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About the Jaisalmer district

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Brief About Jaisalmer District

Location
Jaisalmer is the Westen most district of Rajasthan as well as that of India. It extends from 26.01 degrees to 28.02 degrees North latitude and from 69.3 degrees to 72.2 East longitude. The district is bound by Pakistan on its North and West, Barmer on South, Jodhpur on East and Bikaner on North-East.

Distance from major Cities
Jaipur-558 Kms
Delhi-864 Kms
Ahmedabad-626 Kms
Mumbai-1177 Kms

Climate and Rainfall
The climate of the district is dry
The mean temperature is 26.5 degree celsius
The average normal annual rainfall is 23.3 cms

Major Crops and their Production
Production: 1999-00
(Tonnes)

Jowar 510
Guar seed 3,398
Wheat 42,766
Rapeseed & mustard 58,186
Groundnut 382
Gram 3,253

Minerals
Mineral Production: 1999-00 (Tonnes)

Limestone 10,63,000
Gypsum 41,527
Silicious earth 6,000
Marble 8,000
Sand stone 9,000
Felespar 233
Yellow sand 191

Infrastructure

Electricity
One gas based power project is being implemented at Ramgarh with initial capacity of 3MW which now has got the sanction for increasing the capacity upto 160 MW. There are 518 village, of which 252 are electrified upto 31 March 2000.

Water
The water level in the district varies from 30 metres to 130 metres. Till now, the Feeder Canal and the main canal having the length of 204 km. and 445 km. long distributary system and the water in the main canal has reached upto Mohangarh of Jaisalmer district.

Road Transport
Being the border district, the district possesses very good road network and almost all the towns and most the important places are well connected with the district Headquarter. The total length of the road network is 1574.5 km.

Rail Transport
Being the district of strategic importance, it also has a good rail network of 128 km. of length with 8 railway stations.

Air Transport
The district is linked by air with Jaipur.

Communication Facilities (Nos)
Post office 157
Telegraph offices 27
Telephone exchanges 22
Public call offices 374

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