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Welcome to Dumka – The Land of Temples

It is one of the most spectacular district of Jharkhand state that has the epitome of being the sub- Capital of this State. Dumka – as the name suggests is a district surrounded, within lofty hills and exotic forest. This land of temples is also a famous health hill resort situated at a height of 472 ft. above sea level. It has an excellent climate and beautiful scenery all around in it. The district is an ideal blend where one can find a blend of nature’s glory and a heritage of glorious past of Indian tradition. It is quite natural that enthusiasts and tourist freak from various other place to pay a visit to this town.
Atop the hills of “Damin-e-Koh” this area is full of several mountain, rivers and valleys. One can surely appreciate the diverse flora and fauna of this town.
This district is very important from the religious point of view. People from different states visit the religious, historical and archacological place of this district. Baba Basukinath Temple, Maluti Temple etc. find mention in the diaries of all the traditional devotees.
The district is perhaps one among the earliest once to play leading role in freedom moment. Dating back to the year of 1785 and running down to 1855 or to 1942, huge sentiments are attached that can surely mesmerize enormous patriotic fervour of yours.
Share in the economy of the country is taken care by the presence of ample agriculture produces and prolific minerals in this naturally rice and beautiful district. Building materials are abundantly found here which can play leading role from the industrial point of view. Vegetables like tomato, potato, jack fruits, spinach, brinjal, cauliflowers have an exotic presence. It is quite possible that the tomato ketchup at homes could have been delicased from tomatoes routed through Dumka.
More than 30% of this district is forest area. It is full of medicinal plants and tree. Tall bamboo trees could be the sparking light for forest based industries. Deep inside, one can find Taser Silk Plantations too, amply suitable for apparel processing centres.
Unlike Metros this city has the narrow lanes, crouched buildings, small markets etc. But here one can find a deep sense of affection among people. Every one over here has “time” for everyone. The town has preserved the basic ethics of Indian culture, the traditional Indian gathering and the same conservative living peculiar to our society which is gradually escaping from the new India.

General Characteristics of the District

Dumka District, an administrative district of Jharkhand has its headquarter at Dumka. After formation of new Jharkhand State, Dumka District was further divided and Jamtara Sub- Division was upgraded as a separate District.
The district lies between 230 45’ to 240 38’ (North) Latitude and 860 20’ to 870 75’ (East) Longitude. The Dumka District is surrounded by following districts of Jharkhand Bihar and West Bengal:-

  • North : Sahibganj, Godda (Jharkhand) and Banka Bihar)
  • East : Pakur (Jharkhand) and Burdwan (West Bangal)
  • South : Jamtara (Jharkhand) and Burdwan (West Bengal)
  • West : Deoghar

Total Geographical Area – 33716.02 Sq.Km.

FOREST: In Dumka town area covered under forest is about 120763 Acres or 48305.2 hectares which is mostly barren.
Dumka town is the Divisonal and District headquarter of Dumka itself. For administrative purpose the district has been divided into 1 sub- division and 10 nos. of Blocks/Tehsils as follows:-

Blocks
  • Dumka
  • Gopikandar
  • Jama
  • Jarmundi
  • Kathikund
  • Masaliya
  • Ramgarh
  • Ranishwar
  • Saraiyahat
  • Shikaripara