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  • AssamDistrict Factbook

    Cachar District

    (Key Socio-economic Data of Cachar District, Assam)January, 2017

  • Editor & DirectorDr. R.K. Thukral

    Research EditorDr. Shafeeq Rahman

    Compiled, Researched and Published byDatanet India Pvt. Ltd.D-100, 1st Floor,Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-I,New Delhi-110020.Ph.: 91-11-43580781, 26810964-65-66Email : [email protected] : http://www.datanetindia-ebooks.com

    Report No.: DFB/AS-316-0117

    ISBN :

    First Edition : January, 2017

    Price : Rs. 7500/- US$ 200

    2017 Datanet India Pvt. Ltd.All right reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrievalsystem or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, photocopying,recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publisher.

    Printed in India

  • Cachar District at a Glance

    District came into Existence -

    District Headquarter Silchar

    Distance from State Capital 302 Kms.

    Geographical Area (In Square km.) 3,786 (Ranks 6th in State and 317th in India)Wastelands Area (In Square km.)(2008-2009)

    160.78

    Total Number of Households 3,68,043

    Population 17,36,617 (Persons), 8,86,284 (Males), 8,50,333 (Females) (Ranks 4th in Stateand 278th in India)

    Population Growth Rate (2001-2011)

    20.19 (Persons), 19.28 (Males), 21.15 (Females)

    Number of SubDistricts/Towns/Villages

    Sub-districts (05), Towns (19) and Villages (1,040)

    Forest Cover (2015) 58.98% of Total Geographical AreaPercentage of Urban/RuralPopulation

    18.17 (Urban), 81.83 (Rural)

    Administrative Language Assamese, English

    Principal Languages (2001) Bengali (74.63%), Hindi (11.84%), Manipuri (6.11%), Bishnupuriya (1.55%),Dimasa (1.25%), Khasi (0.77%) and Others (0.46%)

    Population Density 459 (Persons per Sq. km.)

    Sex Ratio 959 (Females per 1000 Males)

    Child Ratio (Age Group 0-6 Year) 954 (Females per 1000 Males)

    Number of Live Births (2014) 44,729 (Persons), 23,037 (Males), 21,692 (Females)

    Number of Deaths (2014) 12,311 (Persons), 8,227 (Males), 4,084 (Females)

    Literacy Rate (In %age) 79.34 (Persons), 84.78 (Males), 73.68 (Females)

    Literates 11,74,128 (Persons), 6,39,946 (Males), 5,34,182 (Females)

    Illiterates 5,62,489 (Persons), 2,46,338 (Males), 3,16,151 (Females)

    Major Religions Hindu (59.83%), Muslim (37.71%), Christian (2.17%), Jain (0.10%), Sikh (0.02%)and Buddhist (0.02%)

    Schedule Caste Population 2,64,897 (Persons), 1,36,051 (Males), 1,28,846 (Females), Percentage of SC inTotal Population (11.87)

    Major Schedule Caste Population Patni (34.79%); Kaibartta, Jaliya (22.71%); Namasudra (16.45%); Muchi, Rishi(8.43%); Dhupi, Dhobi (2.95%)

    Schedule Tribe Population 17,569 (Persons), 8,736 (Males), 8,833 (Females), Percentage of ST in TotalPopulation (0.45)

    Major Schedule Tribe Population Dimasa (55.54%); Barmans in Cachar (27.88%); Boro, Borokachari (0.99%);Mech (0.69%); Rabha (0.62%)

    Number of Total Workers 6,08,062 (Persons), 4,69,752 (Males), 1,38,310 (Females)Labour Force Participation Rate(2011-2012)

    35.18% (Rural), 29.5% (Urban)

    Major Source of Income AgriculturalGross District Domestic Product(2009-10) (Rs. in Lakh)

    4,62,081 At Current Price / 3,38,402 At Constant (2004-2005) Prices

    Net District Domestic Product(2007-08) (Rs. in Lakh)

    3,14,064 At Current Price / 2,37,576 At Constant (1999-2000) Prices

    Per Capita Income (NDDP, At FactorCost) (2007-08) (In Rs.)

    19,551 At Current Price / 14,789 At Constant (1999-2000) Prices

    Number of Tourists ( ) NA

    Major Tourist Places Shiva Mandir, Maniharan Tunnel, Martyr's Tomb, Paper Mill, Kanchakanti KaliMandir, Palace of Kachari Kings.

    Note: A ll figures for 2011 Census, Otherwise year is mentioned.

  • No. Particulars Page No.

