Abdasa Taluka

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Abdasa Taluka
અબડાસા તાલુકો
Abdasa-Nalia Taluka
Abadasa Taluka, Abrasa Taluka
taluka
Abdasa Taluka is located in Gujarat
Abdasa Taluka
Abdasa Taluka
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°15′N 069°00′E / 23.250°N 69.000°E / 23.250; 69.000Coordinates: 23°15′N 069°00′E / 23.250°N 69.000°E / 23.250; 69.000
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Kutch
Population (2001)
 • Total 97,508
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Kachchh
Vidhan Sabha constituency Abdasa[1]

Abdasa Taluka is a taluka (administrative subdivision) in Kutch District, Gujarat, India.[2] Its administrative centre is the town of Naliya. The taluka covers 2,398.26 square kilometres (926 sq mi).[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2001 India census, Abdasa Taluka had 97,508 inhabitants, 51.0% (49,740) male and 49.0% (47,768) female. This represented a 12.9% increase from 1991. The gender ratio in 2001 was 960 females per thousand males, a significant change from the 1002 value of 1991.[3][4] The taluka was entirely rural.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

The Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, also known as Lala–Parjan Sanctuary, is located in the taluka. With an area of about only 2 square kilometers, it is the smallest sanctuary in the country. There are approximately 30 Great Indian Bustards here, second in population only to Desert National Park, Rajasthan.[5][6][7]

Also Abdasa Taluka is a major pilgrimage center for Jains as it holds their sacred and famous five temples located in five towns of taluka - Jakhau, Naliya, Tera, Kothara and Suthari[8] - which are in group known as Abdasa ni Panchtirthi - meaning five tirthas of Abdasa.

Villages[edit]

Abdasa Taluka has eighty-five panchayat villages,[9] and a total of 167 villages.[10]

Economy[edit]

The main crops are cotton, millet, groundnut, sunflower, and wheat.[11] Bentonite is commercially mined.[11]

Rivers[edit]

Abdasa Taluka is drained by three rivers namely - Khari river, Kankavati river and Berachiya river.[11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Assembly Constituencies-Post delimitation, State: Gujarat, District: Ahmadabad". National Information Centre, Government of India. 
  2. ^ "Kachchh District Panchayat: Taluka Panchayat". Kutch District. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Districtwise / Talukawise Salient Features of Population Statistics (1991 and 2001): Gujarat". Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Gujarat. p. 7. 
  4. ^ a b "Census 2001 Population Finder: Gujarat: Kuchchh: Abdasa". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 
  5. ^ Munjpara, S. B.; Jethva, B. and Pandey, C. N. (2011). "Distribution of the Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps (Gruiformes: Otididae) in Gujarat State, India". Journal of Threatened Taxa 3 (9): 2090–2094. 
  6. ^ Dutta, S.; Rahmani, A. R. and Jhala, Y. V. (2010). "Running out of time? The great Indian bustard Ardeotis nigriceps—status, viability, and conservation strategies". European Journal of Wildlife Research 57 (3): 615. doi:10.1007/s10344-010-0472-z. 
  7. ^ "Photographs: Naliya Birds". India Natute Watch. 
  8. ^ Kutch by India. Superintendent of Census Operations, Gujarat. Director, Government Print. and Stationery, Gujarat State. 1964. p. 53. 
  9. ^ "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: Village Panchayat Names of Abdasa, Kachchh, Gujarat". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. 
  10. ^ "Villages of Abdasa Taluka". Kutch District. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c "અબડાસા તાલુકા પંચાયત (Abadasa Taluka Panchayat)" (in Gujarati). Kutch District. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012.