(ছোরা) is a census town
police station of Durgapur
subdivision in Barddhaman district
in the state of West Bengal
The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating latterite soil. This area lies between two mighty rivers – the Damodar
and the Ajay
. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.
As of 2001
, Chhora had a population of 12,839. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Chhora has an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 60% and female literacy of 40%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.
Chhora has three primary and one higher secondary schools.