This SFD Report – Comprehensive level – was prepared by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Date of production: 28/02/2017 )
Last update: 20/04/2018
Bodhgaya is a small town, located in the Gaya district of Bihar. It is internationally renowned for its immense religious and cultural significance. It is one of the most prominent Buddhist pilgrimage sites and houses a UNESCO World Heritage site within its boundaries. In 2002, the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya became a UNESCO World Heritage site (REEL, 2011). The population of the city, as per Census of India, 2011 is 38,439.
The population of the town as per Saat Nischay Yojna (Seven Resolves Scheme) survey conducted in the year 2015 is 42,862. The estimated floating population of the city is around 9,038 per day. Therefore 51,900 is the final population considered for preparation of SFD. The urban local body governing Bodhgaya is called as Bodhgaya Nagar Panchayat (BNP) which spans an area of 19.60 sq.km. The population density of Bodhgaya is 2,647 persons per sq.km which is high in comparison to the population density of Bihar state which is 1,021 persons per sq.km.