Koderma district,Jharkhand

Koderma district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Koderma is the administrative headquarters of this district.

Koderma district was created on 10 April 1994, after being carved out of the original Hazaribagh district. It is currently[when?] a part of the Red Corridor.


Koderma is bordered by Nawada district of Bihar on the north, the Gaya district of Bihar on the west, the Giridih district of Jharkhand on the east, and the Hazaribag district of Jharkhand on the south.

Koderma is surrounded by forests and lots of natural resources, Dhawajadhari Pahar (hill) that is dedicated to lord SHIVA and on the MAHASHIVRATRI lots of devotees get together to worship the GOD.Barsoti river flows through the district.

Koderma district is richly endowed with natural resources. At one time, Koderma was considered as the mica capital of India. During that time, the townships of Koderma and Jhumeri Tilaiya had seen the rise of several mica tycoons, including the houses of Bhadanis,Modi family including late chottu Modi and Rajgarhias. Now it the fastest developing city in jharkhand.

Koderma holds the world record of the largest deposits of mica in the world.

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Kodarma Nagar Parishad was 16,645, out of which 9,647 were males and 6,998 were females.
Kodarma has over 18 banks with branches in the district. Some of the banks are State Bank of India, Bank of India, Axis Bank and Allahabad Bank.
In the matter of education, koderma has been thought a backward city but in recent times many people from this district have received national recognition as doctors,engineers and other professionals. Many renowned doctors like Dr JPN Barnwal,Dr Naresh Pandit ,Dr Vikas Chandra,Dr S K Raj,Dr Arun Kumar,Dr Arun K Abodh,Dr HD Singh,Dr Akash Narayan,Dr Rajan Kumar,Dr Alok Narayan,Dr Sagarmani Seth ,Dr Ranjeet Barnwal and others work tirelessly for the people of koderma.Other Such names are Sanjay Shukla, SB Prasad, Vijay Kumar, Santosh Manav, Sanjeev Sameer. Many people from this region give much importance to education. There are several primary and high schools and degree colleges in Koderma:
There are several schools and degree colleges in Kodarma:

  • BASUAKALA ITI, Jhumari Telaiya, Koderma
  • Jagannath Jain College established at 1960 at Lakhi Baghi
  • ram govind institute of technology
  • Jharkhand Vidhi Mahavidyalaya)
  • Koderma Industrial Training Centre, Koderma
  • Jeevan Jyoti School (Lakhi Baghi)
  • Koderma High School (Koderma)
  • Project Girls High School (Koderma)
  • Adarsh Madhya Vidyalay, Telaiya
  • Kanya Madhya Vidyalay
  • Mahila Mahavidyalay, Koderma
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