DISTRICT PROFILE

Geography

The Cachar district between longitude 92° 24' E and 93° 1S'E and Latitude 24° 22' N and 25° 8' N This district is bounded on the north by Dima Hasao district and the state of Meghalaya, on the east by Manipur State, on the south by the state of Mizoram and the west by Haliakandi district and Bangladesh: BARAK, the major river has a number of tributaries. These are.Jiri, Chiri, Madhura, Sonai, Jatinga, Kathakhal and Dholeswar. The total geographical area in square k.m. is 3786. The Barak River has been separated in to two courses- Surma & Kushiara at Haritikar near Katigorah.

Silchar, the headquarter of the district is well connected with the rest of the country by air, rail and road communication. Regular air service is available between Silchar- Kolkata, Silchar-Guwahati & Silchar- Imphal. Trains run between Silchar- Lumding & Silchar- Agartala. NH- 53 & NH –44 connects Silchar with Shillong, Guwahati and Agartala. NH- 53 connects Silchar with Imphal. & NH-54 connects Silchar with Aizwal. Regular bus services are there between Silchar- Shillong, Silchar- Guwahati, Silchar- Agartala & Silchar- Aizwal.

Demography

According to the 2011 census Cachar district has a population of 1,736,319, This gives it a ranking of 278th in India out of a total of 640 The district has a population density of 459 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,190 /sq mi) .Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.17%. Cachar has a sex ratio of 958 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 80.36%.

Religious break-up of the population are, Hindus 886,761, Muslims 522,051 (36.13%) and Christians 31,306 as per 2001 cesus.

Bengali is the status of Official Language in this district with majority of the people primarily speaking Bengali and Sylheti, a Bengali-dialect. Apart from Bengali, other minority languages spoken in the district include Meitei Manipuri, Bishnupuriya Manipuri, Dimasa and Rongmei-Naga. There are also few Mizo, Kuki and Khasi people who form microscopic minority.

Cachar-Basic Information

Population (as per 2011 census) Men Women
1736319 8,86,616 8,49,703
Population in Urban area (as per 2011 census) Silchar Municipal area Lakhipur Municipal area
1,91,350  1,80,487 10,863
Literacy Percentage Men Women
(as per 2011 census) 85.88 74.62
Subdivision = 2 (Two)  Silchar & Lakhipur  
Parliamentary Constituency 2- H.P. SILCHAR  
Assembly Constituency = 7 (Seven) 9- Silchar, 10- Sonai, 11- Dholai (SC), 12- Udharbond, 13- Lakhipur, 14- Borkhola & 15- Katigorah.  
Revenue Circle= 5 (Five) Silchar, Sonai, Katigorah, Lakhipur, & Udharbond  
Police Station = 8 (Eight) Silchar Sadar, Sonai, Katigorah, Dholai, Udharbond, Lakhipur, Borkhola & Jirighat  
Development Block  = 15 (Fifteen) Silchar, Sonai, Palonghat, Borjalenga, Narsingpur, Salchapra, Tapang, Katigorah, Kalain, Borkhola, Udharbond, Banskandi, Raja Bazar, Lakhipur & Binnakandi

 
Gaon Panchayat = 163 (One hundred Sixty three)
Village = 895 (Eight hundred ninety five ).
 

Administrative Units

Cachar District consists of Silchar Sadar Division with head quartered at Silchar and Lakhipur Sub –Division head quartered at Lakhipur.

There are Seven (7) LACs under 2HP Silchar Parliamentary Constituency namely:

9-Silchar LAC

LAC

  • Name of RO-     Deputy Commissioner, Cachar
  • Name of ARO-  1. Project Director, ITDP, Cachar      
    2. Circle Officer, Silchar

There are total Nos. 207467 Voters as on 11/01/2016. The Silchar town is inhabited by people belonging to different faiths, religion, Community. And is one of the fastest growing town of Assam and is business nerve center for the States of Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura.

10-Sonai LAC

LAC

  • Name of RO-     Chief Executive Officer, Cachar Zila Parishad.
  • Name of ARO-  1. Addl. Deputy Commissioner IV, Cachar
    2. Circle Officer, Sonai

There are total Nos. 157822 Voters as on 1101/2016. It is predominantly inhabitated by the people of general category belonging to Muslim community with a significant presence of Bengali Hindu population who are living peacefully for last many years.

 

11-Dholai(SC) LAC

LAC

  • Name of RO-     Project Director, DRDA, Cachar.
  • Name of ARO- 1. Asstt. Settlement Officer, Sonai
    2. Extra Asstt. Commissioner I, Cachar

There are 160021 voters as on 11/01/2016. It is predominantly inhabitated by the people of SC Community with a significant presence of Muslim Community. It has boundary with the state of Mizoram.

 

12-Udharbond LAC

LAC

  • Name of RO-     Addl. Deputy Commissioner I, Cachar.
  •  Name of ARO- 1. Asstt. Settlement Officer, Silchar.
    2. Circle Officer, Udharbond                                             

There are 139108  voters as on 11/01/2016. It is predominantly inhabitated by the people of general category with significant presence of people belonging to the tea garden community.

 

13-Lakhipur LAC

LAC

  • Name of RO-     Addl. Deputy Commissioner II, Cachar
  • Name of ARO- 1. Sub-divisional Officer (Civil), Lakhipur.
    2. Extra Asstt. Commissioner, Lakhipur

There are 143201 voters as on 11/01/2016. It is predominantly inhabitated by general category with significant presence of people belonging to the tea garden community. It has boundary with the state of Manipur.

 

14-Borkhola LAC

LAC

  • Name of ARO-  Addl. Deputy Commissioner III, Cachar
  • Name of ARO- 1. Block Development Officer, Banskandi
    2. Extra Asstt. Commissioner II, Cachar

There are 129121 voters as on 11/01/2016. It is predominantly inhabitated by general category with significant presence of people belonging to the different religious community with presence of people belonging to tea garden community.

 

15-Katigorah LAC

LAC

  • Name of RO-     Settlement Officer, Cachar.
  • Name of ARO-  1. Circle Officer, Katigorah.
    2. Asstt. Settlement Officer, Katigorah.

There are 160234 voters as on 11/01/2016. It is predominantly inhabitated by general category with significant presence of people belonging to the different religious community with presence of people belonging to tea garden community. It has boundary with the state of Meghalaya