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Billawar at a Glance

Tehsil Billawar was created in 1966 . It comprise of five Niabats, Six Girdawar Circle,24 Patwari Halquas and Sixty Five Villages .

Total area of Tehsil 1,66,378 Acre
Forest Land 46135 Acre
Agriclture Land  Irrigated 2762 Acre
Un-irrigated 36058 Acre
State Land 9460 Acre
Main River Ujh , Bhini Nallah
Main Crops Paddy,  Maize, Wheat, Mustard
Common Language Dogri, Kashmiri
Block Billawar, Malhar
Educational Institution Government Degree College Billawar
Education Zone 1. Billawar  
2. Bhaddu   
3.  Malhar
Police Department 1.   Billawar  
2.  Lohai Malhar  
3.  Romkote
Health Sub. District Hospital at Billawar

Famous Religious places with distance from Tehsil Head Quarter

        1. Sukrala Mata  9 K M
        2. Ancient Shiv Temple at Billawar Town
        3. Mata Bala Sundri  9 KM by road + 6 KM on foot
        4. Ujh Pir Baba 16 KM

 

Population 1,49,211
Male 77706
Female 71505
Urban 4949
Rural 144262
Hindu 1,13,070
Muslim 36141
Sikh 84
Christan 97
Scheduled Cast 31000
Scheduled Tribe 17000
Total Voters 86145
Male 454174
Female 40971
Census Blocks 258

             

Information under NLRMP

SNo.
Name of Tehsil Name of Naibat Name of
GQ Circle
Name of Patwar Halqua Name of village Khasra numbers
min/bata as per latest Jamabandi in village
Area in Acre.
1.
Billawar Ramkote GQ Circle No Ramkote Ramkote Ramkote 1560 3634
2.
,, ,, ,, ,, Galak 1395 4336
3.
,, ,, ,,   Amwalla 1265 1072
4.
,, ,, ,, Rajwalta Rajwalta 1427 5234
5.
,, ,, ,, ,, Aglidhar 1177 2194
6.
,, ,, ,, ,, Derli 849 756
7.
,, ,, ,, ,, Konu 905 931
8.
,, ,, ,, Salore Salore 862 1115
9.
,, ,, ,, ,, Kandharnu 1611 1491
10.
,, ,, ,, ,, kah 513 1079
11.
,, ,, ,, ,, Lakhri 1259 1567
12.
,, ,, ,, Makwal Makwal 2892 1992
13.
,, ,, ,, ,, Kachore 515 1079
14.
  Kalyal kalyal kalyal kalyal 2425 3021
15.
    GQ Circle 2 ,, Komale 95 1012
16.
,, ,, ,, ,, Uchapind 1291 2160
17.
,, ,, ,, Danjisdhar Danjisdhar 2373 1572
18.
,, ,, ,, ,, Sialna 1885 1720
19.
  Kalyal Kalyal Thanthu Thanthu 840 465
20.
,, ,, ,, ,, Harnota 730 483
21.
,, ,, ,, ,, Barota 2777 1668
22.
,, ,, ,, Tharakalwal Tharakalwal 4547 1708
23.
,, ,, ,, Goduflal Goduflal 1156 3999
24.
,, ,, ,, ,, Bhatodi 1148 4335
25.
,, ,, ,, ,, Bhatwal 583 3044
26.
  Billawar Dharamkote Dharamkote Dharamkote 1388 1336
27.
,, ,, ,, ,, Dewal 880 1286
28.
,, ,, ,, ,, Tilla 1169 1420
29.
,, ,, ,, ,, Dher 2184 1615
30.
,, ,, ,, Malti Malti 1327 1803
31
,, ,, ,, ,, Rampur 834 1450
32.
,, ,, ,, ,, Mandli 723 858
33.
,, ,, ,, ,, Bathri 652 1383
34.
,, ,, ,, Kohag Kohag 941 2458
35.
,, ,, ,, ,, Lahri 1215 3312
36.
,, ,, ,, ,, Dhanuparole 1210 6112
37.
,, Bhaddu BhadduGQ Circle No.4 Bhaddu Bhaddu 2209 3080
38.
,, ,, ,, ,, Beril 747 1083
39.
  Bhaddu BhadduGQ Circle No.4 Durang Durang 1875 1271
40.
  ,, ,, ,, Dungra 2735 1704
41.
,, ,, ,, Parnalla Parnalla 2091 1718
42.
,, ,, ,, ,, Seri 1709 1155
43.
,, ,, ,, ,, Moni 1307 980
44.
,, ,, ,, Pallan Pallan 941 1077
45.
,, ,, ,,   Dharatla 2139 5880
46.
  Dambra DambraGQ Circle No.5 Dambra Dambra 2693 1780
47.
,, ,, ,, ,, Plail 1190 1088
48.
,, ,, ,, Hottar Hottar 1048 2804
49.
,, ,, ,, ,, Chenura 737 1379
50
,, ,, ,, ,, Dhamlar 1089 1586
51.
,, ,, ,, Dhardugnu Dhardugnu 1696 6338
52.
,, ,, ,, ,, Dheota 1316 5108
53.
,, ,, ,, Baggan Baggan 2234 7500
54.
,, ,, ,, ,, Mahroon 1199 3965
55.
  Billawar MachediGQ Circle No.6 Billawar Billawar 1398 3344
56.
,, ,, ,, ,, Kishanpur 1174 2361
57.
,, ,, ,, ,, Sukrala 203 640
58.
,, ,, ,, ,, Najota 775 4960
59.
,, ,, ,, Machedi Machedi 1765 5950
60.
,, ,, ,, ,, Sadrota 1281 6719
61.
,, ,, ,, Badnota Badnota 1136 6517
62.
,, ,, ,, ,, Kindli 623 1523
63.
,, ,, ,, ,, Thal 860 3658
64.
,, ,, ,, Malhar Malhar 1864 4108
65.
,, ,, ,, ,, Malad 582 1941
G. Total
90081 166378

