Godda is a city and a municipality in Godda district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. The district has an area of 2110 km². The district headquarters is Godda. After the bifurcation of Bihar into Jharkhand state on November 15, 2000, it was one of 18 districts of Jharkhand.National Highway 133 (NH 133) passes through the city of Godda. Basic health facilities in the town are available at government run Sadar Hospital and few private medical practitioners. The E.C.L. Hospital in Urjangar serves the people who come from nearby districts for various treatment as the hospital has all the modern facilities. Jindal Industries also has established a private hospital in the city. A multispeciality hospital has recently been set up in Asanbani. It has facilities for eye check ups, CT-Scanning, cancer treatment, physiotherapy, dialysis etc. Medical practitioners from various parts of the country come here every month. Medical practitioners from the city of Godda include Dr. A.K.Jha, Dr. B.K.Bhagat, Dr. AjayJha, Dr. Mandal, Dr.V.S.Murmu, and Dr.U.K.Choudhary. Rice, wheat and maize are the main crops grown in the district, along with vegetables, linseed and khesari.Fruits like mango,banana,jack fruit,plum grow in this district. Coal is mined extensively across the entire district with Lalmatia Colliery having the reputation for the largest open pit coal mine in Asia. There are no artificial irrigation facilities like dams, tunnel, tube wells. Several floods and droughts have occurred during the last decade. Adani Power is going to set up a thermal power plant in the pathergama region of Godda. The central government has allotted coal blocks for this thermal power plant to be set up. Jindal Steel and Power Limited has set up a power plant having a capacity of 1400 megawatt(around) at Nipaniya about 10 kilometers from godda city.
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