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
Abdasa Taluka is located in India
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)
Vehicle registration GJ
Lok Sabha constituency Kachchh
Vidhan Sabha constituency Abdasa[1]
Website gujaratindia.com

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" (PDF). 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" (PDF). 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. & 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. doi:10.11609/jott.o2756.2090-4. 
  6. ^ Dutta, S.; Rahmani, A. R. & 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 Nature 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.