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Pulwama is centrally located in the valley of Kashmir 31 Kms away from Srinagar. The District is bounded by Srinagar in North side, Budgam and Poonch in west side and Anantnag in south side. The economy of the District mainly depends on the Agriculture Sector. The District is famous for Rice production. Besides Rice production District Pulwama is famous for quality Saffron production all over the world. The District is also famous for its high Milk production and literary known as “ANAND OF KASHMIR ”or“ Dudha Kul of Kashmir”.
The Pulwama District as per census 2011 consists of 327 census villages, out of which 08 are un-inhabited. The villages have been grouped into 8 Tehsils viz, Pulwama, Awantipora, Tral, Pampore, Kakapora, Aripal, Rajpora & Litter, 11 CD Blocks Viz Tral, Aripal, Dadsara, Awantipora, Pampore, Kakapora, Pulwama, Shadimarg, Ichgoz, Lassipora and Newa, 5 Municipal Counsels Viz Tral, Pampore, Khrew, Awantipore and Pulwama. The total population of the District is 5.60 lacs, as per census 2011. The geographical area of the District is 1090 sq. Kms.and the administrative centre of the District is situated at Pulwama, which is 31 Kms. from Srinagar, 85.65% of the population live in Rural areas and 14.35% in Urban areas.
The District is reported to be one of the pretty spots on the earth, because of its congenial climate, innumerable springs, streams, waterfalls, fragrant flowers, delicious fruits and other natural sceneries. Besides District Pulwama is famous all over the world for saffron cultivation which is mainly grown in Karewa lands of Pampore, Kakapora and Pulwama blocks.
There are important shrines and temples in the District and to name a few, Khankah Tral built by Mir Syed Ali Hamadani RH, the great saint and scholar of Iran, the Shrine of Syed Mantaqui Awantipora and Jawala Mukhi Temple at Khrew Pulwama. Besides the town Awantipora presents the remnant of the buildings and sculptures of the time of the king of Awantiwarman.
Pulwama has a high literacy rate of 65.00%. Male and Female literacy rate 75.41% and 53.81% respectively. Will work to take it higher especially the female literacy rate.
Dr. Raghav Langer (IAS)
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama
Phone No: 01933-241243, 01933-241306 (FAX)
Email : dcpul-jk[at]nic[dot]in