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Sijua is located in Jharkhand
Sijua is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°19′E / 23.78°N 86.32°E / 23.78; 86.32Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°19′E / 23.78°N 86.32°E / 23.78; 86.32
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Dhanbad
Elevation 181 m (594 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,797
 • Official Hindi, Santali, Ho
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 828121
Telephone code 0326
Vehicle registration JH

Sijua is a census town in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Sijua is located at 23°47′N 86°19′E / 23.78°N 86.32°E / 23.78; 86.32.[1] It has an average elevation of 181 metres (593 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Sijua had a population of 29,797. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sijua has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 50%. In Sijua, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Tata Steel and BCCL are the major coal companies in Sijua.

The Sijua group of mines under BCCL is composed of: Basdeopur colliery (underground), Kankanee colliery (UG and open cast), Loyabad colliery (UG) (mostly non-functional), Mudidih colliery (UG and OC), Nichitpur Colliery (OC), Sendra Bansjora colliery (UG and OC) and Tetulmari colliery (UG and OC).[3]

Tata Steel leased six coal mines with metallurgical coal in Jharia coalfield between 1910 and 1918, These are grouped in two locations – Sijua and Jamadoba. The Bhelatand colliery of the Sijua Group was then acquired. Subsequently in 1918, Tata Steel acquired Malkera and Sijua as well as Jamadoba, Digwadih and 6&7 Pits Collieries of the Jamadoba Group.[4]In 1993 Tata Steel set up a 1 million tonnes per annum coal washery at Bhelatand.[5]

Coal Mining is the largest source of employment in the area. A part of the residing population is also employed in the Indian Railways, courtesy the neighbouring railway stations.


Sijua is situated at a distance of 12 km from Dhanbad (Railway Track Distance), which is a major city in the adjoining area. It is also situated 4 km from Katras, the local centre for trade and commerce. It is well connected by railways as well as by road. Being is a unique location, Sijua is lucky enough to have railway access along three different railway lines, the corresponding stations being Sijua (under the Dhanbad-Chandrapura line under the Dhanbad Railway Division, East Central Railway), Tetulmari (under the CIC section of Dhanbad Railway Division, East Central Railway)and Tata-Sijua(under the Adra railway division, South Eastern Railway). Sijua is also connected to Dhanbad via road, courtesy of the JNURM buses and auto-rickshaws plying along the Dhanbad-Katras route.


De Nobili School, Sijua is one of the major schools (ICSE) which caters to the higher secondary level.

Tata D A V School, Sijua is another higher secondary school. It is run by TATA Steel and D A V organizing committee. It is CBSE based. It is considered as the excellent school of Sijua. It has one library


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sijua
  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. ^ "Bharat Coking Coal Limited". Sijua area. BCCL. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "A hundred year heritage of Mining". Acquisition of coal fields. Tata Steel. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Coal beneficiation" (PDF). History of Coal Beneficiation in Tata Steel. Tata Steel. Retrieved 5 December 2015.