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Daltonganj is a town in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the headquarters of Palamu division and Palamu district, as well as subdivision and block of the same name. The town is situated on the banks of the North Koel.

Origin of name

Daltonganj is named after Colonel Edward Tuite Dalton (1815–1880), an anthropologist and the District commissioner of Chota Nagpur in 1861, during the British Raj. Now the name of Daltonganj is changed to Medininagar.


The Chero dynasty ruled this region for a long period. The Palamau Fort is a major historical landmark in this area.


Daltonganj is located at 24.03°N 84.07°E.[3] It has an average elevation of 215 m (705 ft).
The famous Betla National Park is located about 26 km from the Daltonganj town. The park is well-known for tigers,and comes under the Palamau Tiger Project. Another scenic picnic spot nearby is Kechki, located about 18 km from Daltonganj, at the cofluence of the Koel River and the Auranga River. Netarhat, a scenic plateau covered with thick forests, is also situated near Daltonganj and beside that Barwadih is also located. It is a summer resort known for its picturesque sunrise and sunset.

Government and politics

Member of Parliament : Kameshwar
MLA: K.N. Tripathi (Congress) [5]
District Collector : Manoj Kumar
Deputy Inspector General of Police:
Praveen Kumar
Major Sergeant of Police: T.k. Jha
Zonal I.G : Regi Dungdung
Superintendent of Police: Sri
Narendra Kr. Singh (IPS)
C.S. : Yogendra Mahto
Chairman : Poonam Singh.
Deputy Chairman : Parmedra Kumar
Zila Upadhyaksh :- Vinod Singh
Zila Opposition Adhyaksh:- Pramod

amwa : Amwa khurd is a river valley situated in east of this town
it is 25 km from center