    1 Administrative Setup 1-10

    Location Map | District w ith Sub-Districts | Reference Map of District |About District | Administrative Unit | Villages | Towns | Wards |Panchayats

    2 Demographics 11-31

    Population l Sex Ratio | Density | Child Population | Child Sex Ratio |Decadal Growth | Age Group Population | Age Group Population ofCurrently Married | Economically Active Population | Ageing Population |Dependency Ratio | Single Year Age Population | Scheduled CastePopulation | Scheduled Tribe Population | Religious Population | CD BlockPopulation

    3 Economy 32-43

    GDP/NDP | Per Capita Income | Households by Income Groups |Disposable Income | Banking | Lead Banks | Investment and Debt | FairPrice Shops/Ration Cards Issued

    4 Market Size 44-55

    Monthly Per Capita Expenditure | Estimated Annual Expenditure /Average Per Capita Consumer Expenditure on Services and DurableGoods

    5 Life Style 56-60

    Households having Radio/Transistor, Television | Households havingComputer/Laptop/Internet | Households having Telephone/MobilePhone | Households having Bicycle, Scooter/Motor Cycle/Moped &Car/Jeep/Van | Circulation of Dailies

    6 Infrastructure 61-75

    Occupied Houses used as Shops/Offices | Amenities | Sanitation | Roadlength | Vehicle Registered | Electrified Villages | Post Office & PIN Code| Major Tourist Places | LPG Distributors

    7 Industries 76-103

    Factories, Capital Invested and Persons Employed (2 & 3 digit levelIndustries) | Factories by Type of Organisation/Ownership |Consumption of Fuels | Manufacturing Industries Share of GDP |Outstanding Credit of SCBs according to Industrial Occupation | Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises | Ongoing Projects

    8 Labour and Workforce 104-111

    Total Workers | Main Workers | Marginal Workers | Non-Workers |Average Wages/Earning per Day Received by Usual Principal ActivityStatus | Daily Agricultural Wages | Employment Indicators

    9 Agriculture 112-129

    Land Utilisation | Production of Major Food Crops | Production ofCommercial Crops | Production of Fruit & Vegetable Crops | Productionof Spices | Consumption of Fertilisers | Fish Production | LivestockPopulation | Poultry Population | Irrigation | Land Holdings | Farmer

  • 10 Education 130-138

    Literacy Rate | Population by Educational Level | Census Houses Usedas School/College etc. | Enrollment | Enrollment by Medium of Instruction| Gross/Net Enrollment Ratio | Teachers | Gini Coefficient Education |Population by Mother Tongue

    11 Health 139-152

    Health Institutions | Live Births Registered | Still Births Registered |Deaths Registered | Infant Deaths Registered | Disabled Population byType of Disability | Houses used for Hospital/Dispensary | Households byMarried Couples per Household and Dwelling Rooms | Maternal and ChildHealth Indicators (HMIS) | Family Welfare Programmes | National FamilyHealth Survey (NFHS)

    12 Environment and Pollution 153-156

    Geographical Area | Wastelands | Forest Cover | Rainfall | Latitude,Longitude and Altitude | Water Quality

    13 Housing 157-168

    Households | Houseless Households | Houseless Population | Standardof Living Index | Housing Condition | House and Their Uses | SlumPopulation

    14 Crime & Law 169-173

    Incidence of IPC Crime | Road Accident | Police Stations | PoliceOfficer/Officials | Judicial Officers

    15 Social and Welfare Schemes 174-181

    Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(MGNREGS) | Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) | District Rural DevelopmentAgencies (DRDA) | National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) |Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) | Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)-Gramin |Self-Help Groups (SHGs) | Aadhaar Card (UIDAI) Enrollments

    16 Electoral 182-184

    Vote Distribution of Major Parties (Parliamentary Election-2014 andAssembly Election 2016) | Name and Address of MPs/MLAs | Electors

    17 Annexure - I to V 185-238

    18 Useful Contacts 239

    19 Abbreviations & Sources 240

    20 Concepts and Definitions 241-244

    21 Disclaimer & Terms of Use 245

  • AssamDistrict FactbookDistrict Factbook Cachar District

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    Cachar DistrictAssam

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    Administrative Setup

    Location Map

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    Administrative Setup

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    Cachar DistrictAssam

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    About Cachar District

    Cachar district, situated in the southern part of Assam is a significant district of it withits administrative headquarters located at Silchar town. The district got its name"Cachar" from the Dimasa word kachari. When the place was under the rule of theKachari kingdom, they named the region as Cachar. During their reign Cachar districtincluded the adjacent part of the Karimganj and Hailakandi districts of Assam. Then itcame under the control of Dimasa Kingdom in the medieval period. After sometime, in1830 the British East India Company established in the district and later with the end ofthe rule of Kachari Kingdom, the British occupied the place. Furthermore , the northernportion of Cachar was annexed by the British and they declared it as district in the year1854 . On the other hand, the earlier North Cachar sub-division was emerged as aseparate district in 1951.

