Dindori district

Dindori District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state of central India. The town of Dindori is the district headquarters. The district is part of Jabalpur Division. The district (area: 6,128 km2) is located on the eastern part of Madhya Pradesh, bordering the state of Chhattisgarh. It is surrounded by Shahdol in the east, Mandla in the west, Umaria in the north, and Mungeli district of the state of Chhattisgarh in the south. It is divided into seven tehsils namely Dindori, Shahpura, Mehandwani, Amarpur, Bajag, Karanjiya and Samnapur. The Baiga are a predominant tribe. Around 64% of the total population belongs to the ST groups.

Dindori district
Location of Dindori district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Dindori district in Madhya Pradesh
StateMadhya Pradesh
Administrative divisionJabalpur
HeadquartersDindori, Madhya Pradesh
 • Total6,128 km2 (2,366 sq mi)
 • Total704,524
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Literacy63.90%
 • Sex ratio1002
WebsiteOfficial website
Dindori tourism
Narmada river in Dindori


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Dindori one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]

Agriculture is the main business, Wheat, Paddy, Maize, Kodo-Kutki, Ramtil, Mustard, Masoor, Matar, Gram, Alsi, Soybean are the main crops of the district.


According to the 2011 census Dindori District has a population of 704,524,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Bhutan[3] or the US state of Alaska.[4] This gives it a ranking of 501st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 94 inhabitants per square kilometre (240/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.26%.[2] Dindori has a sex ratio of 1,002 females for every 1,000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 63.90%.[2]

Avenue Plantation Dindori Amarkantak road
Avenue Plantation Dindori Amarkantak road

Mineral Resources

Bauxite : This mineral is available in Kurkuri dadar(Balco).

Coal : This mineral is available in Dullopur(Shahpura).

Okars : This mineral is available in Amnipipariya, LodajhirMal, Amnipipariya Ryt.

White Ash : This mineral is available in Mudki Mal.

High Iron Laterite : This mineral is available in Padariya Mal, Padariya KalaMal, Nayegaon Mal.

LimeStone : This mineral is available in Basi Deori, Kanhari.

Laterite : This mineral is available in Niwsa Mal.


Dindori's people speak multiple languages, including: Chhattsgarhi, Bagheli, which has a lexical similarity of 72-91% with Hindi[5] (compared to 60% for German and English)[6] and is spoken by about 7,800,000 people in Bagelkhand.[5]


Plant fossils

In dindori district, The Ghughua Fossil National Park of Madhya Pradesh is a unique destination in India, which has been blessed with a priceless treasure trove of plant fossils. Fossils belonging to 31 genera of 18 plant families have been identified. These fossils represent life as it occurred in this area some 66 million years ago. Well-preserved fossils of woody plants, climbers, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds have been found here. Palm fossils are particularly numerous.

66 million old plant fossils are found in this district and attempts are made to protect the fossils at Ghughua Fossil Park.


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Bhutan 708,427
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Alaska 710,231
  5. ^ a b M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bagheli: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  6. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "English". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.

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Coordinates: 22°57′N 81°05′E / 22.950°N 81.083°E

Anuppur district

Anuppur District is an administrative district in Shahdol Division of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.

The district has an area of 3701 km², and a population of 667,155 (2001 Census). 309,624 people are from scheduled tribes and 48,376 are scheduled castes. The district is bordered by Koriya District of Chhattisgarh state on the east, Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh on the southeast, Dindori District of Madhya Pradesh on the southwest, Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh on the west, and Shahdol District on the northwest and north. The administrative headquarters of the district is Anuppur.

The district has one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, a central university at Amarkantak.

The district was created on 15 August 2003 out of Shahdol District. It is part of Shahdol Division.

Anuppur district is mostly hilly and forested. The Narmada River originates from the hill of Amarkantak in the Maikal Hills, and the Son River originates nearby.

Basori Singh Masram

Basori Singh Masram (born 29 November 1945, in Village Dugariya, Mandla district) is an Indian politician, belonging to Indian National Congress. In the 2009 election he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Mandla Lok Sabha constituency of Madhya Pradesh.He was earlier Sarpanch for Gram Panchayat Bodar Block Karanjiya. During 1993-1998 he was member of Madhya Pradesh Assembly.

