About Khowai

As per the government decisions vide Notification No. F.4 (62)-RCC/11, the new Khowai district with a population of 3, 71,722 and covering an Area of 1377.28 Sq.km came into existence. The district consists of two sub-divisions of Khowai and Teliamura with its headquarters located in Khowai town.

The undivided Khowai had started its administrative set up from the year 1910 A.D. under SDO, Sri Trivani Kumar Bardhan. Khowai Sub-Division when undivided was the 2nd largest Sub-Division in Tripura and also among the first 10 subdivisions in the state. It was divided into two Sub-Divisions namely Khowai and Teliamura in the year 2006. The district is flanked by Bangladesh on the north, Amarpur and Gandacharra on the south, Kamalpur & Ambassa on the east and Mohanpur and Jirania Sub Division on the west. The Atharamura range runs along the eastern side of the District while the western side is bordered by the Baramura Range. Khowai River, the primary river from which the district also takes its name, starts from its source at Nunacherra and passes through Khowai Town.

The Administrative set up of the District consists of 6 Blocks and 3 Revenue Circles and fifteen Tehsil Offices. The location of Khowai District Head Quarter is at Khowai Office tilla. The district consists of 6 assembly constituencies and presently is represented by 7 MLAs in the Legislative assembly.

The population consists of Bengalis and Tripuris and both languages i.e. Bengali and Kokborok are spoken. The main festivals are Durga Puja, Saraswati puja, Kharchi and Garia Pooja. Khowai has a rich cultural history and is a well known for its people's movement on literacy (Jan shiksha andolan) as well as against Titun pratha by three sisters Kumari, Madhuti and Rupashri. Tripura celebrates the Martyrs Day on 28th March every year in memory of Rupashri Debbarma, Kumari Debbarma and Madhuti Debbarma. Two Chief Ministers of the state, Late Nripen Chakraborty and Late Dasrath Deb, also hail from the area.

[Please read District Profile 2016-17]

Contents

  1. Population
  2. Population Distribution
  3. Revenue
  4. Revenue Administration
  5. Health Department
  6. Police Administration
  7. Election
  8. Schools in Khowai
  9. Roadways profile
  10. Power Connectivity
At a Glance Khowai District

Total Area:

1377.28 Sq. K.M.

Population (As per census data 2011) [go to top]
Parameters Literacy %

Total population

3,27,391 88.37

Male

1,66,989 93.17

Female

1,64,402 83.38

Sex ratio

960:1000

Urban population

39,537

Rural Population

2,87,804

Sch. Caste

75,814

Sch Tribes

1,65,532

Population Density

238 per Sq. KM
Population Distribution [go to top]
(*Source: District Profile 2016-17)
Sub-Division Block / Municipal Council No. of GP/VC Population Total
GP/ward ADC Families SC ST RM UR
Khowai Khowai Block 25 0 15936 18234 8843 407 42329 69813
Tulasikhar Block 0 23 11590 4759 36846 34 5213 46852
Padmabil 0 17 9460 235 40990 188 1148 42561
Khowai MC 15 - 4518 2169 1171 210 14857 18407
Teliamura Kalyanpur 15 5 13929 18040 18129 65 22187 58421
Teliamura 19 6 14651 26202 24521 1024 26850 78597
Mungiakami 0 14 8792 963 34934 296 100 36293
Teliamura MC 15 0 5012 5212 98 151 15317 20778
Total   59/30 65 83888 75814 165532 2375 128001 371722
Revenue [go to top]
(*Source: District Profile 2016-17)
Sub-Division Khowai Teliamura Total
Revenue Circle 1 2 3
Revenue Village (Mouja) 57 37 94
Blocks 3 3 6
Gram Panchayat 25 34 59
Municipal Council Word 15 15 30
ADC Village 40 25 65
Habitation 488 358 846
Revenue Administration [go to top]
(*Source: District Profile 2016-17)
Sub-Division Revenue Circle Office Tehsil Office No. of Mouja

Khowai

1.Khowai Rev.Circle

1. Asharambari

5

2. Behalabari

4

3. Singhichera

3

4. Champahour

7

5. Khowai

5

6. Padmabil

8

7. Laxmi Narayanpur

4

8. Ramchandraghat

7

9. Pramode Nagar

7

10. Dhalabil

4

11. Chebri

3

 

 Teliamura

2.Teliamura Rev. Circle

12. Teliamura

7

13. Howaibari

5

14. Moharchera

3

3. Uttar Maharanipur  Rev. Circle

 

15. Maharanipur

3

16. Krishnapur

5

17. Kalyanpur

6

18. Dwarkapur

4

19. Maharanipur

4

Health Department [go to top]
(*Source: District Profile 2016-17)
Health Sub-CentrePrimary Health CentreCommunity Health Centre(RH)Sub-Divisional HospitalDistrict Hospital

85

6211
Police Administration [go to top]
Sub-Division SDPO Office No. of Police Station Police out-post TSR

Assam Rifles CRPF BSF

Khowai

Khowai

Khowai

Subash Park &
Baijal bari

6 Bn
RC ghat

34 Bn, Ganki, Ratanpur, Behalabari, Champahour

-

10 Bn Paharmura &
73 Bn Asharam
bari

Champa hour

-

Teliamura

Teliamura

Teliamura

 

-

12 Bn.
Chakma ghat

34 Bn. Tuichindrai bari

87 Bn. Chakma- ghat

10 Bn, HQ
Khasiamangal

Kalyanpur

Mungiakam

Election [go to top]
(*Source: District Profile 2015)
Assembly Constituency
Name of Assembly Constituency No of Polling Stations
24-RC Ghat (ST) 41
25-Khowai 48
26-Asharambari (ST) 43
27-Kalyanpur-Pramodnagar 46
28-Teliamura 45
29-Krishnapur (ST) 39
Total 262
District Councils
Name of District council No of Polling Stations
9-Halahali-Asharambari 39
10-Kulai-Champahour (Part) 11
12-Ramchandraghat 31
11-Maharanipur-Teliamura 32
13-Mandai-Pulinpur (Part) 12
Total 125
Schools in Khowai District [go to top]
State ManagedTTAADC ManagedPrivate AidedSPQEM MadrassaTotal

33

43431471
Roadway Profile [go to top]
(*Source: Presentation made by the District Administration on 13th July'2016 )
Particulars Values

Length of Black top Road

625.81 KM

Length of Soled Road

211.39 KM

Length of Earthen Road

35.60 KM

Number of R.C.C. Bridges

15 Nos

Number of Bailey Bridges

47 Nos

Number of Slab Culvert

171 Nos

Length of National Highway 44

45.00 KM

Length of National Highway 208

67.80 KM

Power Connectivity Status [go to top]
(*Source: Presentation made by the District Administration on 13th July'2016 )
Particulars Values

Total No of habitation as on 2012

1,137 Nos

Habitations covered with electricity connection as on 30.06.2016

1,079 Nos

Un-Electrifiecd habitation as on 30.06.2016

58 Nos

Total number of Household

73,508 Nos

Total number of Household already Electrified

55,771 Nos

Rural Household Electrified(in %)

75.88%

Present power demand

25 MW

Anticipated power demand in next five years

30 MW