District Courts of Punjab

                                                                          Hoshiarpur

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About the District

Government College  Hoshiarpur district is located in the north-eastern part of the state. It falls in the Jalandhar Revenue Division and is surrounded by Kangra and Una districts of Himachal Pardesh in the north east, Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts (interspersed) in south-west and Gurdaspur district in the north-west.

Recent excavations have revealed that Hoshiarpur district was a part of Indus Valley civilization. Legends also say that several places in the district were associated with “Pandavas” in the epic Mahabharata. Today, Hoshiarpur has a prominent position on the agricultural map of the country. The district has several small and medium scale industries which have provided employment opportunities to the local mass.

Hoshiarpur is famous for its fruit gardens and wooden toys as well as inlay work of hathi dant (ivory). Archaeology Museum, Sadhu Ashram and Dholbaha are places worth seeing in a radius of 25 Kms.

Facts & Figures

Area

3365sq. Km

Area under forests

201

Latitude

between 30° -9' and32°-5' North

Longitude

between 75° -32'and 76° -12' East

Population (2001)

14, 78,045

Males

7, 63,753

Females

7, 14,292

PopulationDensity

439 per sq. km

SexRatio

935

No. of Sub Divisions

4

No. of Tehsils

4

No. of sub-Tehsils

5

Blocks

10

No. of Villages

1,426

PostalCode

146001

STDCode

01882

Averagerainfall

1125 mm

How to reach:

Hoshiarpur can be better approached by road. A vast network of bus services is available from Punjab, Delhi, Haryana and J&K. The town is 140 Km from Chandigarh and 390 Km from New Delhi.

Location :

Hoshiarpur district is located in the north-east part of the State. It falls in the Jalandhar Revenue Division and is situated in the Bist Doab, Doaba region of the State. The district is submountainous and stretches of river Beas in the north-west.
It lies between north latitude 30 degree-9 and 32 degree-05 and east longitude 75degree -32 and 76degree -12’.
It shares common boundaries with Kangra and Una districts of Himachal Pardesh in the north east, Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts (interspersed) in south-west and Gurdaspur district in the north-west.
At present, it has an area of 3198.2 Sq. Kms. and a population,
as per 1991 Census, is 12,99,261 persons.

Area & Population

Total area ( Sq. Km.)

3,365

Total population (2001 Census)

14,78,045

Male

7,63,753

Female

7,14,292

Female per 1000 male

935

Density of population ( per sq. km.)

439

Total No. of villages.

1,426

Inhabited villages

1,396

Un-inhabited villages

30

Towns

9

Percentage increase in population (1991-2001)

13.81

Population (2001 Census)

Climate :

The district has mild climate compared to other districts of the State. This is due to the abundance of hilly terrain on the one hand and sizeable forest covers thereon, on the other. Moreover, chain of check dams constructed recently on the choes under "Kandi Watershed Development Project" have appreciably enhanced water surface area in the distict. This has made the summer hights quite pleasant.
The pattern of seasons in the district is similar to other districts of the state, except slight variations at the terminals and year may be divided into three main seasons. The summer season sets in April and lasts up to end of June, to be taken over by the rainy season when it becomes hot and sultry. The rainy season sets in July beginning and lasts up to September end. The winter season starts after the rains are over from October and lasts up to March end. May and June are the hottest months when mercury may cross 45 degree C on some days. It is pleasantly hot. The months of December, January and February are the months when winter is quite severe and mercury may however around 5 degree C and on some days it may touch O’C.

Rain :

The total avg. rain falls in disst. is 1125 mm .Broadly speaking 75 percent of the rainfall is experienced in the period July to September, Whereas 15 Percent rainfall is experienced in the winter months of January and February are under the influence of western disturbances in the Persion Gulf. Hail storms may occur in the closing period of winter when there is quite a sizeable damage to fruit crops, especially the mango fruit for which this distict is quite renowned in the State.
The District comprises of four Sub-Divisions, ten Development Blocks, eight Municipal Councils and one Notified Area Committee, as per details given below:

Administrative Divisions <

SUB-DIVISIONS (4)

  1. Hoshiarpur

  2. Dasuya

  3. Mukerian

  4. Garhshankar

DEVELOPMENT BLOCKS (10)

  1. Hoshiarpur-I

  2. Hoshiarpur-II

  3. Bhunga

  4. Tanda

  5. Dasuya

  6. Mukerian

  7. Talwara

  8. Hajipur

  9. Mahilpur

  10. Garhshankar

MUNICIPAL COUNCILS (8)

  1. Hoshiarpur

  2. Hariana

  3. Tanda

  4. Dasuya

  5. Mukerian

  6. Garhdiwala

  7. ShamChaurasi

  8. Garhshankar

NOTIFIED AREA COMMITTEE (1)

  1. Mahilpur.

District At A Glance

Agriculture :

Major fruits grown in the district are Kinnow, Mango, Peach,litchi, pear, Guava etc. and among the vegetables Potato has the major share followed by Peas, cauliflower, tomato, cabbage, brinjal etc. Under floriculture marigold annual chrysanthemum and goadieli are grown.

