ABOUT CHANDRAPUR

Endowed with rich flora and fauna, water resources and mineral wealth, Chandrapur has been famous from ancient times as the capital of Gond dynasty. Anandavan at Varora is famous the world over due to social worker Baba Amte whose ashram rehabilitates leprosy victims. India's largest thermal power plant, many coal mines, cement and paper factories, huge lime stone deposits, bauxite, iron, and chromite mines are the sources of wealth for the district. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Project is a major tourist attraction. Different tribes are the original inhabitants of this district for millennia.

 

1. District
Chandrapur

2. Area
11417 sq. km.

3. Sub-divisions
4 (Chandrapur, Varora, Brihamapuri, Rajura)

4. Talukas
14 (Chandrapur, Badravati, Varora, Chimur, Nagbhid, Brahamapuri, Pobhurna, Sindewahi,
Mool, Saoli, Gondpipari, Rajura, Korepana, Ballarasha)

5. Distance from Mumbai
877 kms.

6. Means of Transport
Main Airport-Morva
Railway Stations -Varora, Badravati, Chandrapur,
Ballarasha, Mool, Sindewahi,
Nagbhid, Brahamapuri
ST Buses

7. Population
Total-20,77,909
Male-10,59,875
Female-10,18,034

8. Literacy
Per cent-73.07
Total-13,19,919
Male-7,65,565
Female-5,54,354

9. Area under Irrigation
3,17,376 hectares

10. Irrigation Projects
Medium-9
Minor-112

Imp. Projs.-1
1. Pench Asolamendha

11. Industries
Big-18 Small-1205

12. Languages/Dialects
Marathi, Hindi, Gondi, Kolam

13. Folk-Arts
Adivasi dance, Ghusadi dance of Kolam, Gondhal, Dandar, Keertan, Tamasha

14. Weather
Temperature-
Max.-47.2 Deg. C.
Min.-7.1 Deg. C. Rainfall- 1276.50 mm (Average)

15. Main Crops
Rice, cotton, soyabean

16. Area under Horticulture
13122.37 hectares

17. Health Infrastructure
PHCs-58 Rural Hosp.-13
Primary Health Sub-Centres-336 Mobile Health Units-7
Ayurvedic Disp.-10

18. Tourist Places
Ramala tank, Junona tank at Chandrapur, Ghodazari project at Sindewahi, Satbahini Tapovan (Naagbheed), Adyal tekari (Brahmapuri), Ramdegi at Chimur

19. Educational Institutions
Colleges-29 Prim. Schools-1734 Sec. Schools- 144
 

 

SOURCE : CENSUS OF INDIA 2001

 

GADCHIROLI

Gadchiroli is among the most densely forested districts of India with a forest cover of 86 per cent. The protected forest 'Vanvaibhav', with 41 metres tall, 200 years old teakwood trees and bamboo forests of Bhamragad, Etapalli are the places of pride of this district. Tendu leaves, which are used for beedi making bring in substantial revenue to Government. Fine ancient sculptures of Markanda attract researchers from around the world. The district is famous for tribal folk dances such as Dandar, Gondi and Rela. A recent find in the district, claimed to be eggs of dinosaur, has attracted the world's attention.

 

1. District
Gadchiroli

2. Area
14477 sq. kms.

3. Sub-divisions
3 (Gadchiroli, Vadsa, Aheri)

4. Talukas
12 (Gadchiroli, Armori, Vadsa, Kurkheda, Korchi, Dhanura, Chamorshi, Aheri, Mulchera, Bhamragad, Etapalli, Sironcha)

5. Distance from Mumbai
1000 kms.

6. Means of Transport
Railway Stations -Vadsa
ST Buses

7. Population
Total-9,69,960
Male-4,90,809
Female-4,79,151

8. Literacy
Per cent-60.29
Total-4,93,485
Male-2,88,680
Female-2,04,805

9. Area under Irrigation
99529 hectares

10. Irrigation Projects
Medium-1
Minor-16

Imp. Projs.-1
1. Dina
 

11. Industries
Big-1
Medium-1
Small-334

12. Languages/Dialects
Marathi, Hindi, Bangali, Telgu, Gondimali, Chhattisgadhi

13. Folk-Arts
Dandar, Gondi Rela, Gondhali and Ghera dances

14. Weather
Temperature-
Max.-43.3 Deg. C.
Min.-11.3 Deg. C.
Rainfall- 1235.20 mm (Average)

15. Main Crops
Rice, maize, jowar, Jawas, sesame, tur

16. Area under Horticulture
9277.35 hectares

17. Health Infrastructure
PHCs-46
Rural Hosp.-10
General Hosp.-1
Health Sub-Centres-372

18. Tourist Places
Markandeshwar (Chamorshi taluka), Chaprala sanctuary (Chamorshi taluka)

19. Educational Institutions
Colleges-15
Prim. Schools-1380
Sec. Schools-192
 

SOURCE : CENSUS OF INDIA 2001

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