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Area

  • 16,830 square kilometres (4.92 per cent of the State)

Location

The district is located in the North-Eastern Rajasthan. It is bounded by Sri Ganganagar district in the North, by Sikar and Jhunjhunun and Hissar district of Haryana in the East, by Nagaur in the South and in the West by Bikaner.

Distance from Major Cities

  • Jaipur -189 kms.
  • Delhi -282 kms.
  • Ahmedabad-814 kms.
  • Mumbai-1365 kms.

Climate and Rainfall

  • The district has dry climate with large variation in temperature.
  • The minimum and maximum temperature varies from 0.5 to 48.2 degree celsius
  • The normal rainfall is only 32.8 cm.

Human Resources

Indicators of Human Resources Unit No.
Population persons 19,22,908
Density of population persons per sq. km 114
Literacy per cent 66.97
Working Population per cent of population 29.50
Percentage distribution of work force Unit No.
Cultivators per cent 73.17
Agricultural labourers per cent 3.16
Household industry manufacturing Unit No.
Processing, servicing and repairs per cent 2.26
Other workers per cent 21.41

Major Crops and their Production

Sr. Production 2004-05 Tonnes
1 Kidney bean (Moth) 130801
2 Gram 107659
3 Bajra 78283
4 Rapeseed & Mustard 38046
5 Wheat 37107
6 Guarseed 18923
7 Groundnuts 16870
8 Green gram (Moong) 11056
9 Barley 3622
10 Rapeseed 1733
11 Fenugreek seed 1508
12 Cumin seed 589
13 Cowpea (Chowri) 272
14 Psyllium seeds 105
15 Linseed 45

Infrastructure

  • Electricity
    Power supply to the district is from Bhakra hydel Complex through 132 KV lines coming via Hissar in Haryana. of the total 926 vilalges in the district, 902 villages have been electrified.
  • Water
    Water is available at the depth of 30 to 48 metres except in some places viz. Sujangarh and Tonaragarh tehsils.
  • Road Transport 
    The district has good conections within and ouotside the State. National Highway No.11 (Agra-Bikaner) passes through the district. The total length of roads in the district is 3,010 km.
  • Rail Transport 
    Churu district is served by meter gauge lines of Northern and Western Railways. Total length of rail line is 363 km.
  • Air Transport 
    Nearest airport is at Jaipur (189 km.)
  • Communication Facilities
Sr. Communication Facilities No.
1 Post offices 392
2 Telegraph offices 89
3 Telephone exchanges 83
4 Public call offices 682

Banking

Offices, Deposits and Credit as on Sep 2005 Offices (No.) Deposits (Rs.Lakh) Credit (Rs.Lakh)
All Scheduled Commercial Banks 111 97500 46200
Public Sector Banks 54 77800 39500
SBI and its Associates 19 34800 15200
Nationalised Banks 35 43000 24300
Foreign Banks - - -
Regional Rural Banks 55 18000 6500
Other Scheduled Commercial Banks 2 1600 300

Educational Facilities/Institutions

Sr. Educational Facilities/Institutions No.
1 Primary and middle schools 1470
2 Secondary and higher secondary schools 207
3 ITIs 3
4 Post graduate and under graduate 11

Industrial Scenario

  • No. of Large and Medium Scale Units: 2
  • No. of Small Scale Units: 3,963
  • No. of Industrial Areas: 6
    • Churu
    • Ratnagarh
    • Sadulpur
    • Sardarsahar
    • Sri Dungargarh
    • Sujangarh
  • Main Industries
    Aluminium utensils, Blanket Weaving, Cement, Churan and Chatni, Guargum, Handicraft items on Sandal Wood, Handloom Cloth, Iron and Steel Fabrication, Oil Mills, Papad and Mangori, Polythene Films and Bags, Salt, Sand Lime bricks, Steel Furniture, Toilet and Washing Soap, Woollen yarn.