Bathinda district is in Malwa region of Punjab, India. The district encompasses an area of 3,385 square kilometers. By area, Bathinda district is the second-largest in Punjab, after Ludhiana district. It is bounded by Faridkot district and Moga district on the north, Muktsar district on the west, Barnala and Mansa districts on the east, and the state of Haryana on the south. Bathinda is cotton producing belt of Punjab.

Bathinda district
Location in Punjab
Location in Punjab
Coordinates: 30°12′36″N 74°56′24″E / 30.21000°N 74.94000°E / 30.21000; 74.94000
Country India
StatePunjab
DistrictBathinda
Region of PunjabMalwa
Area
 • Total3,385 km2 (1,307 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,388,525
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0164
Websitebathinda.nic.in

History edit

The district of Bathinda came into existence with the formation of the PEPSU in 1948. It had its headquarters at Faridkot, which were shifted to Bathinda in 1952.

Demography edit

Religion in Bathinda district (2011)[3]

  Sikhs (70.89%)
  Hindus (27.41%)
  Muslims (1.17%)
  Other (0.53%)

Languages of Bathinda district (First Language) (2011)[4]

  Punjabi (89.56%)
  Hindi (8.61%)
  Other (1.83%)
Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1951377,757—    
1961509,031+3.03%
1971623,172+2.04%
1981817,764+2.75%
1991985,301+1.88%
20011,183,295+1.85%
20111,388,525+1.61%
source:[5]

According to the 2011 census Bathinda district has a population of 1,388,525,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Eswatini[7] or the US state of Hawaii.[8] This gives it a ranking of 352nd in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 414 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,070/sq mi) .[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 17.37%.[6] Bathinda has a sex ratio of 865 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 69.6%. Scheduled Castes made up 32.44% of the population.[6]

At the time of the 2011 census, 89.56% of the population spoke Punjabi and 8.61% Hindi as their first language.[4]

Health edit

The table below shows the data from the district nutrition profile of children below the age of 5 years, in Bathinda, as of year 2020.

District nutrition profile of children under 5 years of age in Taran Taran, year 2020 [9]
Indicators Number of children (<5 years) Percent (2020) Percent (2016)
Stunted 24,114 23% 25%
Wasted 16,184 15% 10%
Severely wasted 4,982 5% 4%
Underweight 24,911 24% 17%
Overweight/obesity 1,290 1% 2%
Anemia 65,550 70% 45%
Total children 104,888

The table below shows the district nutrition profile of Bathinda of women between the ages of 15 to 49 years, as of year 2020.

District nutritional profile of Bathinda of women of 15-49 years, in 2020[10]
Indicators Number of women (15-49 years) Percent (2020) Percent (2016)
Underweight (BMI <18.5 kg/m^2) 72,366 17% 12%
Overweight/obesity 164,038 37% 24%
Hypertension 141,098 32% 15%
Diabetes 61,202 14% NA
Anemia (non-preg) 261,533 46|%
Anemia (preg) NA NA 32%
Total women (preg) 20,789
Total women 437,786

Administration edit

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Bathinda is divided into the 4 tehsils of Bathinda, Rampura Phul, Maur and Talwandi Sabo. These tehsils are further divided into the nine blocks of Bathinda, Sangat, Nathana, Rampura, Phul, Maur, Balianwali, Bhagta Bhai ka and Talwandi Sabo.[11]

Administrative Structure
No of Blocks No of Villages No of Census town No of M.Corporation No of M. Councils
9 (Bathinda, Sangat, Nathana, Rampura, Phul, Maur, Balianwali, Bhagta Bhaika and Talwandisabo) 272 2 (Bhisiana, Mehna) 1 (Bathinda) 20 (Sangat, Raman Mandi, Maur, Kotfatta, Rampura, Bhuchomandi, Goniana, Talwandi sabo, Bhagta, Kotshamir, Lehra Mohabbat, Nathana, Chauke, Rampura, Balianwali, Mandi Kalan, Maluka, Kothaguru, Bhairupa, Mehraj )

