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|
|Name of the Lead Bank||Punjab National Bank|
|Number of Fair Price shops||1052|
|Petrol Pumps (IOC +BPC +HPC +IBPC)||70|
|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.