250Coordinates: 24°17′35″N 85°14′33″E / 24.29306°N 85.24250°E / 24.29306; 85.24250
Country India
 • TypeCommunity development block
 • Total133.28 km2 (51.46 sq mi)
Elevation386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total58,925
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone/STD code06547 (Itkhori)
Vehicle registrationJH 13
Lok Sabha constituencyChatra
Vidhan Sabha constituencyChatra
CD Block

Mayurhand is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Chatra subdivision of Chatra district, Jharkhand state, India.


Chatra district forms a part of the Upper Hazaribagh Plateau, Lower Hazaribagh Plateau and northern scarp. Located at an elevation of about 450 metres (1,476 ft), the general slope of the district is from north to south. Red laterite acidic soil predominates in an area that is primarily dependent upon rain-fed agriculture. Around 60% of the district is covered with forests. The district has a population density of 275 persons per sq km. Around two-thirds of the families in the district live below poverty line.[1] In the extreme south of the district some portions of Tandwa CD Block are part of North Karanpura Coalfield.[2]

Maoist activities[edit]

Jharkhand is one of the states affected by Maoist activities. As of 2012, Chatra was one of the 14 highly affected districts in the state. 5 persons were killed in Chatra district in 2012, but Maoist activities, such as arms training camps and organisation of ‘Jan Adalats’ (kangaroo courts) were on the decline.[3] As of 2016, Chatra was identified as one of the 13 focus areas by the state police to check Maoist activities.[4]



Mayurhand is located at 24°17′35″N 85°14′33″E / 24.29306°N 85.24250°E / 24.29306; 85.24250.[5]

Mayurhand CD Block is bounded by Chauparan CD Block, in Hazaribagh district, in the north, Barhi and Padma CD Blocks, in Hazaribagh district, in the east, Katkamsandi CD Block, in Hazaribagh district, in the south and Kanhachatti CD Block in the west. [6]

It is located 44 km from Chatra, the district headquarters.


Mayurhand CD Block has an area of 133.28 km2.[7]

Gram panchayats[edit]

There are 10 panchayats and 118 villages in Mayurhand CD Block.[1]

Gram panchayats of Mayurhand Block/ panchayat samiti are: Husia, Mayurhand, Belkhori, Karma, Manjganwa, Kadganwa Kala, Fuland, Pandni, Soki and Petaderi.[1]



As per the 2011 Census of India Mayurhand CD Block had a total population of 58,925, all of which were rural. There were 29,482 (50%) males and 29,443 (50%) females. Population below 6 years was 10,272. Scheduled Castes numbered 15,448 (26.22%) and Scheduled Tribes numbered 212 (0.36%).[8]


As per the 2011 census the total number of literates in Mayurhand CD Block was 31,339 (64.41% of the population over 6 years) out of which males numbered 18,222 (75.33% of the male population over 6 years) and females numbered 13,117 (44.57% of the female population over 6 years). The gender disparity (the difference between female and male literacy rates) was 30.76%.[8]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Chatra district was 60.18% [9] Literacy in Jharkhand (for population over 7 years) was 66.41% in 2011.[10] Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[11]

See also – List of Jharkhand districts ranked by literacy rate


Magahi is the local language in Chatra district. Nagpuri, Khortha, Hindi and Urdu are also spoken in the region.


  1. ^ a b c "Chatra - the official website". Blocks, Circles & Panchayats – List of villages under Panchayats. Chatra district authority. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ "The North Karanpura Coalfields". Jharkhand. sinclair-environmental. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Jharkhand Assessment 2013". Satp. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ "13 focus areas identified in Jharkhand to check Maoist activities". Eenadu Jndia, 14 June 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Mayurhand". Jharkhand. Wikimapia. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Chatra". CD Block/Tehsil Map. Chatra district administration. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Chatra District Census Handbook," (PDF). Census of India 2011, Page 26. Directorate of Census Operations, Jharkhand. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  8. ^ 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 20 November 2015.
  9. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Jharkhand Profile" (PDF). Census Info India 2011 – Final population totals. Census Commissioner, Government of India. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Literacy in India". Census 2011. Census population 2015 data. Retrieved 8 July 2016.