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Brief About Satara District

Satara district is located in the western part of Maharashtra. It is bounded by Pune district to the north, Solapur district to the east, Sangli district to the south and Ratnagiri district to the west. Raigad district lies to its north-west.

Satara district is situated in the river basins of the Bhima and Krishna river. The physical settings of Satara shows a contrast of immense dimensions and reveals a variety of landscapes influenced by relief,climate and vegetation. The variation in relief ranges from the pinnacles and high plateaus of main Sahyadrians range having height over 4500 feet above mean sea level to the subdued basin of the Nira river in Phaltan tahasils with the average height of about 1700 feet above mean sea level. The climate ranges from the rainiest in the Mahabaleshwar region, which has an average annual all of over 6000 mm to the driest in Man tahsil where the average annual rainfall is about 500 mm. The vegetal cover too varies from the typical monsoon forest in the western parts to scrub and poor grass in the eastern parts.

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North Latiitudes 17.5 to 18.11
East Longitude 73.33 to 74.54

Min.Temp - 11.6 Celsius
Max.Temp - 37.5 Celsius

1426 mm ( Average )

10484 Sq.Kilometer

The main rivers of Satara district are Koyna and Krishna. The Krishna is one of the three largest sacred rivers of southern India. Approx. 172 kms.of the river course falls inside the district. The Krishna river begins on the eastern brow of the Mahabaleshwar plateau and the source is about 4500 ft. above sea level.

Kudali, Urmodi, Venna and Tarali are small feeder rivers of Krishna. Koyna is the largest tributary of the Krishna in the district. Neera and Manganga rivers are the two representative of the Bhima drainage in the north and north-eastern parts of the district respectively


Tot. No. of Tanks/Reservoir: 753
Tot. Water spread Area: 14,371 Hect.
Area Under Fish Culture: 14,000 Hect.
Tot. Fish Production : 3,900 M.T.
Tot. No. of Co-op. Societies: 47
No. of Fisher men: 5,000
Govt. Fish Seed Farm : 1 (Dhom)
Fish Seed Rearing Centres: 2

Major Projects: 2
Medium Projects : 9
Krishna Khore : - There are 10 Major , 13 Medium and 80 minor projects ( total - 103 ) are in progress by Krishna Valley Development Corporation. In future 2,43,392 Hector land will be irrigated.

Total Co-op.Societies: 5,059
P.A.C.S : 873
Members in Co-op.Soc.: 17,40,000
Sugar Factories: 12
Spinning Mills: 8

Reg.Small scale Ind.(P): 2,842
Reg.Small scale Ind(T): 2548
Co-op.Ind.Estate: 5

Pump Sets(electrified): 84,701
Domestic consumers: 3,91,389
Villages Electrified: 1522

General Hospital: 1
Cottage Hospital : 2
Primary Health Center : 71
Pry Health Sub Center: 309
Z.P.Dispensaries: 2
Rural Hospital: 10
Ayurvedic Desp.:17

Total Railway track: 124 KM.
Villages Conn by roads: 1166
Total Road Length: 10,367 KM
National Highway: 130 KM
State Highway : 963 KM
Dist. Roads: 1886 KM
State Highway : 963 KM
Tot. Reg. Vehicles: 1,59,619