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About the Barmer district
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Brief About Barmer District
Location Barmer district is situated in the western part of Rajasthan and forms part of the Thar desert. It is surrounded by Jaisalmer in the north, Jalore in the south, Pali and Jodhpur in the east and Pakistan in the west.

Distance from major cities

Jaipur-565 kms.
Delhi-887 kms.
Climate and Rainfall

The temperature varies between minimum of 9 degrees celsius to the maximum of 45 degrees celsius.
The normal rainfall 27.75 cms.

Administrative Setup
Barmer is the headquarter of the district, which is also the principal town. The district is divided into two sub-divisions viz., Barmer and Balotra. The district has 3 municipalities, 8 panchayat samitis, 225 gram panchayats, 1,640 revenue villages and 853 inhabited villages.

Major Crops and Their Production

Production: 1999-00

Wheat 49,112
Bajra 21,033
Rapeseed and Mustard 19,347
Pulses 4,135
Sesamum 184
Barley 121
Gram 102
Red chillies 68


Production: 1999-2000
Gypsum 1,85,954
Saliceous 2,709
Salenite 1,917
Masonary Stone 1,02,298
Bentonite 31,813
Limestone 1,000


The power supply in the district comes from Debari Grid Station near Udaipur via Jalore. The 132 KV Grid Station of the district is located at Balotra and the 33 KV station is located at Barmer. Of the 1,625 villages, 1,500 villages were electrified.

The Indira Gandhi canal is being extended upto Gadra Road in the district. This is likely to provide adequate quantity of not only drinking water but also to irrigate about 0.1 million hectares of agriculture land. The flow of the canal would also improve water level of the wells in the area covered by the flow.

Road Transport
The district is linked by road with Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Pali, Jalore, Jaipur, Ajmer and Ahmedabad. The total length of roads in the district was 5,109 kms as on 31 March 2000.

Rail Transport
The district is linked with neighbouring districts of Jodhpur, Jalore and Jaipur in the State and with Agra in UP and Munawa in Pakistan, by railway line. The total length of rail line in the district is 254 kms with 30 railway stations.

Air Transport
The nearest airport is at Jodhpur (222 kms.)
Communication Facilities
Post offices 479
Telegraph offices 104
Telephone exchanges 64
Public call offices 894