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Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
district is an administrative district in Maharashtra, India. The town of Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
is the administrative headquarters of the district. Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
district is situated in the southeastern corner of Maharashtra, and is bounded by Chandrapur district
Chandrapur district
to the west, Gondia district to the north, Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh
state to the east, and Telangana state to the south and southwest. Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
district was created on 26 August 1982 by the separation of Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
and Sironcha tehsils (administrative divisions) from Chandrapur
Chandrapur
district. As of 2011[update] it is the second-least-populous district of Maharashtra (out of 39), after Sindhudurg.[2] The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[3]

Contents

1 Divisions 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Economy 5 Health 6 Education

6.1 High schools 6.2 Junior colleges 6.3 Senior (degree) colleges

7 Important places 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Divisions[edit] The district is divided into three sub-divisions: Gadchiroli, Aheri and Desaiganj. These are each further divided into four talukas: Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
sub-division consists of Gadchiroli, Dhanora, Chamorshi
Chamorshi
and Mulchera talukas; Aheri sub-division consists of Aheri, Sironcha, Etapalli
Etapalli
and Bhamragad
Bhamragad
talukas; and Desaiganj
Desaiganj
(Wadsa) sub-division consists of Wadsa, Armori, Kurkheda
Kurkheda
and Korchi talukas. There are 467 gram panchayats (village councils) and 1,688 Revenue Villages. The district has 12 panchayat samitis (local development-block governments). Only two municipalities, Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
and Wadsa (Desaiganj), exist in the district. Following the delimitation of the constituencies in 2008, the district had three Vidhan Sabha
Vidhan Sabha
(legislative assembly) constituencies: Gadchiroli, Armori
Armori
and Aheri. All of these are part of the newly carved Gadchiroli-Chimur Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituency.[4] Geography[edit] The main river basin of the district is the Godavari, which flows west-to-east and forms the southern boundary of the district. The major tributaries of the Godavari are the Indravati and the Pranhita, the latter of which is formed by the confluence of the Wainganga and the Wardha near Chaprala village of Chamorshi
Chamorshi
taluka. Dhanora, Etapalli, Aheri and Sironcha
Sironcha
talukas in the eastern part of the district are covered by forest. Hills are found in Bhamragad, Tipagad, Palasgad and Surjagad area. The eastern part of Gadchiroli, bordering Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh
state, is mainly hilly. Demographics[edit] According to the 2011 census Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
district has a population of 1,071,795,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[5] or the US state of Rhode Island.[6] This gives it a ranking of 424th in India
India
(out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 74 inhabitants per square kilometre (190/sq mi).[2] Its population growth rate during 2001–2011 was 10.46%.[2] Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
has a sex ratio of 975 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 70.55%.[2] Scheduled caste and scheduled tribe population in the district is 108,824 and 371,696. The tribal community population that resides in the district is 38.3%.[7] Seven languages are spoken in the district: Gondi, Madiya, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, and Chhattisgarhi. Economy[edit] The district is categorised as tribal and undeveloped, with farming as the main occupation. Forests cover more than 79.36% of the hilly geographical of the district. The district produces bamboo and Tendu leaves, and paddy is the main agricultural product. Other agriculture includes sorghum, linseed, pigeonpea (tur), and wheat. The only large-scale industry in the district is a paper mill at Ashti in Chamorshi
Chamorshi
taluka and the paper pulp factory at Desaiganj. There are many rice mills in the district. The Tussar silk worm centre is in Armori
Armori
taluka. 18.5 kilometres (11.5 mi) of railway lines pass through the district. The district is known for activity of Naxalites – the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army – who have taken shelter in the dense forests and hills. In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
among the country's 250 most-backward districts (out of a total of 640).[8] It is one of the twelve districts in Maharashtra
Maharashtra
currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[8] Health[edit] The Lok Biradari Prakalpa (LBP) situated at Hemalkasa
Hemalkasa
in the Bhamragad taluka is one of the major institutions offering healthcare and education services to the local Madia-Gond tribals. LBP was envisioned by the late Gandhian, Dr. Murlidhar Devidas Amte, fondly called Baba Amte. His family consisting of Dr. Prakash Amte, Dr. Mandakini Amte and their children currently work at the LBP.[9][better source needed] Education[edit] The government recently established Gondwana University in Gadhchiroli district.[10] High schools[edit]

Platinum Jubilee School and Junior College (Science), Gadchiroli Shriniwas High School Ankisa Dharmarao High School Sironcha Republic English Medium School, Aheri School Of Scholars, Gadchiroli Rampuri Primary School Shri. Shivaji High School, Gadchiroli Z.P. High School, Gadchiroli Carmel High School, Gadchiroli Vasant Vidyalaya High School Rani Durgavati High School & Junior College Netaji Subhash Chandra Jr. College, Sundernagar Indira Gandhi Memoriyal High School & Junior College, Subhashgram Mahatma Gandhi vidyalaya, Armori Dr. Ambedkar vidyalaya, Armori Hitakarani high school, Armori Swami Vivekanda Vidyalaya, Armori

