Konch is a town and a municipal board in Jalaun district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Konch is a community development block of Gaya district in Bihar, India. Konch(Konch Village/Konch Panchayat/Konch Thana-Police Station) is a typical village market area slowly taking shape of a sub-urban settlement and centre of small business (mainly shops selling items such as grocery, building materials, agricultural inputs like fertilizer, seeds, small farm equipments etc.). Konch has very important temple known as Koncheswar Mahadev belonging to the later Gupta period which now has been taken under the protection of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Konch has a varied demographic mix of population and is home of people from different Hindu castes and religions. It is house of a few historic relics like Shiva Temple on the outskirts of the block. Konch has a small Muslim population also and is a model of the Hindu-Muslim unity that is common to India. Konch has a well maintained government hospital, high schools, Government Primary/Middle Schools and police station. Though the proper Konch is mainly dominated by Bhumihar Brahmin's (a community mainly found in Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh), people from other communities reside together in peace and harmony.
Mostly undeveloped due to lack of infrastructure like roads, electricity and urbanization the block and adjoining villages have seen the worst times during the height of naxalite problem in central Bihar. Be it the Bara Massacre or the Jail Break in adjoining Jehanabad District naxalites were able to tear apart the very basic roots of development and peace in this block as well as the district.
The situation has changed after the last assembly election and now developmental work seems to have subdued some of the ill-effects of the reign of terror. Implementation of central as well as state projects is paving the way for development and prosperity of the area. The reference of this block comes into various development related projects like Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojna or The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana