ASSAM AT A GLANCE

BASIC STATISTICS OF ASSAM
1. Geographical Area : 78438 sq. km. (of this 20% hilly) 

2. Administrative Division :
(A) Districts : 23 nos.
(B) Blocks : 219 nos.
(C) Mahakuma Parishad : 43
(D) Gaon Panchayat : 2489 nos. 
(E) Total villages :25590 nos. 

3. Population – (2001 Census Provisional as per census of India) :
(A) Total : 26638,407 nos. 
(B) Male : 13787,799 nos.
(C) Female : 12850,608 nos.
(D) Rural population(1991 census) : 19926527 nos. (88.90%)
(E) Urban population(1991 census) : 2487759 nos. (11.10%)
(F) Decadal growth rate of :53.26% population (1991-2001)
(G) Density of population : 340 per sq. km. (India 324 per sq. km.) 

4. Literacy Rate :
(A) Total percentage : 64.28% 
(B) Rural percentage : 49.32%(1991 census)  
  
RURAL POVERTY (as per BPL census 1998) 

(i) Total rural families:34,12,506
(ii) Total BPL families in rural areas : 20,28,058 – SC: 2,59,316-            ST: 4,28,337
(iii) Percentage of BPL families in rural areas : 59.43%
(iv) Geographical distribution of poverty
(a) Highest PC of BPL families in the state : Goalpara (75.25%)
(b) Next Highest : Dhubri (75.03%)
(c) Lowest PC of BPL families in the state : Jorhat (41.00%) & Tinsukia (41.31%)  
 
Agriculture Statistics (1998-99) 
1.Land utilisation in hectares :
(A)Total geographical Area : 7843800 
(B)Total cropped Area :3988600 
*(C)Cultivable wasteland : 80194 
(D)Area under Forest : 235798 
(E)Land put to Non-agriculture :1030378 uses 
(F)Grazing land :158480 
(G)Net Area sown : 2701053 (35.40% of geographical area) 
(H)Area sowed more than once :1215195  *Excluding Karbi Anglong & N. C. Hills  
 

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