He is an agriculturist and resides at Dindori district. He is married to Jeera bai and has two daughters and two sons.


Dindori may refer to:

Dindori, Madhya Pradesh, town and district headquarters in Madhya Pradesh, India

Dindori district, district of Madhya Pradesh, India

Dindori (Madhya Pradesh) (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Dindori, Maharashtra, in Nashik district in Maharashtra, India

Dindori (Vidhan Sabha constituency), a constituency in Maharashtra

Dindori, Madhya Pradesh

Dindori is a district head office and a nagar panchayat in Dindori district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.Dindori has many historical as well as spiritual places. Some of the spiritual places are Laxman Madva, Kukarramath, Kalchuri Kali Mandir etc. The Kanha Tiger National Park is 180 km & Bandhavgarh National Park is 140 Km away from the district headquarter.

Dindori (Madhya Pradesh) (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Dindori Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 230 Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituencies of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.It is part of Dindori District.


Gadasarai is a village in Dindori district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Ghughua Fossil Park

Ghughua Fossil Park is a National Park, located near Shahpura in Madhya Pradesh, India, in which plant fossils belonging to 31 genera of 18 families have been identified.The site was founded during the 1970s by Dr. Dharmendra Prasad, a statistical officer of the Mandla district and honorary secretary of the district archaeology unit. It was declared a National Park in 1983. Numerous plant, leaf, fruit, seed, and shell fossils can be found in this park, some of which dates as far back as 65 million years, the most prominent of which are the palm fossils.

Kabirdham district

Kabirdham district is one of the 27 administrative districts of Chhattisgarh state in central India. The district was earlier known as Kawardha district. The district is located between 21.32' to 22.28' north latitude and 80.48' to 81.48' east longitude. The district covers an area of 4,447.5 km2 (1,717.2 sq mi). The city of Kawardha is its administrative headquarters. This district is known for the Bhoramdeo temple (which is also known by the sobriquet, "the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh") located at a distance of 18 km from the district headquarters, Kawardha.

The boundaries of the district are Dindori District to the north, Mungeli District and Bemetara to the east, Rajnandgaon District to the south, Balaghat District and Mandla District to the west. The northern and western parts are surrounded by the Maikal mountain ranges of Satpura.

The current district collector is Smt. Kiran Koushal.

Kadva River

Kadva river (Hindi: कादवा नदी) is a minor but important tributary of Godavari in Nashik district, Maharashtra. It originates and flows through the Dindori Taluka of Nashik District.

List of districts of Madhya Pradesh

The Indian State of Madhya Pradesh came into existence on 1 November, 2000. Madhya Pradesh has various regions but which have no official administrative governmental status but they are purely geographic regions; some correspond to historic countries, states or provinces. Currently the number of districts in the state is 52. These districts are grouped into ten administrative divisions. The regions and district in Madhya Pradesh is shown below.


Malusare can be a Maratha clan. It may also be used as a last name in the Koli community.Iravati Karve noted that in the Godavali village of Satara all marathas belonged to this clan. This made it difficult for the grooms to find brides from the same village.Tanaji, who used Malusare as a last name came from the Koli caste.

Mandla (Lok Sabha constituency)

Mandla Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: मण्डला लोक सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency is reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes, it became a reserved constituency in 1957. It presently covers the entire Dindori and Mandla districts and parts of Seoni and Narsinghpur districts.

Mandla Plant Fossils National Park

Dindori Plant Fossils National Park is situated in Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh in India. This national park has plants in fossil form that existed in India anywhere between 40 million and 150 million years ago spread over seven villages of Dindori District (Ghuguwa, Umaria, Deorakhurd, Barbaspur, Chanti-hills, Chargaon and Deori Kohani). The Dindori Plant Fossils National Park is an area that spreads over 274,100 square metres. Such fossils are found in three other villages of the district also, but they lie outside the national park.

The Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, has done some work on the plant fossils of Mandla, though the study is yet in a preliminary stage. In Ghuguwa and Umaria the standing, petrified trunks of trees have been identified as Gymnosperms and Angiosperms- Monocotyledons and palms. There are certain Bryophytes also. There is some question about whether the fossils are from the late Jurassic or the early and mid Cretaceous age. This is because when the breakup of the single land mass, Pangaea occurred, it was split by the continental drift into Laurasia and Gondwana somewhere between the Jurassic and Cretaceous ages. India formed a part of Gondwana. Depending on the age in which the split occurred, the fossils are either Jurassic or Cretaceous.

Interspersed with the plant fossils are to be found the fossils of molluscs. One theory is that the area in which the fossils are located, i.e., the Narmada Valley near Mandla, was actually a deep inundation of the sea into peninsular India until the Post- Cambrian Tertiary age, about 40 million years ago. This means that Narmada was a very short river which terminated in the inland sea above Mandla, and that the recession of the sea caused geological disturbances, which created the present rift valley through which the Narmada River and Tapti River flow in their present journey to the Arabian Sea. All this, however, is speculation and conjecture because it is only recently that an interest has developed in the fossils of Mandla and detailed scientific studies are still wanting.

A region as ancient as this tells a great deal about what Madhya Pradesh was like millions of years ago. The absence of dicotyledons suggests that plant evolution was still at an early stage. The whole matter requires much more detailed study. The national park is spread over agricultural fields in seven non-contiguous villages, which makes it difficult to protect the fossils. The fossils look like ordinary rocks and are either removed from the fields unwittingly by agriculturists or are damaged by tourists and those unscrupulous people who think they can make quick money out of their sale. In Chargaon and Deori Kohani villages there has been extensive damage, especially by excavation of embedded molluscs.

Some say that if the Fossil National Park is to be saved, a separate administrative unit for park management should be set up, the land on which fossils are located should be acquired and fenced and the nearest university, Jabalpur, should be asked to set up a special research unit on the fossils.

Mohan Lal Jhikram

Mohan Lal Jhikram ( 1st August, 1919, Dindori in Mandla district ( Madhya Pradesh) - 6 June 2010) was a leader of Indian National Congress from Madhya Pradesh. He served as member of the Lok Sabha representing Mandla (Lok Sabha constituency). He was elected to 8th, 9th and 10th Lok Sabha.

Om Prakash Dhurve

Om Prakash Dhurwey (born 13 May 1964 in Rusa, Dindori district) is an Indian politician from Madhya Pradesh. He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party as well as Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly and has served as Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Social Welfare, SC and ST Welfare, Women and Child Development and later Tribal Welfare, Labour, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister of the state under Uma Bharti, Babulal Gaur and Shivraj Singh Chouhan.He was elected from Shahpura and was inducted to Cabinet Ministry of Shivraj Singh Chouhan as Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Labour in June 2016.

Shahdol division

Shahdol Division is an administrative division of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

The division was inaugurated on 14 June 2008. It comprises Shahdol, Umaria, Anuppur Initially Dindori was also the part of this division ,But now it is in Jabalpur Division .

At present, there are only three districts in Shahdol division viz. Shahdol, Umaria and Anuppur. While Anuppur, Shahdol and Umaria districts used to be part of Rewa Division, Dindori district was part of Jabalpur Division.

Shahpura, Dindori

See Shahpura (disambiguation) for disambiguation

Shahpura is City Council and Tehsil in Dindori district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Shahpura the PIN code is 481990.

Shahpura (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Shahpura Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 230 Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituencies of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.It is part of Dindori District.

Tribals in Madhya Pradesh

There are 46 recognized Scheduled Tribes in Madhya Pradesh, India, three of which have been identified as 'Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTGs)(formerly known as 'Special Primitive Tribal Groups'). The population of Scheduled Tribals (ST) is 21.1% of the state population (15.31 million out of 72.62 million), according to the 2011 census. Bounded by the Narmada River to the north and the Godavari River to the southeast, tribal peoples occupy the slopes of the region's mountains.

The term "Scheduled Tribes" refers to specific indigenous peoples whose status is acknowledged to by the Constitution of India. The term Adivasi also applies to indigenous peoples of this area.

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