Chas subdivision
Chas subdivision is located in Jharkhand
Chas subdivision
Chas subdivision
Location in Jharkhand, India
Chas subdivision is located in India
Chas subdivision
Chas subdivision
Chas subdivision (India)
Coordinates: 23°38′N 86°10′E / 23.63°N 86.17°E / 23.63; 86.17
Country India
 • Total1,043,643
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Chas subdivision is an administrative subdivision of the Bokaro district in the North Chotanagpur division in the state of Jharkhand, India.


Bokaro district was created on 1 April 1991 by taking out Chas and Chandankiyari CD blocks of Dhanbad district and the entire Bermo subdivision of Giridih district and merging them.[1] Earlier, Dhanbad district was created in 1956 by carving out the old Dhanbad subdivision and Chas and Chandankiyari police station areas of the Sadar subdivision of Manbhum district, on the recommendations of the States Reorganisation Commission.[2]

Administrative set up

Bokaro district has two subdivisions:[3][4]

Subdivision Headquarters
Population %
Population %
Bermo Tenughat n/a 1,018,690 59.98 40.02
Chas Chas n/a 1,043,640 44.81 55.19
Bokaro district Bokaro Steel City 2,883 2,062,330 52.30 47.70
Cities, towns and locations in Bokaro district in North Chotanagpur Division
M: municipal town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, F: Factory, A: Coal Mining Area
Abbreviation used: TPS – Thermal Power Station
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Urban frame

Chas is the only statutory town in Chas subdivision. It has 4 census towns: Bokaro Steel City, Bandhgora, Amlabad and Bhojudih.[5]

Rural frame

There are 248 inhabited villages in Chas subdivision.[6]

Police stations

Police stations in Chas subdivision were at:[7]

  1. Balidih
  2. Chandankiyari
  3. Chas (M)
  4. Gandhinagar
  5. Harla
  6. Mahila
  7. Maraphari
  8. Penk Narayanpur
  9. SC/ST
  10. Sector IV
  11. Sector VI
  12. Sector XII
  13. Siyaljori


Community development blocks in Bermo subdivision are[8]

CD block Headquarters
SC % ST % Literacy
Rate %
Chas Chas 553.19 671,672 14.44 9.59 66.61 Bokaro Steel City, Bandh Dih
Chandankiyari Chandankiyari 370.51 230,238 25.28 8.24 53.61 Amlabad, Bhojudih


Bokaro Steel Plant

Bokaro Steel Plant is one of the largest steel producing units in the country with an annual capacity of 5.8 MT of liquid steel.[9] It was incorporated as a limited company in 1965.[10] It was later merged with the state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).[11]

Vedanta Limited

Electrosteel Steels Limited, whose initial promoters were the Kolkata-based Kejriwal family of the Electrosteel Group, whose flagship is the ductile iron pipe pioneers, Electrosteel Castings, was setting up a 2.51 million tonnes per annum integrated steel plant at Sialjory.[12][13] The company had acquired 1,723.44 hectares of land for the plant.[14] Vedanta Limited acquired control of Electrosteels Steels Limited in 2018.[15]


Amlabad colliery of Eastern Jharia Area of BCCL is a Amlabad.[16]

Bhojudih Coal Washery of BCCL is at Bhojudih.[17][18]


In 2011, in Chas subdivision out of a total 248 inhabited villages there were 54 villages with pre-primary schools, 233 villages with primary schools, 133 villages with middle schools, 34 villages with secondary schools, 10 villages with senior secondary schools, 1 location with general degree college, 4 locations with non-formal training centres, 2 locations with vocational training institutes, 12 villages with no educational facility.[19]
.*Senior secondary schools are also known as Inter colleges in Jharkhand

Educational institutions

The following institutions are located in Chas subdivision:

(Information about degree colleges with proper reference may be added here)


In 2011, in Chas subdivision there were 5 villages with primary health centres, 26 villages with primary health subcentres, 3 villages with maternity and child welfare centres, 6 villages with allopathic hospitals, 9 villages with dispensaries, 2 villages with family welfare centres, 45 villages with medicine shops.[19]
.*Private medical practitioners, alternative medicine etc. not included

Medical facilities

(Anybody having referenced information about location of government/ private medical facilities may please add it here)


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  2. ^ "District Census Handbook Dhanbad" (PDF). Series 21, Part XIIA, pages 4-5, 5-6, 8. Directorate of Census Operations, Jharkhand. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook, Bokaro, Series 21, Part XII A" (PDF). Table 1 Decadal change in population of tahsils by residence, 2001-2011. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand, 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Bokaro District". District Profile. Government of Jharkhand. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook, Bokaro, Series 21, Part XII A" (PDF). Table 7 Sex ration of towns, 2011. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand, 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook, Bokaro, Series 21, Part XII A" (PDF). Table 2 Number and percentage of inhabited villages in specified population ranges with the related population, 2011 Rural. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand, 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  7. ^ "District Police Profile - Bokaro". Jharkhand Police. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  8. ^ "District Census Handbook, Bokaro, Series 21, Part XII B" (PDF). District Primary Census Abstract, pages 24-25. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  10. ^ Nirmal Sengupta (1979). Destitutes and Development: A Study of the Bauri Community in the Bokaro Region. Concept Publishing Company. pp. 25–. GGKEY:73SPC2220UQ.
  11. ^ Steel Authority Of India Limited
  12. ^ Mazumdar, Rakhi (2015-11-07). "Electrosteel Group: A steel project that became a pipedream". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  13. ^ "Electrosteel Steels Limited". ESL. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Electrosteel Steels Limited (ESL) Company History". Business Standard. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Vedanta enters steel with acquisition of Electrosteel Steels, to hold 90%". Business Standard, 5 June 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Area". Bharat Coking Coal Limited. Archived from the original on 26 July 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Bharat Coking Coal Limited". Washery. BCCL. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  18. ^ "Washery". BCCL. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  19. ^ a b "District Census Handbook, Bokaro" (PDF). Page 341, Appendix I: Directory. Directorate of Census Operations, Jharkhand. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  20. ^ "Chas College Chas". CCC. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  21. ^ "Guru Gobind Singh Educational Society's Technical Campus". GGESTC. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  22. ^ "CMCE Bokaro". CMCE Bokaro. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  23. ^ "SS College, Chas, Bokaro". SSC. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  24. ^ "Chas Mahila College, Chas". Ind Career. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  25. ^ "Ran Vijay Smarak Mahavidyalaya". RVSM. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  26. ^ "BB Amina Womens College, Bokaro". Ind Career. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  27. ^ "Bokaro Steel City College, Bokaro". BSCC. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  28. ^ "Immanuel High Khan Law College, Bokaro". ICBSE. Retrieved 15 June 2021.