    Geographically, the district lies at 2478'N latitude and 9286'E longitude. The altitude inthe district is 680 m. The district encompasses a geographical area of 3,786 sq km and itis bounded by Barali and Jayantia hill ranges on the North, the Mizoram on the South, theManipur on the East and the districts of Hailakandi and Karimganj on the West . Theprincipal river that flow through the district is Barak River. The climate of the district canbe characterised as tropical wet with hot and wet summers and cool winters. Most of itsrainfall occurs in the monsoon season. The actual rainfall in the district was 2547.6 mmin the year of 2015-16.

    Administration wise, the district is divided into 2 sub-divisions namely Silchar andLakhipur. Moreover, it comprises 5 sub-districts, 19 towns and 1,040 villages. Theadministrative languages in the district are Assamese and English. There are 1parliamentary and 7 assembly constituencies in the district.

    According to 2011 census the district has a population of 17,36,617 out of which8,86,284 are males and 8,50,333 are females. The district has a sex ratio of 959(females for 1000 males). In the year 2001-2011 the population growth rate in thedistrict was 20.19% including 19.28% are males and 21.15% are females. The majorreligions in the district are Hindu and Muslim with 59.83% and 37.71%. The populationdensity in the district is 459 (persons per sq. km.). As per 2001 census the principallanguages in the district are Bengali and Hindi with 74.63% and 11.84%. In the year 2014the number of live births in the district is 44,729 including 23,037 are males and 21,692are females. In the same year the number of deaths in the district is 12,311 including8,227 are males and 4,084 are females.

    The economy of the district is mainly dependent on agricultural sector. More than half ofits population are engaged in agriculture in order to earn their livelihood. Rice and paddyare the chief agricultural products in the district. Every year a huge chunk of revenuecomes from the agricultural products in the district helps in its economy to a greatextent. Inspite of launching some advance and modern agricultural techniques yet thedistrict is counted in the list of the backward districts. Industrially, also the district isquite well developed. Silchar, the district headquarters is one of the most importantbusiness centres of Assam. In 2006 the Indian government declared Cachar as one ofthe country's 250 most backward districts and currently receiving funds from theBackward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). In the year 2009-2010 (E) the GrossDomestic Product in the district was Rs 4,62,081 lakh at current price. In the year 2007-2008 the Net Domestic Product in the district was Rs 3,14,064 lakh at current price. Inthe year 2007-2008 the Per Capita Income (NDDP, at factor cost) is Rs 19,551 atcurrent price.

  • AssamDistrict FactbookDistrict Factbook Cachar District

    The district is well known as an abode of several reputed educational institutions. Itprovides a platform for higher education. Some of the most recognised educationalinstitutions in the district are Cachar College, Gurucharan College, Radhamadhav College,Ramanuj Gupta Memorial Junior College, Janata College, Madhab chandra Das College,Adhar Chand Higher Secondary School, Cachar High School, Don Bosco School, D.N.N.K.Girls' Higher Secondary School, Holy Cross School, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya ,Kendriya Vidyalayas, Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Muktashree High School, etc. The districthas also a central university named the Assam University, situated at Dur gakona in thedistrict . A NIT Silchar is present in the district as well , which is one of the 30 NITs inIndia. The Silchar Medical College and Hospital is the only medical college of the southernAssam. As per 2011 census the literacy rate in the district is 79.34% including 84.78%are males and 73.68% are females. The literate population in the district is 11,74,128including 6,39,946 are males and 5,34,182 are females. The illiterate population in thedistrict is 5,62,489 including 2,46,338 are males and 3,16,151 are females.

    The district has several centres of attraction which allures many travellers from differentparts of the country as well as world. Shiva Mandir, located at a distance of 35 km fromthe headquarters town, Silchar is one of the renowned pilgrimages. It is also popularlyknown as Bhubaneswar temple. Every year a huge number of devotees from the fardistance place come to this temple in order to offer their prayers. The interior of thetemple is beautifully decorated and also has the deities of Lord Shiva and GoddessesParvati. Maniharan Tunnel, situated almost 5 km to the north of Bhubaneswar temple inthe Bhuvan hills in the district has the illustrious Maniharan temple. An interestingmythological story is also associated with the district. Once upon a time Lord Krishnaused this tunnel while he was visit ing the region. Just under this tunnel, the holy river ofTribeni flows and the pilgrims generally use to come here to take a bath in the waters ofthe river since they believe it a holy river . Martyrs Tomb, located at Gandhi Bagh on thebanks of a lake consists of 11 tombs of the martyrs who devoted their lives while fightingfor the language movement of Assam in the year 1964. Two more attractions namelyHarisava and the temple of Goddess Lakshmi Devi are situated in the nearby places ofthe Martyrs Tomb . Some other notable places in the district are Paper Mill, KanchakantiKali Mandir, Palace of Kachari Kings and many more.