 

Billawar Block

 

Total No. of Panchayats in Billawar   = 46
Total No. of Revenue Villages  = 49
Total No. of Panch Constituencies/Wards = 332
Total Population (as per Census 2001) = 78798
    SC Population = 15419
    ST Population = 5210
    OC Population = 58169
    Male Population = 40649
    Female Population = 38149
    Total No. of Families  = 13792
    Total No. of BPL Families   = 2813
    SC BPL Families = 1326
    ST BPL Families = 171
    OC BPL Families = 1316
    Total BPL Population = 14471
    Total No. of Households registered
    under MGNREGA as on 30/06/2011
= 7650

 

Man Power Strength

S. No.
Post
Sanctioned Strength
Actual Working
Vacant
1
Block Development Officer
1
1
0
2
Inspector Panchayat
1
1
0
3
Assistant Account Officer
1
0
1
4
Junior Assistant
3
1
2
5
Village Level Workers
15
9
6
6
Multi Purpose Workers
18
13
5
7
Junior Engineers
6
2
4
8
Work Supervisor
2
1
1
9
Orderlies
3
3
0
10
Chowkidar
2
1
1
11
Statistics Officer
1
0
1
12
Junior Statistical Officer
1
1
0
13
Mukhya Sevika
1
0
1
14
Gram Sevika
5
5
0
15
Driver
1
0
1

Schemes implemented by Rural development Department

Agriculture and Rural Development has been the Key Mantra for a sustained and long term economic growth in India. The same is in the sharper focus today with the Government taking keen interest to ensure a comprehensive and visible uplift of this sector through effective implementation of various old and new schemes.

Rural Development Department in Jammu and Kashmir has come of age through the panchayati Raj Route and has for last more than three decades been involved in the implementation of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes and the schemes having been carved out by the State Government for upliftment of the Rural Society.  The Centrally Sponsored Schemes like MGNREGS, SGSY, IAY, IWDP, TSC ect. are presently being looked after through Rural Development Department by which Rural Infrastructure has been greatly strengthened and wage employment to poor and down trodden strata of the society afforded at their doorsteps. Efforts on sustained basis have been made to eradicate poverty from Rural life and provide means of livelihood to the Rural Poor masses.

Click here to view/ download rural-services-statistics

The Schemes  which are implemented by Rural Development Department are:

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) - The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a job guarantee scheme enacted by legislation on August 25, 2005 and was implemented  in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from 01-04-2008. The Schemes provides a legal guarantee for one hundred days of employment in every financial year to adult members of any Rural Household willing to do public work related unskilled manual work. This act was introduced with an aim of improving the purchasing power of the rural people whether a not they are below the poverty line.

Click here to view/ download Abstract of Annual Action Plan 2011-12 under MGNREGA in respect of Block Lohai Malhar
Click here to view/ download Panchayatwise Abstract of Annual Action Plan under MGNREGA for the year 2011-12 in respect of Block Lohai Malhar

Indira Awas Yojna (IAY) - Housing is one of the basic requirements for human survival. For a normal citizen owning a house provides significant economic security and status in society. For a shelter less person, a house brings about a profound social change in his existence, endowing him with an identity, thus integrating him with his immediate social milieu. The scheme Indira Awas Yojna (IAY) was launched during 1985-86 as a sub scheme of Rural Land less Employment Guarantee Programme which was later on converted to full independent Scheme. The objective of Indira Awas Yojna is primarily to help construction of dwelling units by members of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, freed banded labourers and also non SC/ST poor living below the poverty line (BPL) by providing them with grant-in-aid amounting to RS. 48500/-. A maximum of 40% of the Total IAY allocation during a financial year can be utilized for construction of dwelling units for non-SC/ST BPL categories.

Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) - TSC is a Comprehensive programme to ensure sanitation facilities in Rural areas with broader goal to eradicate the practice of open defecation. TSC as a part of reform principles was initiated in 1999 when Central Rural Sanitation Programme was restructured making it demand driven and people cantered with the objective to bring about a real revolution in village life providing unpolluted living environment, provision of Individual household Latrines, Community Latrines, institution Latrines, women Sanitary Complexes and Rural Sanitation Marts. This scheme is being implemented in a mission mode manner and aims at to lift the society to the new heights of glory.

Click here to view/ download Annual Action Plan under TSC (IHHL) for the year 2011-12 in respect of Block Lohai Malhar
Click here to view/ download Statement Showing the Expenditure incurred for the constt. of IHHL under TSC for the year 2010-11 in respect of Block Lohai Malhar
Click here to view Statement Showing the Construction of Institutional Tiolets under TSC for the year 2010-11 in respect of Block Lohai Malhar
Click here to view Annual Action Plan under TSC (School Tiolets/WSC) for the year 2011-12 in
respect of Block Lohai Malhar

Sawarn Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) - SGSY was launched during 1999-2000 by merging the erstwhile Schemes of Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP), Training for Rural Youth under Self Employment (TRYSEM), Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA) and supply of improved tool kids to Rural Artisans (SITRA). The Scheme aims to bring assisted poor family above the poverty line by ensuring appreciably sustainable level of income over a period of time. Under SGSY, assistance is given to the poor families living below the poverty line in rural areas for taking up self employment. The persons taking up Self Employment are called Swarozgaries who may take up the activity either individually or in groups called the Self Help Groups. Banks play a pivotal role in this scheme by providing assistance to the swarozgaries in form of Bank Loans.

Panchayat Election 2011

Date of Polling/Elections
=
4th of May 2011
No. of Panchayats
=
46
No. of Panch Constituencies
=
332

Sarpanches detail of Block Billawar:

SC Sarpanches
=
5
ST Sarpanches
=
Nil
OC Sarpanches
=
41
Total
=
46
Elected Sarpanches
=
45
Unopposed Sarpanches
=
1

Panches detail of Block Billawar

SC Panches
=
83
ST Panches
=
1
OC Panches
=
248
Total
=
332
Women Panches
=
96
Elected Panches
=
242
Unopposed Panches
=
90

 

Lohai Malhar Block
 

Lohai Malhar Block is a hilly mountaineous Block. It is situated towards north side of Block Billawar. Its head quarter is located at Lohai, Panchayat Upper Thall. It is connected by road as well as by foot. The road connectivity is available by two sides - one from Billawar to Katli 19 Km and the other from Billawar to Machhedi by 34 Km. Further from Katli to Lohai it is about 12 Km on foot and equally at the same distance from Non-Gala falling on Billawar Machhedi road. Its boundaries are stretched from eastern to western side covering a range of 50 kms and from North to South 25 kms. The whole of the area of the Block is a hilly terrain and its upper reaches receive snow fall depending upon the heavy winter season. The occupation of the people is farming, animal rearing etc. The main crop of the area is maize in upper regions and wheat, Barley & Maize to some extent Paddy depending upon the seasons. The two main rivers of the area are Bhini starting from Kindli Panchayat and passing in between the boundaries of Machhedi, Badnota, Lower Thall Panchayat, Upper Baggan Panchayat, Marhoon and Lower Baggan panchayats. The other major river is Ujh passing through the sides of Banjal Bhatwal, Godu Phalal and Dhanu Parol Panchayats. There is perennial flow of water in these rivers and steep flow of water when in full swing during rainy seasons. There are many small rivulets which form tributaries to these rivers having big hilly catchment areas. Some of these rivulets are seasonal and some are perennial. The perennial rivulets falling steep down the hills present a beautiful milky scenario to the pedestrians passing through the foot paths leading to different hamlets of the hilly areas. The scenario is very charming and one really feels in the lap of nature. The people living there have their sole faith on God and Goddesses and one out of ten households own Mandir of Goddesses, Sheetla Maa etc., people seem worshipping them to fulfill their desires. In some of the cases people having deep faith seem performing yatras with beating of drums and fluting to please the Goddess to get relief from small ailments.

