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About the Jodhpur district

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Brief About Jodhpur District

Jodhpur district is centrally located in western part of the state. It is headquarter of western districts of the state, i.e., Pali, Jodhpur Nagaur, Sirohi, Barmer, Jalore and Jaisalmer. It is boun by Bikaner and Jaisalmer districts in the north, Barmer and Pali districts in south, Nagaur district in the east and Jaisalmer district in the west.

Distance from major Cities
Jaipur-338 Kms
Delhi-604 Kms
Ahmedabad-460 Kms
Mumbai-1011 Kms
Climate and Rainfall

The minimum temperature has been recorded at 2 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature varies between 45 degrees Celsius.
The rainfall in the district varies between 10.3 cm. to 64 cm. and average being 27.94 cm.
Administractive Setup
The district is divided into two sub-divisions, i.e. Jodhpur & Phalodi and six tehsils, i.e. Jodhpur, Osian, Phalodi, Bilara, Bhopalgarh and Balesar and nine panchayat samities.

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

Wheat 55,060
Bajra 36,538
Red chillies 9,105
Pulses 7,900
Ground nut 2,735
Jowar 1,178
Gram 488
Seasamum 343


The main source of supply of power to Jodhpur are Kota atomic power station, Bhakra-Vyas project, Rana Pratap Sagar and Jawahar Sagar dams. Electrification of villages has been done to the extent of 100 % out of 860 villages. Presently there is one grid sub-station of 220 kva, six grid sub-section of 132 kv & fifty two 33/11 kv sub stations upto 31 March 2000.

There are about 1313 tube wells in the district and by and large major portion of the irrigation is being carried out with the help of wells, which number about 15631. There is a single river "Luni" which flows in the district and 15,000 hectartes land area is being irrigated by it.

Road Transport
The district has road connections with Sirohi, Pali, Bikaner, Nagaur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Jalore, Barmer and Jaisalmer. The length of the roads in the district is 5825 km as on 31 March 2000.

Rail Transport
The district is directly connected by meter gauge railway lines with Pali, Sirohi, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Nagaur, Jalore, Ahmedabad, Churu and by broad gauge railway lines with Jaipur, Delhi, Kota, Mumbai, Howrah and Lucknow. Total length of railway lines in the district is 344 km.

Air Transport
Jodhpur is connected to Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Delhi and Mumbai.

Communication Facilities (Nos)
Post offices 399
Telegraph offices 86
Telephone exchanges 85
Public call offices 822