Nowrozabad or Khodargama is a city and a nagar palika in Umaria district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Kendriya Vidyalaya Nowrozabad is situated in the G.M Complex Johila area. In Nowrozabad kV school is in the top. Nowrozabad is the head office of Johila area.

The nearest airport is at Jabalpur in Madhya pradesh. Nowrozabad Railway Station is on the Katni - Bilaspur rail route. There are many coal mines around here. National Highway 43 has its route through Nowrozabad .


Johila area
Nowrozabad is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Nowrozabad is located in India
Nowrozabad (India)
Coordinates: 23°21′38″N 80°59′15″E / 23.36056°N 80.98750°ECoordinates: 23°21′38″N 80°59′15″E / 23.36056°N 80.98750°E
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
 • Total16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Area rank1st in district
 • Total21,883
 • Rank2nd in district
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeISO 3166-2:IN
Vehicle registrationMP 54


As of 2001 India census,[1] Nowrozabad had a population of 22,401. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nowrozabad has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 49%. In Nowrozabad, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The city of Nowrozabad see (Johila area) is rich in the coal deposits found in the region. The coal industrial belt has developed in the region owing to the close proximity of the coalmines. The most reputed government undertaking and the largest coal producing industry in India, the South Eastern Coalfields Limited is located in the region. Nowrozabad is one of the 13 administrative areas of the coal industry. It is the head office of Johila area. Major employment source in the city are coal mines of South Eastern Coal Fields Ltd.


In 1886, W.W. Hunter wrote, “Extensive coalfields have recently been discovered at Nowrozabad, within the native state of Rewa…”

Nowrozabad Johila Coalfield, which was owned by Rewa Coalfields Limited, was nationalized in 1973.


  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.
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The total geographical area of the district sums up to 4548 square kilometers and has a population of 515,963. Umaria is enriched with its vast resources of forests and minerals. The coal mines are a steady source of revenue for the district.

The most important mineral found in the district is coal and as a result 8 mines are being operated by South Eastern Coalfields Limited (Nowrozabad )in the district. The famous Bandhavgarh National Park (Tala) and Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Station at Mangthar (Pali) are located in the district. Umaria was formerly the headquarters of the South Rewa District and thereafter the headquarters town of the Bandhavgarh tehsil. It is situated at a distance of about 69 km. from Shahdol, the parent district. Metalled roads connect the town with Katni, Rewa Shahdol, etc., on which regular buses ply. Umaria is also a railway station on the Katni-Bilaspur section of the South-Eastern Railway.

As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Madhya Pradesh (out of 50), after Harda.

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