Mahar Village, with population of 438 is Ghansali sub district's the 107th most populous village, located in Ghansali sub district of Tehri Garhwal district in the state Uttarakhand in India. Total geographical area of Mahar village is 1 km2 and it is the 114th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 796 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Tehri and distance from Mahar village to Tehri is 80 km. Pin code of Mahar village is 249155. The village comes under Mahar panchayat. Ghansali is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 17 km. District head quarter of the village is New Tehri which is 80 km away.


The village is home to 438 people, among them 200 (46%) are male and 238 (54%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mahar village is 18%, among them 47% are boys and 53% are girls. There are 98 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 14.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 382. Female population growth rate of the village is 14.4% which is -0.5% lower than male population growth rate of 14.9%. General caste population has increased by 15.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -7.1% and child population has increased by 31.7% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1190 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1214, in schedule caste is 625. There are 1135 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 249 people in the village are literate, among them 140 are male and 109 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mahar is 69%. 86% of male and 56% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone down by -3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Workers profile

Mahar has 51% (225) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 55% female population are working population. 2% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 45% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 1% of total female population are main and 55% are marginal workers.