District At A Glance


 
 
Sikkim is a small state and has been divided into four districts viz- East, West, North and South. South Sikkim, with its district HQ as Namchi is gifted with tremendous natural beauty. It keeps the high potentiality of tourism with its flora and fauna and rich cultural heritage.

Namchi meaning 'Sky High' is a small beautiful picturesque town, nestled among the hills of the young Himalaya's. One can have a panoramic view of the Mt. Khanchdenzonga & Samdruptse from Namchi.

 

 

General Information


 
Area

75,000 Hectares

 
Population

1,31,525

 
Temperature


Max : 17 - 27 degree C
Min  :  02 - 21 degree C

 
Annual Rainfall

162.5 cms

 
Seasonal Clothing



Summer - Light cotton
Winter - Woollen
Rainy - Warm light cotton

 
Summer Season

April to June

 
Rainy Season

July to September

 
Winter Season

October to March

 
     



Demographic Feature


Population (2001 Census):
 
 

Population Male Female Rural Urban
Total Male Female Total Male Female

131525

68241

63284

127579

66096

61483

3946

2145

1801

Source: Sikkim A Statistical Profile 2006-07


Literacy (2001 Census): 

Number of Literates (in nos.)

Rural

Urban

Persons

Male

Female

Persons

Male

Female

Persons

Male

Female

74614

42895

31719

71483

41102

30381

3131

1793

1338

Literacy Rate (in %age)

Rural

Urban

Persons

Male

Female

Persons

Male

Female

Persons

Male

Female

67.31

74.29

59.72

66.61

73.65

58.99

88.50

92.85

83.26


Area, Number of Sub-division, Towns, Revenue Block and Villages:

Total area (in sq.km)

No of Sub Division

No. of Towns

Revenue block

Panchayat Ward 

Panchayat Unit 

Total

Revenue Block 

Forest Block 

750

2

2

145

135

10

255

45

Source: Census India 2001


Decennial Growth, Density of Population, Sex Ratio etc.,: Census: 2001: 

Decennial Growth (%)

Density of Population (Per Sq.Km.)

Sex Ratio (Females per '000 Male)

Scheduled Cast (As % of total Population)

Scheduled Tribe (As % of total Population)

33.39

175

927

4.76

15.57




NNDP

Net District Domestic Product (NDDP) and Per Capita Income (PCI) at Current Prices (Rs. in Lakhs):

NDDP

1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05

2005-06*

2006-07**

Net DDP

17685
21487
24046
26631
29720
33214

37119

41771

PCI (in Rs.)

14149
16608
17913
19731
21708
23961

26408

29312



Net District Domestic Product (NDDP) and Per Capita Income (PCI) at Constant Prices (Rs. in Lakhs): 

NDDP

1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05

2005-06*

2006-07**

Net DDP

17685 20503 22179 23487 25287 27156

29211

31475

PCI (in Rs.)

14149 15848 16522 17402 18469 19591

20782

22087




Power

Number of Consumer and Revenue Collected:

Number of Consumer

Revenue Collected

Domestic

Commercial

2006-07

2007-08 (as 31.08.07)

2006-07

2007-08 (as 31.08.07)

2006-07

2007-08 (as 31.08.07)

17385

17893

2524

2751

30954683

12152831




Agriculture

Land use Statistics, 2005-06 (as on 30.06.2007):(Area in Hect.)

Particulars

Area

1.

Irrigated Land

2104.62

2.

Unirrigated Land

15435.74

3.

Non Agri Land

2754.33

4.

Forest/Jungle/Bushes

2519.7

5.

Cardamom Field

4515

6.

Grass Land

1209.11

7.

Barren Land

2086.54

8.

Un cultivated Fallow Land

1003.67

Total

31412.25



Area, Production and Productivity of Major Crops, 2006-07: 

Crops

Area (in '000 Hect.)

Production (in '000 Tonnes)

Yield (in Hect.)

Cereals

23.15

35.23

1521.81

Pulses

1.43

1.18

825.17

Foodgrain

24.58

36.41

1481.28

Oilseed

2.45

2.16

881.63

Fruits

1.77

2.76

1553

Potato

1.89

8.84

4657

Spices

5.19

14.54

2801




Health

Number of Hospitals, Cell and Centre: 

Name of Centre

Numbers

Community Health Centre

1

Primary Health Centre

6

Primary Health Sub-centre

39

Tuberculosis Centre

1

Post Mortem Centre

1

Blood Bank

1

Birth & Death Registration Centre

7



Number of Beds in Hospitals, PHC, PHSC (2006-07): 

Name of Centre

Numbers

Community Health Centre

100

Primary Health Centre

60

Tuberculosis Centre

60