Sri Ganganagar District of Rajasthan at a Glance

About the State :

 

Situated on the Indo-Pak international border, Sri Ganganagar is the northern-most district of Rajasthan state of western India. It is progressing fast towards establishing new dimensions of development. The district came into existence on 26th October, 1927 along with the opening of the Gang Canal by the herculean efforts of Maharaja Ganga Singh of the erstwhile princely state of Bikaner. Later, Hanumangarh district was carved out of it on July 12, 1994. Before the advent of the Gang Canal, Sri Ganganagar was a small village called Ramnagar falling under the Mirzewali Tehsil of the Bikaner State. After the opening of the Gang Canal, a Mandi was set up here. With the increase of irrigation facilities, the area came to be known for its trade and industry. Strewn with the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, the district boasts a unique history of its own.

Sri Ganganagar district is situated in the northern region of Rajasthan between 28°40ʹ to 30°06ʹ north latitude and 72°39ʹ to 74°21ʹ east longitude. The district shares its boundaries with Churu and Bikaner in the south, Hanumangarh in the south-east, Ferozepur district of Punjab in the north-east and Bahawalpur district of Pakistan in the north-west. The total area of Ganganagar district is 10.93 lac hectares out of which 77.5 % area is cultivated. The cultivated area has increased steadily due to fertile land, adequate irrigation facilities and prosperity of the farmers

 

Population :

 

As per the census of 2001, the total population of the district was 1788487. In the next decade it shot up to 1969168 according to the census of 2011. Thus 10.06% population growth was registered in the decade 2001-2011. Tehsil-wise distribution of population as per census 2011 is shown in the following table:

S. No. Tehsil Male Female Total
1 Ganganagar 136309 121069 257108
2 Karanpur 58524 53047 111571
3 Sadulshahar 71683 61810 133493
4 Padampur 70486 63817 134303
5 Raisinghnagar 87853 80272 168125
6 Anupgarh 80721 72825 153546
7 Gharsana 90800 81030 171830
8 Vijaynagar 67296 60049 127345
9 Suratgarh 134186 116259 250445
Grand Total 797858

 

710178

 

1507766

 

Nagarpalika-wise Population 2011 (Urban+Rural)

S. No. Tehsil Male Female Total
1 Ganganagar 120778 103754 224532
2 Karanpur 11265 10032 21297
3 Sadulshahar 13109 11871 24980
4 Padampur 9728 8692 18420
5 Raisinghnagar 15085 13245 28330
6 Anupgarh 16343 14534 30877
7 Vijaynagar 9664 8761 18425
8 Suratgarh 37126 33410 70536
9 Kesrisinghpur 7404 6606 14010
10 Gajsinghpur 5250 4745 9995
Grand Total 245752

 

215650 461402

 

Statistical Handbook :

 

District at a Glance

1.    Location:         Northern Latitude  28°40ʹ to  30°06ʹ                

                               Eastern Longitude  72°39ʹ to 74°21ʹ

S.No. Item                          Unit Year Particulars
1 Area Sq. Km 2012-13 11154.66
2 Sub Division 2012-13 9
3 Tehsil 2012-13 9
4 Sub-Tehsil 2012-13 11
5 Panchayat Samiti 2012-13 9
6 Gram Pachayats 2012-13 336
7 Nagar Palika/Parishad 2012-13 10
8 Population

(a) Rural

(b) Urban

(c) Male

(d) Female

2011 1969168

1433736

535432

1043340

925828

9 Population Density Per Sq. Km 2011 179
10 Sex Ratio 2011 887
11 Scheduled Caste 2011 720412
12 Scheduled Tribe 2011 13477
13 Decadal Growth Rate (2001-2011)  

%

2011 10.06
14 Total Literacy Rate

(a) Male

(b) Female

% 2011 70.25

79.33

60.07

15 % of Urban Population

to Total Population

% 2011 27.19
16 Inhabited Village 2011 2884
17 Uninhabited Village 2011 176

 

 

 

Medical & Health (2013-2014)

Particulars Hospital with Bed facilities No. of Beds PHC/CHC etc. Sub Centre Ayurvedic  Hospital
Urban District Level       1 350 5 1 8
Rural PHC/CHC Level 52 676 54 415 85
Total                               53 1026 59 416 93

 

Banking

Particulars MGB CCB Nationalized PLDB Other Total
Urban 7 17 98 3 12 137
Rural 18 5 36 59
Total 25 22 134 3 12 196

 

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)

