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Overview of the Chhatarpur District

Overview of the Chhatarpur District

It is the website of Chhatarpur district administration. Chhatarpur is one among 52 district in State of Madhya Pradesh in india. In Chhatarpur district there are 6 Sub-divisions, 11 Tehsil, 8 Janpad Panchayat , 3 Muncipality and 12 Muncipal Council..

Chhatarpur is situated in the north eastern border of the state of Madhya Pradesh . It came into existence in 1956.

Chhatarpur is located within 24.06′ to 25.20′ North latitude and 78.59′ to 80.26′ East longitude. It comprises of an area of 8687 sq km. According to 1991 census, the total population of Chhatarpur is 11,58,076. Out of it 6,23,878 are males and the number of females is 5,34,198.

Economy

There is no large scale industry in Chhatarpur apart from a few small scale industries available, but these industries are not sufficient for giving enough employment to local people. The economy is mostly dependent on farming. The city however, has a growing private commercial sector, mainly retail businesses. There are many granite mining industries operating in Chhatarpur district.

Most depend for their livelihood on farming. This region is in a drought-affected area, so the whole district faces a water crisis for farming and potable drinking water.

Demography

Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh has total population of 1,762,375 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 936,121 are males while 826,254 are females. In 2011 there were total 356,297 families residing in Chhatarpur district. The Average Sex Ratio of Chhatarpur district is 883.

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 22.6% people lives in Urban areas while 77.4% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 78.7% while that in the rural areas is 59.2%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Chhatarpur district is 892 while that of Rural areas is 880.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Chhatarpur district is 282794 which is 16% of the total population. There are 148861 male children and 133933 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Chhatarpur is 900 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (883) of Chhatarpur district.

The total literacy rate of Chhatarpur district is 63.74%. The male literacy rate is 61.1% and the female literacy rate is 44.9% in Chhatarpur district.



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