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Amravati District Information
Amravati District with the rest of the Berar was assigned to the East India Company by the Nizam following the treaty of 1853. After this province was assigned to the Company, it was divided into two districts, South Berar with its headquarters at Hingoli with neighbouring region restored to the Nizam and North Berar was reconstituted into East Berar with headquarters at Akola.

In 1864,the district of Yeotmal was separated from Amravati.In 1903, the Treaties of Assignment were superseded by an agreement under which the Nizam leased Berar to the Government of India in perpetuity. Berar was joined to the central provinces in 1903 to form the enlarged province of central provinces and Berar

With the recognition of States in1956,Amravati district ,along with other districts of Vidarbha region was included in the then Bilingual Bombay State. Since the bifurcation of Bombay state into Maharashtra and Gujrat in 1960, Amravati,along with other districts of Vidharbha formed one of the districts of Maharashtra.

The district is located between 21046' North to 20032' North and 78027' East to 76037', which essentially indicates that Amravati District is located in the Deccan plateau. Amravati district covers an area of 12626 sq.kms.The districts adjacent to Amravati are Nagpur, Akola, Wardha, Yeotmal, and the state of Madhya Pradesh.

The district is divided into following 14 Talukas
Amravati,Bhatukali and Nandgaon Khandeshwar
Daryapur and Anjangaon
Achalpur and Chandur Bazar
Morshi and Warud
Dharni and Chikhaldara
Chandur (Rly),Tiosa and Dhamangaon

Climate and Rainfall
Amravati faces extreme variations in temperature with very hot summers and very cold winters. Amravati district receives rainfall from south westerly monsoons mainly in the months of June, July, August and September. July and August are the months during which the maximum rainfall as well as maximum continuous rainfall.

Major Crops (Irrigated)
Wheat, Gram

Major Crops (Non-Irrigated)
Cotton, Jawar, Toor, Moong, Groundnut, Sesamun, Soyabean, Gram, Sunflower

Irrigation Projects
The main rivers in Amravati district are
Tapi, Purna, Chandrabhaga, Pedhi, Wardha, Shahanoor

The Dams in Amravati District are
Upper Wardha Project, Lower Wardha Project, Chandrabhaga Project, Bembala Project, Sapan Project,Purna Project

Telephone numbers of officials in Collectorate, Amravati
P.B.X. : 0721 2662025 /2662352 Fax: (0721)2662843
Collector, Amravati 0721 2662522 / 2662112