Palkot Block

Palkot block is   situated at about 26 KM from district headquarter  Gumla. It is surrounded by Basia Block at its East, Raidih Block at the west, Gumla Block at the North and Simdega District at its southwest border. This is tribe dominated block. Agriculture is the chief occupation of the villagers. Farmers depend on Monsoon for irrigation. So only KHARIF crops are cultivated. In ancient period it is none as Nagri and pampapuri. This is the capital of king Bali and Sugriv. In epics age Ghorlata was the place for army which they use to hide oneself. At 3 KM from block headquarter. Shitalpur and Malmalpur is two most beautiful picnic spot .It has said that in this cave chilled air follow during summer. It has a beautiful drinking source inside the cave, which is always enriched with water. Gobbarsilli is one of the most Famous tourist places in  Palkot. There is a big stone Balanced naturally. It is said that if anyone throws a pebble over the stone & if the stone passes to other side of this rock than he will be the lucky person & God will fulfill his desire. Palkot is also known for bronze utensils. Palkot has an interesting historical background. It can be developed as an important tourist place, which will easily create a great source of income for the people of Palkot as well as for the government.

Total Number of Panchayat

14

Total Number of Villages

74

Total Number of Primary Schools

67

Total Number of Middle Schools

11

Total Number of Colleges

01

Total Number of High Schools

04

Total  Population

70645

Total Number of Male

35175

Total Number of Female

35470

Total Number of SC

5428

Total Number of ST

41965

Total Number of Literate Male

16890

Total Number of Literate Female

9337