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Dhamtari is located in Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh
Dhamtari is located in India
Dhamtari (India)
Coordinates: 20°43′N 81°33′E / 20.71°N 81.55°E / 20.71; 81.55Coordinates: 20°43′N 81°33′E / 20.71°N 81.55°E / 20.71; 81.55
 • BodyNagar Nigam Dhamtari
 • MayorVijay Dewangan (INC)
 • Total34.94 km2 (13.49 sq mi)
317 m (1,040 ft)
 • Total101,677
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
493773, 4936XX,4937XX
Vehicle registrationCG05

Dhamtari is a municipal corporation [1] and district in the state of Chhattisgarh, India, which is part of the Mahasamund Lok Sabha constituency formed on 6 July 1998.[citation needed]. The district is home to 3.13 percent of Chhattisgarh's total population.


Missionaries in Dhamtari, India, 1932

Dhamtari's population was 17,278 in 1955. At that time, the town was part of Raipur District in the state of Madhya Pradesh. In 2000, it became part of the new Chhattisgarh state and headquarters for the Dhamtari tehsil. As a terminus of a narrow-gauge railway running 80 km (50 miles) north of Raipur on the main Bombay-Calcutta line of the Bengal Nagpur Railway, Dhamtari became a trade centre. Goods shipped from there included timber, shellac, morabulum nuts, beedi leaves (for cigarettes), rice and animal hides.

The American Mennonite Mission was established in Dhamtari in 1899. By 1952 the mission had merged with the Mennonite Church in India (MC), which had its headquarters in Dhamtari. In 1955 the 558-member congregation was one of several missionary groups in Dhamtari, including the Dhamtari Christian Academy, Dhamtari Christian Hospital,[2] the Samuel Burkhard Memorial Boys' Orphanage and a nursing school. At the present Dhamtari is a "Nagar Nigam" .[citation needed]Dhamtari is also famous for its Maratha community which Is one of the biggest gathering of Maratha’s in any state of India


Dhamtari is in the fertile plains of Chhattisgarh. The district's total area is 2,029 square kilometres (783 sq mi), and it is about 317 meters (1,040 feet) above sea level. It is bordered by the Raipur District to the north, the Kanker and Bastar Districts to the south, the State of Orissa to the east and the Durg and Kankar Districts to the west. The fertility of the land in the Dhamtari District is due to the Mahanadi River and its tributaries (Sendur, Pairy, Sondur, Joan, Kharun, and Shivnath).dhamtari is situated 65 km from capital raipur.


Lead deposits exist in the district. Most of the city's workforce is involved in the timber industry or rice or flour milling (Dhamtari has more than 150 rice mills), with the chemical industry also a significant presence. The Ravishankar Sagar Dam (Gangrel Dam) irrigates nearly 57,000 hectares (140,000 acres) of land, and is the primary supplier of potable water to the state capital of Raipur and the steel plant at Bhilai. The dam is about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the district capital. Asia's first siphon dam was built in 1914 at Madamsilli; the Sondhur and Dudhawa Dams are other important works.

List of Mayors[edit]

Term of office Name Party Notes
1922-1926 Narayanrao Meghawale Indian National Congress
1932-1934 Natthurao Jagtabh Indian National Congress
1934-1936 Khammanlal Saw Indian National Congress
1936-1937 Chhotelal Ji Dau Indian National Congress
1937-1939 Babu Chhote Lal Shrivastava Indian National Congress
1941-1946 Ramgopal Sharma Indian National Congress
1946-1950 Giridhari lal mishra Indian National Congress
1951-1952 Ramgopal Sharma Indian National Congress Nominated
1952-1954 Radheshyam Khare Bharatiya Jana Sangh
1955-1957 Radheshyam Khare Bharatiya Jana Sangh
1969-1971 Hanuman Prasad Mishra Bharatiya Jana Sangh
1971-1974 Pandri Rao Pawar Indian National Congress
1984-1987 Karishn Kumar Dhandh Indian National Congress Nominated
1995-2000 Narayan Prasad Gupta BJP
2000-2005 Janki Pawar BJP
2005-2010 Tarachand Hinduja BJP
2010-2015 Narayan Prasad Gupta BJP
2015-2020 Archana Choubey BJP
2020- Vijay Dewangan Indian National Congress



  • Anjuman Higher Secondary School,
  • Azim Premji School, Shankardah,
  • Delhi Public School
  • Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School,
  • Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School,
  • Hari Om Higher Secondary School,
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya
  • Mennonite Senior Secondary School,
  • Model English Higher Secondary School,
  • Nutan Higher Secondary School,
  • Saraswati Shishu Mandir Higher Secondary School,
  • Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir,
  • Sarvodaya Higher Secondary School,
  • St. Marys English Medium School,
  • St. Xaviers School,
  • Vidya Kunj Memorial school.


  • Comp tech Degree College
  • Genesis College
  • Govt. Girls College
  • Govt. P.G. College
  • Govt. Polytechnic College
  • KL College of Horticulture
  • Vandemataram College


Train at grade crossing, with bicyclists waiting to cross
Dhamtari-Raipur narrow-gauge train
Railways & Bus[edit]

Dhamtari situated at Raipur to Jagdalpur national highway National Highway 30 (India), where majorly flawless fast Bus services is available almost 24 hours in every 5-15 minutes. Raipur to Dhamtari narrow-gauge line,now defunct provided service to the area, soon to be replaced by broad-gauge railway tracks.


  • Dhamtari Christian Hospital (DCH)
  • Dhamtari District Hospital (DDH)



  • Prakhar Samachar

Places of interest[edit]

  • Gangrel Dam
    Gangrel Dam
  • Rudri barrage
  • Bilai Mata Mandir (Vindhyavasini Mata)

Notable people associated with Dhamtari[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Dhamtari Municipal Corporation". dailypioneer.com. Retrieved 14 August 2014.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Dhamtari Christian Hospital". Mennonite Mission Network. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014.