Godda district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state in eastern India. It lies in the north eastern part of the state. The geographical area that now comprises Godda district used to be part of the erstwhile Santhal Parganas district. Godda town is the headquarters of Godda district.
Godda is mostly famous for the Rajmahal coalfield in Lalmatia. It is an integral part of Jharkhand and is known for its hills and small forests. The mine present here is an integral part of ECL coalfields and is among the biggest in whole Asia.
Two more opencast coal mine of Eastern Coalfields Limited are coming in Godda district, Chuperbhita opencast coal mine project (capacity – 4 million tonne) and Hurra ‘C’ opencast coal mine project (capacity – 3 million tonne).
Godda district consists of 9 blocks. The following are the list of the blocks in Godda district:
Boarijore, Godda, Mahagama, Meharama, Pathargama, Poraiyahat, Sunderpahari, Thakurgangti and Basantrai
There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Poreyahat, Godda and Mahagama. All of these are part of Godda (Lok Sabha constituency).