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Country  India
District  Dhanbad
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Population  18,830 (2011)
State  Jharkhand
CD block  Nirsa
Vehicle registration  JH
Local time  Saturday 8:36 PM
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Weather  26°C, Wind N at 10 km/h, 28% Humidity
Neighborhoods  Azad Nagar, Anand Vihar Colony, Anand Nagar

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Maithon is a census town in Nirsa CD Block in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is situated on the banks of river Damodar.


Map of Maithon, Jharkhand


The name has been derived from Maithan or Mai-Ka-Than (Hindi) or Ma-Er-Than (Bengali), the "than" being an apa-bhransha or a local pronunciation of Sanskrit/Bengali "Sthan" for "place". The place of Mai or Ma or mother, refers to Goddes Durga or Ma Kalyaneswari of the famous Kalyaneswari temple nearby.

Maithon Dam

Maithon Dam, of the Damodar Valley Corporation, constitutes one of the most accomplished and successful river valley projects of India, which was a part of the First Five Year Plan after India's independence. The Damodar Valley region, which Maithon froms a part of, is often hailed as the Ruhr Valley of India.


As per 2011 Census of India Maithon had a population of 18,830, of which 9,942 were males and 8,888 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 2,830 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 1,128.

As of 2001 India census, Maithon had a population of 19,728. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Maithon has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 67%. In Maithon, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Maithon was 14,611 out of which 8,225 were males and 6,386 were females.


The Kalyaneshwari temple 6 km away from the Maithon dam is considered to be the seat to a very powerful deity, Ma Kalyaneshwari. The temple was erected in the early 1900s .


Major Schools:

  • De Nobili School,Maithon
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Maithon Dam
  • Maithan Public School
  • Right Bank High School Maithon
  • Left Bank High School
  • Middle school
  • Left Bank Primary School
  • Major Colleges:
  • BSK College
  • Inter college
  • References

    Maithon Wikipedia

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