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Maharashtra State - Health Status

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State 2001 Census Highlights:

  • Maharashtra is the second largest State population wise.
    No. of Districts 35
    No. of Tahsils 353
    No. of C. D. Blocks 349
    No. of Statutory Towns 251
    No. of Census Towns 127
    No. of Villages 43,722
  • The only State having 7 cities with one million population.
  • The State took 60 years (1901-61) to double, however, it has taken 40 years to have an increase of 2.5 times.
    Population Characteristics

    Total Population 96,752,247

    Urban Population 41,019,734
    Rural Population 55,732,513

    Male Population 50,334,270
    Female Population 46,417,977

    0-6 years Population
    Total 13,187,087
    Male 6,878,579
    Female 6,308,508
  • The average population of the districts in the State is 27,64,350. 13 districts are above this average and 22 below. 
i) Population density  314 per Sq. Km.
ii) Gross cropped area 452 per Sq. Km.
iii) Net area sown 541 per Sq. Km.
iv) Gross irrigated area 3838 per Sq. Km.
  • Mumbai district being the smallest district in area has the highest density amongst the districts in the State.
  • The highest density is found in Mumbai and lowest density is found in Gadchiroli dist.
  • Thane dist. (54.86%) has registered the highest growth rate and Sindhudurg dist. (3.55%) has the lowest.
  • The sex ratio of districts Nandurbar, Dhule, Gadchiroli remained constant in 1991-2001.
  • Total Literacy and female literacy is highest in Mumbai suburb (87.4%and 82.71 %) and lowest in Nandurbar dist.(50.06% and 45.55%)

There is no district with female literacy below 40%.


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