District at a Glance

Simdega district ranks twenty-second in terms of total population in the state and twentieth in regards to decadal population growth rate (2001-11) among the twenty-four districts. With a sex ratio of 997, it ranks second in the state. The district comprises of ten blocks namely, Simdega, pakar Tanr, kurdeg, Kersai, Bolba, Thethaitangar, Kolebira, Jaldega, Basjor and Bano. As per Census 2011, the district has 449 villages and 1 town distributed in two assembly constituencies. Census 2011 figure indicated that the percentage share of scheduled caste population to total population was 7.45 percent while that of scheduled tribes was 70.78 percent. Base on the number of total rural household while that of scheduled tribes was 70.78 percent. Base on the number of total rural households in census 2011 and BPL revision survey of 2010-11 the percentage of BPL households in rural areas is 91.81 percent.

River and Forest


  The Major rivers of this area are Sankh, Deo, Girwa, and Palamara. Among these rivers Sankh is the main river of the district.


 Simdega district has about 32% of forested area.  Important forest products are Saal seeds, Cocoon, Lac, Tendu leaves, Karanj, Chiraunji etc., The major trees are Sal, Bija, Gamhar, Jackfruit, Jamun, Mango, Bamboo, Neem etc.

Sports Activities

Simdega District is called the " NURSERY OF GAMES(Khel Ka Nursury)".District has setup a landmark in Hockey .Football is also played in Simdega.There are various Hockey players who has played for country.They are : Michel Kindo(Olempian),Silbanus Dungdung(Olempian),Kanti Baa,Masira Surin,Sumrai Tete,Justin Kerketta,Vimal Lakra,Virendra Lakra,Edlin Kerketta,Asunta Lakra ,Alma Guria,Puspa Topno,Sunita,James Kerketta,Ashrita Lakra and so on.