Chatra subdivision
Subdivision
Chatra subdivision
Chatra subdivision
Location in Jharkhand, India
Chatra subdivision
Chatra subdivision
Chatra subdivision (India)
Coordinates: 25°03′N 87°50′E / 25.05°N 87.84°E / 25.05; 87.84Coordinates: 25°03′N 87°50′E / 25.05°N 87.84°E / 25.05; 87.84
Country India
StateJharkhand
DistrictChatra
HeadquartersChatra
Area
 • Total2,121.63 km2 (819.17 sq mi)
Population
 • Total685,694
 • Density320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Websitechatra.nic.in

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

History

Chatra was the “headquarters” of Ramgarh district in the 18th-19th century. The renowned reformer, Raja Rammohan Roy, was sheristadar in Ramgarh district, in 1804–05, and used to function from both Ramgarh and Chatra. Subsequently, Ramgarh district became part of North-western Frontier Agency and Hazaribagh district came up. Chatra became a subdivision of Hazaribagh district in 1914. It became a full-fledged district in 1991.[1][2]

Administrative set up

Chatra district has two subdivisions – (1) Chatra subdivision with Chatra, Shalighram Ramnarayanpur (Hunterganj), Itkhori, Pratappur, Kunda, Kanhachatti and Mayurhand CD blocks, and (2) Simaria subdivision with Simaria, Tandwa, Lawalong, Gidhour and Pathalgada block CD blocks.[3]

The two subdivisions are as follows:[3][4]

Subdivision Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
Rural
Population %
(2011)
Urban
Population %
(2011)
Chatra Chatra 2,121.63 685,694 92.71 7.29
Simaria Simaria 1,668.95 357,192 96.37 3.63
Cities, towns and locations in Chatra district in North Chotanagpur Division
M: municipality, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, H: historical/ religious centre, P: power plant, T: tourist centre
Abbreviation used - TPS: thermal power station
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Demographics

According to the 2011 Census of India data, Chatra subdivision, in Chatra district, had a total population of 685,694. There were 351,511 (51%) males and 334,183 (49%) females. Scheduled castes numbered 231,266 (33.73%) and scheduled tribes numbered 9,915 (1.45%). Literacy rate was 47.92% (for the total population).[5]

See also – List of Jharkhand districts ranked by literacy rate

Police stations

Police stations in Chatra subdivision were at:[6]

  1. Chatra Sadar
  2. Basistanagar
  3. Hunterganj
  4. Itkhori
  5. Kunda
  6. Pratappur
  7. Rajpur

Blocks

Community development blocks in Chatra subdivision are:[7][8]

CD block Headquarters
Area
km2
Population
(2011)
SC % ST % Literacy
Rate %
NP, CT
Chatra Chatra 400.21 101,014 37.98 3.74 55.54 -
Shaligram Ramnarayanpur Hunterganj 513.18 187,590 37.29 0.33 54.83 -
Itkhori Itkhori 160.60 74,929 22.37 0.42 62.90 -
Kunda Kunda 285.08 30,018 63.57 3.85 44.84 -
Pratappur Pratappur 385.79 120,221 36.20 1.12 53.19 -
Kanhachatti Chiridiri 227.49 63,012 32.23 3.20 62.88 -
Mayurhand block Mayurhand 133.28 58,925 26.22 0.36 64.41 -

Education

In 2011, in Chatra subdivision out of a total 1,026 inhabited villages there were 252 villages with pre-primary schools, 833 villages with primary schools, 442 villages with middle schools, 70 villages with secondary schools, 34 villages with senior secondary schools, 3 locations with general degree colleges, 1 location with non-formal training centre, 2 locations with vocational training institutes, 191 villages with no educational facility.[9]
.*Senior secondary schools are also known as Inter colleges in Jharkhand

Educational institutions

The following institutions are located in Chatra subdivision:

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

Healthcare

In 2011, in Chatra subdivision there were 58 villages with primary health centres, 86 villages with primary health subcentres, 65 villages with maternity and child welfare centres, 35 villages with allopathic hospitals, 30 villages with dispensaries, 27 villages with veterinary hospitals, 38 villages with family welfare centres, 1 location with a nursing home, 70 villages with medicine shops.[9]
.*Private medical practitioners, alternative medicine etc. not included

Medical facilities

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

References

  1. ^ "The History of Chatra District". chatra.jharkhand.org. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Profile". Chatra district website. Archived from the original on 2012-02-15.
  3. ^ a b "Chatra". Administrative Setup – Subdivision and Blocks. Chatra district administration. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  4. ^ "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook, Chatra, Series 21, Part XII B" (PDF). Page 26-27: District Primary Census Abstract, 2011 census. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  6. ^ "District Police Profile - Chatra". Jharkhand Police. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook, Chatra" (PDF). Census of India 2011 Pages 26, 27. Directorate of Census Operations, Jharkhand. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  8. ^ "District Census Handbook, Chatra, Series 21, Part XII A" (PDF). Map of Chatra on the third page. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  9. ^ a b "District Census Handbook, Chatra, 2011, Series 21, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 671, Appendix I: Directory. Directorate of Census Operations, Jharkhand. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Chatra College, Chatra". College Dekho. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  11. ^ "R.N.M. College, Hunterganj, Chatra". ICBSE. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Bhadrakali College, Itkhori". Board Univ Result. Retrieved 20 January 2021.