Bidar district lies in the northernmost part of Karnataka. Resembling the crown of the state, it is bounded by Sangareddy and Kamareddy in Telangana in the east, Osmanabad and Latur in Maharashtra on the west and Gulbarga in the south.
Bidar district accounts for 2.84% of the total area of Karnataka and as of the 2011 census, it is the 287th most populous district in India.
History Of Bidar
Bidar has a rich and glorious history. In the age of the Mahabharata, it was referred to as Viduranagara. Over the years, Bidar was ruled by the Mauryas, the Satavahanas, the Rashtrakutas, the Chalukyas, the Kalachuris, the Kakatiyas, the Khaljis, the Bahamanis, the Baridshahis, the Mughals and finally the Hyderabad Nizam.
Each ruling dynasty brought with them arts, cuisine, and architecture that contributed to the district’s heritage. This has made the district popular for its culture and art forms.
Bidar District Demographics And Economy
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Bidar has a sex ratio of 952 females for every 1,000 males and a population growth rate of 13.16% from 2001 to 2011.
Agriculture is one of the main occupations in the rural parts of this district. However, this is mostly dependent on the rains. While 82% of the land is cultivated, only 8% is irrigated.
Bidar is one of the 5 districts in Karnataka that receives funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Administration Of Bidar District
The Bidar district is divided into 2 revenue divisions and 5 taluks; Bidar, Aurad, Bhalki, Basavakalyan, and Humnabad . It has 30 hoblies and 186-gram panchayats that look after 621 villages. The district administration is headed by a Deputy Commissioner (DC).
The DC is aided by managers or Shirshtedars who are responsible for the guidance, supervision and overall management of work. A team of first and second division assistants also help these Shirshtedars.