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Boarijore

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Country  India
District  Godda
Telephone/STD code  06437
Population  138,330 (2011)
State  Jharkhand
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Elevation  38 m
Area code  06437
Boarijore
PIN  813208 (Mirzachowki) 814147 (Pathergama) 814165 (Lalmatia Colliery)

Sohrai of boarijore village


Boarijore (also spelled Boarijor) is a community development block that forms an administrative division of Godda district, Jharkhand state, India. It is located 43 km from Godda, the district headquarters.

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Geography

Bara Boarijore, the CD Block headquarters, is located at 25°3′41.8″N 87°28′32.6″E.

Boarijor CD Block has 23 panchayats and 192 villages.

The Rajmahal Hills cover most of the Boarijore and Sunderpahari CD Blocks in Godda district.

Demographics

As per 2011 Census of India Boarijor CD Block had a total population of 138,330, all of which were rural. There were 70,106 (51%) males and 68,224 (49%) females. Population below 6 years was 25,352. Scheduled Castes numbered 4,409 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 76,935.

In 2011 census Bara Boarijor (village) had a population of 2,423 and Chota Boarijor (village) had 295 persons.

Literacy

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Boarijor CD Block was 51,609 (45.68% of the population over 6 years) out of which 32,949 (64%) were males and 18,660 (36%) were females.

As per 2011 census, literacy in Godda district was 57.40.Literacy in Jharkhand (for population over 7 years) was 66.41% in 2011.Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.

Agriculture

Around 80% of the population depends on agriculture, the main economic activity of the district but lack of irrigation facilities is a major constraint in raising the existing low levels of productivity. A sizable population is also engaged in animal husbandry and cottage industries.

Coal mining

Godda district is rich in coal. A major coal mining project of Eastern Coalfields Limited (Rajmahal open cast project, a part of Rajmahal coalfield) is going on in Boarijore, Mahagama and Sunderpahari CD Blocks.

Rajmahal open cast project (earlier known as Lalmatia Colliery) supplies coal to the 2,100 MW Farakka Super Thermal Power Station (located in Farakka (community development block)) and the 2,340 MW Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station. Both the power stations are owned by NTPC and the mines are operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited. Opened in 1985, the mine presently produces 10.5 million tonnes annually and efforts are on to raise it to 17 million tonnes per annum.

The two public sector power stations located nearby in West Bengal and Bihar have been facing coal supply problems. Essel Mining and Industries, of the Aditya Birla Group, is likely to take over the opearations of the Rajmahal open cast project. It is amongst the larger mines in operation in the country.

References

Boarijore Wikipedia


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