    Santosh Mohan Dev, a veteran Indian politician and a n important member of the IndianNational Congress was born on 1st April, 1934 at Silchar in the district . He was firstelected to the Parliament in 1980 in the first of his seven terms in office as the MemberOf Parliament.

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    Cachar DistrictAssam

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    Administrative Setup Administrative UnitAdministrative Division:- Barak Valley

    Sub-districts:

    1. Katigora

    2. Lakhipur

    3. Silchar

    4. Sonai

    5. Udarbond

    Towns: 1. Ambicapur Pt VI (CT)2. Ambicapur Pt VIII (CT)3. Ambikapur Pt. X (CT)4. Dudhpatil Pt V (CT)5. Dudhpatil Pt VI (CT)6. Durga Nagar Pt. V (CT)7. Irongmara (CT)8. Kanakpur I (CT)9. Kanakpur Pt. II (CT)10. Katirail T.E. (CT)11. Lakhipur (MB)12. Niz Katigorah Pt III (CT)13. Silchar (MB)14. Silchar Pt. X (CT)15. Tarapur Pt VI (CT)16. Tarapur VII (CT)17. Tupkhana Pt I (CT)18. Uttar Krishnapur Pt III (CT)19. Uttar Krishnapur Pt. I (CT)

    Sub-districts, Towns, CD Blocks and Villages(2011)

    District Sub-districts Towns CD Blocks VillagesCachar 5 19 15 1040Assam 153 214 247 26395India 5924 7933 6596 640930Rank of District in State 22 1 3 12Rank of District in India 403 102 96 254

  • AssamDistrict FactbookDistrict Factbook Cachar District

    Demographics

    Sex Ratio

    Female per 1000 Males (2011)

    District Total Rural Urban

    Cachar 959 955 982

    Assam 958 960 946

    India 943 949 929

    Rank of District in State 13 17 2

    Rank of District in India 253 291 113

    Density

    Persons per Sq. Km. (2011)

    District Total Rural Urban

    Cachar 459 382 4884

    Assam 398 347 3491

    India 368 269 3689

    Rank of District in State 13 16 4

    Rank of District in India 272 232 136

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    Economy

    By Population GroupRs. in Million (March, 2015)

    Residence District No. ofOffices

    DepositsCredit Amount

    OutstandingNo. ofAccounts Amount

    Total Cachar 115 1399539 54361.5 17010.1

    Assam 2103 27155896 973814.4 357149.1

    India 153149 1611374077 98806410.7 76167841.0

    Rank of District in State 5 5 3 5

    Rank of District in India 365 335 235 345

    Rural Cachar 53 829067 12850.9 5182.7

    Assam 993 14259637 186694.7 85133.7

    India 48536 493969524 9156764.6 5983459.9

    Rank of District in State 5 4 2 5

    Rank of District in India 371 206 243 360

    Semi- Urban Cachar 2 8319 200.3 31.5

    Assam 601 8469864 311143.8 104916.4

    India 34131 404661314 13172506.76 7591878.82

    Rank of District in State 26 26 26 26

    Rank of District in India 592 597 596 598

    Urban Cachar 60 562153 41310.4 11795.9

    Assam 509 4426395 475975.8 167099.0

    India 47816 437710064 29234307.9 18422270.2

    Rank of District in State 2 2 2 2

    Rank of District in India 126 143 121 172

    Metropolitan Cachar - - - -

    Assam - - - -

    India 22666 275033175 47242831.5 44170232.1

    Rank of District in State 0 0 0 0

    Rank of District in India 0 0 0 0

  • AssamDistrict FactbookDistrict Factbook Cachar District

    Market Size

    Broad Category-wise Monthly Per Capita Expenditure - Urban In Rs. (2011-2012)

