District -Churu ( चूरू
Churu 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. Its distance from major cities are - from Jaipur -189 kms.,
Delhi -282 kms. and Ahmedabad-814 kms.
The total geographical area of Churu district is 16,830 square kilometres
The total forest area in the district is 80.16 sq.Km. Reserved forest area 7.22 sq.km No river. Lakes - Chapper lake.
Map of Churu District
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.
Population: The total population as per 2001 Census is 1923878,
Male 9887781 Female- 936097, Sex ratio 948 female (per 1000 male).
Density of population persons per sq. km 114, Literacy per cent
66.81, Growth rate 24.60
Working Population per cent of population 9.50
Percentage distribution of work force Cultivators per cent 73.17
Agricultural labourers per cent 3.16
Household industry manufacturing processing, servicing and repairs per cent 2.26
Other workers per cent 21.41
Major Crops: Bajra, Wheat, Rapeseed and Mustard, Pulses, Gram
It is said that Churu was founded by Chuhara Jat in the year 1620.
The District Collector and District Magistrate is the head of District administration. The Additional District Magistrate and the Chief
Executive Officer, Zila Parishad are the two main helping hands at headquarters.
Subdivision: Churu district has been divided into five sub divisions. A Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) work at the sub division to provide support
and leadership to the administrative system at local level. The five sub-divisions are :
Churu (चूरू) ,
Sujangarh (सुजानगढ़) ,
Sardarshahar (सरदारशहर) ,
Sadulpur (Rajgarh राजगढ़)
There are six tehsil headquarters in this district. A Tehsildar as the administrative officer of each tehsil, who works in accordance with
the land-record system to serve rural farmers and land-holders. The tehsils of the district are :
Churu, Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Sardarshahar, Rajgarh (Sadulpur) , Taranagar
A tehsil contains a number of "Patwar-Mandals", each of which has a 'Patwari'
. There are one additional tehsil - Bidasar and two Sub tehsils - Bhanipura and Sidhmukh
|| Bhawarlal Meghwal (Cong.)
|| Kamla Kasba (BJP)
|| Rajkumar Rinwa ( BJP)
| 4. Churu
|| Maqbol Mandelia (Cong.)
|| Rajendra Rathoor (BJP)
|| Ashok Pincha (BJP) |
Blocks (Panchayat Samitis)
Churu district is divided into 6 blocks (Panchayat Samitis) for the purpose of implementing and coordinating various developmental schemes
with a Block Development Officer (BDO) to serve as an executive at block level: Churu, Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Sardarshahar, Rajgarh, Taranagar
Various development works and projects at the rural level (Gram Panchayat Level) are run through Block offices. One Gram Sevak is
appointed at each Gram Panchayat to keep record of the development works and to project required
development works. "Gram Sabha" (Village Meetings) are organized on
fixed intervals to discuss about development of villages. There are 249 Gram Panchayats in the district.
In the Panchayats elction 2010, the Zila Pramukh Kosalya Puniya (wife of past MLA Indra Singh Punia) from Congress was elected from Churu.
Municipality Population Chairman
2 Ratangarh 63,486
3.Sardarshahar 81,394 Jyan Mohmad (C)
97,648 Ramakant Ojha (B)
5 Rajgarh 48,093 Taj Bibi (C)
6Taranagar 27,066 Bhanwar Singh (C)
7 Rajaldehar 22,836
8 Bidasar 30,107
9 Chapper 17,909
Pradhan Gram p. (2010 Election)
Nani Devi (C)
Santosh Talania (C) 32
3.Sardarshahar Manohari Verma (C) 48
Ranjeet Satra (C) 35
Ankori Kasba (B) 28
Sub-Tashils :3, Girdavari Circle: 39, Patwar Circle: 309, Total
vilages: 979, Gram panchayat: 279, Village with Elctricity: 938, Police Station: 16, Chokia: 15, Jails:03
Member of Parliament (MP):
Shri Ramsingh Kasba
Churu Distric Collector:
Shri Rohit Gupta
Power supply to the district is from Bhakra hydel Complex through 132
KV lines coming via Hissar in Haryana. of the total 979 vilalges in the district, 938 villages have been electrified.
Water is available at the depth of 30 to 48 metres except in some places viz. Sujangarh and Tanaragarh 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 3,031 km.
Churu district is served by meter gauge lines of Northern and Western
Railways. Total length of rail line is 363 km.
Nearest airport is at Jaipur (189 km.)
Communication Facilities: (Nos.)
Telegraph offices 20
Branches of all major banks
Primary and middle schools 1929
Secondary and higher secondary schools 323
Post graduate and under graduate Colleges
Allopathic Hospitals: 12
Ayurvedic & Unani Hospitals: 117
Community Health Centers: 10
Health sub-centers: 308
No. of Co-operative
No. of Milk Co-operative Society 171
No. of Large and Medium Scale Units:
No. of Small Scale Units:
No. of Industrial Areas:
Industrial areas are located at Churu , Ratnagarh, Sadulpur, Sardarsahar, Sri Dungargarh, Sujangarh
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.
Places to Visit
The visiting places of Churu district are:
Salasar ( सालासर)
Famous Shri Hanumanji temple
Sardarshahar (सरदारशहर) Ichapuran Balaji temple
Tal Chapper (छापर)
Wildlife sanctuary with a good population of Black bucks.
Ratannagar (रतननगर) Wall painting and Havelies
Gopalpura: Also called Dronpur is 9 km from Sujangarh. On the hill top there temples of Ganeshji and Kaka Mata.
Sthanan Temple: There is a famous temple of Sthanan, 3 Km from Ratangarh on Ratangarh-Salasar road.
Churu: Famous for Havelies and Dharma Stupa
The famous people of Churu districts are:
Hanuman Prasad Poddar - Editor Kalyan from Ratangarh (Churu), Jaydayal Goenka - Founder Kalyan from Churu,
Lakshmi Mittal ( the "Steel King" was born at Sadulpur), Daulatram Saran - freedom fighter, Prof. Dasharatha Sharma,
Bimal Jalan - Ex.Governor RBI India from Sadulpur (Churu), Devendra, Rao Maldeo Kandhal, Rao Shivji Singh, Swami Gopal Das,
Seth Bhagwan Das Bagla, Mohar Singh Rathore, Seth Sagarmaljee Mantri, Om Prakash Ramgariya, Seth Ridhkaran Surana, Prahlad Rai Sharma,
Mukun Singh writer of Dingl VELI , Late Kanhaiyalal Sethia कन्हैयालाल सेठिया famous poet (Sujangarh)
Several general awareness
and rural development Yatras and programs are organized by the district authorities as : Jal Chetana Yatra,
Swasthya Chetna Yatra , Rojgar Mela, Population Stablization Programe etc.
Sanitation record not so clean for Churu
Findings of a Union Urban Development Ministry survey on where Indian cities on May , 2010 stand on safe sanitation practices
reveal some grim figures. A majority of the 423 cities that were rated on various sanitation parameters like absence of visible
open defecation, proportion of total human excreta generation that is safely collected, proportion of treated wastewater that is
recycled, etc. have been found wanting on various counts. The report found Churu is iat bootom in the list.
Famous Shri Hanumanji temple-
Salasar ( सालासर) Balaji
Tal Chapper (छापर)
Wildlife sanctuary with a good population of Black bucks
The first golden women athlete from Churu district
The First golden women athlete Krishna Poonia ended India's
52-year wait for an athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games when she led the home nation to a clean sweep in the women's discus on Oct.11, 2010.
Krishna Poonia is married to Virendra of Gagarwas village in Churu district of Rajasthan