Dehri, also known as Dehri-on-Sone, is a metropolitan city and corresponding community development block in Rohtas district in the state of Bihar, India. Situated on the Son River, 16 km east of the district capital of Sasaram[2], Dehri is a large industrial town and an important railway hub. As of 2011, its population was 137,231, in 23,234 households.[3] Dehri is home to the Indrapuri Barrage, the fourth-largest dam in the world.[4] It has also one of largest railway bridges of India over Sone River, approximately 4 km long. It is an education hub for villagers, and is also known for coal and sand mining.

Dehri

Dehri-On-Sone
Urban Area
Location of Dehri
Dehri is located in Bihar
Dehri
Dehri
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 24°55′N 84°11′E / 24.91°N 84.18°E / 24.91; 84.18Coordinates: 24°55′N 84°11′E / 24.91°N 84.18°E / 24.91; 84.18
Country India
StateBihar
DistrictRohtas
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyDehri Urban Development Authority (DUDA)
Elevation
52 m (171 ft)
Population
 • Total137,231
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
 • OthersBhojpuri,
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
812307,821305[1]
Websiterohtas.nic.in

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±%
1941 8,281—    
1951 24,406+194.7%
1961 38,092+56.1%
1971 46,037+20.9%
1981 90,409+96.4%
1991 93,594+3.5%
2001 119,057+27.2%
2011 137,231+15.3%
Source: 2011 Census of India[3]

According to the 2011 Census, Dehri had a population of 137,231. Males were 72,372 and females 64,859. The average literacy rate was 81.2%, higher than the national average of 74%. Male literacy was 87.54% and female literacy 74.08%. The population of children in age group 0–6 years was 19,010, of which boys were 9,886 and girls 9,124.

EconomyEdit

 
The Indrapuri Dam, near Dehri, is the fourth-largest in the world.

Important industries in Dehri include sugar production, sawmilling, ghee processing, and cement manufacturing.[2] Other important commodities include plastic pipes, light bulbs, and shoes.[3]

The headworks of the Son canal system is located in Dehri.[2][3]

RecreationEdit

Dehri is home to a stadium, five cinemas, four auditoriums, and three public libraries.[3]

VillagesEdit

The CD block of Dehri contains 58 rural villages, all of which are inhabited:[3]

Village name Total land area (hectares) Population (in 2011)
Panruhar 557 1,803
Gohi 123 1,353
Gonuwan 69 720
Maudiha 136 1,727
Shiwpur 78 590
Barawan 279 4,521
Ahirawan 176 1,942
Khudrawan 120 1,439
Chilbila 97 1,380
Parsawan 55 1,307
Tanrwa 210 1,177
Majhiawan 195 1,839
Ayar Kotha 53 1,138
Darihat 1,123 11,953
Bhusahula 291 2,953
Chainpur 311 876
Berkap 454 2,893
Bharkunria 184 1,885
Ahibaranpur 121 2,065
Hurka 320 1,982
Sidhauli 22 2,320
Gangauli 447 5,279
Pahleza 338 6,464
Shiupur 59 932
Deuria 284 2,939
Tendua Dusadhi 239 2,660
Mahdewa 175 1,298
Chormara 74 25
Jamuhar 368 6,228
Rudarpura 210 1,121
Chakia 264 2,362
Manaura 70 625
Mathuri 180 3,581
Sakhara 405 5,820
Suara 267 2,584
Dahaur 276 2,802
Patpura 219 1,617
Bharkunria 320 1,737
Guraila 146 1,933
Durgapur 170 1,461
Bhatauli 162 1,558
Wojhaulia 19 731
Ghonghaha 96 1,865
Khairaha 135 1,853
Bhainsaha 64 2,833
Bastipur 451 2,159
Katar 853 3,368
Bardiha 94 1,477
Sujanpur 109 1,750
Manikpur 53 1,814
Bhaluari 475 6,821
Nawadih 422 4,000
Dudhmi 134 1,705
Shahpur 103 89
Chaknaha 155 1,831
Shankarpur 120 2,056
Sikaria 619 559
Patanawa 528 1,983

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dehri on Sone Rohtas Pin Code, citypincode.in
  2. ^ a b c "Dehri". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Census of India 2011: Bihar District Census Handbook - Rohtas, Part A (Village and Town Directory)". Census 2011 India. pp. 33, 44–70, 1084–1123, 1191–1192, 1286–1299. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Indrapuri Dam". Rohtas District. Retrieved 21 May 2020.