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DHEMAJI DISTRICT

Head-Quater : Dhemaji
Area : 3237 Sq. Km.
HQ PIN Code : 787057
HQ STD Code : 03753
Official Website : www.dhemaji.nic.in
Dhemaji District Map
Population : 6,88,077(2011 Census)
Male : 3,53,043
Female : 3,35,034
Sex Ratio : 949
Density : 213 per sq. km

Dhemaji district is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. The district headquarters are located at Dhemaji. The district occupies an area of 3237 sq.km and has a population of 688,077 (as of 2011 Census). It is one of the districts situated in the remote corner of North East India on the north bank of river Brahmaputra. The boundaries of the district are the hilly ranges of Arunachal Pradesh to the North and the East, Lakhimpur district in the West and the river Brahmaputra in the South.

The river Brahmaputra flows from east to west in the southern part of the district. Different tributaries viz, Dihingia, Jiadhal, Moridhal, Telijan, Kaitongjan, Laipulia Nadi, Kapurdhuwa, Sissi,  Gai, Tangani and Guttong originating from Arunachal Pradesh in the north, flow southwest carrying enormous amount of alluvium through the district before meeting the river Brahmaputra. The district is vulnerable to floods and occurrences of floods are a regular feature, which causes a lots of damages. Nearly 27% of the net cropped is flood prone as well as flood affected. The soil of the district is mainly alluvial and sandy. The riverbeds are generally higher than the level of land.

It is believed that in 1240 A.D.; (approx). The first King of Ahom reign Chow Chukafa established his capital at a place named Haboong in the district of Dhemaji. Due to perennial flood in the area the King shifted the capital from Haboong and after that the area became under the rule of Chutias and it continued from 1223 to 1523 A.D. During 1523 A.D. the then Ahom King Chuhung - Moong attacked and kill the Chutia king Natipal and as a result the area again became under the kingdom of Ahoms. The entire Dhemaji district area was originally inhabitated by various indigeneous tribes like Mising, Sonowal Kachari, Bodo Kachari, Deori and Laloong. In addition to this different tribes e.g. Ahom, Rabha, Tai - Khamti, Konch, Keot, Koiborta, Brahman, Kayastha, Kalita etc. were migrated during different moments of time span.

Initially, the present geographical area of Dhemaji district was a part of the then Lakhimpur District with its headquarter at Dibrugarh. In 1971 Dhemaji was declared as a Sub-Division, Including Jonai and Dhakuakhana (Presently under Lakhimpur District) 14th Aug/1st Oct, 1989 Dhemaji was declared as an independent district covering Jonai and Dhemaji (Sadar) Sub-Divisions.

Riverbank erosion during high flood period in the valley is a regular annual feature. Over bank flood due to breaches in the embankment render the fertile cultivable land unsuitable for crop production due to deposition of coarse sand on the surface to a variable depth. As per Assam Government Revenue Dept. records, an area of 6116 hectares of land was affected by soil erosion in Upper Brahmaputra Valley and North Bank Plain zone during 1994.

Heavy pressure exerted by high floodwater on the embankment wash away the weaker portions of the embankments and inundates the nearby areas with consequent effect of heavy silt and sand deposition on the fertile cultivated fields.

Attraction Of Dhemaji District :

1) Gerukamukh : Gerukamukh is located at a distance of 44 Km from the district Head Quarter in the North-West direction. Regular communication is available from Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Guwahati. At Gerukamukh Sobansiri, the largest tributary of Brahmaputra touches the plains from the hills giving a scenic beauty with its virginity. The condition is favourable for angling and picnic parties. National Hydro Electric Power Corporation is implementing a mega hydro electric power project at Gerukamukh.

2) Malini Than : This place has been using for worship to the Goddess Malini from ancient time. Lots of historical monuments have also been excavacated from the spot.  It is located 42 kms away in the north eastern direction of Dhemaji.

3) Ghuguha Dol : It is historically believed that at this place Bamuni Konwar The son of then Ahom King Tyao Khamti was born. The Dol (Temple) Was built in the memory of Bamuni Konwar's mother Ghuguhi and is at a distance of 17 km in south west of Dhemaji.

