Padma, Hazaribagh (community development block)

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Community development block
Padma is located in Jharkhand
Padma is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 24°12′00″N 85°22′00″E / 24.2000°N 85.3667°E / 24.2000; 85.3667Coordinates: 24°12′00″N 85°22′00″E / 24.2000°N 85.3667°E / 24.2000; 85.3667
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Hazaribagh
 • Type Community development block
Elevation 418 m (1,371 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 43,411
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JH
Lok Sabha constituency Hazaribagh
Vidhan Sabha constituency Barhi
CD Block

Padma is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Barhi subdivision of Hazaribagh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Padma is located at 24°12′00″N 85°22′00″E / 24.2000°N 85.3667°E / 24.2000; 85.3667.[1]

The block is situated at 23 kilometres (14 mi) north of Hazaribagh. Hazaribagh National Park is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Padma.[2] The Gram Panchayats covered by Padma intermediate panchayat are: Bandarbela, Bihari, Kutipisi, Padma, Pindarkon, Romi, Saraiya, and Suryapura.[3]


Padma was the seat of Ramgarh Raj and the palace is located there.

Padma Block was established on 27 September, 1995.[2]


As per 2011 Census of India, Padma CD Block had a total population of 56,014, all of which were rural. There were 28,941 males and 27,073 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 9,928 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 843.[4]


As of 2011 census, the total number of literates in Padma CD Block was 32,133 out of which 19,195 were males and 12,938 were females.[4]


Padma is on NH-33.[2]

The 79.7 km long first stage railway project from Koderma to Hazaribagh costing 936 crore was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 February 2015. The railway line passes through the Padma CD Block and there is a station at Padma.[5]


  1. ^ "Padma, India page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  2. ^ a b c "Padma Block". District administration. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Village Panchayat Names of PADMA,HAZARIBAGH,JHARKHAND". National Panchayat Directory,Panchayat Informatics Division,NIC. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  4. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "PM Narendra Modiflags off Hazaribagh-Koderma DMU train". The Indian Express 20 February 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.