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Dindori district

Dindori district
दिन्डोरी जिला
District of Madhya Pradesh
Location of Dindori district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Dindori district in Madhya Pradesh
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
Administrative division jabalpur
Headquarters Dindori, Madhya Pradesh
 • Total 6,128 km2 (2,366 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 704,218
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Literacy 65.47 per cent
 • Sex ratio 1004
Website Official website

Dindori District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state of central India. The town of Dindori is the district headquarters. The district is part of Jabalpur Division. The district (area: 6,128 km2) is located on the eastern part of Madhya Pradesh, bordering the state of Chhattisgarh. It is surrounded by Shahdol in the east, Mandla in the west, Umaria in the north, and Bilaspur district of the state of Chhattisgarh in the south. It is divided into seven tehsils namely Dindori, Shahpura, Mehandwani, Amarpur, Bajag, Karanjiya and Samnapur. The Baiga are a predominant tribe. Around 64% of the total population belongs to the ST groups.


  • Economy 1
  • Demographics 2
    • Mineral Resources 2.1
    • Languages 2.2
    • Plant fossils 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Dindori one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]

Agriculture is the main business, Wheat, Paddy, Maize, Kodo-Kutki, Ramtil, Mustard, Masoor, Matar, Gram, Alsi, Soyabean are the main crops of the district.


According to the 2011 census Dindori District has a population of 704,218,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Bhutan[3] or the US state of Alaska.[4] This gives it a ranking of 501st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 94 inhabitants per square kilometre (240/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.26%.[2] Dindori has a sex ratio of 1004 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 65.47%.[2]

Mineral Resources

Bauxite : This mineral is available in Kurkuri dadar(Balco).

Coal : This mineral is available in Dullopur(Shahpura).

Okars : This mineral is available in Amnipipariya, LodajhirMal, Amnipipariya Ryt.

White Ash : This mineral is available in Mudki Mal.

High Iron Laterite : This mineral is available in Padariya Mal, Padariya KalaMal, Nayegaon Mal.

LimeStone : This mineral is available in Basi Deori, Kanhari.

Laterite : This mineral is available in Niwsa Mal.


Dindori's people speak multiple languages, including: Chhattsgarhi, Bagheli, which has a lexical similarity of 72-91% with Hindi[5] (compared to 60% for German and English)[6] and is spoken by about 7,800,000 people in Bagelkhand.[5]

Plant fossils

In dindori district, The Ghughua Fossil National Park of Madhya Pradesh is a unique destination in India, which has been blessed with a priceless treasure trove of plant fossils. Fossils belonging to 31 genera of 18 plant families have been identified. These fossils represent life as it occurred in this area some 66 million years ago. Well-preserved fossils of woody plants, climbers, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds have been found here. Palm fossils are particularly numerous.

66 million old plant fossils are found in this district and attempts are made to protect the fossils at Ghughua Fossil Park.


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Bhutan 708,427 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Alaska 710,231 
  5. ^ a b M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bagheli: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  6. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "English". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 

External links

  • Dindori District
  • [2] List of places in Dindori

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