Balod is a town in banks of river Tandula and a nagar palika in Balod district in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. Balod is 44 km from Dhamtari and 58 km from Durg. Balod has one college, one court, one CHC ( Community Health Center ), and a jail. Medical facilities are good in Balod. There are two Dams nearby Tandula and Aadmabaad built on rivers sukha and tandula in 1912. On 1 January 2012 it was notified as Civil District though revenue district was declared from 10 January 2012. Balod became the 27th district of Chhattishgarh.There are several religious temples nearby town, particularly Ganga Maiyya temple and Siyadevi temple hold great religious value for the townsfolk.

As of August 2018 the district collector of Balod is Shri Saransh Mittar.[2]


Sanjari Balod
Balod is located in Chhattisgarh
Balod is located in India
Coordinates: 20°44′N 81°12′E / 20.73°N 81.2°ECoordinates: 20°44′N 81°12′E / 20.73°N 81.2°E
324 m (1,063 ft)
 • Total32,432
 • OfficialHindi[1]
 • OtherChhattisgarhi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationCG


Balod is located at 20°44′N 81°12′E / 20.73°N 81.2°E.[3] It has an average elevation of 324 metres (1063 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[4] Balod had a population of 21,044. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Balod has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  2. ^ "About Balod". Balod District Administration, Government of Chhattisgarh. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Balod
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
Balod district

Balod district of Chhattisgarh state has its headquarters at Balod.

It has District & Sessions Court which was inaugurated on 2 October 2013 by Hon'ble Shri Justice Sunil Kumar Sinha Judge, Chhattisgarh High Court.

Shri Deepak Kumar Tiwari is joined as first District & Sessions Judgeat Balod.

Dalli-Rajhara railway station

Dalli-Rajhara railway station is a small railway station in Dalli Rajhara, Chhattisgarh. Its code is DRZ. It serves Dalli-Rajhara city. The station consists of two platforms. The platform is not well sheltered. It lacks many facilities including water and sanitation.

Dalli Rajhara

Dalli-Rajhara is a town and a municipality in Balod district in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. Dalli Rajhara is home of iron ore captive mines for Bhilai Steel Plant, the largest integrated steel plant in India. Dalli mines deposit was discovered by Pramatha Nath Bose, the first Indian graded officer of the Geological Survey of India around 1900.

Daundi Lohara (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Daundi Lohara Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 90 Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituencies of Chhattisgarh state in central India.It is part of Balod district.

Durg Vishwavidyalaya

Durg University is a state university situated at Durg, Chhattisgarh, India. The University has come into existence after the bifurcation of existing Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur and the jurisdiction of the University comprises 119 affiliated colleges situated in the districts of Durg, Bemetara, Balod, Rajnandgaon and Kabirdham.

The temporary office of the Vishwavidyalaya has been set up in the three storied old Girls’ PG College Camus Building, Raipur Naka, Durg (C.G.) which has been allotted to the New University.The name of Durg University is declared as Hemchand Yadav University by present CM of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh on the memory of former Member of the Legislative Assembly and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shri Hemchand Yadav .[1]

Durg district

Durg district is a district situated in Chhattisgarh, India. The district headquarters is Durg. The district covers an area of 2,238 km². As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Chhattisgarh (out of 18), after Raipur.The district is home to two important religious sites. The principal Hindu temple, the Ganga Maiyaat Jhalmala, Jain shrine of Uwasaggaharam Parshwa Teerth at Nagpura (near Durg), attract pilgrims from all over India.The Langurveer Mandir is one and only Hindu Temple Devoted to God Langoorveer in India situated in Durg.

The town of Bhilai is home to the Bhilai Steel Plant.

now durg has been divided into 3 major district namely Durg, Balod and Bemetara.

The present collector of Durg is Shri Umesh Kumar Agrawal.

Ganga Maiya

Ganga Maiya is a holy place situated in Jhalmala, a place near Balod in Durg District. During the Hindu festival of Navratri, this place is very crowded. Many worshipers of Maa Durga come here to every year to celebrate the Navratri. Navratri is celebrated twice a year i.e. in the Hindu month of Chaitra and Kunwar. During these nine days devotes keep fasting and thousands of people visit this place barefoot and they come by walking from long distance.

