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map_baran_oDistrict Baran was carved out of erstwhile Kota District on 10th April 1991. The district got the name from the town Baran which is also the district hqts. District comes under parliamentry constituency Jhalawar-Baran and divided in four assembly constutuencies namely Anta, Kishanganj, Baran-Atru & Chhabra. The total area of the District is 6992 Sq.Km. out of which only 82.18 Sq.Km. is urban. The total forest area in the district is 2.17 Lacs Hect. The total population of the distirct is around 10,21,653 (as per 2001 population). Main dialect is Hadoti. The district Hqts. Baran city falls in the ‘C‘ Class category. The District has a tremendous scope for the rapid industrialisation, especially among agro-based industries. There are eight tehsils in the district namely Baran, Anta, Atru, Mangrol, Chhabra, Chhipabarod, Kishanganj & Shahabad. Best climate to visit the district is between September to November. The district is well connected with rail & road network. The Computerised reservation facility is available at Railway station in Baran city. ATM facilties and all Mobile Networks are available in the district.


The district is bound in the north and north-west by Kota, Jhalawar and Bundi districts and in the west by Chittaurgarh.

  • The mean daily maximum temperature is 42.6 degrees celsius.
  • Thee mean daily minimum temperature is 29.7 degrees celsius.
Administrative Setup

For administrative purposes, the district has been divided into three sub-division viz., Baran, Shahbad and Chhabra consisting altogether of seven tehsils.

Population persons 10,22,568
Density of population persons per sq.kms 146
Literacy percent 28.87
Total working population per cent 33.07
Percentage distribution of work force
Cultivators percent 57.98
Agricultural labourers percent 20.95
Manufacturing, processing servicing and
percent 3.94
Other workers percent 17.13



There are three power houses in Baran district with a generation capacity of 12 MW. These are located at Baran and Chhabra. Of the 1070 villages, 1037 villages were electrified as on 31 March 2000.


The water for irrigation is available from Chambal canal in the tehsils of Baran and Mangrol besides wells/tube wells. All the 5 towns of the district have already been covered under drinking water supply scheme and there are 39 water supply schemes operating in the district.

Road Transport

The district is well connected to all district headquarters of the State. The total road length in the district was 1,491 kms as on 31 March 2000.

Rail Transport

The district has 95 kms railway line on Kota-Baran route.

Air Transport

The nearest airport is at Jaipur (239 kms)

Communication Facilities
Post offices 197
Telegraph offices 53
Telephone exchanges 24
Public call offices 724


Educational Facilities
Primary Schools 930
Middle Schools 332
Higher Secondary and Secondary Schools 102
Degree Colleges 2

Industrial Scenario

No. of Large and Medium Scale Units: 2
No. of Small Scale Units: 2,012
No of Industrial Areas: 2

1. Baran 2. Chhabra

Main Industries

Agricultural based units, cotton (in bales) textiles, embroidery, jute and jute based unit, leather units, metal based units, machine and machinery units, paper and products, petroleum based mineral units, readymadegarments, rubber and plastic units, silk and artificial yarn clothes, soda water, tobacco, wool.

Educational Facilities/Institutions

At the district headquarter; Baran has “B” grade district hospital, one maternity and child welfare centre, 3 dispensaries and 4 urban family welfare centers. There are 47 dispensaries/hospitals in the district.
There is immense scope of investments in Jhalawar-Baran for people with a keen sense of business & vision and Dushyant Singh would be happy to be of any assistance in helping the region prosper, please get in touch if you have any plans for the region further details please visit www.baran.nic.in