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About the Tonk district

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Brief About Tonk District

It is bound in the north by Jaipur, in the zeast by Sawai Madhopur, in the south by Bundi and Bhilwara districts and in the west by Ajmer district.

Distance from Major Cities
Jaipur-82 kms
Delhi-359 kms
Ahmedabad-707 kms
Mumbai-1,258 kms

Climate and Rainfall
The climate of the district is generally dry except in the short south-west monsoon season.
Maximum temperature in winter is 22 degrees Celsius
Minimum temperature in winter is 8 degrees Celsius
Maximum temperature in summer is 45 degrees Celsius
Minimum temperature in summer is 26 degrees Celsius
The average annual rainfall in the district: 61.36 cms.

Administrative Set Up
The Tonk district at present has two sub-divisions viz. Tonk and Malpura, comprising six tehsils and six panchayat samities.

Major Crops and their Production
Production: 1999—2000 (Tonnes)

Jowar 14,395
Bajra 12,012
Maize 10,259
Pulses 38,202
Sesamum 237
Groundnut 9,537
Guar seed 872
Red chillies 2,578
Wheat 114,307
Barley 9,801
Gram 28,740

Mineral Production: 1999-2000 (Tonnes)

Bajari 18,37,258
Building stones 1,98,237
Felspar 537
Fylite (sist) 3,602
a) Abrasive (kg) 37,000
b) Gem (kg) 737
Granite 1,869
Morrum 18,294
Patti katia 6,932
Quartz 5,988


The total capacity is 53.15 mva. Out of 1,019 villages 963 were electrified as on March 2000.

Wells and tanks are the main source of irrigation, seasional rivers in district are Banas, Mahi, Daian, Sohadra and Bandi. These help the cultivators irrigate their lands either by using the stored water in tanks or by lifting water. The depth of underground water in the district is reported between 2 mtrs. in Niwai to 16.25 mtrs. in Tonk.

Road Transport
The total road length of tonk district is 1,105 kms. National Highway No.12 (Jaipur-Jabalpur) passes through Niwai, Tonk and Deoli panchayat samitis for a distance of 111 kms. Road length in the district was 1,770 km. as on 31 March 2000.

Rail Transport
There are three main routes in tonk distrrict, one along the south-east boundary of the district, another across the western area of Diggi, Malpura, Tordi and Toda Raisingh and the third across the eastern area of Niwai tehsil only. Mumbai -Delhi broad gauge line of western railway passes through the south-east boundary of tonk district. The total rail length of these lines in the district is 99 km.

Air Transport
The nearest airport is at Jaipur (82 kms.)

Communication Facilities (Nos)
Post offices 220
Telegraph offices 62
Telephonic centres 45
PCOs 664