The Block is comprised of 18 Panchayats and 16 revenue villages as listed below:

Panchayats
Revenue Villages
S.No
Name of Panchayat
1
Badnota
2
Bhatodi
3
Dhanu Parole
4
Banjal Bhatwal
5
Godu Phalal
6
Sadrota
7
Kindli
8
Najote
9
Lahari
10
Kohag
11
Machhedi
12
Upper Thall
13
Lower Thall
14
Upper Baggan
15
Lower Baggan
16
Marhoon
17
Malad
18
Malhar
S.No
Name of Revenue Villages
1
Badnota
2
Bhatodi
3
Dhanu Parole
4
Banjal Bhatwal
5
Godu Phalal
6
Sadrota
7
Kindli
8
Najote
9
Lahari
10
Kohag
11
Machhedi
12
Thall
13
Baggan
14
Marhoon
15
Malad
16
Malhar

Population - As per census of 2001, the total population of the Block is 35030, out of which 5589 SC, 5883 ST and 23558 are OC. The BPL families as per census 2002-07 are 3738, 2820 APL and total families are 6558.

In the recently held Elections 2011, there are 132 constituencies of Panches and 18 that of Sarpanches. No. of Panches elected is 132 out of which 86 are males and 46 females. In case of Sarpanch constituencies 01 female and 17 are males.

Manpower Strength

S.No
Name of Post Sanctioned Filled Vacant
1
Block Development Officer 01 01 --
2
Inspector Panchayat (Vacant) 01 -- 01
3
Sectional Officer Planning  01 01 --
4
Junior Engineer 04 (one under suspension) 02 02
5
Jr. Statistical Assistant  01 01 --
6
Work Supervisors 02 02 --
7
Village Level Workers 06 04 02
8
Multi Purpose Workers 11 07 04
9
Senior Assistant 01 01 --
10
 Junior Assistant  01 01 --
11
 Peon 02 02 --
12
 Helper 02 02 --
13
Chowkidar 01 01 --
14
P/Supervisor 01 -- 01
15
P/Watcher 02 02 --

Schemes implemented by Rural development Department

MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National rural Employment Guarantee ACT) - The scheme is the major wage employment demand driven scheme launched by the Government of India. This scheme is enacted in the form of a law and provides full employment Guarantee of 100 days in a year to a household who is willing to do manual work. The job seeker is a job card holder having age above than 18 years. There is no bar to a job seeker holder whether he or she be a male or female; belong to a BPL family or non-BPL family. The funding pattern is the 80:20 basic sharing between Centre and State Govt. This Block came under the preview of this scheme in the year 2008-09.

IAY (Indira Awas Youjana) - The scheme is launched by the GOI to provide dwelling units to the landless and houseless holds of BPL families falling in a Block. The scheme is funded on the pattern of 75:25 by the centre and state Govt. respectively. The purpose of the scheme to provide a shelter’s so that a household could feel itself secure and earn its livihood and safely fulfill his needs under that shelter. The unit cost is 48500/-

RHS (Rural Housing Scheme) - It is a fully funded scheme by the State Government and is run on the same pattern as IAY.

Total Sanitation Campaign - This scheme is launched by the GOI for constt. of household latrine of the BPL families. An incentive of Rs. 3700/- is provided to a BPL household who constructs a toilet unit. The beneficiary share is Rs. 300/- which is provided by the beneficiary in the form of labour or material. In addition to it, School toilets are also constructed. The unit cost of a School toilet is 38500/-. There is no beneficiary share in it. The scheme is funded on the pattern of 75:25 both by the Centre and State Govt. The scheme sounds a restriction on the open defecation and provides a clean atmosphere free from water birn and other related diseases caused due to open defecation.

Besides, this the department runs other various schemes/programmed assigned to the department for time to time by the Govt. of India like MLA-CDF, MPLAD, Distt. Plan Education Sector, CD and Panchayats etc.

SGSY (Swaran Jyanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana) - This is self employment scheme launched to provide loan and subsidy to a BPL household who opts for establishment of Goat, Sheep, Milk animal rearing units etc. Besides, petty trades, Mule unit, etc. could also be established by availing loan from a service area bank through an application recommended by the BDO concerned. The maximum loan limit is 0.50 lacs. An amount of Rs. 0.10 lacs and 0.075 lacs subsidy is provided to a household who belongs to SC/ST category and OC category respectively. The subsidy component is back ended. The down trodden and poor households who fall under BPL category can avail the opportunity of this scheme. They have to approach the concerned Secretary Panchayat in this behalf. The loan application is provided free of cost to the prospective beneficiary and a set of three passport sized photographs are to be provided by the beneficiary. The loan component is provided by the Bank and subsidy component is provided by the District Rural Development Agency.

 
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