About District

Latehar:At a Glance

The name of Latehar is named after the village of Latehar situated on Ranchi – Daltonganj road.It is 100 km by road from Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi. Is at the distance. Latehar is famous for its rich natural beauty, forest, forest products and minerals. Since 1924, it has been an integral part of Palamu district as a part of the grant.It was recognized as Jharkhand Government’s notification no – 946, dated 04.04.2001 as a district with the status of the subdivision.Located in the north-west corner of Jharkhand, Latehar is situated in the Palamu region. It is surrounded by Chhattisgarh State and District headquarter, Ranchi, Lohardaga, Gumla, Palamu and Chatra districts. Latehar district headquarter is situated on longitude 84.511 9 8 and 23.74 on north latitude. It is mainly tribal district, about 45.54% of the population Scheduled Tribes and more than 66% of the total population includes Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Total geographical area of ​​the district is 3,622.50 sq. Km. As well as 200 km from the headquarters of a block headquarters. Is more than distance. There are two subdivisions (Latehar and Mahuadand) and nine blocks in the district, out of which the remote villages are scattered between dense jungle, mountainous areas and agricultural areas. The number of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is predominantly highest and Latehar belongs to tribal sub-planning area.

SL. NO. NAME OF THE BLOCK TOTAL VILLAGES INHABITED VILLAGES NO. OF PANCHAYAT AREA SQ.KM.
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