District Profile

Almora is an important district of the Kumaun Division. This district is considered as cultural centre of the Kumaun. It is situated between 280 59’ and 300 49’ North latitude and between 700 2’ and 810 31’ East longitude covering geographical area of 3697.2 sq. km. It is surrounded by Bageshwar and Chamoli districts in the North, Nainital in South, Champawat and Pithoragarh in East and Pauri in West.

Almora district comprises 9 Tehsils viz. Almora, Ranikhet, Bhikiyasain, Sult, Dwarahat, Chaukhutia, Manoli, Someshwer and Jaiti. There are 11 developmental blocks namely Takula, Hawalbagh, Lamgara, Bhaisia Chhana, Dhaula Devi, Dwarahat, Chaukhutia, Sult, Bhikiyasain, Syaldey and Tarikhet. The total number of villages in the district is 2282 out of which 102 villages are uninhabited. The district has 1146 Gram Panchayats.


District At A Glance

Geographical Area 3697.2 sq.km.
Population 6,32,866
Men 2,94,984
Women 3,37,882
Rural Population 5,78,361
Urban Population 54,505
SC 1,41,127
ST 878
Literate 3,93,812
Men 2,07,246
Women 1,75,566
Tehsil 9
Developmental Blocks 11
Nyaya Panchayat 95
Village Panchayat 1146
No. of Villages 2282
No. of Villages Electrified 2017
Average Rainfall 1013.9 mm.
Temperature (Minimum) 3.430 C.
Temperature (Maximum) 31.30 C.
Total length of Canal 537 km.
Total length of Road 1884 km.
Total Expenditure of District Plan (2005-06) 23, 38, 86000
Net Cropped Area 82,605 ha
Area sown more than once 48,659 ha
Net Irrigated Area 4,988 ha
Gross Irrigated Area 9,832 ha
Total Grain Production 1,37,000 MT
Total Oil Seed Production 620 MT
Potato 11,100 MT
Total No. of Livestock 5,26,426
Total No. of Veterinary Clinic 30

Source: District Statistical Bulletin, Almora (2005-06)


Area, Production and Productivity of major crops cultivated in the district

S.N. Crop Area (ha) Production (Qtl) Productivity (Qtl /ha)
1 Crops
Rice 18582 20846 11.22
Fingermillet 35499 45514 12.82
Sava 17179 21092 12.28
Maize 1708 3047 70.84
Ramdana 58 16 2.76
Wheat 40354 40659 10.08
Barley 3154 3375 10.70
2 Pulses
Urd 976 762 7.81
Horsegram 1229 978 7.96
Arhar 101 77 7.62
Bhatt 1662 1912 11.50
Lentil 1484 1453 9.79
3 Oilseed
Soybean 409 573 14.01
Til 137 35 2.56
Toria 479 345 7.21
4 Fruits
Apple 1570 14137 90.04
Pear 3318 35083 105.74
Peach 1636 20508 125.35
Plum 2581 20538 79.57
Apricot 2288 17891 78.19
Walnut 2825 8450 29.91
Lime (Citrus sp.) 4332 33554 77.46
Mango 4621 23490 50.83
5 Vegetables
Veg. Pea 618 3476 56.25
Radish 813 15705 193.17
Cabbage 245 3614 147.51
Cauliflower 234 2329 99.53
Brocle 0.5 0.5 10.00
Onion 244 1568 64.26
Capsicum 409 1207 29.51
Okra 154 1369 88.90
Tomato 287 4917 171.32
Brinjal 100 927 92.70
Potato 2427 53745 221.45
Other Vegetables 581 3641 62.67
6 Spices
Haldi 110 782 71.09
Ginger 273 5114 187.33
7 Flowers
Marigold 1.1 1.1 10.00
Rose 4.5 4.5 10.00