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Simdega : At a Glance

 

 

District created on 4th April 2001
Location    (South West of Jharkhand)
Latitude 200 10 min.to   200 40 min. North
Longitude  840 0 min.  to  840  34 min. East
  (South West of Jharkhand)
Total Area 3761.2 Sq.km
Forest Area 1194.50 Sq.km (31.75 %)
No. of Blocks/Circles 10
No. of Gram Panchayats 94
Revenue Villages 450
Nagar panchayat (Urban Local Body) 01
No. of Wards (ULB) 18
Zila Parshad Members 10
Panchayat Samiti Members 94
Mukhiya 94
No. of Wards (Rural) 936
Total Population 5,14,320 (as per 2001 census )
Male Population 2,56,985
Female Population 2,57,335
Rural Population 4,80,339(93%)
Urban Population 33,981(7%)
SC 39,669  ( 7.71%)
ST 3,60,825 ( 70.15 %)
Total Families(House Hold) 1,07,511
BPL Families 71,635 (66.63%)
Population Density(per sq. km)  136.74
Sex Ratio (male : female) 1000:1001
Total No. Of Schools 1111
Literacy Rate 52.35 %
Male Literacy 64.14 %
Female Literacy 40.56 %
District Hospital 01
PHC/APHC/RCH 15
Health Sub Centre 155
Cultivable land 1,34,024.33 hect.
Irrigated 16,367 hect.
Un-Irrigated 1,17,657.33 hect.
Main Crops Paddy, Maize, Groundnut Black Bean (Urad).
Main forest produces Mahua, Chironji, Kusum seeds ,  Sal seeds, Kendu leaves,Jack Fruit,Black Berry .
Major Industry None

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