Raidih block is situated at the border of Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh state at about 15 KM from district headquarters Gumla. Palkot Block at its East, Chhatisgarh state at the west, Chainpur block at the North and Simdega district at its southern border surround it. It is situated at 20o56� North and 84o28� East. This is tribes dominated block. Agriculture is the chief occupation of the villagers. There are many Dams and chekdams but they are not in use. Farmers depend on Monsoon for irrigation. So only KHARIF crops are cultivated. Agriculture land measure to 16303 Hectare. The chief crops are Paddy, Marua, Gora, Urad etc. There are many KUTTIR UDYOG running with the help of block administration. Basudevkona which has importance of Tourism is situated at 3 KM from block headquarter. Hiradah one of the most beautiful picnic spot is situated at the Kobja Panchayat . SANKHGHAT is also famous for picnic spot.

Raidih Block
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Total Number of Panchayat 13
Total Number of Villages 61
Total Number of Primary Schools 82
Total Number of Middle Schools 44
Total Number of High Schools 11
Total Number of College 00
Total Population 71443
Total Population of Male 35748
Total Population of Female 35695
Total Population of SC 2139
Total Population of ST 46240
Total number of Literate Male 64.8%
Total number of Literate Female 50.54%
Total number of CSC
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Total number of Government Hospital
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Total number of ATM
Total number of Post Office
Total number of Thana
Total number of PDS
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