4) Maa  Manipuri Than : This Than (i.e. place of worship) distance of 25 km in the south west direction of Dhemaji was established by the then Ahom King Gourinath Singha as a monument of help by the Manipuries in controlling Mua-Mariah renaissance during the later period of Ahom reign.

5) Rajgarh Ali : A road constructed by Prince Gohain Kamal during Konch reigm and is at a distance of 22 km from Dhemaji.

Economy Of Dhemaji District :

The economy of Dhemaji is generally agro-based. Sericulture, fishing and driftwood business are practiced in smaller scale. However, sand deposition and other adverse effects of chronic floods on fertile agricultural land have made even affluent farmers land-less. Therefore a large number of such people shift to greener pastures within the district to carry out horticultural practices. Lack of good communication system, shortage of power and lack of proper irrigation & marketing facilities add to the poverty of the district. Dearth of any major and small industry worth the name is also responsible for multiplying the problem of unemployment while galloping explosion in the rate of population growth has already shown signs of negative impacts. The local economy is thus characterized by subsistence level of production and consumption.

Education in
Dhemaji District :

1) Dhemaji College : Dhemaji College was established in the year 1965. It is the oldest institution in the Dhemaji District. It imparts education in Arts and Science Streams and has a very talented teaching staff. It is affiliated by Dibrugarh University and accredited by "National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NACC)" with B Grade. It has attained a position which thrives for academic excellence and infuses high spirit of National interrelation. Phone : 03753-224256

2) Moridhal College : Moridhal College was established in 1988 with a view to provide quality education to the poor and underdeveloped people of area of Dhemaji district. The college is affiliated with Dibrugarh University for the graduate courses. This college also offers distance education courses of Dibrugarh University, Guwahati University and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). P.O. Moridhal, Phone : 03753-262001

3) Kendriya Vidyalaya, Gerukamukh : Kendriya Vidyalaya, Gerukamukh which was established on April 2nd in the year 2004 is primarily sponsored by the authority of NHPC Ltd., Subansiri Lower H.E Project. It provides classes upto Class X. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Gerukamukh is at a location of 70kms from the North Lankimpur Lilabari Air Port and 16kms from Gogamukh(the nearest Railway Station and Bus Stand. Phone:    03752-269209/269222

3) Jonai Girls College

Banks in
Dhemaji District :

1) State Bank Of India (SBI), STATION ROAD, Phone : 03753-224225
2) United Bank Of India (UBI), N T ROAD, Phone :(03753) 224239
3) UCO Bank, BORDOLONI TINALI, Phone : (03752) 264343
4) Allahabad Bank, LAIMEKURI, VILL. & P.O. LAIMEKURI, JONAI
5) Allahabad Bank, MACHKHOWA CHARALI
6) Allahabad Bank, SIMANCHAPRI, VILL. & P.O. SIMANCHAPARI, SILAPATHAR

Various Banks in Dhemaji District :

1) United Bank Of India ATM, N T Road
2) STATE BANK OF INDIA ATM, NHPC Campus,
3) STATE BANK OF INDIA ATM, Dhemaji Bazar

:: MAJOR TOWNS ::

Dhemaji, Jonai, Sissiborgaon, Gogamukh, Machkhowa

:: BLOCKS ::

Dhemaji (Sadar), Jonai

:: SEATS IN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY ::

1) Jonai - (MLA-PRADAN BARUAH-I.N.C.)
2) Dhemaji - (MLA-SUMITRA PATIR-I.N.C.)

:: HOSPITALS ::

1) Dhemaji Civil Hospital, Dr. P. N. Deuri, Phone : 224653, Mobile: +91-9435088851
2) Mili Nursing Home, Phone : 224306
3) Care Multispeciality Clinic & Nursing Home

:: POLICE STATIONS ::

Name of the S. P. Shri Pradip Ranjan Kar, APS
Phone : (03753) 224396(O)/224312(R)
Fax : 224024

Addl. S.P. (HQ) (03753) 225869 (O), 225881 (R)
Dy. S.P. (HQ) (03753) 224224 (O), 225565 (R)
SDPO, Jonai (03753) 222232 (O)
C.I., Dhemaji (03753) 225145 (O)
C.I. Jonai (03753) 222456 (O)

