Tonk District of Rajasthan at a Glance

About the District :

 

Tonk is one of the well-renowned districts of Rajasthan. The city of Tonk is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is situated near the right bank of Banas, just 60 miles by road south from Jaipur. Tonk was also the capital of the eponymous princely state of British India from 1817 to 1947. Tonk has been called ‘Rajasthan ka Lucknow’, ‘Adab ka Gulshan’, ‘Romantic poet Akhtar Shreerani ki Nagri’, ‘Meethe Kharboojo ka Chaman’, and ‘Hindu Muslim Ekta ka Maskan’ . These names designate Tonk a significant status in Rajasthan.

The city of  Tonk is situated on National Highway No. 12 at the distance of 100 Km. from Jaipur. It is located between longitudes 75°07^ to 76°19^ and latitude 25°41^ to 26°34^. It is bounded on the north by Jaipur district, in the east by Swai Madhopur district and in the west by Ajmer district. The total geographical area of Tonk district is 7.16 lac hectares, but for land utilization purpose the area is reported to be 7.19 lac hectares in the year 2002-03 as per land record papers. Tonk district occupies 20th position among the existing 33 districts of the state as far as its area is concerned.

Tonk district forms the shape of kite or rhombus with its eastern and western sides bending somewhat inward and the south-eastern portion protruding between Sawai Madhopur and Bundi districts. The district is flat at a general elevation of about 214.32 meters above sea level with rocky but scrubby hills. The soils are fertile but somewhat sandy and the subsoil water is limited. The distinguishing feature of Tonk district is the Aravali system, which starts from Bhilwara district and running along the boundaries of Bhilwara and Bundi districts, enters Tonk district in the south near Rajkot and continues in a north eastern direction until it leaves the district near Banetha.

The Bisalpur dam is situated 17 Kms. from Deoli. The water storage capacity of this dam is 315.50 meter. Apart from providing water to Jaipur, Ajmer, Nasirabad, Beawar, Kishangarh etc., this dam provides irrigation facilities to Deoli, Tonk & Uniara tehsils. Due to this dam, subsoil water level has risen in Deoli, Tonk, Malpura and Todaraisingh which resulted in increasing the fertility of soil and yield of crops.

The climate of Tonk district is generally dry in short south-west monsoon season which starts from the month of June and continues till the middle of September, from September to November the post-monsoon season commences and between December and February is winter. In March, summer commences and extends till the middle of June. A metrological observatory was established very late at Tonk and according to the observation, the maximum temperature of 22 °C and minimum temperature of 8 °C remains in winter, whereas in summer the maximum and minimum temperature is 45 °C and  30 °C respectively.

 

District at a Glance

 

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Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
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Population (Census 2011)
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Statistical Handbook :

 

TONK

Statics
2001
2011
Increase
No. of sub-Districts 7 7 0
No. of Towns 7 8 1
No. of Statutory Towns 6 6 0
No. of Census Towns 1 2 1
No. of Villages 1093 1183 90
Total Population
Absolute
Percentage
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
1421326
1103603
317723
100
77.65
22.35
Males
728136
568045
160091
100
78.01
21.99
Females
693190
535558
157632
100
77.26
22.74
Decadal Change 2001-2011
Absolute
Percentage
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
209655
145100
64555
17.3
15.14
25.5
Males
101700
71953
29747
16.23
14.5
22.82
Females
107955
73147
34808
18.45
15.82
28.34
Sex Ratio
952
943
985
Child Population in the age group 0-6
Absolute
Percentage to total population
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
204038
161187
42851
14.36
14.61
13.49
Males
107868
84980
22888
14.81
14.96
14.3
Females
96170
76207
19963
13.87
14.23
12.66
Child Sex Ratio
892
897
872
Literates
Absolute
Percentage
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
749659
546702
202957
61.58
58.01
73.84
Males
478329
364531
113798
77.12
75.46
82.94
Females
271330
182171
89159
45.45
39.66
64.76
Scheduled Caste Population
Absolute
Percentage to total population
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
287903
235975
51928
20.26
21.38
16.34
Males
148110
121388
26722
20.34
21.37
16.69
Females
139793
114587
25206
20.17
21.4
15.99
Scheduled Tribe Population
Absolute
Percentage to total population
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
178207
173948
4259
12.54
15.76
1.34
Males
92677
90447
2230
12.73
15.92
1.39
Females
85530
83501
2029
12.34
15.59
1.29

