Becharaji Taluka, with population of about 100 thousand is Mahesana district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Mahesana district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 51 villages in the sub district, among them Modhera is the most populous village with population of 6373 and Vanpur is the least populous village with population of 143. Modhera is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 24 km2 and Bhalgamda is the smallest with 2 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Bechar Alias Becharaji Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 100 thousand people, among them about 51 thousand (51%) are male and about 48 thousand (49%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Becharaji taluka is 12%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 21 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 87 thousand) live in Becharaji Sub District rural part and 13% (about 13 thousand) population live in the Becharaji Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Becharaji

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 99,588 91,392 8,015 181 12,421
Male 51,152 46,977 4,124 51 6,657
Female 48,436 44,415 3,891 130 5,764

Most populated Villages and Cities in Becharaji

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Modhera 6373 Bechar Alias Becharaji 12574
Sankhalpur 4170
Gambhu 4015
Rantej 3193
Motap 2952
Ruppura Karanpura 2863
Khambhel 2697
Sanpavada 2661
Jetpur 2644
Finchdi 2484

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 948 in Muslims are 935.

Religion wise population 2011 - Becharaji

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 99,588 95,980 3,285 61 16 2 207 1 36
Male 51,152 49,280 1,698 33 6 2 109 0 24
Female 48,436 46,700 1,587 28 10 0 98 1 12

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 8.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 92 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 7.9% which is -0.5% lower than male population growth rate of 8.4%. General caste population has increased by 9%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -1.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 129.1% and child population has decreased by -8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Becharaji

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.1% 9% -1.7% 129.1% -8%
Male 8.4% 9.5% -3.3% 34.2% -8.5%
Female 7.9% 8.4% 0% 217.1% -7.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 947 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 945, in schedule caste is 944 and in schedule tribe is 2549. There are 866 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 decreased by 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Becharaji

Total General SC ST Child
Change -5 -10 32 1470 10
2011 947 945 944 2549 866
2001 952 955 912 1079 856

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Becharaji

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Vanpur 1234 Bechar Alias Becharaji 923
Chandanki 1137
Ranela 1070
Sujanpura 1049
Delvada Khant 1048
Mandali 1045
Dharpura-Khant 1034
Ruppura Karanpura 1030
Pratapgadh 1029
Venpura 1026

Literacy

Total about 66 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 39 thousand are male and about 27 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Becharaji is 76%. 88% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Becharaji

Total Male Female
Change 7.7% 4.8% 10.3%
2011 75.7% 87.6% 63.2%
2001 68% 82.8% 52.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Becharaji

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Dedarda 93 Bechar Alias Becharaji 82
Vijapurda 89
Pratapgadh 88
Ranela 86
Ambala 86
Gambhu 86
Kanoda 86
Devgadh 85
Motap 84
Rantej 79

Workers profile

Becharaji has 42% (about 42 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 27% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Becharaji

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 42.5% 35.6% 6.9% 57.5%
Male 56.7% 53.6% 3.1% 43.3%
Female 27.5% 16.6% 10.9% 72.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Becharaji

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Modhera 24.4 Bechar Alias Becharaji 8.8
Rantej 19.4
Sankhalpur 19.4
Dedana 16.8
Kalri 16.5
Gambhu 16.5
Chandroda 13.2
Sanpavada 13.1
Kanoda 13.1
Khambhel 12.8