Item

Area in (000) Hects.

1. Total geographical area

339

2. Forests

109

3. Barren land

1

4. Land use other than cultivation

24

5. Permanent pastures

1

6. Present waste land

1

7. Area under cultivation

203

8. Irrigation area

154

9. Unirrigated area

49

10. Area sown more than once

145

11. Gross cropped area

348

12.Cropping intensity

171%

Education :

Hoshiarpur is one of the oldest districts of Punjab. It has a long tradition of educational attainments. The D.A.V. & Singh Sabha movements result in establishments of many educational institutions. On the eve of partition, the Punjab University, Lahore was shifted to Govt. College, Hoshiarpur and remained there till the early sixties when it was shifted to Chandigarh.As a result of this, the district has many luminaries in various fields of society.

Total No. of Ed. Institutes: 1727

The number of Educational Institutions and the number of staff and students are given in the following table:
The following type of institutions also exists in this district

Category

No.of Educational Institutions

No. of teachers

 

Boys

Girls

Total

Male

Female

Total

1. Colleges

12

5

17

325

249

574

2. Teacher Training College

0

1

1

14

6

20

3. Senior Secondary Schools

71

6

77

1306

780

2086

4. High schools

165

13

178

1396

948

2344

5.Middle Schools

182

4

186

628

484

1112

6. Primary schools

1256

3

1259

1307

2197

3504

7.E.E.T.

1

0

1

12

8

20

8.Polytechnic Institute

1

0

1

59

13

72

9. Technical Industries Art.& Craft Schools

5

2

7

115

24

139

Forests :

Particulars

Area in sq. km

i) Reserve forests

27

ii) Protected forests

153

iii) Un-classified forests

21

iv) Total area under forest

201

v) Under Sec. 4 & 5 of Punjab Land Preservation Act.

893

iv) Total area under forest

201

v) Under Sec. 4 & 5 of Punjab Land Preservation Act.

893

vi) Total area under Forests (iv+v)

1094

Percentage of forest area in the district to total area under forest in Punjab

32.85%

Animal Husbandry :

1. Veterinary Hospitals

92

2. Dispensaries/insemination centres

91

3. Veterinary Pharmacists

77

4. Veterinary Pharmacists

159

5. Poultry Service Centres

5

Other Statics :

Small scale / Large / Medium Industries

Particulars

Small scale Industries

Large/Medium Industries

1. Total Units

9,109

33

2. fixed Capital ( Rs. in Crores)

100.45

1069.03

3. Production (Rs. in Crores)

159.01

1371.64

4. Employment (No.)

29,085

14,912

Medical Institutions

Item

Rural

Urban

Total

1. Hospitals

7

6

13

2. Primary Health Centers

34

2

36

3. Dispensaries

81

29

110

4. Hospitals/CHCs/PHCs

5

3

8

Total

127

40

167

Ayurvedic dispensaries

46

Unani dispensaries

2

Homeopathic dispensaries

7

Rural Development

1. No. of Blocks

10

2. No. of Gram Panchayats

1317

3. No. of Focal Points

44

4. Centrally sponsored Schemes being implemented

  1. Consolidated Rural Development Program

  2. Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana

  3. Sampurna Gramin Rozgar Yojana

  4. Indira Awaas Yojana

  5. Prime Minister Gramodva Awaas Yojana

  6. Rural Sanitation scheme

  7. Watershed Development Programme

Roads

1. Total length National Highway

109.63 Km.

2.Total length of State Highway

485.80

3. Total length of Link roads.

3041.00

4. No. of inhabited villages linked

1,396

11.No. of Telephone connections

94,583

12. No. of banks

217

Revenue

1. No. of Tehsils

4

2. No. of Sub Tehsils

5

3. No. of Patwar Circles

425

4. No. of Kanungos

51 working against 51 posts

5. No. of Patwaris

324 working against 434 posts.

Fisheries

1. Area where Fish is stocked in ( Hects.)

260

2. No. of Fingerlings (000)

2,448

3. Fishing licences issued

1

4.Fish seed farms

1

5. Production of fish ( No. in lacs)

8.19

Population as per 2001 census

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