Kahara Community Development Block, with population of about 3 lakh is Saharsa district's the most populous sub district, located in Saharsa district of the state Bihar in India. There are 37 villages in the sub district, among them Bangaon is the most populous village with population of about 30 thousand and Kandaha is the least populous village with population of 214. Bangaon is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 23 km2 and Deojaji is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Saharsa Nagar Parishad.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (47%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kahara community development block is 18%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 57 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 52% (about 1.6 lakh) live in Kahara Sub District urban part and 48% (about 1.4 lakh) population live in the Kahara Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kahara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 298,345 269,435 28,448 462 52,533
Male 157,515 142,453 14,815 247 27,263
Female 140,830 126,982 13,633 215 25,270

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kahara

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Bangaon 30061 Saharsa 156540
Solindabad 10459
Nariar 9650
Chainpur Uttar Khand 8144
Patuwaha 5493
Murli 4750
Parari 4591
Bariahi 4177
Kahra 4093
Balhapatti 4039

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 16% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 889 in Muslims are 920.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kahara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 298,345 248,348 49,104 516 64 17 52 1 243
Male 157,515 131,477 25,580 267 34 8 28 1 120
Female 140,830 116,871 23,524 249 30 9 24 0 123

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 29.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 30% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 28.5%. General caste population has increased by 28.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 37.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 2.4% and child population has increased by 21.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kahara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29.2% 28.5% 37.6% 2.4% 21.5%
Male 28.5% 27.7% 37.6% -2.4% 21.7%
Female 30% 29.3% 37.7% 8.6% 21.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 894 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 891, in schedule caste is 920 and in schedule tribe is 870. There are 927 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kahara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 10 10 1 87 -4
2011 894 891 920 870 927
2001 884 881 919 783 931

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kahara

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Deojaji 1008 Saharsa 879
Parwania 1007
Dholi 958
Tulsiahipatti 955
Parwania 953
Balhapatti Arazi 944
Bishunpur 944
Dighia 938
Amarpur 932
Kahra 930

Literacy

Total about 1.6 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 98 thousand are male and about 67 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kahara is 67%. 75% of male and 58% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kahara

Total Male Female
Change 7.3% 4.4% 10.9%
2011 67% 75.5% 57.6%
2001 59.7% 71.1% 46.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kahara

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Deojaji 88 Saharsa 76
Bharauli 86
Harpur 77
Kharagpur 74
Parwania 69
Bangaon 65
Murli 64
Bishunpur 63
Chainpur Uttar Khand 62
Patuwaha 60

Workers profile

Kahara has 29% (about 88 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 44% male and 13% female population are working population. 34% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kahara

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 29.4% 20.2% 9.2% 70.6%
Male 44.5% 33.7% 10.8% 55.5%
Female 12.6% 5.2% 7.3% 87.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kahara

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bangaon 22.6 Saharsa 21.1
Chainpur Uttar Khand 13
Solindabad 8.9
Murli 6.5
Patuwaha 6.2
Nariar 5.9
Kahra 5
Parari 4.1
Mohanpur 3.4
Balhapatti 3.2