Colonel Edward Tuite Dalton
Soldier - Anthropologist
1815 - 1880

Daltonganj

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Daltonganj is named after Edward Tuite Dalton who was the District Commissioner Chotanagpur in 1861. The following is from the web link below.

http://www.ranchiexpress.com/district/palamau.htm

 

Palamau District

PALAMAU

Area : 7976 sq. kms.

District Headquarter :
Daltonganj

History : Palamau was constitued in 1928. In 1871 Japla and Belaunja were transferred from Gaya to Palamau. In 1891 Tori was added. The district headquarter of Daltonganj has taken the name from Col. Dalton who was the commissioner of Chotanagpur in 1861. The towns in the district, besides the headquarter of Daltonganj, are : Barwadih, Chandwa, Deorikalan, Hussainabad, Latehar and Netarhat. The Blocks in the district are : Balumath, Bariharganj, Barwadih, Bishrampur, Chandwa, Chattarpur, Daltonganj, Garu, Hussainabad, Latehar, Lesliganj, Mahuadanr, Manatu, Manika, Panki and Patan.

Total population : 1515986

  • Male : 

  • Female : 

  • Rural : 1412569

  • Urban : 103417

  • Scheduled Castes : 221303

  • Scheduled Tribes : 150667

Communications : Well connected by road and railways. The nearest airport is Ranchi.

Agriculture : Rice is the main crop. Maize, wheat and oil seeds are also grown.

Education :

  • Total literates : 586961

  • Males : 441140

  • Females : 145821

Parliamentary Constituency : Palamau

Assembly Constituencies : Bhawnathpur, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur (SC), Daltonganj, Garhwa, Hussainabad.

Places of Tourist interest : Amjharia, Betla Forest, Daltonganj, Dundu, Garu, Gulgulpat, Kanti Falls, Kechki, Kulka, Loda Falls, Netarhat, Palamau Fort, Tatha.

 

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