Included un-inhabited villages

Total Workers
Absolute
Work Participation Rate
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
649161
543041
106120
45.67
49.21
33.4
Males
371848
292430
79418
51.07
51.48
49.61
Females
277313
250611
26702
40.01
46.79
16.94
Main Workers
Absolute
Percentage to total workers
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
495797
404379
91418
76.38
74.47
86.15
Males
318276
246870
71406
85.59
84.42
89.91
Females
177521
157509
20012
64.01
62.85
74.95
Marginal Workers
Absolute
Percentage to total workers
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
153364
138662
14702
23.62
25.53
13.85
Males
53572
45560
8012
14.41
15.58
10.09
Females
99792
93102
6690
35.99
37.15
25.05
Marginal Workers ( 3 -6 months )
Absolute
Percentage to total marginal workers
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
126341
113720
12621
82.38
82.01
85.85
Males
43298
36363
6935
80.82
79.81
86.56
Females
83043
77357
5686
83.22
83.09
84.99
Marginal Workers ( Less than 3 months )
Absolute
Percentage to total marginal workers
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
27023
24942
2081
17.62
17.99
14.15
Males
10274
9197
1077
19.18
20.19
13.44
Females
16749
15745
1004
16.78
16.91
15.01
Total Cultiators
Absolute
Percentage to total workers
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
326083
318255
7828
50.23
58.61
7.38
Males
172872
168035
4837
46.49
57.46
6.09
Females
153211
150220
2991
55.25
59.94
11.2
Total Agricultural Labourers
Absolute
Percentage to total workers
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
113426
107670
5756
17.47
19.83
5.42
Males
42334
39363
2971
11.38
13.46
3.74
Females
71092
68307
2785
25.64
27.26
10.43
Total Household Industry Workers
Absolute
Percentage to total workers
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
16004
8450
7554
2.47
1.56
7.12
Males
8828
5282
3546
2.37
1.81
4.46
Females
7176
3168
4008
2.59
1.26
15.01
Total Other Workers
Absolute
Percentage to total workers
Total
Rural
Urban
Total
Rural
Urban
Persons
193648
108666
84982
29.83
20.01
80.08
Males
147814
79750
68064
39.75
27.27
85.7
Females
45834
28916
16918
16.53
11.54
63.36
*Source:- Census of India – 2011

TONK

Human Development index (HDI)
HDR 1999
HD Update 2007
Human Development index (HDI)
0.531
0.571
Rank in Rajasthan:HDI
20
24
Total Area (Sq.KmS)
2001
2011
7194
7194
ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS
2011-12
2012-13
Number of ULBs
6
6
Number of Gram panchayat
230
230
Number of Panchayat Samiti
6
6
HOUSEHOLD STATUS (CENSUS OF INDIA)
2001
2011
Households with access to Electricity ( % )
48.2
59.1
Safe Drinking Water ( % )
98.79
98
Toilet Facilities ( % )
17.26
18.7
DEMOGRAPHIC & HEALTH INDICATORS
(CENSUS OF INDIA & Annual Health Survey 2010-11)
2007-09
2011-12
Crude Birth Rate (No.of live births Per thousand mid year population)
23.3
23
Crude Death Rate (No.of deaths Per thousand mid year population)
7.6
7.5
Infant Mortality rate ( No. of infant deaths per thousand live births )
51
55
Under Five Mortality Rate (No. of under five deaths per thousand live births)
73
78
Annual Progress Report- DMHS
31.12.2011
31.12.2012
Population Served Per Medical Institution (Annual Progress Report- DMHS)
3871
3574
Population Served Per Bed (Annual Progress Report- DMHS)
1470
1439
WOMEN AND CHILD
1991
2001
Total Fertility Rate
4.99
4.2
OVERALL Sex ratio
2001
2011
OVERALL Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) among SC Population
932
944
OVERALL Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) among ST Population
916
923
INFRASTRUCTURE / FACILITIES
31.12.2011
31.12.2012
Area Served by Per Medical Institution (Sq. Km.) (Annual Progress Report- DMHS)
23
21
No. of Electrified villages (Annual Progress Report- RVVN)
1058
1026
No. of Villages with drinking water facilities (Annual Progress Report- PHED)
1032
1032
Road (PWD)
31.12.2011
31.12.2012
Road (PWD) length in km. (Annual Progress Report- PWD)
2632
2639
PER CAPITA NET DISTRICT DOMESTIC PRODUCT
2009-10
2010-11
At current prices (Rs.)
27966
37708
At Constant (2004-05) Prices (Rs.)
18931
23735
LAND USE (AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS OF RAJASTHAN- DES)
2005-06
2010-11
Average land holding (Hect.) (CENSUS of AGRICULTURE)
2.8
2.62
2009-10
2010-11
% of Forest area to reporting area
3.85
3.73
% of Net Irrigated Area to Net Area Sown
27.28
39.41
% of Gross Irrigated Area to Gross Area Sown
22.82
27.26

