About Nagaur District

District Statistics

About Nagaur District

Glorified by the bards, the history of Nagaur finds mention even in the Mahabharata. The kingdom of Ahichhatrapur which Arjun is said to have conquered and subsequently offered to his Guru Dronacharya, was perhaps some of the area of the Nagaur district. The birth place of Meera and Abul Fazal, Nagaur district has a charbhuja and Parsawanath Temple at Merta and the Dargah of Sufi Saint Tarkin at Nagaur city. Nagaur also witnessed the valour of Great Rao Amar Singh Rathor who challenged the mighty Mughal empire. The large old Fort has many glorious tales of bravery of the erstwhile rulers of the states.

Nagaur District is situated between 260.25” & 270.40” North Latitude & 730.10” & 750.15” East Longitude. It is situated amidst seven districts namely Bikaner, Churu, Sikar, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur. Nagaur is the fifth largest district in Rajasthan with a vast terrain spreading over 17,718 sq. K.M. Its geographical spread is a good combine of plain, hills, sand mounds & as such it is a part of the great Indian Thar Desert.

The present district of Nagaur finds a place in the heart of the Rajasthan state. If we draw a cross over the map of Rajasthan the centre of this cross is bound to fall in the district of Nagaur. Before the merger of the states, Nagaur was a part of the erstwhile Jodhpur State.

After indepenence, Nagaur had the honour of being selected as the place in the country from where the Democratic Decentralisation process was launched by the late Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India on the 2nd October 1959.

The town of Ladnu in the district has gained its place on the map of the country being the headquarters of the famous 'Jain Vishwa Bharti' which has become a centre of spiritual learnings &  knowledge under the leadership of Acharya Tulsi, a great Jain saint, who has propagated the philosophy of "ANUVRAT" in order to enlighten people in this area of the country.

POPULATION AND AREA

The district comprises of 1627 Revenue Estates (Villages), out of which Merta, Deedwana, Makarana, Parbatsar and Kuchaman are the major towns of the district. The total area of the district is 17,718 sq. K.M., out of which 17,448.5 sq. K.M. is rural and 269.5 sq. K.M. is urban. As per the 2011 census, the population of the district is 33,07,743 (6,37,204 urban and 26,70,539 rural population) which is 4.82% of the total population of the State & Decadal Growth of polulation is 19.20% (2001-2011). The density of population in the district is 187, as against 200 of Rajasthan as a whole. 17,58,624 persons of the district are literate, out of which 13,75,421 are rural and 3,83,203 are urban, which makes it 62.80% of the total population. Out of this literate population 77.20% are males and 47.80% are females. List of villages & Abstact of villages.

Climate & Rainfall

Nagaur has a dry climate with a hot summer. Sand storms are common in summer. The climate of the district is conspicuous by extreme dryness, large variations of temperature & highly variable rainfall. The mercury keeps on rising intensely from March till June. These are the hottest months. The maximum temperature recorded in district is 470 C with 00 C as the lowest recorded temperature. The average temperature of the district is 23.50 C. The winter season in the extends from mid November till the beginning of March. Rainy season is of a short during from July to mid September. There are ten raingage stations, namely - Nagaur, Khinvsar, Didwana, Merta, Parbatsar, Makarana, Nawa, Jayal, Degana & Ladnun in the district. The average rainfall in the district is 36.16 cm & 51.5 percentage humidity.

Forest, Flora & Faun

The district of Nagaur is poor in forest resources. The total area under including hills, is reported to be 240.92 Sq.kms., which is 1.3 percent of total geographical area of the district. Scanty rainfall & other geographical constraints account for this. The western part of the district is divided of natural vegetation cover except for low hurbs & grass which grows on low sand dunes. However, the south-eastern part of the district & part of the northern tehsil of Ladnun & Didwana have much greater greenery as compared to north-west part of the district. Khejri trees are commonly found in the district. It's leaves are used as fodder. It also gives gum. Apart from commercial value, this this tree is considered holy. The tree also plays an important role in checking soil crosion. The other common species found in the district are babul, neem, shisham, peepal, rohira, kalsi, dhangood, akara etc. Rohira & shisham trees provide timber & is used for making furniture. Dhangood is generally used for making cots. A common shrub-phog provides building material from its roots & twings. Common grass found in the district include bargers, bhambar etc.

Language spoken -

Hindi, English, Rajasthani.

