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About the Chirang district

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About Chirang District
Chirang district is one of the four districts of Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) under the Govt. of Assam, created vide notification No. GAG (B). 137/ 2002/ Pt/ 117 dtd. 30/10/2003 within Assam under Clause 6 of Article 332 by the 90th Amendment Act, 2003 of the Constitution of India under the provision of the Sixth Schedule. The district has been functioning with effect from 04th June, 2004. It was carved out of the districts of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta. Kajalgaon is the district Headquarter.

Chirang district covers an area of 1468.42 sq km

The population of the district as per 2011 census is shown in the following table:
Total population 4,81,818
Population (Male) 2,44,673
Population (Female) 2,37,143
Total literacy rate 55.28%
Male literacy rate 60.90%
Female literacy rate 49.49%

Land use pattern and landholdings:
Total cultivable area 60239 Ha
Total cultivated area 53042 Ha
Cultivable waste 2612 Ha
Current fallow 4112 Ha
Total area under forest 9648.71 Ha
Total area under pasture 6842 Ha
Land put on non-agricultural use 7042 Ha
There is need to improve irrigation facilities in the district as the crops suffer from moisture, stress condition during Rabi season due to uneven distribution of rainfall.

Revenue Circle
There are six Revenue Circles in Chirang district namely:

Sidli Revenue Circle
Bijni Revenue circle
Bengtal circle
Bongaigaon Revenue Circle (part)
Kokrajhar Revenue Circle (part)
Barnagar Circle (part)

Development Blocks
There are six (6) CD Blocks in Chirang district namely:

Gobardhana (part)
Chakchaka (part)

Reserved Forest
There are seven (7) Reserved Forest in the district namely:

Rani Sundari
Ghumeswari Hills near Basugaon is a proposed Reserved Forest.