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About the Jhalawar district

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Brief About Jhalawar District
The Princely State of Jhalawar was created in 1838 A. D. after being separated from Kota by the British. It got its name derived from Jhalas, the Jhala clan of Rajputs, also the rulers of Jhalawar.

Lying in the south-eastern region of Rajasthan at the edge of the Malwa plateau, Jhalawar has rocky, but water-laden verdant landscape, unlike much of the Rajasthan.

With some exquisite pre-historic cave paintings, massive forts, thickly-wooded forests and exotic wildlife variety, Jhalawar boasts of rich historic as well as natural wealth.

Jhalawar region has an exotic flavor with its diverse range of flora and fauna, with which it is richly-blessed. Red poppy fields add to the vibrant color, while the saras crane breeding grounds spotlight the rich avian life dominating Jhalawar territory.

Total area of the district is 6928 km2. Around 21% of this area is forest area. Total length of tarred roads is around 1400 Km., out of which 94 kms. come in National Highway range, and 202 kms are in state highway range. District has 5 Sub-divisions, 7 Tehsils, 4 Sub-Tehsils, and 6 Blocks. Total revenue villages in the district are 1618.

Jhalwar district is situated in the south-east corner of Rajasthan at the edge of Malwa Plateau. On the South-West and East it touches the border of Madhya Pradesh State, in the North, the Mukandra range, running from North- West to East forms a rough boundary between the two district viz. Jhalawar and Kota.

Distance from major Cities
Jairpur-330 kms.
Kota-85 kms.
Delhi-584 kms.

Climate and Rainfall
The minium temperature in the district varies from 1 to 5 degree.
Maximum temperature in the district varies from 43 to 47 degree.
The normal annual rainfall in the district is 104.47cm.

Administrative Setup
There are three sub-division, Jhalawar, Aklera, Bhawani Mandi. There are six panchayat samities Jhalrapatan, Khanpur, Pirwa, Manohar Thana, Dag and Bakani, six towns and 1,589 vilalges in the district.

Major Crops and their Production
Production: 2004-05 (Tonnes)

Wheat 1,61,160
Maize 67,290
Gram 15,010
Jowar 15,010
Paddy 660
Bajra 90


There are two 132/33 KV grid sub-station in Jhalawar district. One at Jhalawar of 10/12.5 MVA capacity and another at Bhawani Mandi of the same capacity. The district has 1448 villages, of which 1316 were electrified as of March 2000.

As the ground water is available at a depth of 15 to 20 metres, drinking water does not pose any problem. The medium soze irrigation projects in the district are Bhim Sagar Project, Champi Dam and Harish Chandra Sagar Project.

Road Transport
Almost all the towns and most of the important places are well connected with the district headquarter. The Jaipur-Bhopal National Highway also passes through Jhalawar. The total length of different category of roads in the district was 1,360 km as of march 2000.

Rail Transport
Poor rail connectivity. The district is connected with rail facilities at four places viz. Jhalawar Road, Choumahala, Pachpahar and Bhawani Mandi which comes in the way of Delhi-Mumbai broad gauge line of Western Railway.

Air Transport
The nearest airport is at Udaipur (284 kms)

Communication Facilities (Nos)
Post office 250
Telegraph office 69
Telephone exchange 32
Public call office 702

Industrial Scenario
No. of large and medium scale running units:3
No. of small scale units:4,571
No. of industrial areas:15
Export items: Guargum powder

Main industries
Major industries in the district are bricks, butter and ghee, cotton, ginning and pressing, cotton seed oil, cotton textiles, cotton yarn, gypsum grinding, IMFL, milk powder, oil mills, plaster of paris, sugar, rectified spirit, rice milling, solvent extracted oil and solvent extracted rice bran oil and cake.