List of Deputy Commissioners edit

Name Assumed office Left office
Sh. Sodhi Surjeet Singh, PCS 20-03-1954 01-07-1954
Sh. Munshi Ram, PCS 01-07-1954 04-07-1957
Sh. M.D. Ahuja, PCS 04-07-1957 09-01-1958
Sh. Sher Jasjeet Singh, PCS 09-01-1958 26-05-1959
Sh. Bhai Sher Jang Singh, IAS 17-06-1959 19-11-1962
Sh. K.D. Vasudev, IAS 19-11-1962 02-09-1966
Sh. R.C. Kapila, IAS 13-09-1966 18-04-1968
Sh. Joginder Singh, IAS 19-04-1968 01-05-1969
Sh. Sukhbir Singh, IAS 16-09-1969 07-06-1971
Sh. Gurdev Singh Gill, PCS 11-06-1971 27-08-1971
Sh. A.C. Saini, IAS 27-08-1971 30-06-1972
Sh. R.R. Bhardvaj, IAS 30-06-1972 03-10-1975
Sh. N.K. Arora, IAS 03-10-1975 27-07-1977
Sh. Vikramjeet Singh, IAS 27-07-1977 25-01-1980
Sh. S.K. Tuteja, IAS 12-03-1980 12-03-1980
Sh. K. Rajindren Nair, IAS 12-03-1980 22-08-1980
Sh. Jai Singh Gill, IAS 03-09-1980 20-03-1983
Sh. A.K. Mishra, IAS 20-03-1983 27-04-1986
Sh. J.S. Komi, IAS 27-04-1986 25-04-1988
Sh. D.S. Guru, IAS 25-04-1988 12-05-1992
Sh. R.K. Nayar, IAS 12-05-1992 26-08-1993
Sh. Arun Goyal, IAS 26-08-1993 14-06-1994
Sh. Amarjeet Singh, IAS 14-06-1994 14-07-1995
Sh. Sukhpal Singh Gill, IAS 14-07-1995 23-04-1998
Sh. S.R. Ladhar, IAS 23-04-1998 16-12-1999
Sh. Jaspal Singh, IAS 16-12-1999 07-06-2001
Sh. R.Venctortanam, IAS 07-06-2001 04-03-2002
Sh. Anurag verma, IAS 04-03-2002 19-05-2003
Sh. Anurag Aggarwal, IAS 23-05-2003 27-11-2003
Sh. K.A.P. Sinha, IAS 27-11-2003 12-05-2005
Sh. Rahul Bhandari, IAS 12-05-2005 19-07-2007
Sh. Rahul Tiwari, IAS 19-07-2007 14-06-2008
Sh. Vinjay N Jada, IAS 14-06-2008 11-08-2008
Sh. Rahul Tiwari, IAS 11-08-2008 28-02-2010
Sh. Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, IAS 02-03-2010 05-01-2011
Dr. S. Karuna Raju, IAS 06-01-2011 28-07-2011
Sh. Kamal Kishore Yadav, IAS 28-07-2011 02-06-2014
Sh. Basant Garg, IAS 02-06-2014 14-11-2016
Sh. Ghansham Thori, IAS 15-11-2016 17-03-2017
Sh. Diprava Lakra, IAS 17-03-2017 17-07-2018
Sh. Praneet, IAS 18-07-2018 08-04-2019
Sh. B. SRINIVASAN, IAS 09-04-2019 04-10-2021
Sh. Arvind Pal Singh Sandhu, IAS 05-10-2021 19-01-2022
Sh. Vineet Kumar, IAS 19-01-2022 01-04-2022
Sh. Showkat Ahmad Parray, IAS 02-04-2022 in office

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Politics edit

No. Constituency Name of MLA Party Bench
90 Rampura Phul Balkar Singh Sidhu Aam Aadmi Party Government
91 Bhucho Mandi (SC) Master Jagsir Singh Aam Aadmi Party Government
92 Bathinda Urban Jagroop Singh Gill Aam Aadmi Party Government
93 Bathinda Rural (SC) Amit Rattan Kotfatta Aam Aadmi Party Government
94 Talwandi Sabo Baljinder Kaur Aam Aadmi Party Government
95 Maur Sukhvir Maiser Khana Aam Aadmi Party Government

Notable people edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religious Community: Punjab". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  4. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Punjab". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  5. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census Hand Book – Bathinda" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Swaziland 1,370,424
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Hawaii 1,360,301
  9. ^ https://www.niti.gov.in/sites/default/files/2022-07/Bathinda-Punjab.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  10. ^ https://www.niti.gov.in/sites/default/files/2022-07/Bathinda-Punjab.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  11. ^ District at A glance Archived 10 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Bathinda.nic.in. Retrieved on 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "List of Deputy Commissioners | District Bathinda, Government of Punjab | India".

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