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District Statistics

                                 CENSUS DATA 2011 (Final Data)

     Category Numbers
Total Population 3307743
Male 1696325
Female 1611418
% Decadal Growth (2001-11) 19.20
Sex Ratio 950
Density 187
Child Population (0-6) 507176
Literacy Rate (Total) 62.80
Literacy Rate (Male) 77.20
Literacy Rate (Female) 47.80
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 897

                               Panchayati Raj

S.N. Name of Panchayat Samiti (P.S.) P.S. Members Gram Panchayats Total Wards in P.S. Total Zila Parishad Members
1 Nagaur 27 47 565 47
2 Mundwa 23 39 449
3 Jayal 27 45 527
4 Merta 21 34 422
5 Riyan 21 38 438
6 Degana 25 43 497
7 Didwana 33 57 677
8 Ladnu 19 32 376
9 Parbatsar 21 35 425
10 Makrana 25 36 470
11 Kuchaman 31 55 633
12 Total 273 461 5479

                          Municipal Boards

S.No. Name of Municipal Council/Bodies No. of Wards
1 Nagaur   Nagar Parishad 40
2 Mundwa   Nagar Palika 20
3 Kuchera   Nagar Palika 20
4 Merta   Nagar Palika 30
5 Didwana   Nagar Palika 30
6 Ladnu   Nagar Palika 30
7 Makrana   Nagar Parishad 40
8 Parbatsar   Nagar Palika 15
9 Nawa   Nagar Palika 20
10 Kuchaman   Nagar Palika 30
Total 275

         

                        Religion wise Percentage                  

     Religion As per 1991 Census As per 2001 Census
Numbers Percentage (%) Numbers Percentage (%)
Hindu 1867744 87.08 2399173 86.45
Muslim 259632 12.11 356405 12.84
Sikh 197 0.01 998 0.04
Jain 16743 0.77 17478 0.63
Critstian 312 0.02 570 0.02
Other 182 0.01 434 0.02
Total 2144810 100% 2775058 100%

                       Police Network

     Rank Numbers (Strength)
Superintendent of Police  (S.P.) 1
Addl. Superintendent of Police  (Addl.S.P.) 2
Deputy Superintendent of Police  (Dy.S.P.) 8
Inspector  17
Sub Inspector  (S.I.) 70
Assistant Sub Inspector  (A.S.I.) 111
Head Constable 289
Constable 1867
Police Thana 32
Police Chowkies 32

                          Education

Descriptions Numbers
Sr. Secondary Schools 378
Secondary Schools 759
Middle Schools 1984
Primary Schools 1141
School Lecturers (strength) 767
Second Grade Teachers (strength) 3193
Third Grade Teachers (strength) 11021

                    Health

Description Nos.
Hospitals 4
Dispensaries 5
Community Health Centres 28
Primary Health Centres 103
Sub Health Centres 807
Beds 1988
Community Health Centres 28
Ayurvedic Hospitals / Dispensaries 38
Homeopathic Hospitals 5
Yunani Hospitals 5

                   
                     Banking facilities

S.No. Name of Bank/Institution No. of Branches
1 United Commercial Bank (UCO Bank) 23
2 State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur 37
3 State Bank of India 8
4 Central Bank of India 8
5 Panjab National Bank 5
6 Oriental Bank of Commerce 9
7 Bank of Baroda 5
8 Canara Bank 4
9 Bank of Rajasthan / ICICI Bank 19
10 IndusInd Bank 2
11 Union Bank of India 1
12 Axis Bank 3
13 Corporation Bank 1
14 HDFC Bank Ltd. 3
15 IDBI Bank 1
16 Indian Overseas Bank 3
17 Kotak Mahendra Bank 1
18 Syndicate Bank 1
19 Yes Bank Ltd. 2
20 Allahabad Bank 2
21 Bank of India 2
22 United Bank of India 1
23 Jaipur Nagaur Anchlik Gramin Bank 57
24 Nagaur Central Cooperative Bank 16
25 Nagaur Bhumi Vikas Bank 4
26 Nagaur Unban Cooperative Bank 2
27 Rajathan Finance Corporation (R.F.C.) 2
28 Khadi Gramodyog Board (K.V.I.B.) 1


                  Communication Network 

S.No. Category Numbers
1 Head Post Office 3 (Nagaur, Didwana & Mkrana)
2 Branch Post Office 484
3 Sub Post Office 57
4 Telephone Exchanges 109
5 S.T.D. / Public Call Offices 2421

                   Social Welfare 

S.No. Category Numbers
1 Hostels  - SC 18
2 Hostels  -  ST 1
3 Hostels  - Others 4
4 Students - SC 815
5 Students - ST 25
6 Students - Others 185
7 Mess Amount 170.406


                Energy  

S.No. Description Numbers
1 Consumers 472821
2 Electricity Comsumed (MKV) 19642.79 LU
3 Electrified Wells 44425
4 400 KVA GSS 2
5 220 KVA GSS 5 (1 in progress)
6 132 KVA GSS 23 (3 in progress)
7 33 KVA Sub Station 278 (30 in progress)
8 33 KV Line 2750.246
9 11 KV Line 16928.978
10 LT Line 21081.683

                  Road Network 

S.No. Category of Road Length in Kms. (As on 31.3.2014)
1 National Highway  (N.H. No. 65, 89, 458) 488.00
2 State Highway  1091.90
3 B.T. Road (incl. N.H., S.H., other) 8933.83
4 Metal Road 46.11
5 Gravel Road 3512.10
6 Kuchcha Road 201.91
Total 12693.95

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