Chamoli District

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Chamoli District | How To Reach?

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Dehradun Km from the district headquarter Gopeshwar. There are daily flights between Jolly Grant and Delhi & Chandigarh. You need to take taxi or cab from Jolly Grant to Chamoli.
  • By Rail: The nearest railhead is Rishikesh Railway Station Km from Gopeshwar. You can find taxi or bus from Rishikesh to Chamoli. Rishikesh is the route for you to come from Haridwar and Dehradun .
  • By Road: Chamoli district is well connected with major towns of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand. You can find regular bus service from Rishikesh to Srinagar. Rishikesh, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar and Gopeshwar are well connected to Chamoli district by roadways.

Nature has blessed Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand with heavenly beauty- Chamoli district is no exception. Chamoli district was home of lord Shiva in Satya Yuga. The God of Gods- Shiva resided in Kailash parvat or Trishul peak as called today during the ancient times. Devi Parvati incarnated as Nanda in Chamoli. The district connected with numerous legendary stories of Hindu holy epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, Chamoli district offers a blend of beauty, nature and spirituality.

Chamoli District – Administrative setup

To the north Chamoli district is bounded by Tibet, to the north-west is Uttarkashi district, to the east lie Pithoragarh and Bageshwar districts, to the south lies Almora district, to the southwest stands Pauri Garhwal district and to the west sits Rudraprayag district. Chamoli district is divided into six tehsils and nine development blocks.

There are 27 allopathic hospitals, 59 ayurvedic hospitals, 6 homeopathic hospitals, 11 primary health centers, 7 family and child welfare centers, 104 family and child sub centers in Chamoli district. Chamoli district has 1133 primary schools, 322 middle schools, 188 secondary and senior secondary schools and 6 college to provide quality education.

Chamoli District – Economy

Chamoli district has an area of 8,030 square kilometers among which 58.38% is covered by forest. Deodar, Chir, Banj, Burans, Ringal, Anyar and Coniterous are the tree types prevalent in the forests of Chamoli district. Fruits majorly found are apple, mango, orange, pear, khumani and walnut. Major occupation in Chamoli district is agriculture and the major crops are rice, seasonal vegetables, millets, potato and pulses. Ogal, fafur (fapar), rajma, mandua, jaun, ural, soyabean, wheat, maize, barley are other crops usually cultivated by people of Chamoli district. They grow tomato and onion too. Cereals like urd, arhar and rapeseeds are planted in Chamoli.

Currently Chamoli district do not export any goods, potential areas of industrial growth are adventure and religious tourism- hotel/restaurants, travel agencies, trekking guide; mini hydro-power projects, fishery, herbal plants & trees tea cultivation, bees keeping, woolen industry, and fruit processing. Locals of Chamoli can earn through these industries.

Population of Chamoli District

According to the national census 2011, Chamoli district has a total population of 391,605 with 197,614 female and 193,991 male where the child population aged 0-6 is 52,161 with 24,552 girls and 27,609 boys. The urban population is 15.17% of the total population, 59,396 in number. 84.83% of the population is rural, 332,209 in number.

82.65% people in Chamoli are literate.

Total Area

8,030 Sq. Km.

     

Particulars

Total

Female

Male

Remarks

Population

391,605

197,614

193,991

Growth rate: 5.74% change as of 2001

Sex ratio

1019 women per 1000 men

Literate population

280,556

125,161

155,395

Literacy rate (%)

82.65

72.32

93.40

Child population (age 0-6)

52,161

24,552

27,609

13.32% of total

Child sex ratio

889 girls per 1000 boys

Urban Population

59,396

25,774

33,622

15.17% of total

Urban sex ratio

767 women per 1000 men

Urban literate population

48,253

19,729

28,524

Urban Literacy rate (%)

91.99

87.20

95.63

Urban Child population (age 0-6)

6,944

3,148

3,796

11.69% of total

Urban Child sex ratio

829 girls per 1000 boys

Rural population

332,209

171,840

160,369

84.83% of total

Rural sex ratio

1072 women per 1000 men

Rural literate population

232,303

105,432

126,871

Rural Literacy rate (%)

80.94

70.08

92.91

Rural Child population (age 0-6)

45,217

21,404

23,813

13.61% of total

Rural Child sex ratio

899 girls per 1000 boys

Proportion to Uttarakhand Population

3.88%

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