About & History
Judgeship of Jhargram is a District Court under the Jurisdistion of Hon’ble High Court, Calcutta. It was formed on 30th day of September 2019, after bifurcation from the Paschim Medinipur Judgeship. It was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Former Chief Justice of Calcutta, Thottathil B. Nair Radhakrishnan.
Jhargram district covers an area of 3037.64 Sq. km. The district is a part of Chota Nagpur Plateau which gradually slopes down towards east, hilly terrain occurs in the north-western part of the district. Kakrajhore area is having the highest altitude of about 300 metres. This area is covered with unfertile hard laterite soil/rocks. The altitude of southern areas of the district belonging to Nayagram, Gopiballavpur-I & II blocks are having the altitude of about 65 mts, the soil is comparatively alluvial in these areas. The altitude of Jhargram Disrtict Court is around 80 mts. Jhargram is famous for its wooded beauty and topography culminating in the hill ranges of Belpahari, Kankrajhor to the north and Subarnarekha to the south. It is a favorite destination for people who love forests. The ancient temples, royal palaces, and folk tunes and rhythms make this area attractive.
Jhargram district had a population of 1,136,548 in the 2011 census. 96.52% of the total population was rural and only 3.48% was urban population. 20.11% of the total population belonged to Scheduled Castes and 29.37% belonged to Scheduled Tribes. According to the 2011 census, 77.23% of the population in what is now Jhargram district spoke Bengali, 18.68% Santali, 1.45% Mundari and 1.16% Kurmali as their first language.
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