Name of the Police Station

1. Dhemaji (03753) 224220
2. Silapathar (03753) 245810
3. Jonai (03758) 222230
4. Gogamukh (03752) 252343
5. Gerukamukh
6. Chengajanghat (R/PS)

Name of the OutPost

1. Bordoloni (03752) 264201
2. Machkhowa (03753) 252470
3. Sisiborgaon (03753) 263270
4. Simenchapori -

:: HOW TO REACHED FROM GUWAHATI(CAPITAL) ::

The National Highway No. 52 passes through Dhemaji district. It extends upto Jonai (Murkongselek). 12 hour journey from Guwahati. Guwahati to Dhemaji is near about 430 km. Busses ply from Guwahati,Tezpur and Nagaon. Direct bus communication available from Pasighat, Along and Itanagar of Arunachal Pradesh. One can also reach this district by Ferry service that is available from Dibrugarh.

:: RAILWAY STATIONS ::

Dhemaji is well connected by rail with rest parts of the country. Trains are available from Guwahati and Alipur.

:: AIRPORTS ::

The nearest airport is Lilabari in Lakhimpur and One can go to Guwahati airport

:: OTHER CONTACTS ::

1) Deputy Commissioner, (03753) 224208(O)/224203 (R)
2) Police Control Room, (03753) 224195
3) Fire Brigade (Control No.), (03753) 225007
4) District Transport Officer, (03753) 224730
5) Divisional Forest Officer, (03753) 225026
6) Circuit House (Control Room), (03753) 224380
7) Joint Director of Health, (03753) 224252
8) Supdt. Civil Hospital, (03753) 224653
9) Mili Nursing Home, (03753) 224306
10) A.S.E.B., (03753) 224322
11))S.D.O. (C), Jonai, (03758) 222222
12)Telecom (Complaint), (03753) 223498

:: DISTRICTS PIN CODES ::

Zonekareng 787060
Talem 787061
Subahi 787057
Somkong Pagar 787061
Sissimukh 787058
Sissiborgaon 786110
Simen Chapori 787061
Silapathar 787059
Silabaligaon 787059
Seujiapathar 787058
Samarajan Tiniali 787057
Salmari No.2 787057
Ramyapur 786110
Ramdhan Dikhari 787060
Raiting 787057
Pukia 786110
Pipalguri 786110
Perabari 787057
Palengi Pachali 786110
Norowathan 787058
Nilakh Chariali 786110
Nemutengani 787058
Namgharia 786110
Nalbari Kachari 787035
Nagakhelia 787057
Na Nadi Bhebeli Kahcari Gaon 787034
Muktiar Chapori 786110
Moridhal 787057
Missamari 787057
Mingmang 787035
Mechaki Tongani Mirigaon 786110
Matikhola 787057
Majorbari Budhbaria Bazar 787059
Madhuripathar 787059
Machkhowa 787058
Lotakigaon 787034
Leku 787060
Lakhipathar 787057
Laimekuri 787060
Kulajan Tiniali 786110
Khubalia 787057
Khorachukgaon 787034
Khaliamari Pamuagaon 787058
Kerekani Majgaon 786110
Kaupatani 787034
Kalakata 787058
Kaitung 787058
Kadamguri 787034
Kachari Pathar 787058
Kabu Chapori 787060
Jugisuti 787058
Jorkata 787058
Jonai 787060
Jiadhal 787057
Janakalyan Chariali 786110
Jamuguri Panchali 787057
Jairampur 787057
Hollowdanga 787057
Hapotia 787058
Guttung 787057
Gohaingaon 787057
Goalchapori 787055
Gali Borbali 787060
Dipa 787061
Dighali Debera 787058
Dhunaguri Borgaya Deori Gaon 786110
Dhubabari 787058
Dhemaji Mdg 787057
Deuribarbam 787057
Demow Chariali 787059
Dekapam 787061
Cementmukh 787059
Burisuti 786110
Bulakata 787057
Borlung 787057
Bordoloni 787026
Borachira Gaon 787057
Bishnupur 787057
Bhebeli Gaon 786110
Bhagwan 787059
Betanipam 787059
Bengenagarah 787058
Bauli 787057
Batuamukh 786110
Batgharia 787055
Aradhal 787057
Aktai 786110
Akajan Bormuria 787059

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