Tenu dam-cum-Kathhara

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Tenu dam-cum-Kathhara
Tenu dam-cum-Kathhara is located in Jharkhand
Tenu dam-cum-Kathhara
Tenu dam-cum-Kathhara
Location in India
Coordinates: 23°46′17″N 85°53′13″E / 23.771521°N 85.886822°E / 23.771521; 85.886822Coordinates: 23°46′17″N 85°53′13″E / 23.771521°N 85.886822°E / 23.771521; 85.886822
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Bokaro
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 22,080
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Tenu Dam-cum- Kathara is a census town in Bokaro district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Tenughat Dam[edit]

Tenughat Dam, earthfill dam with masonry-cum-concrete spillway, was constructed across the Damodar River and inaugurated in 1973. It was constructed by the Government of Bihar, outside the scope of Damodar Valley Corporation. It is 55 metres (180 ft) high and around 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long. It supplies water to the Bokaro industrial area.[2][3][4]


As of 2001 India census,[5] Tenu Dam-cum- Kathhara had a population of 20,443. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Tenu Dam-cum- Kathhara has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 43%. In Tenu Dam-cum- Kathhara, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Tenu Dam-cum Kathhara is one of the 16 urban local bodies in Bokaro district. It has a town panchayat.[6]


  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=378079
  2. ^ "Tenughat Dam". india9.com. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Tenughat Dam Project, India". Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  4. ^ "DVC Case Study" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Report on Urban Local Bodies". National Panchayat Directory,National Informatics Centre(NIC). Retrieved 2010-04-17.