Sijua is a neighbourhood in Dhanbad in Jharkhand state, India.

Neighbourhood in Dhanbad
Sijua is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Sijua is located in India
Sijua (India)
Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°19′E / 23.78°N 86.32°ECoordinates: 23°47′N 86°19′E / 23.78°N 86.32°E
Country India
Elevation181 m (594 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total29,797
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0326
Vehicle registrationJH


Sijua is located at 23°47′N 86°19′E / 23.78°N 86.32°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 181 metres (593 feet).

The earlier census town was combined with other urban units to form Dhanbad Municipal Corporation in 2006.[2][3]

Sijua is part of Ward No. 7 of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation.[4]


As of 2001 India census,[5] Sijua had a population of 29,797. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sijua has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 50%. In Sijua, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Tata Steel and BCCL are the major coal companies in Sijua.

The Sijua group of mines under BCCL is composed of: Basdeopur colliery (underground), Kankanee colliery (UG and open cast), Loyabad colliery (UG) (mostly non-functional), Mudidih colliery (UG and OC), Nichitpur Colliery (OC), Sendra Bansjora colliery (UG and OC) and Tetulmari colliery (UG and OC).[6]

Tata Steel leased six coal mines with metallurgical coal in Jharia coalfield between 1910 and 1918, These are grouped in two locations – Sijua and Jamadoba. The Bhelatand colliery of the Sijua Group was then acquired. Subsequently in 1918, Tata Steel acquired Malkera and Sijua as well as Jamadoba, Digwadih and 6&7 Pits Collieries of the Jamadoba Group.[7]In 1993 Tata Steel set up a 1 million tonnes per annum coal washery at Bhelatand.[8]

Coal Mining is the largest source of employment in the area. A part of the residing population is also employed in the Indian Railways, courtesy the neighbouring railway stations.


Sijua is situated at a distance of 12 km from Dhanbad (Railway Track Distance), which is a major city in the adjoining area. It is also situated 4 km from Katras, the local centre for trade and commerce. It is well connected by railways as well as by road. Being is a unique location, Sijua is lucky enough to have railway access along three different railway lines, the corresponding stations being Sijua (under the Dhanbad-Chandrapura line under the Dhanbad Railway Division, East Central Railway), Tetulmari (under the CIC section of Dhanbad Railway Division, East Central Railway)and Tata-Sijua(under the Adra railway division, South Eastern Railway). Sijua is also connected to Dhanbad via road, courtesy of the JNURM buses and auto-rickshaws plying along the Dhanbad-Katras route.

However in June 2017, the Dhanbad Chandrapura Line of East Central Railways was shut down owing to the risk the underground coal mine fires posed to the track


De Nobili School, Sijua is one of the major schools (ICSE) which caters to the higher secondary level.

Tata D A V School, Sijua is another higher secondary school. It is run by TATA Steel and D A V organizing committee. It is CBSE based. It is considered as the excellent school of Sijua. It has one library


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sijua
  2. ^ "Dhanbad Municipal Corporation". DMC. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Dhanbad Dsitrict Map". Physical Map of Dhanbad. Jharkhand Government. Archived from the original on 5 October 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Dhanbad Municipal Corporation". प्रादेशिक निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों की सूची (in Hindi). Jharkhand Government. Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Bharat Coking Coal Limited". Sijua area. BCCL. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  7. ^ "A hundred year heritage of Mining". Acquisition of coal fields. Tata Steel. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Coal beneficiation" (PDF). History of Coal Beneficiation in Tata Steel. Tata Steel. Retrieved 5 December 2015.

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