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Area

  • 5,037 sq.kms. (1.47 per cent of the State)

Location

The Banswara district lies in the southern most part of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by Udaipur and Chittaurgarh in the North, Dungarpur in the west, Ratlam and Jhabua districts of Madhya Pradesh in the east and south respectively.

Distance from Major Cities

  • Jaipur- 601 kms.
  • Delhi-827 kms.
  • Ahmedabad-265 kms.
  • Mumbai-816 kms.

Climate and Rainfall

  • The district has a climate which is very much milder than that in the desert regions in further north and north-west.
    • Maximum temperature is 33 degrees Celsius to 46 degrees celsius.
    • Minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees celsius
    • Normal annual rainfall is 92.24 cms.

Administrative Setup

The district is divided into two sub-divisions, viz., Banswara and Kushalgarh. The Banswara sub-division consists of Ghatol, Pipal Khunt, Garhi and Talwara Panchayat Samitis whereas the Kushalgarh sub-division consists of Bagidora, Anandpuri, Sajjangarh and Kushalgarh Panchayat Samitis.

Human Resources

Indicators of Human Resources Units No.
Population persons 15,00,420
Density of population persons per sq. kms. 298
Literacy per cent 44.22
Total working population per cent 32.46
Percentage distribution of work force Units No.
Cultivators per cent 75.58
Agricultural labourers per cent 9.36
Household industry, manufacturing per cent -
Processing servicing and repairs per cent 1.25
Other workers per cent 13.80

Major Crops and Their Production

Sr. Production 2004-05 Tonnes
1 Wheat 1,60,663
2 Maize 1,10,533
3 Rice 21,051
4 Soyabeans 15,323
5 Gram 15,216
6 Sugar cane 10,358
7 Black gram (urad) 4,432
8 Barley 2,740
9 Jowar 324
10 Groundnuts 278
11 Rapeseed & Mustard 89
12 Guarseed 84
13 Fenugreek seed 41
14 Bajra 33
15 Green gram (Moong) 32

Mineral Production

Main minerals of the area are felspar, quartz, asbestos, soapstone, magnesitie, calcite, limestone, mica, emerald, marble, granite, and masonary stone. Fairly good reserves of barytes fluorit, wolastonite and vermiculite have also been found.

Sr. Production 1999-00 Tonnes
1 Limestone 9,87,009
2 Masonary Stone 2,23,710
3 Marble Block and Luffar 1,52,423
4 Limestone (Burning) 96,004
5 Sand 14,686

Infrastructure

  • Electricity 
    The total transformer capacity in the district is 63.1 MVA. Of the 1,431 villages 1,219 villages were electrified upto 31 March 2000.
  • Water
    The Mahi river flows on the borders of Peepalkhoot and Ghatol and Banswara Panchayat Samitis. The Mahi project has the capacity to irrigate an area of 80,000 hectares.
  • Road Transport
    Road transport is the only mode of goods and passengers movement from and to the district. The district head quarter has diret road connection with Ratlam, Dungarpur, Dohad and Jaipur. Total road length in the district is 1,747 kms., as on 31 March, 2000. 
  • Rail Transport
    Rail transport facility is not available in the district. However, the nearest railway station is at Dungarpur (102 kms.) which is on meter gauge. 
  • Air Transport
    The nearest airport is at Udaipur (192 kms).
  • Communication Facilities
Sr. Facilities No.
1 Post offices 276
2 Telegraph offices 58
3 Telephone exchanges 34
4 Public call offices 815

Banking

Offices, Deposits and Credit as on Sep 2005 Offices (No.) Deposits (Rs.Lakh) Credit (Rs.Lakh)
All Scheduled Commercial Banks 164 272800 127200
Public Sector Banks 121 235200 111600
SBI and its Associates 34 75800 56400
Nationalised Banks 87 159400 55200
Foreign Banks - - -
Regional Rural Banks 20 7200 6100
Other Scheduled Commercial Banks 23 30400 9500

Educational Facilities/Institutions

Sr. Facilities/Institutions No.
1 Colleges 4
2 Higher Secondary and Secondary Schools 128
3 Primary and Middle Schools 1,995
4 ITI 2
5 Others 3

Industrial Scenario

  • No. of Large and Medium Scale Units: 8
  • No. of Small Scale Units: 5312
  • Main Existing Industries
    • Agro-based (oil mills)
    • Blended yarn
    • Dress material
    • Marble slabs and tiles
    • Portland cement
    • Shirting and suiting
    • Synthetic yarn and texturised grey cloth yarn

Investment Projects

Major Investment Projects as of Jul 2006 in Banswara

 

Company / Ownership Project Location Industry /
Type of Project
Cost
(Rs.Crore)
Progress of Implementation
LNJ Bhilwara Group Mordi Denim 250.00 Announcement
Denim Project Banswara(B) New Unit - Announcement
LNJ Bhilwara Group Mordi Thermal electricity 150.00 Under implementation
Mordi (Banswara) Captive Power Banswara(B) New Unit - Under implementation
Project - - - Under implementation
Banswara Group Banswara(B) Coal based thermal electricity 42.00 Announcement
Coal/Lignite-Based Captive Power - New Unit - Announcement
Project - - - Announcement
Private (Indian) Banswara(B) Cloth (Fabrics) 40.00 Under implementation
Fabric Weaving Project - New Unit - Under implementation
Banswara Group Banswara(B) - - Proposed
Cotten Project - New Unit - Proposed
Total Investment 494.45