About District

Gariaband District is one of the nine new districts formed in Chhattisgarh, operational from January 1, 2012. Gariaband district was carved out of Raipur district and has its headquarters at Gariaband town. Dhamtari and Mahasamund are the neighbours district. The district covers an area of ​​5822.861 is full of natural resources. “Pairi” and “Sondhur” river flows north from here and makes “Triveni Sangam” Rajim together. By building Orissa state border flows “Tel River”. Rajim is a famous pilgrimage center of the district, which is also called Prayagraj. Every year a “Kumbh Mela” is held from Magh Purnima to Maha Shivaratri. The district is divided into geographical area of ​​the five talukas Gariaband(726.12, Chhura(714.62, Mainpur(670.52, Devbhog(301.53 and Rajim(474.27 respectively. The Gariaband, Chhura and Mainpur blocks are tribal majority. There is four urban bodies in the district in which one Municipality(Gariaband) and three Nagar Panchayat (Rajim, Chhura and Fingeshwar). Area of “Gariaband Forest” is 1951.861 and “Udanti Sita Nadi Tiger Reserve” covers 983.94 Gariaband district starts at the ancient temples of Rajim. Being a plain area Figenshwar development block is an irrigated and equiped with modern agriculture methods. Chhura block has created its famous tourist places such as “Jatmayi” and “Ghatarani. Baruka Aniket, Tonhidabri, Ramaipot including Rasela near to Malaygiri mountain of Orissa border are forest and plain area. Gariaband block has rich in resources such as Saal and Teak including forest area from the confluence of the Parry and Sodhur river making Dhamtari border.

District Perticulars Details
Natural landscape Forest
Soil Kanhar, Matasi
Major rivers Pairi, Sodhur, Telnadi, Sarginala, Sukhanala, Baghnainala, Udanti
Waterfall Deodarha, Budenafall, Botaldhara, Rishi Jharan, Chingra Pagaar (Baruka)
Mountain Kandadongar, Bhathigarh, Kulharighat, Dhawalpur, Malewa Pahad, Ramaipat Dongari, Bhaisamuda Pahad, Phooljhar-Baruka, Bamhani Dongari, Chandi Dongari, Urtuli Dongari
Weather Tropical climate is found in the district. Mainly rain falls form monsoon winds comming form “Bay of Bengal”
(1) Rainy Season Monsoon rains is considered in the district from mid June to the end of September. Rain falls in state from south-western monsoon winds rising from “Bay of Bengal”. Most rainfall occurs in the months of July and August.
(2) Summer Season Summer in the district are from March to June
(3) Winter Season Winter in the district from November to February month. December and January is the most cold month.
Major crops Grain, Maize, Kodo, Gnat, Gram, Tivra, Lentil, Urad, Kidney bean
Agricultural land 14,2,590 hectare
Double cropped agricultural land 67,570 hectare
Cradle of the Pairi river Bhatigarh
Length 130 km
Irrigation percentage of irrigation – 49.56%
Total irrigated area 70665 hectare
Net irrigated area 55,621 hectare