It is famous across the world for its Black stone. It supplies nearly 500 Truck Stone chips daily to Bangladesh. It is generating the highest revenue for Howrah railway Division by supplying Black Stone Chips across India and Coal to Punjab.
Traditionally, Pakur has been the land of Santhals and Mal Paharia Adivasi people. However, over a period of time, demographic composition has gradually changed and the local folks have come to the mainstream of the Indian society.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Pakur one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 21 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Pakur district consists of 06 Blocks. The following are the list of the Blocks in Pakur district:
- Pakur Block
- Maheshpur block
- Hiranpur block
- Littipara Block
- Amrapara block
- Pakuria block
According to the 2011 census Pakur district has a population of 899,200, roughly equal to the nation of Fiji or the US state of Delaware. This gives it a ranking of 465th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 498 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,290/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 28.15%. Pakur has a sex ratio of 985 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 50.17%. Bengali is the principal language spoken in Pakur district.
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