Balumath is a community development block located in Latehar district of Jharkhand. Latehar, the district headquarters is 23 km west of Balumath. It is one among the seven community development blocks in the Latehar district. It has a total of 174 villages which includes Bariyatu. It has 27 panchayats which is the highest among the other developmental blocks of Latehar district.
Ranchi, the state capital, is around 82 km south-east. Tori Railway Station is the nearest railway and Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport respectively. Chandwa is about 17 km south-west. Kanti Waterfalls is a nearby tourist destination.