Araria district profile
Araria is one of the districts covered by PACS in Bihar. The district (area: 2,830 sq km) was formed in January 1990 as one of the administrative districts under Purnia division. Araria town is its administrative headquarters.
The district is divided into two sub-divisions: Araria and Forbesganj. Araria sub-division comprises four blocks: Araria, Kursakanta, Siktti and Raniganj. Frobesganj sub-division comprises five blocks: Jokihat, Palasi, Forbesganj, Bhargama and Narpatganj.
Major rivers here include the Kosi, Suwara, Kali and Koli.
Around 13% of the district’s population belongs to the scheduled castes. Muslims constitute 41% of the population.
|Children (0 to 4 years)||312,331|
|Decadal growth (1991-2001)||31.8%|
|Sex ratio (females per 1,000 males)||913|
|Household size (per household)||5|
|SC population||293,488 (13.6%)|
|ST population||29,423 (1.36%)|
|3||Religious groups (largest three)|
|4||Important towns (largest three)|
|5||Amenities in villages|
|Total inhabited villages||713|
|Safe drinking water||711|
|Paved approach road||252|
|Pregnant women* who received at least three or more antenatal check ups||41%|
|Pregnant women* who received at least one TT injection||71.1%|
|Women* who had institutional delivery||13.7%|
|Children aged 12-23 months who were fully immunised**||33.3%|
|Children aged 12-23 months who received at least one dose of Vitamin A||47.1%|
|7||Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme|
|Households issued job cards#||294,948|
|Cumulative person days employment generated#||1,537|
|Households completed 100 days employment#||0|
Our CSO partners in Araria:
*Women aged 15-49 who had their last live/still birth after December 31, 2003
** BCG, three injections of DPT, three doses of polio (excluding Polio 0) and measles
# As on September 3, 2010
Indicator groups 1-5: Census of India 2001http://www.censusindia.gov.in/Dist_File/datasheet-1007.pdf
Indicator group 6: Tables 4.6, 4.9 and 5.7 in District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3), 2007-08: India. Bihar. International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, 2010; funded by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Indicator group 7: State-wise NREGA Implementation Status Report in http://nrega.nic.in viewed September 3, 2010