    Broad Categories of Goods and Services Cachar Assam IndiaRank ofDistrictin State

    Rank ofDistrictin India

    Cereals 225.13 224.23 175.52 17 89

    Cereal Substitute 0.00 0.00 1.27 0 0

    Pulses & Products 29.79 48.61 54.48 23 554

    Milk & Milk Products 39.91 81.28 186.47 24 586

    Sugar & Salt 15.57 20.72 30.44 22 560

    Edible Oil 42.44 62.39 63.62 24 496

    Egg, Fish & Meat 105.88 153.34 66.94 20 123

    Vegetables 75.56 84.23 81.40 15 263

    Fruits (Fresh) 11.59 35.23 42.02 23 570

    Fruits (Dry) 0.12 5.27 13.85 24 588

    Spices 18.55 28.78 36.99 24 570

    Beverages etc. 19.82 36.15 42.85 20 488

    Served Processed Food 3.53 56.42 89.68 23 599

    Packaged Processed Food 19.33 44.02 37.37 23 476

    Pan 15.28 20.04 4.66 20 85

    Tobacco 13.83 14.32 15.54 10 262

    Intoxicants 3.67 7.86 13.36 19 411

    Fuel and Light 141.60 156.74 182.54 14 360

    C lothing 68.38 82.01 118.73 18 451

    Bedding etc. 9.47 24.14 8.72 14 221

    Footwear 19.20 31.25 29.09 18 388

    Education 18.17 107.36 135.73 24 577

    Medical (Institutional) 0.88 7.47 33.13 7 304

    Medical (Non-institutional) 22.29 61.94 98.85 24 564

    Entertainment 41.08 44.81 43.77 16 192

    Minor Durable Type Goods 5.34 9.34 8.42 13 324

    Toilet Articles 37.87 50.14 56.88 14 407

    Other Household Consumables 27.38 32.76 48.90 13 474

    Consumer Services excl. Conveyance 72.60 121.38 155.78 19 440

    Conveyance 81.25 145.41 180.98 17 398

    Rent 1.37 135.33 166.93 26 578

    Consumer Taxes & Cesses 6.80 10.46 22.22 14 399

    Durable Goods 16.96 82.58 152.10 24 524

    Monthly Per Capita Expenditure (MPCE) 1210.67 2026.02 2399.24 23 541

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    Life Style

    Circulation of Dailies (January - June 2016)

    Publication Edition Language AverageCirculationDainik Jugasankha Silchar edition Bengali 50356

    The Telegraph Kolkata edition English 1099

    The Times of India Guwahati edition English 969

    Assam Tribune Guwahati edition English 671

    The Economic Times Kolkata edition English 299

    Asomiya Pratidin Guwahati edition Assamese 280

    The Hindu Chennai edition English 251

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    Infrastructure

    Households by Main Source of Drinking Water - Urban(2011)

    Particulars Cachar Assam IndiaRank ofDistrictin State

    Rank ofDistrictin India

    Total Number of Households 68849 992742 78865937 4 98

    Tap water from Treated Source(%)

    43564 (63.27) 272060(27.40)

    48904343(62.01)

    13 216

    Tap water from UntreatedSource (%)

    2557 (3.71) 27401 (2.76) 6797668 (8.62) 19 379

    Total Tap (%) 46121 (66.99) 299461(30.17)

    55702011(70.63)

    13 209

    Covered Well (%) 823 (1.20) 47240 (4.76) 1304381 (1.65) 4 51

    Un-covered Well (%) 4141 (6.01) 129754(13.07)

    3547237 (4.50) 9 234

    Total Well (%) 4964 (7.21) 176994(17.83)

    4851618 (6.15) 8 194

    Handpump (%) 3988 (5.79) 327339(32.97)

    9354182(11.86)

    14 250

    Tubewell/Borehole (%) 6985 (10.15) 149166(15.03)

    7017237 (8.90) 4 92

    Spring (%) 53 (0.08) 9959 (1.00) 130058 (0.16) 6 155

    River/Canal (%) 3518 (5.11) 8046 (0.81) 137984 (0.17) 16 257

    Tank/Pond/Lake (%) 2768 (4.02) 11627 (1.17) 303385 (0.38) 16 357

    Other Sources (%) 452 (0.66) 10150 (1.02) 1369462 (1.74) 8 233

  • AssamDistrict FactbookDistrict Factbook Cachar District

    Infrastructure

    Road Length In Kms. (2014-2015)

    DistrictNational Highways P.W.D. Road

    NationalHighway

    UnderConstrn.

    NewlyDeclared NH Total

    BlackTopped

    Earthen/Gravel Total

    Cachar 189.89 0.00 0.00 189.90 940 222 1162Assam 2736.25 259.54 838.89 3834.68 23948 20914 44862Rank of District in State 3 0 0 7 10 23 16

    Registered Motor VehiclesIn Nos. (2014-2015)

    Vehicles Cachar Assam Rank of District inStateMulti Axle Vehicle - 1357 0Articulated Vehicle 33 2147 11Medium 1717 16219 3Heavy 2993 113812 9Four Wheelers 7062 73691 2Three Wheeler 2233 36101 5Stage Carriage 325 4575 3Contract Carriage 270 11818 11Omni Buses 148 1544 3Mini Buses 354 2331 2School Buses 28 1122 7Maxi Cabs (AATT) 145 8658 10Motor Cabs 32 6487 9Maxi Cabs 1246 3827 2Other Taxi 3740 34887 2Auto Rickshaw 13797 91936 2Scooter 7639 252289 6Moped 403 14603 7Motor Cycle 44535 1253368 11Car 16282 508135 7Jeep 802 16128 4Station Wagan 15 430 5Trailor 815 19527 9Tractor 1123 35082 12Crane 26 1415 8

    Govt. Vehicle 527 23337 6

    Fire Brigade 4 28 2Ambulance 71 1761 5Others 598 10824 4Total 106963 2547439 8

    Villages Electrified In Nos. (2014-2015)