S.No. Particulars Year Total Working
1 Anganbari Centre 2013-14 1973 1898
2 Self-help Group (SHG) 2013-14 6267 6267
3 Pre-school Beneficiaries 2013-14 429561 27642
4 Regional Deputy Director (RDD) 2013-14 1 1
5 Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) 2013-14 9 5
6 Lady Supervisor 2013-14 68 62
7 Anganbari Worker 2013-14 1973 1835
8

9

Precheta

Sahyogini

2013-14

2013-14

8

1812

0

1395

10 Sathin 2013-14 320 182
11 Helper 2013-14 1812 1667

 

 

 

Vidhan Sabha-wise Voter

S.No. Name of Vidhan Sabha Year Total Male Female
1 Sadulshahar 2013 181914 98763 83151
2 Ganganagar 2013 165035 89268 75767

 

3 Karanpur 2013 183684

 

 

97793 85891
4 Suratgarh 2013 186215 101255 84960
5 Raisinghnagar 2013 200721 107871 92850
6 Anupgarh 2013 179986 97454 82532
Total 1097555 592404 505151

 

Human Development Index

S.No. Item No. Year Rajasthan Ganganagar
1 Life Expectancy Year 2001 60 70.10
2 Infant Mortality Rate  per 1000 2001 87  54
3 Per Capita Income  in Rs.   2001 4497 7386
4 Poverty %   2001 20.10 8.80
5 Education and Health & Income Index   2001      –    0.656
6 Human Development Index  

Ganganagar Stands First in Rajasthan

 

 

 

Animal Husbandry

S.No. Item Year No.
1 Veterinary Hospital 2013-14 45
2 Veterinary Dispensaries 2013-14 7
3 Veterinary Sub center 2013-14 68
4 Rog Nidan Kendra 2013-14 1
5 Polyclinic 2013-14 1
6 A grade Hospital 2013-14  8

 

Livestock & Poultry

S.No. Item Year No.
1 (a) Total Livestock 2007 1672598
2 (b) Buffaloes 2007 261579
3 (c) Pigs 2007 2413
4 (d) Camel 2007 18832
5 (e) Sheep 2007 336297
6 (f) Goats 2007 362065
7 (g) Horse 2007 1138
8 (h) Donkies  2007 3890
9 (i) Dogs & Bitches 2007 95686
10 (j) Hare 2007 3091
11 (k) Fowls/Hen 2007 81348
12 (l) Ponies 2007 184
13 (m) Cow 2007 506113

 

Agriculture Land Utilization

S.No. Item Year Hectares
1 (a) Total Reporting Area 2012-13 1093221
2 (b) Area under forests 2012-13 60517
3 (c) Land not available for cultivation 2012-13 71289
4

 

(d) Permanent Pastures & Grazing  Lands 2012-13

 

140

 

5

 

(e) Miscellaneous Trees & Orchards  excluding area sown 2012-13

 

7381

 

6 (f) Cultivable waste land 2012-13 40916
7 (g) Net area sown 2012-13 769860
8 (h) Area sown more than once 2012-13 302870
9 (i) Gross cropped area 2012-13 1072730

 

Average Yield of Major Crops (per hectare)

S.No. Item Unit Year
1 (a) Food Grain Kg. 2012-13 3070
2 (b) Oil Seeds Kg. 2012-13 1185
3 (c) Sugarcane Kg. 2012-13 21672
4 (d) Cotton Desi q 2012-13 12
5 (e) Cotton American q 2012-13 14
6

 

(f) No. of pumpsets used for irrgation No

 

2012-13

 

25000
7 (g) Normal Rainfall MM 2012-13
8 (h) Actual Rainfall MM 2012-13 303
9 (i)  Average size of holding MM

Ha

2012-13

2012-13

343

3.5

 

Irrigation

S.No. Source of Irrigation Unit Year Irrigated Area
1 Canals Ha 2012-13 600893
2 Tube Well No 2012-13 7188

 

Public Distribution System & BPL

S.No. Item Unit Year
1 Fare Price Shop No 2013-14 701
2 Petrol & Diesel Pump Station No 2013-14 90
3 Annpurna Person 2013-14 554
4 Antyodya Ann Yojna Family 2013-14 17566
5 BPL Family 2013-14 78225
6 Gas Agency No. 2013-14 25
7 Urban Gas Agency No. 2013-14 16
8 Rural Gas Agency No. 2013-14 9

 

Industries

S.No. Item Year No.
1

 

Factory Registered under the factory act 2011-12

 

