Jalor

Jalore District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The city of Jalore is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district has an area of 10,640 km2 (4,108 sq mi) (3.11 percent of Rajasthan’s area), and a population of 1,448,486 (2001 census), with a population density of 136 persons per square kilometre.

The district is bounded on the northwest by Barmer District, on the northeast by Pali District, on the southeast by Sirohi District, and by Banaskantha District of Gujarat state on the southwest.

The total area of the district is 10,640 km2 (4,108 sq mi). The altitude is 268 mts, latitude is 25.22 N and longitude is 72.58 E. The main river of the district is Sukri, a tributary of Luni river.

Jalore-Sirohi is one joint one parliamentary constituency. Buta Singh won three times from this parliamentary constituency . There are five legislative assembly areas namely Jalore, Ahore, Bhinmal, Raniwara and Sanchore Now at time jalore sirohi parliament member of devji.M.patel from B.J.P.

The economy of district is mainly based on agriculture and animal husbandry. The oilseeds specially mustard oil seed is predominant crop. Wheat, bajra, kharif pulses, barley, jowar and in very huge quantity of fleawort.

Of late some mineral based industries are set up based on mineral available from local mines. The main minerals produced are: Gypsum, limestone, bajari, murram, granite, and graded fluorite.

There is no large and medium size industry in the district. The main small scale industries are :granite slabs and tiles, marble cutting and polishing, mustard seed crushing, skimmed milk powder, butter and ghee, handloom cloth, leather shoes (mojari). There are four industrial areas in the district.

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Jalore one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the twelve districts in Rajasthan currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).

According to the 2011 census Jalore district has a population of 1,830,151, roughly equal to the nation of Kosovo or the US state of Nebraska.This gives it a ranking of 260th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 172 inhabitants per square kilometre (450/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 26.31%.Jalor has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 55.58%.

The minimum and maximum temperatures of the district are 4 degrees and 50 degrees Celsius respectively. The average rainfall is 412 mm. The climate of district is dry and with extremes.

Indian Wild Ass, a rare member of Indian Wildlife seems to be increasing in numbers and extending its range from Little Rann of Kutch in the neighboring Indian State of Gujarat, where the world’s last population of this subspecies had got confined to in recent years, and has gradually started moving out and colonizing Greater Rann of Kutch also extending into the neighboring State of Rajasthan in the bordering villages in Jalore district bordering the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat and in Khejariali and its neighbourhood where a 60 km2 area was transferred to the Rajasthan Forest Department by the revenue authorities in 2007. At this place Rebaris (camel and sheep breeders) live in the Prosopis juliflora jungles in the company of chinkaras, hyenas, common fox, desert cat and wolf etc.