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 East Khasi Hills District Profile

Introduction ~ East Khasi Hills is one of the seven districts of the State of Meghalaya. The district occupies an area of 2748 Sq Km. and it lies between 25°07” & 25°41” N Latitude and 91°21” & 92°09” E Longitude. Bounded by Ri-Bhoi District on the north, Karbi Anglong District on the north east, Jaintia Hills district on the east, Bangladesh on the south and West Khasi Hills district on the west. Shillong is the district head quarter.

The district consists of seven Community and Rural Development blocks (Figure 2.1). Recently one more block namely Khadarshnong -Laitkroh is made for which separate boundary is not available. So, for the purpose of data analysis we have taken seven blocks only.

Block Level Information  

Sl No.

Name of the C & RD Block

Population

Literacy Rate (%)

Main Occupation

1

Shella-Bholaganj

46575

37.48

Cultivation

2

Mawphlang

54570

43

Cultivation

3

Mawryngkneng

50035

63.2

Farmer

4

Mawkynrew

34133

52.73

Agricultural Labourers

5

Mylliem

365221

85.1

Agriculture

6

Pynursla

56448

66.1

Rural Labour/ Agricultures

7

Mawsynram

45003

52

Agriculture

8

Khadarshnong –Laitkroh

25809

53.95

Marginal Farmers & Household Industry

 

Source: Census 2001
APIB (Govt. of Karnataka and RRSSC-B, ISRO) | Agriculture Website (Govt. of Meghalaya)