    District Village ElectrifiedCachar 895Assam 22303Rank of District in State 12

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    Industries

    Main Workers(2011)

    Sex District Total Rural UrbanPersons Cachar 471259 376658 94601

    Assam 8687123 7311015 1376108

    India 362446420 245749270 116697150

    Rank of District in State 4 6 3

    Rank of District in India 300 265 277

    Male Cachar 395681 315382 80299

    Assam 7034642 5880174 1154468

    India 273149359 178034713 95114646

    Rank of District in State 4 5 3

    Rank of District in India 269 225 272

    Female Cachar 75578 61276 14302

    Assam 1652481 1430841 221640

    India 89297061 67714557 21582504

    Rank of District in State 9 10 3

    Rank of District in India 376 355 296

    Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

    (2010-11)

    Particulars Cachar Assam IndiaRank of

    District inState

    Rank ofDistrict in

    IndiaNumber of Registered Units 70 390 496281 6 442

    Employment 417 1986 2883896 2 302

    Investment (Rs. in Lakh) 1163 115199108 128634844 1 192

    Entrepreneurs Memorandum (Part-II) Filed by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)In Nos. (2014-2015)

    District Micro Small Medium TotalCachar 35 5 0 40

    Assam 2468 149 12 2629

    India 346206 70933 8219 425358

    Rank of District in State 20 9 0 19

    Rank of District in India 473 366 0 480

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    Labour and Workforce

    Total Workers(2011)

    Residence District Persons Male Female

    Total Cachar 608062 469752 138310

    Assam 11969690 8541560 3428130

    India 481743311 331865930 149877381

    Rank of District in State 5 4 12

    Rank of District in India 329 288 399

    Rural Cachar 501605 382258 119347

    Assam 10368283 7257852 3110431

    India 348597535 226763068 121834467

    Rank of District in State 6 6 14

    Rank of District in India 297 236 387

    Urban Cachar 106457 87494 18963

    Assam 1601407 1283708 317699

    India 133145776 105102862 28042914

    Rank of District in State 3 3 4

    Rank of District in India 281 281 309

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    Agriculture

    Land UtilisationIn Hectares (2011-12)

    Particulars Cachar Assam Rank ofDistrictin State

    i) Reporting Area For Land Utilisation Statistics 377610 7850005 6

    - Forests 138409 1853260 5

    ii) Not Available for Cultivation

    -Area under Non Agricultural Uses 61447 1212065 7

    -Barren and Un Culturable Land 27701 1408380 8

    -Total 89148 2620445 9

    iii) Other Uncultivated Land Excluding Fallow Land

    -Permanent Pastures and Other Grazing Lands 2600 159668 21

    -Land under Misc Tree Crops and Groves Not Included in NetArea

    17108 195840 4

    -Culturable Waste Land 2037 78031 14

    -Total 21745 433539 7

    iv) Fallow Land

    -Fallow Lands Other than Current Fallows 6071 51582 2

    -Current Fallow 6851 80582 5

    -Total 12922 132164 3

    v) Net Area Sown 115386 2810597 11

    vi) Total C ropped Area 163057 4174023 12

    vii) Area Sown More than Once 47671 1363426 13

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    Education

    Literacy Rate (2011)

    Residence District Persons Male Female

    Total Cachar 79.34 84.78 73.68

    Assam 72.19 77.85 66.27

    India 72.99 80.89 64.64

    Rank of District in State 4 4 4

    Rank of District in India 172 214 150

    Rural Cachar 77.08 83.12 70.75

    Assam 69.34 75.4 63.03

    India 67.77 77.15 57.93

    Rank of District in State 4 4 4

    Rank of District in India 142 186 122

    Urban Cachar 88.99 91.95 85.99

    Assam 88.47 91.81 84.94

    India 84.11 88.76 79.11

    Rank of District in State 11 13 10

    Rank of District in India 111 161 90

    Population by Educational Level(2011)

    Educational Level Cachar Assam IndiaRank ofDistrictin State

    Rank ofDistrictin India

    Illiterate 562489 12027599 447216165 5 315

    Literate 1174128 19177977 763638812 2 252

    Literate without Educational Level 78194 920663 35153231 1 155

    Below Primary 300959 4550439 146897597 2 161

    Primary 282987 4383390 184170833 2 266

    Middle 236061 4285011 133903266 3 208

    Matric/Secondary 85657 1445515 105939743 6 403

    Higher Secondary/Intermediate Pre-University/Senior Secondary

    137662 2507238 77942593 5 196

    Non-technical Diploma or Certificate not Equal toDegree

    182 3683 1072289 6 436

    Technical Diploma or Certificate not Equal toDegree

    2459 36671 7238719 4 352

    Graduate and Above 48158 1011345 68288971 8 380

    Unclassified 1809 34022 3031570 7 405

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    Health

    Live Births Registered(2014)

