Neemuch district
Clockwise from top-left: Nava Toran Temple in Khor, Neemuch British fort, hills near Sukhanand Dham, Welspun Solar Power Plant, Shiva Temple in Manasa
Location of Neemuch district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Neemuch district in Madhya Pradesh
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DivisionUjjain
HeadquartersNeemuch
TehsilsNeemuch, Jiran, Jawad, Manasa, Singoli
Government
 • CollectorMr. Mayank Agrawal IAS
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesMandsaur (shared with Mandsaur district)
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies1. Manasa, 2. Neemuch and 3. Jawad
Area
 • Total3,875 km2 (1,496 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total826,067
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy71.81 per cent
 • Sex ratio959
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH 79
Websiteneemuch.nic.in

Neemuch district is one of the 55 districts of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The town of Neemuch is the administrative headquarters of the district.

Asia's largest solar power plant, inaugurated by Narendra Modi, as BJP's prime ministerial candidate Welspun Solar MP project operating since February, 2014 at Neemuch. It is a 151 megawatt) photovoltaic power station constructed at a cost of 1100 crore rupees (about $182,000,000) on 305 hectares (750 acres) of land.

Neemuch district is part of Ujjain Division and had 726,070 inhabitants as of 2001, rising to 826,067 as of 2011.[1] Neemuch district is bordered by Rajasthan state on the west and north, and by Mandsaur district to the east and south.

History

This district was created on 30 June 1998 by separating Neemuch, Manasa and Jawad tehsils of the erstwhile Mandsaur district. During the British rule, the district headquarters Neemuch was a cantonment town, known as the North India Mounted Artillery and Cavalry Headquarters (NIMACH). It was later converted into the headquarters of the Crown's Representative Police Force in 1939.

Economy

Neemuch economy is driven by agriculture produce trading, service sector like CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), Cement plants like Vikram Cements of Aditya Birla Group and remittance from thousands of migrants all over the country. In fact this small town is native to many senior corporate professionals including CEO of companies like Wipro, Key management professionals at Reliance Industries, Grasim and many IITians and doctors.

It is also home town of once famous Agarwal Classes, Mumbai for IITs. The owner GD Agarwal has established an eye hospital Gomabai Darbarilal Agarwal, The hospital is considered as best place in region for eyes and has also established Neemuch with highest eye donation in region.

It is one of the largest producers of opium in the world. Other agriculture products are wheat, garlic, oilseeds, herbs like Ashwagandha and have very active agriculture market.

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901127,363—    
1911143,671+1.21%
1921148,658+0.34%
1931168,704+1.27%
1941198,959+1.66%
1951232,846+1.59%
1961284,490+2.02%
1971368,203+2.61%
1981488,118+2.86%
1991598,339+2.06%
2001726,070+1.95%
2011826,067+1.30%
source:[2]
Religions in Neemuch district (2011)[3]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
89.74%
Islam
8.15%
Jainism
1.71%
Other or not stated
0.40%

According to the 2011 census Neemuch District has a population of 826,067,[4] roughly equal to the US state of South Dakota.[5] This gives it a ranking of 477th in India (out of a total of 640).[4]

The district has a population density of 194 inhabitants per square kilometre (500/sq mi).[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.76%.[4] Neemuch has a sex ratio of 959 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 71.81%. 29.69% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 13.46% and 8.65% of the population respectively.[4]

Languages of Neemuch district (2011)[6]

  Mewari (86.29%)
  Hindi (1.62%)
  Malwi (3.61%)
  Banjari (2.98%)
  Rajasthani (1.61%)
  Urdu (1.15%)
  Others (2.74%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 86.29% of the population in the district spoke Mewari, 1.62% Hindi, 3.61% Malvi, 2.98% Banjari, 1.61% Rajasthani, 1.15% Urdu and 0.67% Gujarati as their first language.[6]

Name Status District City of Outgrowth Population
Census 1991
Population
Census 2001
Population
Census 2011
Neemuch Municipality Neemuch Neemuch 86,439 107,663 128,095
Manasa Nagar Panchayat Neemuch 19,034 22,623 26,551
Rampura Nagar Panchayat Neemuch 15,848 17,757 18,364
Jawad Nagar Panchayat Neemuch 14,228 16,687 17,129
Kukdeshwar Nagar Panchayat Neemuch ... 10,793 11,956
Jiran Nagar Panchayat Neemuch 9,321 10,523 11,518
Singoli Nagar Panchayat Neemuch 6,606 8,316 9,523
Ratangarh Nagar Panchayat Neemuch 5,811 7,004 7,994
Diken Nagar Panchayat Neemuch 6,042 7,208 7,951
Khor Census Town Neemuch ... 5,665 5,683
Kumaria Ward of Outgrowth Neemuch Neemuch ... ... 466

Tourist places

See also

References

  1. ^ "Neemuch - District of Madhya Pradesh - Government of Madhya Pradesh - Profile". Archived from the original on 2006-11-07. Retrieved 2006-12-12.
  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 "District Census Handbook: Neemuch" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. South Dakota 814,180
  6. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Madhya Pradesh". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.

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