Junior colleges[edit]

Platinum Jubilee School & Jr. College (science) Shriniwas Junior College, Ankisa Z. P. Junior College of Science Sironcha Shivaji Junior Science College Govt ITI Complex, Gadchiroli Mahatma Gandhi junior college, Armori

Senior (degree) colleges[edit]

Bhagvantrao Arts College Sironcha Shivaji Science College Gadchiroli Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Gadchiroli Government Science College, Gadchiroli Government Polytechnic, Gadchiroli College of Agriculture, Sonapur complex Gadchiroli Model College Gadchiroli Namdeorao Poreddiwar College of Engineering and Technology[11] Fule-Ambedkar College of Social Work, Gadchiroli Mahatma Gandhi college, Armori

Important places[edit]

Wadadham Fossil Park Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary Lok Biradari Prakalp, Hemalkasa

See also[edit]

Make In Maharashtra

References[edit]

^ Election Commission website ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.  ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17.  ^ "District wise List of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra
Maharashtra
website. Archived from the original on 2010-03-18.  ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Cyprus
Cyprus
1,120,489 July 2011 est.  ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Rhode Island 1,052,567  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-27.  ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2011-09-27.  ^ People's Brotherhood Project. Lok Biradari Prakalp. Retrieved on 2016-07-31. ^ "404". gondwanauniversity.org. Retrieved 2017-04-10.  ^ "NAMDEORAO POREDDIWAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY GADCHIROLI". ncet.org.in. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 

External links[edit]

Tourist place in Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
district

Places adjacent to Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
district

Bhandara district Gondiya district Rajnandgaon district, Chhattisgarh

Chandrapur
Chandrapur
district

Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli
district

Kanker district, Chhattisgarh Narayanpur district, Chhattisgarh

Adilabad district, Telangana Karimnagar district, Telangana Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh

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Nagpur
Second largest: Amravati

Districts of Vidarbha

Akola Amravati Bhandara Buldhana Chandrapur Gadchiroli Gondia Nagpur Wardha Washim Yavatmal

Cities with municipal corporations

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Godavari basin

Rivers

Major tributaries

Godavari Pranhita Indravati Sabari Manjira Manair Wardha Wainganga Penganga

Minor tributaries

Pravara Kinnerasani Purna Sileru Sindphana Taliperu

Sub-tributaries

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Dams, barrages

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Geographical features / regions

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Riparian districts

Maharashtra

Nashik Ahmednagar Aurangabad Parbhani Nanded Gadchiroli Beed Amravati Bhandara Gondia Chandrapur Wardha Nagpur Yavatmal Washim Buldhana Hingoli

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Coalfields

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Oil / gas fields

Krishna Godavari Basin Ravva oil field

Industries

Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station Koradi Thermal Power Station Chandrapur
Chandrapur
Super Thermal Power Station Wardha Warora Power Plant Lanco Vidarbha
Vidarbha
Power Plant Nashik
Nashik
Thermal Power Station Dhariwal Power Station Rattan India
India
Nashik
Nashik
Thermal Power Station Kothagudem Thermal Power Station Kakatiya Thermal Power Station Parli Thermal Power Station NTPC Ramagundam NTPC Mauda Super Thermal Power Station Ramagundam B Thermal Power Station Tiroda Thermal Power Station Butibori Power Project Heavy Water Plant at Manuguru Waluj MIDC Shendra MIDC Shendra – Bidkin Industrial Park Ballarpur Industries HAL Sunabeda NALCO Damanjodi

Transport

NH 5 National Highway 6 (India)(old numbering) NH 7 Godavari Bridge Old Godavari Bridge Godavari Arch Bridge Hyderabad-Godavari Valley Railways Visakhapatnam–Vijayawada section Bilaspur– Nagpur
Nagpur
section Nagpur–Hyderabad line

Pollution concerns, River basin's sustainable productivity & ecology

Algal bloom
Algal bloom
in reservoirs High alkalinity of river water in the river basin upstream of Pochampadu dam Frequent floods in tail end area of the river basin Alkali salts / high pH water run off from ash / red mud dumps of coal fired power stations / bauxite ore enrichment Excessive silting of reservoirs due to deforestation and mining activities

Related topics

Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal

Other basins

Mahanadi–Brahmani–Baitarani Damodar Kosi Narmada Son Krishna Penna

Coordinates: 20°11′10″N 80°00′19″E / 20.18611°N 80.00528°E / 20.186

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