The project stretch’s overall design length is 63.170 km, starting at design km 26.0 (Palma
Village) and ending at design km 89.170. (Gumla Bypass).
Out of 63.170 km, 21.000 km are under the Ranchi district and 42.170 km fall under the
Gulma – Situated in the southwest portion of the Jharkhand State, Gumla District was carved
out of Ranchi District on 18th May 1983. Previously it was a sub-division of old Ranchi
district. It has a total area of about 5327 sq. km. with a total of 68% of tribal population in
Palma – Palma village is in Itki subdivision of Ranchi district in Jharkhand, India. It is situated
8km away from sub-district headquarter Itki (tehsildar office) and 35km away from district
Gumla district has rich natural and mineral resources. There are 23 Bauxite mines and 68
Stone mines in Gumla district.
Apart from Bauxite and Stone mines the district is also rich with Aluminium ore and china
There is a good number of brick makers and other mining activities like stone crusher, Brick
kiln and stone chip mining lease are also available in different part of the district.
The Area has important religious sites such as Anjan – Small village about 18 km away from
Gumla is considered to be the birthplace of Hanuman Ji. Baghmunda – It is famous for
religious stone idols (Ajanta caves stone idols). Dewaki – It is a place of religious importance.
It is famous for a Shiv-Parvati temple. Hapamuni – Famous and ancient village Mahamaya
temple that is the identity of this village. Palkot Nagfeni – It is famous for the Jagannath
temple and there is a big rock in the shape of snake ‘Nag’.
The State of Jharkhand is having immense potential for industrialization with its large
deposits amounting to 40% total minerals of the country. It ranks first in the production of
coal, mica, kaynite and copper in India. Besides minerals, it has about 1/3 of forest cover as
oxygen bank and raw material for several economic activities which provide lively hood in
rural area as minor forest produce, aromatic, medicinal and dry fruit and Tasar’s.