Sahibganj district ranks thirteenth in terms of total population in the state and thirteenth in regard to decadal population growth rate (2001-11) among the twenty-four districts. With a sex ratio of 952,it ranks fifteenth in the state. The district comprises of nine blocks ,namely, Sahibganj, Mandro, Borio, Barhait, Taljhari, Rajmahal, Udhwa, Pathna and Barharwa.As per Census 2011,the district has 1349 villages and 8 towns distributed in three assembly constituencies. Census 2011 figures indicated that the percentage share of scheduled caste population to total population was 6.29 percent while that of scheduled tribes was 26.80 percent. Based on the number of the total rural households in Census 2011 and BPL Revision Survey of 2010-11 the percentage of BPL households in rural areas is 86.03 percent.