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LATEHAR has been named after the village of the same name on Ranchi Daltonganj Road. It is 100 k.m. away by road from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. Latehar is famous for its rich natural beauty, forest, forest products and mineral deposits. Latehar remained an integral part of Palamau District as a sub division since 1924.

     It got elevated from sub divisional status to a district on 4th April 2001 vide Jharkhand Govt. Notification No 946 dated 04.04.2001. Latehar is located on the north–west corner of Jharkhand in the Palamau Commissionary. It is surrounded by Ranchi, Lohardaga, Gumla, Palamau and Chatra district apart from Chhattisgarh state and district headquarters is situated at 84.51198 East Longitude and 23.741988 North Latitude.

     It’s a predominantly tribal district with almost 45.54% of the population belonging to the schedule tribes and more than 66 % of total population comprises SCs and STs. The total area of the district is 3,622.50 Sq. Km and one of the block headquarters is more than 200 K.M. away from the district headquarters.
   
     There are nine Community Development Blocks in the district within which distantly located villages are scattered amidst the dense forest, hilly terrains and agricultural fields. The number of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is predominantly high here and Latehar comes under Tribal Sub Plan Area.

SL. NO.
NAME OF THE BLOCK

NO OF VILLAGES

TOTAL NO. OF PANCHAYAT
Area Sq.Km.
TOTAL VILLAGES
INHABITED VILLAGES
01
LATEHAR
166
19
18
458.83
02
CHANDWA
85
0
17
587.86
03
BALUMATH
67
4
13
351.51
04
MANIKA
84
2
15
338.86
05
BARWADIH
83
2
16
435.26
06
GARU
74
5
8
222.98
07
MAHUADANR
106
8
14
637.83
08
BARIYATU
56
0
9
337.40
09
HERHANJ
51
0
5
251.97
TOTAL
772
40
115
3622.50

 

PARTICULARS LATEHAR GARU MAHUADANR BARWADIH MANIKA BALUMATH CHANDWA TOTAL
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA (IN HA.) 47915 23429 66922 455545 35289 98454 61514 379068
A. NET CULTIVATED AREA 13060 1809 11352 3994 5622 7107 11214 54158
B. CURRENT FALLOW LAND 7304 2068 9984 7585 403 12486 5972 45802
C. BARREN NON CULTIVABLE 4585 845 5830 2408 2956 5843 3254 24721
D. FOREST 19524 16240 25838 24167 19012 54259 33710 162745
E. LAND PUT TO NON AGRL.                
I. LAND AREA 1083 888 3424 2122 739 1198 1463 11017
II. WATER AREA                
PERMANENT 480 50 184 189 150 493 64 1610
SEASONAL 192 - 300 139 92 191 141 1055
F. CULTIVATED WASTE LAND 736 394 260 854 626 1748 1911 6519
G. PERMANENT PASTURE &OTHER GRAZING LAND 143 - 766 78 6 249 - 1242
H. MICL. TREES & TREE CROPS NOT INVOLVED IN (A) 237 - 978 152 280 4793 75 6515
OTHER FALLOW LAND 4405 1433 7007 3860 2804 10088 3715 33315

 

As per 2011 census, various abstract data is shown below:-

Population & Sex Ratio
S.N. Block No. of Household

Population

Sex Ratio Population 0 - 6 Sex Ratio 0-6
Male Female Total Male 0-6 Female 0-6 Total 0-6
1
Latehar
2,1742
59,281
58,233
1,17,514
982
11,349
10,989
22,338
968
Latehar NAC
5,315
14,152
12,829
26,981
907
2,120
1,897
4,017
895
2
Chandwa
19,232
54,168
52,485
1,06,653
969
10,234
9,938
20,172
971
3
Balumath
15,972
45,313
43,699
89,012
964
8,551
8,163
16,714
955
4
Manika
16,185
44,923
43,172
88,095
961
9,046
8,840
17,886
977
5
Garu
5,905
15,227
15,047
30,274
988
3,179
3,123
6,302
982
6
Barwadih
19,127
50,556
48,436
98,992
958
9,704
9,405
19,109
969
7
Mahuadanr
13,543
37,915
36,817
74,732
971
6,137
5,816
11,953
948
8
Bariyatu
10,381
30,359
29,736
60,095
979
5,999
6,050
12,049
1,009
9
Herhanj
5,979
17,772
16,858
34,630
949
3,652
3,507
7,159
960

Total

1,33,381
3,69,666
3,57,312
7,26,978
967
69,971
67,728
1,37,699
968

Literacy Rates
S.N. Block Total Population

Literate

Illiterate
Male Female Total % Male Female Total %
1
Latehar
1,17,514
33,221
21,907
55,128
57.92
26,060
36,326
62,386
42.08
Latehar NAC
26,981
10,124
7,754
17,878
77.85
4,028
5,075
9,103
22.15
2
Chandwa
1,06,653
30,119
20,443
50,562
58.47
24,049
32,042
56,091
41.53
3
Balumath
89,012
25,189
16,906
42,095
58.22
20,124
26,793
46,917
41.78
4
Manika
88,095
25,294
16,297
41,591
59.24
19,629
26,875
46,504
40.76
5
Garu
30,274
8,474
5,335
13,809
57.60
6,753
9,712
16,465
42.40
6
Barwadih
98,992
27,028
17,700
44,728
55.99
23,528
30,736
54,264
44.01
7
Mahuadanr
74,732
24,929
18,776
43,705
69.62
12,986
18,041
31,027
30.38
8
Bariyatu
60,095
15,991
10,191
26,182
54.49
14,368
19,545
33,913
45.51
9
Herhanj
34,630
9,337
5,667
15,004
54.62
8,435
11,191
19,626
45.38

Total

7,26,978
2,09,706
1,40,976
3,50,682
59.51
1,59,960
2,16,336
3,76,296
40.49

Scheduled Cast & Scheduled Tribe Population
S.N. Block Total Population

Scheduled Cast

Scheduled Tribe
Male Female Total % Male Female Total %
1
Latehar
1,17,514
9,644
9,429
19,073
16.23
29,496
29,551
59,047
50.25
Latehar NAC
26,981
2,626
2,542
5,168
19.15
1,389
1,436
2,825
10.47
2
Chandwa
1,06,653
13,101
12,951
26,052
24.43
22,191
22,032
44,223
41.46
3
Balumath
89,012
10,877
12,235
21,535
24.19
12,226
12,075
24,301
27.30
4
Manika
88,095
10,299
9,900
20,199
22.93
22,079
21,455
43,534
49.42
5
Garu
30,274
761
714
1,475
4.87
12,048
12,151
24,199
79.93
6
Barwadih
98,992
10,117
9,775
19,892
20.09
25,619
25,213
50,832
51.35
7
Mahuadanr
74,732
1,198
1,196
2,394
3.20
29,604
29,198
58,802
78.68
8
Bariyatu
60,095
12,233
12,235
24,468
40.72
7,433
7,366
14,799
24.63
9
Herhanj
34,630
7,410
7,244
14,654
42.32
4,342
4,192
8,534
24.64

Total

7,26,978
78,266
76,644
1,54,910
21.31
1,66,427
1,64,669
3,31,096
45.54

 

 

 

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