23

 

2

 

 

Estimated average no. of daily workers employed in registered factory 2011-12

 

 

132.71

 

 

3

 

Em Part 2 units registered with industry deptt. 2011-12

 

2825

 

4

 

 

Estimated average no. of daily workers employed in Em Part 2 units 2011-12

 

 

15613

 

 

5

 

Large & Medium Industries Employment 2011-12

 

11

 

6 In large & medium Industries 2011-12 4831
7 No. of Industrial Area 2011-12 11

 

Detail of Existing Industrial Units 31.03.2012

S. No. Type of industry units No. of Units Investment in Lacs Employment
1 Agro Based 217 8816.54 2880
2 Painting on Glass 3 24.00 19
3 Textile (other than Handloom) 64 124.32 322
4 Handloom Based 168 95.29 391
5 Wooden Based 66 354.65 378
6 Paper Based 19 145.10 130
7 Plastic/Rubber/Chemical Based 83 1029.69 598
8 Leather Based 133 288.18 408
9 Nirual Based 447 4925.73 9694
10 Metal Based 146 1167.50 903
11 Misc. 49 526.20 392
12 Service Unit 540 3435.06 1834
Total 1935 20932.26 17949

 

Power

S.No. Item Unit Year
1 Towns Electrified 2013-14 10.00
2 Villages Electrified 2013-14 2953.00
3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Energy Consumed

(a) Domestic Purpose

(b) Commercial

(c) Industrial

(d) Public Lighting

(e) Irrigation

(f) Public Water Works

(g) Other

KWH

KWH

KWH

KWH

KWH

KWH

KWH

KWH

2013-14

2013-14

2013-14

2013-14

2013-14

2013-14

2013-14

2013-14

9381.08

3556.12

762.38

2321.86

40.49

1072.32

302.85

1105.114

4 Total No. of 33/11 KV S/S 2013-14 116.00
5 Well energized (Tube-Well) 2013-14 8986.00
6 Electricity generated            (6 station) M.Watt 2013-14 1500.00
7 Kalptaru (1) M.Watt 2013-14 7.2
8

 

No. of BPL Connections Released M.Watt 2013-14 1802.00

 

 

 

PHED

S.No. Item Year No.
1

 

Villages covered with safe drinking water supply 2011-12

 

2804

 

2 Towns covered with safe drinking water supply 2011-12 10

 

Education

S.No. Institution No. Year Students
1 College – General Studies 58 2012-13 24800
2 College – Technical Education 15 2012-13 1620
3 Sr. Sec. School 95 2012-13 41090
4 Secondary School 287 2012-13 46175
5 Upper Primary School 671 2012-13 52637
6 Primary School 1169 2012-13 106729

 

Co-operative Society

S.No. Particulars No. Year Members
1 Co-operative 1192 2012-13 336548

 

Transport & Communication

S.No. Item Year No.
1 Post Office 2012-13 334
2 Post Office – Urban 2012-13 17
3 Post Office – Rural 2012-13 310
4 Telegraph Office – Urban 2012-13 2
5 Telegraph Office – Rural 2012-13 16
6 Letter Box– Urban 2012-13 152
7 Letter Box– Rural 2012-13 907
8 Telephone Exchange 2012-13 184
9 PCO Centre 2012-13 448
10 Mobile Users 2012-13 395870
11 Landline telephone users 2012-13 50810
12 Road Length (B.T.) 2012-13 4460
13 Villages Connected to road 2012-13 2110

Police

S.No. Name of Tehsil No. of Police Station Police Chowki Jail
1 Sriganganagar 9 10 1
2 Sadulshahar 2 2 0
3 Karanpur 2 1 1
4 Padampur 3 1 1
5 Raisinghnagar 3 4 1
6 Anoopgarh 2 1
7 Suratgarh 3 3
8 Vijaynagar 1 1
9 Gharsana 2 2
Total 27 23 4

 

Welfare Scheme

S.No. Item Year No. of Pensioners Amount in Lacs
1 Old Age Pension 2013-14 84871 4888.57
2 Disabled Pension 2013-14 12272 661.92
3 Widow Pension 2013-14 11040 687.17
Total 20134 687414.38

 

Tourist Places :

 

There is hardly any place of tourist attraction in the district. Prior to 1994 there were some places of historical importance in the district such as Kalibanga, Gogameri, Bhatner Fort, and Bhadrakali temple etc. But now these fall in district Hanumangarh. However, there are a few places of historical value and tourist importance in Sri Gangangar district:

