Hussainabad, Jharkhand

Hussainabad (also spelt as Husainabad and also known as Japla) is a town and a sub division in Palamu district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Hussainabad is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Hussainabad is located in India
Hussainabad (India)
Coordinates: 24°32′N 84°01′E / 24.53°N 84.02°ECoordinates: 24°32′N 84°01′E / 24.53°N 84.02°E
Country India
145 m (476 ft)
 • Total35,433
 • OfficialHindi, Magahi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code06566
Vehicle registrationJH


As of 2001 India census,[1] Hussainabad had a population of 23,433. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Hussainabad has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 62%, and female literacy is 45%. In Hussainabad, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Hussainabad was an aboriginal village of Dhangar (A native tribe). In state government records it is known as Hussainabad but central government recognizes it by the name of Japla. In 1740, 'Hidayat Ali Khan' was nominated as Jagirdar of Japla in Jharkhand state (at that time it was in Bihar). Hussainabad is named after Nawab Ghulam Hussain. The ruins of their fortress is still exist. After Hussain, Kayastha, Brahmin, Pasi and Rajput families influenced the local politics and were instrumental in its development.

Nastik (2018 film) starring Arjun Rampal was shot in Japla.[2]


Hussainabad is situated at 24°32′N 84°01′E / 24.53°N 84.02°E.[3] It has an average elevation of 145 m (476 ft).

Hussainabad (Japla) is a small town in Jharkhand serving as the main market for nearby villages. It is on the border of Jharkhand and Bihar. The Railway station is called 'Japla'. Towards the Bihar from Japla, the following stations are Kajratnawadih and Nabinagar. Railway is the main source for intercity commutation but local buses and small vehicles also operate between nearby cities.

Approximately 4 km from Japla is(Sone Valley Cements Limited)formerly known as Sone Valley Port Land Cement Company Limited), on the bank of Sone river, which ceased operating in 1993. It was first portland cement factory of India established during British regime. It is said that the Mohraon Bungalow of Sone valley Cements was among some of the finest bungalows in the state of Bihar, and equipped with modern amenities. After the closure of the factory, the bungalow became dilapidated. Initial economic growth in Japla could be attributed to the cement factory, whose employees visited town to purchase goods for day-to-day needs, thus promoting the town's trade and commerce. The town now serves as the main market for nearby villages.


In the absence of governmental help for improvement, Japla has only basic a infrastructure. Roads are single carriageway, sewerage is non-existent, and the water supply is irregular.

Basic medical facilities are provided by a government-run health centre and private medical practitioners. For advance treatment patients either travel to the nearby town of Daltonganj, or to larger cities such as Varanasi and Ranchi.

The condition of electricity supply is better than nearby towns with less than 5 hours power cut in a day. Solar power is also used for street lighting and domestic purposes.

The preferred public conveyance within in the town is man-pulled rickshaw, auto-rickshaw and jeep.

The outskirts of town are infested with naxalites because of surrounding dense jungle.

Japla's educational infrastructure is basic. There are government run schools for boys and girls and small private schools. For higher education students migrate to larger cities. Some residents of Japla are well-placed and are doing well in big cities. People from japla are working in IBM, TCS, Infosys and multinational banks.

The major source of income of townspeople is in small trading businesses and agriculture. The people of the villages surrounding the town engage in agriculture. The government is the biggest employer with the majority of the jobs coming from banks, schools and Government offices.

Amenities in Japla include the nationalised banks of SBI and PNB, a post office, two petrol pumps, and picture halls.

See also


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Puff penalty for Rampal".
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hussainabad

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