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Dhalai District

Dhalai District is the youngest district in Tripura. It is formed in 1995. The District is rich in natural resources. More than 70% area of this district is hilly and forest covered. It has tremendous scenic beauty. The district Headquarter is situated at Ambassa which is around 90 KM from the state capital Agartala. It is connected through NH 44 and takes around 3 hours to reach. There is no Railway Station in this district. Construction of new railway lines is going on very smoothly.

Industry

There is a Pineapple juice concentration plant of North Eastern Regional Agriculture Marketing Corporation Ltd. (Neramac) situated at Nalkata. This is the only major industrial setup in the district.

Apart from this, there are a lot of Handicraft industries in the unorganised sector. One of the major product of these industries are Incense sticks.

Places of Interest


Longtharai Mandir

Longtharai is the name of " God Shiba" in "KOK BOROK" the Tribal dialect of Tripura. It is stated that "Shiba" during his travel from Kailash rested here for sometime in the hill of Longtharai. The hill is therefore known as Longtharai. Longtharai also means a " Deep Valley". Longtharai Mandir is situated in the Longtharai range. "Khumpi" the hilly flowers bloom in the road side .Longtharai temple is a place of permanent beauty to the lovers of nature and a place of devotion to thousands of people.

How to reach

Longtharai Temple is situated on 44 National Highway and it is about 102 kms from Agartala, the State Capital of Tripura and 56 Kms from Kumarghat,the last rail Head of Tripura. Since it is situated on the national high-way it is easily accessible by buses and car. Best season to visit is September and May.

Kamaleswari Mandir ( Temple)

Kamaleswari is another name of Goddess Kali. Kamalpur the largest Sub-divisional Town has been named after the temple.

How to reach

Kamaleswari Mandir is situated in the centre point Kamalpur town which is about 35 kms away from Ambassa ,District H.Q of Dhalai and 122 kms from Agartala the State capital of Tripura. One can reach from Agartala by Bus and Car and from Kumarghat (the last rail head) by Bus and Car. Best season to visit is September and May.

Dhalai District at a glance :
Major River Manu, Dhalai and Khowai
Major Hill track Atharamura, Longtharai and Sakhantang
Location and Area
Total 2312.29 sq km
Ambassa 551.12 sq km
Gandacherra 596.22 sq km
Longtharai Valley 780.32 sq km
Kamalpur 384.63 sq km
International Boundary of Dhalai District:
Name of Sub-Division Distance(in Km.)
Kamalpur 51
Ambassa 11
Longtharai Valley 44
Gandacherra 53
Total 169
Administrative Set-up
Sub-divisions (4) Ambassa Sub-Division(ABS)
Gandacherra Sub-Division (GNC)
Kamalpur Sub-Division(KMP)
Longtharai Valley Sub-Division(LTV)
R.D. Blocks of Dhalai District (5) Chawmanu R.D. Block(CMN)
Manu R.D. Block(MNU)
Dumburnagar R.D. Block(DNB)
Ambassa R.D. Block(ABS)
Salema R.D. Block(SLM)
Gram Panchayat and District Council Village in the District
Block Gram Panchayat ADC Village
Chawmanu R.D.Block Nil 14 14
Manu R.D.Block Nil 26 26
Dumburnagar R.D.Block Nil 19 19
Ambassa R.D.Block 7 21 28
Salema R.D. Block 27 16 43
Total 34 88 130
Medical Facilities
Longtharai Gandacherra Ambassa Kamalpur
Hospital 1 1 Nil 1
PHC 3 2 2 3
Dispensary/Sub-Centre 18 8 10 26
No. of Doctor 11 6 14 16
Nurses and ANM 18 8 5 23
Pharmacist 4 4 4 11
No. of Bed 30 30 10 95
Animal Resources Development Department
Hospital Dispensary
Longtharai Valley 1 1
Gandacherra NIL 2
Ambassa 1 (Dist. Hosp) Nil
Kamalpur 1 3
Population of the District
Name of Sub-Division S.T. S.C. Others Total
Longtharai Valley 82266 8639 20969 111874
Gandacherra 30217 3798 12911 46,926
Ambassa 37823 4329 16227 58379
Kamalpur 36575 34689 48048 119312
Total 1,86,881 51,455 98,155 3,36,491

Distribution of Population
Density of population of Dhalai District was 125 nos. per sq. km in 1991 and 139 nos in 2001 where as the average density of population in Tripura is 304 nos. per sq. km in 2001.

Sub-Division Density(per sq. km.)
Longtharai Valley 121.30 nos
Gandacherra 78.71 nos.
Ambassa 105.93 nos.
Kamalpur 320.56 nos.
Temperature of the District
Range Summer (in celsius) Winter( in celsius)
Maximum 36 degree 28 degree
Minimum 16.9 degree 5.3 degree
Average Rainfall 220 cm.
Schools and Colleges
Sub-Divn J.B/ Primary School SB School High School H/S +2 School College School
Longtharai Valley 152 64 9 6 Nil
Gandacherra 59 24 3 1 Nil
Ambassa 71 28 7 2 Nil
Kamalpur 89 37 14 12 1
Total 365 153 33 21 1
ST/SC Hostels
Name of Sub-Division No. of Hostel Boys inmates Girls inmates Total inmates
Longtharai Valley 11 324 200 524
Gandacherra 4 120 21 141
Ambassa 5 190 120 310
Kamalpur 5 210 60 270
Total 25 844 401 1245
Number of Teachers
Name of Sub-Division Female Teacher Male Teacher Total Teacher
Longtharai Valley 109 567 676
Gandacherra 19 276 295
Ambassa 117 421 538
Kamalpur 261 1144 1405
Total 506 2408 2914
Social Education
Name of Sub-Division A/W Centre SE Centre Total Centres
Longtharai Valley 249 25 274
Gandacherra 108 3 111
Ambassa 71 19 90
Kamalpur 121 79 200
Total 549 126 675
Power
Sub-Divn Village Electrified Village uncovered Kutir Jyoti Total consumers
Longtharai Valley 20 19 2037 4944
Gandacherra 10 28 1266 2216
Ambassa 23 18 1173 5134
Kamalpur 29 29 1300 7784
Road Communication
Road Longtharai Valley (in km.) Gandacherra
(in km.)
Ambassa
(in km.)
Kamalpur
(in km.)
N.H. 44 32.2 Nil 25.70 Nil
N.E.C. Nil Nil Nil 24
Village Road 121.35 66.50 49.20 112.40
Metalled Road 69.086 46 55.50 92.38
Total length of Road 190.436 Nil Nil Nil
Irrigation and PHE
Sub-Divn. Deep T/W for drinking water Deep TW for irrigation L.I.S Total area irrigated (in Hect.) Cultivated area (in Hect.)
Longtharai Valley 17 1 14 610 4225
Gandacherra 9 5 4 82
Ambassa 14 NA 18 242
Kamalpur 14 NA 45 2,248
Total 1993.56
Major Crops
Sub-Division Rice Jute Pineapple
Longthari Valley 21408 MT 630 MT 8250 MT
Gandacherra 1470 MT 280 MT 48 MT
Ambassa 11,448 MT 862 MT 1610 MT
Kamalpur 42,854 MT 734 MT 991 MT