Gudum railway station

Gudum railway station is a small railway station in Balod district, Chhattisgarh. Its code is GUDM. It serves Gudum town. The station consists of two platforms. The platforms are not well sheltered. It lacks many facilities including water and sanitation.


Gunderdehi is a village panchayat located in the Balod district of Chhattisgarh state of India.

The latitude 20.945649 and longitude 81.291157 are the geo coordinate of the Gunderdehi.Social Worker Shamshad Begum, Padma Shri Awardee, works in villages around Gunderdehi.

Gunderdehi (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Gunderdehi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is one of the 90 assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh a centre Indian state. Gunderdehi is also part of Kanker Lok Sabha constituency.

Kanker (Lok Sabha constituency)

Kanker is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Chhattisgarh.

Lesholal Gomasta

Lesholal Gomasta was an Indian politician from the state of the Madhya Pradesh. He represented Balod Vidhan Sabha constituency of undivided Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly by winning General election of 1957.

List of constituencies of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly

Following are the list of Constituencies in the Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh

List of districts of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh, a state of India, has 27 administrative districts.

At the time of separation from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh originally had 16 districts. Two new districts: Bijapur and Narayanpur were carved out on May 11, 2007 and nine new districts on Jan 1, 2012. The new districts have been created by carving out the existing districts to facilitate more targeted, focused and closer administration. These districts have been named Sukma, Kondagaon, Balod, Bemetara, Baloda Bazar, Gariaband, Mungeli, Surajpur and Balrampur

Lohara, Durg

Lohara is a village in Dondiluhara tehsil, Balod district, Chhattisgarh, India.

Rajendra Kumar Rai

Rajendra Kumar Rai (born 6 April 1957) is an Indian politician and member of the Chhattisgarh Janata Congress. Rai is a member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly from the Gunderdehi constituency in Balod district.On 2 March 2017, the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly passed a censure motion against Rai for "unparliamentary" behavior.

Sanjari Balod (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Sanjari Balod Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 90 Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituencies of Chhattisgarh state in central India.It is part of Balod district.

Shamshad Begum (social worker)

Shamshad Begum is an Indian social worker, known for her efforts towards the education of backward communities of Chhattisgarh such as the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and other backward communities. She was honoured by the Government of India, in 2012, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.

Tandula Dam

Tandula Dam is located in Chhattisgarh in India. It is located at about 2 km from Balod Collectorate in Balod district.

The dam project was started in 1910 on the confluence of Tandula and Sukha Nala rivers and was completed in 1921. The dam stores water from catchment area of 827.2 square kilometres (319.4 sq mi). The gross storage capacity of the reservoir is 302.31 million cubic metres and the highest flood level is 333.415 metres (1,093.88 ft). Its Designed Area is 25397 Hact. The Dam provide Drinking Water to Durg & Bhilai Nagar Nigam area and caters to industrial requirement of Bhilai Steel Plant.

Tandula river joins the ShivNath river. तंदूला बांध भारत के छत्तीसगढ़ में स्थित है। यह बालोद जिले के बालोद कलेक्टरेट से करीब 2 किमी दूर स्थित है। बांध परियोजना 1 9 10 में तंदूला और सुखा नाला नदियों के संगम पर शुरू हुई थी और 1 9 21 में पूरा हो गई थी। बांध 827.2 वर्ग किलोमीटर (319.4 वर्ग मील) के पकड़ क्षेत्र से पानी भंडारित करता है। जलाशय की सकल भंडारण क्षमता 302.31 मिलियन घन मीटर है और उच्चतम बाढ़ का स्तर 333.415 मीटर (1,0 9 3.88 फीट) है। इसका डिज़ाइन एरिया 25397 हैक्ट। बांध दुर्ग और भिलाई नगर निगम क्षेत्र में पेयजल प्रदान करता है और भिलाई इस्पात संयंत्र की औद्योगिक आवश्यकता को पूरा करता है। तंदूला नदी शिवनाथ नदी में शामिल हो जाता है।

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