Charama Tahsil, with population of about 1.1 lakh is Uttar Bastar Kanker district's the 4th least populous sub district, located in Uttar Bastar Kanker district of the state Chhattisgarh in India. There are 97 villages in the sub district, among them Karrajaisa is the most populous village with population of 3046 and Durgatola is the least populous village with population of 48. Khairkheda is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 18 km2 and Durgatola is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Charama Nagar Panchayat.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.1 lakh people, among them about 52 thousand (49%) are male and about 54 thousand (51%) are female. 47% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 48% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Charama tahsil is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 25 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 91% (about 97 thousand) live in Charama Sub District rural part and 9% (9707) population live in the Charama Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Charama

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 106,462 50,257 5,451 50,754 11,676
Male 52,163 24,856 2,661 24,646 5,956
Female 54,299 25,401 2,790 26,108 5,720

Most populated Villages and Cities in Charama

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Karrajaisa 3046 Charama 9707
Gitpahar 2534
Khairkheda 2463
Udkuda 1978
Lakhanpuri 1949
Jepra 1933
Haradula 1907
Halba 1800
Sirsida 1790
Badegauri 1728

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district all other religious communities contribute 18% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1036

Religion wise population 2011 - Charama

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 106,462 87,266 496 223 35 782 147 17,447 66
Male 52,163 42,865 264 104 19 361 81 8,438 31
Female 54,299 44,401 232 119 16 421 66 9,009 35

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 9.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 97 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 9.8% which is 0.5% higher than male population growth rate of 9.3%. General caste population has increased by 10.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 2.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.5% and child population has decreased by -11.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Charama

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.6% 10.4% 2.8% 9.5% -11.6%
Male 9.3% 10.5% 2.6% 8.9% -11.2%
Female 9.8% 10.3% 3% 10% -12.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1041 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1022, in schedule caste is 1048 and in schedule tribe is 1059. There are 960 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 4 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Charama

Total General SC ST Child
Change 4 -2 4 11 -10
2011 1041 1022 1048 1059 960
2001 1037 1024 1044 1048 970

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Charama

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Palewa 1300 Charama 1051
Durgatola 1286
Kurrutola 1200
Khartha 1167
Badatola 1163
Pradhandongari 1147
Kotela 1146
Bhiraund 1145
Chawadi 1141
Mahud 1141

Literacy

Total about 73 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 40 thousand are male and about 33 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Charama is 77%. 88% of male and 68% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has decreased by -1%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone down by 0%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Charama

Total Male Female
Change -0.5% -0.6% -0.2%
2011 77.4% 87.6% 67.8%
2001 77.9% 88.2% 68%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Charama

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Surawand 89 Charama 82
Junwani 87
Tansi 87
Puri 86
Barkachhar 86
Lakhanpuri 85
Gidhali 84
Karrajaisa 84
Kana Pod 84
Bhaisa Katta 83

Workers profile

Charama has 56% (about 60 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 52% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 33% of total female population are main and 19% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Charama

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 56.3% 41% 15.3% 43.7%
Male 60.7% 49.1% 11.6% 39.3%
Female 52.1% 33.2% 18.9% 47.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Charama

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Khairkheda 17.7 Charama 3.8
Badegauri 16.7
Udkuda 11.8
Gitpahar 10.1
Markatola 9.8
Gadagauri 9.8
Jepra 9.4
Tarasgaon 8.4
Mayana 8.2
Palewa 8