 Tourist Place

 

Tonk is located 96 Km. away from Jaipur. This is a quiet town which was ruled by ‘Pathans’ from Afghanistan. The focal point of Tonk is the Suneri Kothi, the Golden Bungalow. A fairly ordinary looking monument from outside, it has stunningly rich ornamental interiors. There are some interesting buildings that accommodated the British office. Tonk is also famous for its leather and felt industry and one can pick up a good bargain from the markets. The Nawab of Tonk was an avid book lover and built a sizable library of Arabic and Persian manuscripts. The Arabic and Persian Research Institute is also located here

 

ARABIC PERSIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
APRI, TONK

Arabic Persian Research Institute in Tonk is the premier Indian Institute engaged in promotion and furtherance of Arabic and Persian studies. This institute was established by the Government of Rajasthan in 1978 with the objective of preserving and conserving the sources of Persian and Arabic Manuscripts available in Rajasthan.

Some of the important and historical manuscripts are displayed in a separate hall with the name of “Display Hall”. Namda Calligraphy, the art of charming photography, collection of postage stamps etc. are displayed in and art Gallery started in 2002. Calligraphy on human hair, pulse, rice and sesame along with the lines written inside the transparent glass bottles are main attractions for many visitors

 

SUNHARI KOTHI, TONK

 

Sunehari Kothi, Tonk

Sunhari Kothi (Mansion of Gold) is a magnificent hall in the city of Tonk in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

The hall in within the old palace complex, white walls and ceilings are one sumptuous expanse of enamel mirror-work, gilt and painted glass illuminated through stained-glass windows. The entire effect is that of an exquisite piece of enamel jewellery blown up to the size of a hall.

It is said that, it was built by Nawab Mohammed Ibrahim Ali Khan (1867-1930), the Nawab of Tonk, for poetry recitals, dance, and music.

 

HATHI BHATA
Hathi Bhata, Kakor

Situated 30 kilometers from Tonk- Sawai Madhopur Highway, the Hathi Bhata Tonk Rajasthan is one of the beautiful monuments in Rajasthan India. Carved out from a single stone this is a stone elephant which attracts tourists from all over to this place. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Hathi Bhata, Tonk Rajasthan and other tourist attractions of Rajasthan and other parts of India.

Located in the dry and arid zones of Rajasthan, Tonk is a little district in Rajasthan. The Tonk is the administrative headquarters of the state. Bounded by Jaipur and Sawai Madhopur Tonk is one of the biggest producers of sandstone

 

BISALDEO TEMPLE & BISALPUR DAM

 

Tourist Places

Bisalpur or Vigrahapura was founded by the Chahamana ruler Vigraharaja IV in the twelfth century A.D. Bisalpur was preceded by a still older city called Vanapura, which seems to have been ruled by the Takshakas (Nagas) of Todarai Singh. The importance of Bisalpur is due to its temple of Gokarnesvara, also known as Bisal Deoji’s temple, constructed by Vigraharaja IV or Visala, who was a devotee of Gokarna. The temple (22.20 m x 15.30 m) has a pancharatha sanctum, antarala, square mandapa and portico with sikhara. The sanctum enshrines a linga. The temple surmounted by a hemispherical dome, is supported on eight tall pillars carved on the lower section with floral festoons, chain-and-bell, and circular medallions. There are several short inscriptions which record the visit of pilgrims from time to time. The earliest of these is dated A.D. 1154-65 and the inscription is important for mentioning the Chahamana chief Prithviraja III.

 

HADI RANI BAORI, TODARAISINGH

 

Tourist Places

The step-tank is rectangular on plan with double-storeyed corridors on the western side, each having arched doorway. Below the lower storey, there are images of Brahma, Ganesa and Mahishasuramardini which are enshrined in niches. On all the three sides, steps are arranged in sets of thirteen each at the higher level and five each at the lower level, going up to the water level.  It is datable to circa twelfth-thirteenth century A.D

 

DIGGI KALYAN JI TEMPLE

 

Tourist Places

               This is a very old temple, the antiquity of which is fabulous. The pinnacle of the temple (Shikhar) is magnificent. There are sixteen pillars supporting the Shikhar which has become extremely attractive because of the statuettes incurved thereon. The Sanctum Sanctorum, circulatory path, Jagmohan therein are a fine example of elegant architecture in marble. Adjacent is the temple Laxmi Narayan Ji. On the front gateway beautiful figures and statuettes have been incurved.

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