Gurudwara Budhha Johad Sahib
The historical Gurudwara of Buddha Johad, the great religious shrine of the Sikhs,  is situated 75 Km. away to the south-west of  Sri Ganganagar. This is a place where Bhai Sukha Singh and Mehtab Singh brought the head of Massa Rangarh (guilty of sacrilege of the Amritsar Golden Temple) and hung it on a tree on August 11, 1740. This huge Gurudwara has 22 pillars at every floor. There are 140 rooms adjacent to the gurudwara for the lodging of tourists. Apart from many other buildings, there is a small library also which preserves the portraits of Sikh martyrs. Water to the holy pond (johad) of the gurudwara is supplied from the Gang Canal.
Bror Village
The ruins of the Indus Valley Civilisation are found here. It is located on Anoopgarh-Ramsinghpur road.
Dada Pamparam’s Dera
This holy place is situated in the town of Sri Vijaynagar.  A huge 7-day long fair is organised every year in the month of Falgun at the tomb of  Dada Pammaram. The fair concludes on the Sankranti of Falgun.  Apart from Rajasthan, pilgrims from the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, MP, UP and Bihar congregate at this fair. Dada Pammaram was born nearly 400 years ago at village Kumbhana of Bikaner at the time of Guru Nanak Dev. Since in the beginning most of the pilgrims, it is said, hailed from Pakistan and they had to undertake a long journey to reach Kumbhana,  the tomb of the Baba at his own behest was initially constructed at Fortabad in Pakistan. But after partition the tomb was set up at Sri Vijaynagar, where thousands of pilgrims congregate every year.
Laila Majnu Tomb
The tomb (mazar) of Laila-Majnu at Binjaur village is situated near Anoopgarh city 11 km away from Anoopgarh on the western side. Many people associate this Mazar (mausoleum) with fictional and legendary lovers Laila and Majnu. According to the traditional belief Laila-Majnu were from Sindh and came to this place escaping from the clutches of Laila’s parents and her brother who were against the love of Laila-Majnu. Laila and Majnu died here and were buried together at this place. Thus this place became a symbol of love and people come here to seek blessings from Laila and Majnu. A fair is held here in June who is attended by hundreds of newlyweds and lovers.
Suratgarh Super Critical Thermal Power Station
The Suratgarh Super Critical Thermal Power Station is an electricity production project that is maintained by the Rajasthan Rajya Vidhyut Utpadan Nigam Limited. It is Rajasthan’s foremost super thermal power station. This station has been successful in controlling pollution and maintaining balance of atmospheric emissions in the environment. Suratgarh super thermal power station is located 27 km from Suratgarh -15 km from Suratgarh to Biradhwal on NH 15, then 12 km in the east from NH 15.

The plant received a gold shield on August 8, 2004 from Hon’ble President for consistently outstanding performance during the years 2000 to 2004. It also received a bronze shield from Hon’ble Prime Minister for outstanding performance during the years 2005 and 2006.

Anoopgarh Fort
Anoopgarh Fort is a ruin in the city of Anoopgarh. It was built by Anoop Singh Rathore.
Hindumalkot Border
The Hindumalkot Border, the Indo-Pak Border, derives its name from Hindumal, the Diwan of Bikaner

 

How to Reach :

 

Sri Ganganagar city is well connected with major cities of the country through both rail and road transport. However, there is no airport in the district and the people have to go the state capital Jaipur or the neighbouring states for air journey.

By Air
Nearest airports are Amritsar, Chandigarh, Delhi and Jaipur. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar is approachable by road 271 km, by rail 360 km.
By Rail
Sri Ganganagar is well connected by railways to Bathinda 127 km, Delhi 424 km, Rewari 427 km, Kalka 397 km, Howrah 1980 km, Haridwar 485 km, Nanded 1963 km, Firozpur 184 km, Abohar 50 km, Suratgarh 60 km, Bikaner 250 km, Kota 700 km, and Jammu 550 km etc. The 127 km longSuratgarh-Sriganganagar-Hanumangarh track has been recently converted into broad gauge.
By Road
National Highway No.15 runs from Sri Ganganagar to Sanchore, which is well linked with all the major areas of Sri Ganganagar. Many roadways and private buses are frequently available to major cities of north India like Delhi 431 km, Jaipur 501 km, Ajmer, Udaipur, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jodhpur 500 km, Kota, Haryana, andPunjab. It is well connected to Mumbai 1472 km by road.

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