Basic profile of District Kangra

Kangra is one of the 12 district of Himachal Pradesh  with 1st Rank in Population and 4th in area, As per past experiences of earthquakes Kangra is more vulnerable in terms of population Density and other risks.

District Kangra Land Usage

Geographical Area (Source: Department of Economics and Stat, Kangra HP)
Total Area sq. Kilo metres 5,739  km
Altitude 1220 mtr. (Head Quarter)
Longitude Between 75° to 77°45 East Longitude
Latitude Between 31°2 to 32°5 North Latitude
Major River Beas river.
Rainfall in year 2015 Normal: 1582 – Actual 1434 = (-) 148 Deficient
Total Banks 391
Name of the Lead Bank Punjab National Bank
Number of Fair Price shops 1052
Petrol Pumps (IOC +BPC +HPC +IBPC) 70
Electrified Villages 100%
Villages with Potable / Drinking Water 100%

Economic profile of the district

The section provides an analysis on issues and challenges in sustainable development of the district. This plan will reveal key points on the social as well as economical aspects of the district in Vulnerability and Capacity section of this chapter to highlight the areas in which actions need to be taken for disaster risk reduction and better response. In 2011, Kangra had population of 1,507,223 of which male and female were 748,559 and 758,664 respectively. There was change of 12.56 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001.The Economy of Kangra District consists mostly of agriculture and farming. Tea cultivation plays a vital role in the economy. “Kangra Tea” is famous worldwide for its rich aroma, colour and taste. A few other industries that have been established in the region, including water packaging, construction materials, and potato chips.The areas of Palampur and Baijnath are surrounded by lush, green tea estates. Tourism is also an important part of the economy, with Birin particular becoming a strong hub for ecotourism and aero sports. As Himachal is known as Dev Bhoomi, District Kangra is blessed with many temples of Goddess and green valleys.