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About the Godda district

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Brief About Godda District

Godda was a part of undivided Santhal Pargana district till 1981 Census. Later the old Godda sub-division of Santhal Pargana was separated and formed as a new district. As a consequence of the Santhal rebellion of 1845-55 the district of Santhal Paragna was created from portions of Bhagalpur and Birbhum. Godda district at present comprises eight Blocks viz. Meherma, Mahagama, Boarijar, Patargama, Godda, Sundurpahari, Pareyahat and Thukur Gangati. Godda is the only town in the district. There are 2311 villages in the district.

No rail link. Nearest railway station - Bhagalpur. Roads connecting neighbouring areas are there.

Paddy, wheat and maize are the main crops grown in the district. Vegetables, linseed, khesari are other crops grown in the district. 

Total literates : 234299
Males : 175352
Females : 58947

Parliamentary Constituency

Assembly Constituencies
Madhupur, Jarmundi, Poreyahat, Godda, Dhuraiya (SC) and Chakai. Godda was in Dumka Parliamentary constituency in 1957