Punacha Village, with population of 7978 is Bantval sub district's the 3rd most populous village, located in Bantval sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Punacha village is 28 km2 and it is the biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 286 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Puttur and distance from Punacha village to Puttur is 14 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Punacha village is 574243. The village comes under Punacha panchayat. Bantval is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 28 km. District head quarter of the village is Mangalore which is 52 km away. 5.97 square kilometer (21%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 7978 people, among them 4009 (50%) are male and 3969 (50%) are female. 65% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 28% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Punacha village is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 1620 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 1.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 7878. Female population growth rate of the village is 0.5% which is -1.5% lower than male population growth rate of 2%. General caste population has decreased by -1.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 7.8% and child population has decreased by -13.5% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 990 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 999, in schedule caste is 973 and in schedule tribe is 973. There are 960 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 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 61 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 6363 people in the village are literate, among them 3376 are male and 2987 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Punacha is 87%. 92% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Workers profile

Punacha has 53% (4231) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 68% male and 38% female population are working population. 66% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 36% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.