Katni District
कटनी जिला
Katni district
Clockwise from top-left: Tigawa Temples, Vishnu Varaha temples in Karitalai Karanpur, foundation in Dhitwara, Vijayraghav Fort, Tapasi Matha in Bilhari
Location of Katni District in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Katni District in Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates (Katni): 23°43′30″N 80°16′50″E / 23.72500°N 80.28056°E / 23.72500; 80.28056
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DivisionJabalpur
HeadquartersKatni
Tehsils
Government
 • District MagistrateMr.Prayank Mishra IAS
 • Superintendent of PoliceSunil Kumar Jain
Area
 • Total4,949 km2 (1,911 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,292,042
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
 • Urban
263,543
Demographics
 • Literacy73.62 per cent
 • Sex ratio948
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitekatni.nic.in

Katni District, also known as Murwara District, is one of the 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The town of Katni (Murwara) is the District headquarters. The District is part of Jabalpur Division. The District occupies an area of 4949.59 km².

Economy

Katni is a town in Madhya Pradesh. It is also one of the largest rail junctions in the country and the second biggest diesel shed in the country is also located here. Katni is also a mineral-rich district, especially known for lime and bauxite.

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Katni one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901249,049—    
1911272,920+0.92%
1921272,832−0.00%
1931283,025+0.37%
1941333,078+1.64%
1951383,027+1.41%
1961452,246+1.68%
1971566,145+2.27%
1981714,508+2.35%
1991881,925+2.13%
20011,064,167+1.90%
20111,292,042+1.96%
source:[2]
Religions in Katni district (2011)[3]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
96.02%
Islam
2.88%
Jainism
0.41%
Other or not stated
0.69%

According to the 2011 census Katni District has a population of 1,292,042,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Estonia[5] or the US state of New Hampshire.[6] This gives it a ranking of 379th in India (out of a total of 640).[4]

The district has a population density of 261 inhabitants per square kilometre (680/sq mi).[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.38%.[4] Katni has a sex ratio of 948 females for every 1000 males[4] and a literacy rate of 73.62%. 20.41% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 12.05% and 24.59% of the population respectively.[4]

Kols are the largest tribal group which is 41% of the tribal population, while Gonds (34%) and Bharias (20%) are the other major tribes.[4]

Languages of Katni district (2011)[7]

  Hindi (97.98%)
  Sindhi (1.56%)
  Others (0.46%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 97.98% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 1.56% Sindhi as their first language.[7]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Table A-02 Decadal Variation in Population Since 1901: Madhya Pradesh" (PDF). census.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  3. ^ "Table C-01 Population By Religion: Madhya Pradesh". census.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census Handbook: Katni" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Estonia 1,282,963 July 2011 est.
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Hampshire 1,316,470
  7. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Madhya Pradesh". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  8. ^ Verma, Suyash (23 September 2013). "Shri Motilal Verma- A Great Freedom Fighter". desikanoon.co.in. Desi Kanoon. Retrieved 15 June 2023.