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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Jharia is a notified area and one of eight development blocks in Dhanbad district in Jharkhand state, India. More than one town in India shares this name.


Jharia is famous for its rich coal resource. Coal from Jharia is used to make Coke. Jharia plays a very important role in the economy & development of The Dhanbad City, and can be considered as a part of The Dhanbad City. Jharia is the fifteenth largest town in the state of Jharkhand .


India census, Jharia had a population of 81,979. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Jharia has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 60%. In Jharia, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


According to the state government, the town of Jharia is to be shifted due to the uncontrollable coal mine fires (see below), which have found to be undousable, leading to loss of property and lives. Coal worth Rs. 60,000 crore (US$12 billion) is lying unmined, and the state government feels the shifting will help in exploiting this resource.

Coal field

The coal field lies in the Damodar River Valley, and covers about 110 square miles (280 square km), and produces bituminous coal suitable for coke. Most of India's coal comes from Jharia....
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