    Residence District Person Male Female

    Total Cachar 44729 23037 21692

    Assam 723482 380460 343022

    India 23001523 12183175 10804541

    Rank of District in State 3 4 3

    Rank of District in India 181 189 165

    Rural Cachar 20435 10345 10090

    Assam 523630 277271 246359

    India 10763908 5709934 5044361

    Rank of District in State 8 9 8

    Rank of District in India 183 195 169

    Urban Cachar 24294 12692 11602

    Assam 199852 103189 96663

    India 12237615 6473241 5760180

    Rank of District in State 1 1 1

    Rank of District in India 154 160 152

    Still Births Registered(2014)

    Residence District Person Male Female

    Total Cachar 555 194 361

    Assam 6708 3355 3353

    India 124130 56442 47832

    Rank of District in State 4 6 2

    Rank of District in India 52 97 23

    Rural Cachar 306 107 199

    Assam 3205 1621 1584

    India 41620 21359 17953

    Rank of District in State 3 5 1

    Rank of District in India 35 59 16

    Urban Cachar 249 87 162

    Assam 3503 1734 1769

    India 82494 35075 29871

    Rank of District in State 5 6 2

    Rank of District in India 104 135 46

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    Cachar DistrictAssam

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    Health

    Houses used for Hospital/Dispensary(2011)

    Residence District Total Number ofCensus HousesHospital/

    Dispensary etc.Total Cachar 435160 1084

    Assam 9074503 21304

    India 330407375 682584

    Rank of District in State 5 6

    Rank of District in India 301 206

    Rural Cachar 346227 749

    Assam 7588998 15184

    India 220633493 360065

    Rank of District in State 7 6

    Rank of District in India 256 149

    Urban Cachar 88933 335

    Assam 1485505 6120

    India 109773882 322519

    Rank of District in State 4 3

    Rank of District in India 288 235

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    Cachar DistrictAssam

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    Environment and Pollution

    Geographical Area

    Area in Km2 (2011)

    District Total Rural Urban

    Cachar 3786 3721.41 64.59

    Assam 78438 77178.12 1259.88

    India 3287469 3101505.00 102221.00

    Rank of District in State 6 6 5

    Rank of District in India 322 308 394

    Wastelands by Category

    Area in Km2 (2008-2009)

    Category Cachar Assam IndiaRank ofDistrictin State

    Rank ofDistrictin India

    Gullied/Ravenous Land (Medium) - - 6145.96 0 0

    Gullied/Ravenous Land (Deep) - - 1266.06 0 0

    Land with Dense Scrub 1.90 2008.32 86979.91 14 479

    Land with Open Scrub 43.18 2111.47 93033.00 4 329

    Waterlogged and Marshy Land (Permanent) 22.54 317.67 1757.07 4 26

    Waterlogged and Marshy Land (Seasonal) 32.28 570.39 6946.31 6 36

    Land Affected by Salinity/Alkalinity (Medium) - - 5414.53 0 0

    Land Affected by Salinity/Alkalinity (Strong) - - 1391.09 0 0

    Shifting Cultivation - Current Jhum 15.53 258.86 4814.68 4 48

    Shifting Cultivation - Abandoned Jhum 12.94 136.33 4210.46 5 45

    Under-Utilised/Degraded Forest (Scrub Domin) 10.88 929.51 83699.71 15 393

    Under-Utilised/Degraded Forest (Agriculture) 21.53 2063.03 15680.26 14 119

    Degraded Pastures/Grazing Land - 2.84 6832.17 0 0

    Degraded Land under Plantation Crop - - 278.53 0 0

    Sands-Riverine - 52.64 2111.96 0 0

    Sands-Coastal - - 654.47 0 0

    Sands-Desertic - - 3934.80 0 0

    Sands-Semi Stab.-Stab>40m - - 9279.75 0 0

    Sands-Semi Stab.-Stab 15-40m - - 14273.03 0 0

    Mining Wastelands - 2.13 593.65 0 0

    Industrial wastelands - - 58.00 0 0

    Barren Rocky/Stony Waste - 0.66 59482.29 0 0

    Snow covered /Glacial Area - - 58183.44 0 0

    Total 160.78 8453.86 467021.16 10 407

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    Cachar DistrictAssam

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    Housing

    Total Households(2011)

    District Total Rural Urban

    Cachar 379955 310750 69205

    Assam 6406471 5420877 985594

    India 249454252 168565486 80888766

    Rank of District in State 4 4 3

    Rank of District in India 253 199 276

    Houseless Households(2011)

    District Total Rural Urban

    Cachar 151 115 36

    Assam 3293 2378 915

    India 449761 192865 256896

    Rank of District in State 9 8 8

    Rank of District in India 475 418 470

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    Crime & Law

    Incidence of IPC Crime

    (2014)

