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About the Imphal East district

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Brief About Imphal East District
Imphal East District came into existence on  18-06-1997 with its head quarters at Porompat occupying the eastern part of Imphal District. The District is situated in two separate valleys of the state namely Central Valley and Jiribam Valley. The total area of District is 469.44 sq. km. approximately. The District is situated at an altitude 790 metres above the M.S. Level. The climate of the District is salubrious and Monsoon is tropical. The minimum temperature goes down to 0.6degree Celsius in winter and 41 degree Celsius in summer. It has no rail network and hence communication is entirely dependent on roads except Jiribam Sub-Division bordering Cachar District of Assam where there is a railhead. The District is connected with N.H. 39, N.H. 53 and N.H. 150.

The population of District is 3,30,460 according to 1991 census. The rural population is 2,54,644 (77.06%) whereas the urban population of the district is 75,816 (22.94%). Literacy in the District is 68.05% as per 1991 census. As per 1991 census, male population is 1,68,125 whereas female population of the district is 1,62,335. The population of the Scheduled Castes in the district is 13,153 which is 3.98% of the total population of the district. The population of Scheduled Tribes in the district is 19,191 which is 5.81% of the total population.

There are two tourist home in the district, one is at Kaina and another at Jiribam. In the district, the natural beauty of Poirou Pat rounded with the small hillock is beyond description. Shree-Shree Govindajee Temple, a beautiful golden temple located in the palace compound is still shining here. The two war Cemeteries that maintained by British war grave commission might be attractive to the tourists. In addition to this there is a temple at Kaina a holy place of the Hindu. Besides, Hanuman Temple at Mahabali is a pre-historical place in the State. Manipur is famous for it's scenic beauty, enchanting landscape, salubrious climate and rich cultural heritage which has a great potential for development of tourism.

There are four Revenue Sub-Divisions in the district namely:- (1) Porompat Sub-Division; (2) Sawombung Sub-Division; (3) Keirao Bitra Sub-Division and (4) Jiribam Sub-Division. The total number of  SDC Revenue Circles  in the district is 9 (nine). There are 237 Revenue villages in the district. The total number of urban local
bodies is 4 (four) comprising of 2 (two) Municipalities and 2 (two) Nagar Panchayats. The 2 Municipalities are Imphal Municipal Council and Jiribam Municipal Council whereas the 2 (two) Nagar Panchayats are Andro Nagar Panchayat and Lamlai Nagar Panchayat.

There are 3 (three) C.D. Blocks in the district namely :- (1) Imphal East-I C.D. Block, Sawombung; (2) Imphal East-II C.D. Block, Keirao Bitra and (3) Jiribam C.D. Block. There are altogether 56 Gram Panchayats in the District

There is  Zilla Parishad in the district comprising of 19 Zilla Parishad members. However, there is no Panchayat Samiti in the district as well as in the other districts of the State.

The DRDA (District Rural Development Agency) in the district is headed by the Adhyaksha of Zilla Parishad, Imphal East as Chairperson of the DRDA. The DC/Collector of the district is the Executive Director of the DRDA. He is assisted by the Project
Director and other officers/staff of the DRDA