Talcher is a city and a
municipality in Anugul district in the Indian state of Orissa.
Talcher is located at . It has an average elevation of
India census, Talcher had a population of 34,984. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Talcher has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 62%. In Talcher, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Important schools of this place are Talcher Thermal High School,
Municipal High School, Colliery High School; Yuvraj High School;
DAV Public School.
Talcher is known for its coal reserves. It has numbers of
underground and open-cast mines. Dera colliery is the oldest mine
here. The coalfields are managed by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
(MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India
(CIL). According to the Central Pollution Board,
Talcher is the most polluted industrial hub.
- Indira Gandhi
Institute of Technology, Sarang
College, Talcher http://www.talchercollege.org
Assembly Constituency is Brajokishore Pradhan of IND, who won the
seat in State elections in 2009 . Previous MLAs from this seat were
Mahesh Sahoo who won this seat as BJP candidate in 1994, Brundaban
Behera who won this seat as an independent candidate in 1990 and
also representing JNP
in 1980 and 1977,
and Bhajaman Behera of INC
Talcher is part of Deogarh