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Bemetara district
Deorbeeja Sita Temple
Deorbeeja Sita Temple
Bemetara district
Location in Chhattisgarh
Country India
StateChhattisgarh
DivisionDurg
HeadquartersBemetara
Tehsils5
Area
 • Total2,854.81 km2 (1,102.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total795,759
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy54.24%
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH12
Websitebemetara.gov.in/en/

Bemetara district is a new district in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.

The district was formally inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Raman Singh, on 13 January 2012. Shruti Singh, IAS became the first district collector. Bemetara has two administrative subdivisions, Bemetara and Saja.

The present collector of Bemetara is Vilas Sandeepan Bhoskar, IAS.[1]

Demographics

Languages of Bemetara district, 2011 census

  Chhattisgarhi (97.43%)
  Hindi (1.96%)
  Others (0.61%)

The district has a population of 795,759. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 18.1% and 4.67% of the population respectively.

According to the 2011 census, 97.43% of the population spoke Chhattisgarhi and 1.96% Hindi as their first language.[2]

Administration

Blocks/Mandals

Bemetara district consists of 5 Thasil (Taluk). The following are the list of the Thasil (Taluk) in Bemetara district:[3]

  1. Nawagarh
  2. Bemetara
  3. Saja
  4. Than Khamharia
  5. Berla

Economy

The economy of Bemetara is based on agriculture. Almost 80% of the people in Bemetara work on their fields and farms. Another 10% are government employees in various departments viz: education, irrigation, PWD and FCIs. 10% peoples are involve in the business and real estate & retail sector. The excise department of Bemetara collects around 5 crore of taxes.

Culture

Bemetrian culture is influenced with Chhattisgarhi ethics, rituals & customs. As with other Chhattisgarhi region, this region also organises Mandai, Panthi, Mela on different occasions. Matar is conducted on the behalf of Bhai Dooj celebration which is the second day after Lakshmi Puja (Diwali), while Mandai and Mela are celebrated in Magh Purnima (February–March) season. Apart from Diwali, Holi and other Hindu festivals, regional festivals are also celebrated. These are Hareli, Pola, Tija, Deo Uthani Ekadashi, Kartic Poornima, etc.

References

  1. ^ "जिला बेमेतरा, छत्तीसगढ़ सरकार | दाल और तैलीय फसल के लिए प्रसिद्ध | भारत". bemetara.gov.in (in Hindi). Retrieved 10 October 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Bemetara district Profile, Chhattisgarh". Bemetara district. Chhattisgarh State Government. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2013.