    Crime Heads Cachar Assam IndiaRank ofDistrictin State

    Rank ofDistrictin India

    Murder 58 1451 34134 12 210

    Attempt to Commit Murder 7 1142 41898 21 542

    Culpable Homicide Not Amounting to Murder 0 57 3349 0 0

    Attempt to Commit Culpable Homicide 0 14 4371 0 0

    Rape 81 1980 38678 9 138

    Attempt to Commit Rape 0 227 4310 0 0

    Kidnapping & Abduction 249 4823 78412 5 70

    Dacoity 9 267 4399 10 149

    Making Preparation and Assembly ForCommitting Dacoity

    0 20 2835 0 0

    Robbery 24 1038 38090 11 308

    Criminal Trespass/Burglary 274 4954 114667 6 102

    Theft 756 12737 442464 3 107

    Unlawful Assembly 0 834 9878 0 0

    Riots 202 2640 66206 5 100

    Criminal Breach of Trust 72 1952 20089 9 57

    Cheating 97 2956 109737 12 251

    Forgery 0 99 11268 0 0

    Counterfeiting 4 62 1979 4 93

    Arson 55 743 9299 3 24

    Grievous Hurt 45 7583 105560 23 347

    Dowry Deaths 14 188 8458 3 204

    Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage herModesty

    50 3099 82411 15 378

    Insult to the Modesty of Women 0 1 9738 0 0

    Cruelty by Husband or his Relatives 595 9626 123163 4 41

    Importation of Girls From Foreign Country 0 1 14 0 0

    Causing Death by Negligence 121 2079 128837 4 366

    Offences Against State 0 56 177 0 0

    Offences Promoting Enmity Between DifferentGroups

    0 0 337 0 0

    Extortion 16 1226 8210 20 147

    Disclosure of Identity of Victims 0 0 135 0 0

    Incidence of Rash Driving 404 3202 409857 2 215

    Human Trafficking 0 68 726 0 0

    Unnatural Offence 0 0 1148 0 0

    Other IPC Crimes 2507 29212 944105 3 116

    Total Cognizable IPC Crimes 5640 94337 2858939 5 144

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    Social and Welfare Scheme

    Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

    Financial Performance under MGNREGSRs. in Lakh (2015-2016)

    Particulars Cachar Assam India

    Rankof

    Districtin

    State

    Rankof

    Districtin

    IndiaA. Opening Balance (OB)C losing Blance (CB) as Opening Balance (OB) 53.11 1418.93 187890.93 10 338

    Entered Opening Balance (OB) 99.08 9344.90 206168.02 17 277

    Release of Last Financial Year but Received during the Current Financial Year

    Centre 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0

    State 0.00 77.21 3206.67 0 0

    Release from State Fund to DistrictsCentral Share - - 1294.39 0 0

    State Share 0.00 0.00 411894.31 0 0

    Authorisation of EFMS 5613.16 62667.93 3313284.01 2 180

    Miscellaneous Reciept 0.00 0.06 39265.75 0 0

    B. Borrowed Fund From Other District or Revolving Fund 0.00 0.00 247.93 0 0

    Refunded to District/State 0.00 0.00 79011.76 0 0

    Inter-District Fund TransferFund Transfer to Other District 0.00 0.00 247.93 0 0

    Fund Received from Other Districts 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0

    Availabilty 5712.24 72090.10 3896101.39 2 205Cumulative Labour Budget (LB) Estimation ofExpenditure

    0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0

    C. Cumulative Expenditure C. (I) Actual ExpenditureUnskilled Wage 2771.03 38276.41 3033565.51 2 280

    Semi-skilled and Skilled Wage 39.76 476.76 68276.52 4 260

    Material 2570.45 19759.90 923707.02 2 84

    Tax 82.71 789.58 6412.06 3 18

    C. (II) Administrative Expenditure I. Receipts Expenditure 432.05 4395.91 194050.46 2 105

    II. Non-Receipts Expenditure 0.00 72.20 1442.79 0 0

    Total (I+II) 432.05 4468.12 195493.25 2 106

    Cumulative Expenditure (C. (I) + C. (II)) 5896.00 63770.76 4227454.30 2 199%age Utilization 103.22 88.46 108.50 3 30

    Balance -183.76 8319.34 -331353.00 26 583

    D. Payment DueI. On Unskilled Wage 1996.91 28780.10 659585.02 5 64

    II. On Semi-skilled and Skilled Wage 31.23 232.36 32387.42 2 111

    III. On Material 1613.68 18593.59 395314.25 4 47

    IV. Tax 95.52 952.96 3830.43 3 5

    Total (I+II+III+IV) 3737.34 48559.01 1091117.12 4 57

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