Mahishi is a Block placed in Saharsa district in Bihar. Situated in rural part of Bihar, it is one among the 10 blocks of Saharsa district. According to the administration records, the block number of Mahishi is 161. The block has 78 villages and there are total 40046 homes in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Mahishi's population is 206774. Out of this, 108437 are males whereas the females count 98337 here. This block has 44700 children in the age bracket of 0-6 years. Out of this 23238 are boys and 21462 are girls.
Literacy ratio in Mahishi block is 37%. 78399 out of total 206774 population is literate here. Among males the literacy ratio is 47% as 51040 males out of total 108437 are literate while female literacy ratio is 27% as 27359 out of total 98337 females are literate in this Block.
The Negative portion is that illiteracy rate of Mahishi block is shockingly high -- 62%. Here 128375 out of total 206774 persons are illiterate. Male illiteracy ratio here is 52% as 57397 males out of total 108437 are uneducated. In females the illiteracy ratio is 72% and 70978 out of total 98337 females are illiterate in this block.
The count of working individual of Mahishi block is 75559 whereas 131215 are un-employed. And out of 75559 employed people 11308 individuals are fully reliant on farming.