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PROFILE OF JAMTARA DISTRICT

 

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Location and Extent

 

Jamtara is new district created by separating from Dumka district. It is bounded by Deoghar district in north, Dumka and West Bengal in the east, Dhanbad and West Bengal in the south and Giridih in the west. It has an area of 1802 sq. km and population of 5,97,287 persons (Census of India, 2001). The district comprises one subdivision (Jamtara) and six development blocks viz. Kundahit, Nala, Jamtara ,Narayanpur,Karmatar and Fatehpur.

 

 

Climate

 

Owing to its position near West Bengal and hilly landscape of the region climatic condition is slightly different from the rest of the state. The district receives an annual rainfall of 1500 mm. and most of the rainfall occurs during the rainy season. During winter season the temperature varies between 16' to 21' C and during summer season it varies between 22 to 36' C.

 

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Blocks

No. Of Blocks:  6

No. Of Sub-Divisions:  1

 

 

BLOCK NAME NO. OF PANCHAYATS NO. OF VILLAGES
JAMTARA 22 150
KUNDHIT 15 172
NALA 23 261
NARAYANPUR 25 262
KARMATANR 18 151
FATEHPUR 15 179
Total No. 118 1175

 

 

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