Pakur previously known as Pakaur is the district headquarters of Pakur District, Jharkhand state, India. Pakur is flanked by Sahibganj region in North, Dumka area in South, Godda region in West and Murshidabad and Birbhum areas of the West Bengal in the East. Pakur District has a region of around 696 square kilometers and a populace of 899,200 2011 Census. Pakur was before a Sub-Division of Santhal Parganas region of Bihar. It was moved up to the status of locale in 28 January 1994. Endless supply of Bihar state, India, in 2000 into two separate states, to be specific, Bihar and Jharkhand, Pakur locale went under the regulatory control of the Jharkhand state.
The economy of the area is transcendently agrarian. The region is additionally invested with mineral riches like dark stone, fire mud and coal. Nonetheless, infrastructural imperatives have hindered the development of mining and unified enterprises. One of the fundamental organizations of the city is mining and smashing. It is likewise known for the assembling of pulverizing and screening supplies. Pakur is likewise where the main indigenous Jaw Crusher was fabricated by Bhagwati Prasad Agarwalla. Since a decade ago there has been a tremendous movement of coal unearthing in the territory also.
It has one of the greatest stores of coal on the planet. As of now just a single square of coal is dynamic in the district. It has been allocated to the Punjab State Government for their hostage Thermal Power Plants. The exhuming take a shot at sake of the Punjab State Government is being finished by PANAM. It is a private - open joint wander between Punjab Government and AMTA.