District At A Glance

Agriculture

Major fruits grown in the district are Kinnow, Mango, Peach,litchi, pear, Guava etc. and among the vegetables Potato has the major share followed by Peas, cauliflower, tomato, cabbage, brinjal etc. Under floriculture marigold annual chrysanthemum and goadieli are grown.

Item Area in (000) Hects.
1. Total geographical area 339
2. Forests 109
3. Barren land 1
4. Land use other than cultivation 24
5. Permanent pastures 1
6. Present waste land 1
7. Area under cultivation 203
8. Irrigation area 154
9. Unirrigated area 49
10. Area sown more than once 145
11. Gross cropped area 348
12.Cropping intensity 171%

Education

Hoshiarpur is one of the oldest districts of Punjab. It has a long tradition of educational attainments. The D.A.V. & Singh Sabha movements result in establishments of many educational institutions. On the eve of partition, the Punjab University, Lahore was shifted to Govt. College, Hoshiarpur and remained there till the early sixties when it was shifted to Chandigarh.As a result of this, the district has many luminaries in various fields of society.

Total No. of Ed. Institutes: 1727

The number of Educational Institutions and the number of staff and students are given in the following table:

The following type of institutions also exists in this district

Category No.of Educational Institutions No. of teachers
  Boys Girls Total Male Female Total
1. Colleges 12 5 17 325 249 574
2. Teacher Training College 0 1 1 14 6 20
3. Senior Secondary Schools 71 6 77 1306 780 2086
4. High schools 165 13 178 1396 948 2344
5.Middle Schools 182 4 186 628 484 1112
6. Primary schools 1256 3 1259 1307 2197 3504
7.E.E.T. 1 0 1 12 8 20
8.Polytechnic Institute 1 0 1 59 13 72
9. Technical Industries Art.& Craft Schools 5 2 7 115 24 139

Forests

Particulars Area in sq. km
i) Reserve forests 27
ii) Protected forests 153
iii) Un-classified forests 21
iv) Total area under forest 201
v) Under Sec. 4 & 5 of Punjab Land Preservation Act. 893
iv) Total area under forest 201
v) Under Sec. 4 & 5 of Punjab Land Preservation Act. 893
vi) Total area under Forests (iv+v) 1094
Percentage of forest area in the district to total area under forest in Punjab 32.85%

Animal Husbandry

1. Veterinary Hospitals 92
2. Dispensaries/insemination centres 91
3. Veterinary Pharmacists 77
4. Veterinary Pharmacists 159
5. Poultry Service Centres 5

Other Statics

Small scale / Large / Medium Industries

Particulars Small scale Industries Large/Medium Industries
1. Total Units 9,109 33
2. fixed Capital ( Rs. in Crores) 100.45 1069.03
3. Production (Rs. in Crores) 159.01 1371.64
4. Employment (No.) 29,085 14,912

Medical Institutions

Item Rural Urban Total
1. Hospitals 7 6 13
2. Primary Health Centers 34 2 36
3. Dispensaries 81 29 110
4. Hospitals/CHCs/PHCs 5 3 8
Total 127 40 167

Ayurvedic dispensaries 46
Unani dispensaries 2
Homeopathic dispensaries 7

Rural Development

1. No. of Blocks 10
2. No. of Gram Panchayats 1317
3. No. of Focal Points 44
4. Centrally sponsored Schemes being implemented
  1. Consolidated Rural Development Program
  2. Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
  3. Sampurna Gramin Rozgar Yojana
  4. Indira Awaas Yojana
  5. Prime Minister Gramodva Awaas Yojana
  6. Rural Sanitation scheme
  7. Watershed Development Programme

Roads

1. Total length National Highway 109.63 Km.
2.Total length of State Highway 485.80
3. Total length of Link roads. 3041.00
4. No. of inhabited villages linked 1,396
11.No. of Telephone connections 94,583
12. No. of banks 217

Revenue

1. No. of Tehsils 4
2. No. of Sub Tehsils 5
3. No. of Patwar Circles 425
4. No. of Kanungos 51 working against 51 posts
5. No. of Patwaris 324 working against 434 posts.

Fisheries

1. Area where Fish is stocked in ( Hects.) 260
2. No. of Fingerlings (000) 2,448
3. Fishing licences issued 1
4.Fish seed farms 1
5. Production of fish ( No. in lacs) 8.19

Population as per 2001 census