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Toilet Usage

We may have sent man to the moon, but we still haven’t sent all of them to the toilets. Building toilets does not ensure people use them, given open defecation is an age old habit. It is time we change this. Do you have it in you to make this happen?

School Sanitation

Did you know that two simple ways of making a profound impact on the health, education and future of our country is as simple as (a.) making our children wash hands with soap (b.) provide them a comfortable toilet usage experience. Do you have it in you to make this happen?

Sanitation Workers

Socially ostracised and perennially forgotten, on one hand. India’s sanitation heroes on the other. These workers face extreme work hazards and their lives extreme hardships. It is time we change this. Do you have it in you to make this happen?

Faecal Sludge Management

100,000 children die every year in India due to improper sanitation. Building toilets is the first step. Guess what’s the final piece of the puzzle? Treating the faecal waste. Currently 70% of urban India’s waste goes untreated. It is time we change this. Do you have it in you to make this happen?

Problem Statement 1 - Toilet Usage

We may have sent man to the moon, but we still haven’t sent all of them to the toilets. Building toilets does not ensure people use them, given open defecation is an age old habit. It is time we change this. Do you have it in you to make this happen?

Problem Statement 2 - School Sanitation

Did you know that two simple ways of making a profound impact on the health, education and future of our country is as simple as (a.) making our children wash hands with soap (b.) provide them a comfortable toilet usage experience. Do you have it in you to make this happen?

Problem Statement 3 - Sanitation Workers

Socially ostracised and perennially forgotten, on one hand. India’s sanitation heroes on the other. These workers face extreme work hazards and their lives extreme hardships. It is time we change this. Do you have it in you to make this happen?

Problem Statement 4 - Faecal Sludge Management

100,000 children die every year in India due to improper sanitation. Building toilets is the first step. Guess what’s the final piece of the puzzle? Treating the faecal waste. Currently 70% of urban India’s waste goes untreated. It is time we change this. Do you have it in you to make this happen?

About Chandrapur

We have answered some of the commonly asked questions about Chandrapur by our applicants. Hope they assist you in filling out your application!

Chandrapur lies in the eastern part of Maharashtra, popularly known as the Vidarbha Region.

Chandrapur well is connected by:

Flight: Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur is the closest airport to Chandrapur at a distance of 3 hours/150 kms. Flights regularly operate between Nagpur and all major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad.

Train: Chandrapur is well connected to the rest of India by trains. Trains to Chandrapur railway station are available from all major railway stations such as Lokmanya Tilak Express, Karnataka Express of the many

Road: Chandrapur is well connected by road to all major cities in Maharashtra and across the country as it lies on major state highway. Additionally busses and private cabs ply between Chandrapur and major cities like Nagpur, Hyderabad, Chennai of the many

Chandrapur is spread over 11,443 sq kms, ranking 9th in the state of Maharashtra for its geographic coverage. Further, approximately 36 percent of the land is under forest cover.

The district falls under the Nagpur Administrative Division and has a pro-active Municipal Council for Urban Affairs and a Zila Parishad for Rural Administration centred in Chandrapur city.

Marathi is the most popularly spoken language with 83.12% speakers in Chandrapur, followed by Hindi 9.65% ;Telugu 2.84%; Gondi 1.46%.

Chandrapur has 15 Blocks namely Chandrapur, Mul, Korparna, Chimur, Jiwati, Pombhurna, Ballarpur, Sindewahi, Warora, Brahmapuri, Bhadravati, Nagbhir, Sawali, Gondpipri and Rajura.

The total population of Chandrapur is approximately 22,04,307 as per the 2011 census, of the total population 64.82 percent are rural and 35.18 percent is urban.

The highest number of population in the district is aged between 10-19 yrs as well as in Rural Areas. However in urban areas majority of the population is aged between 20-29 yrs of age.

Chandrapur is a melting pot of cultures with heritage dating back to as early as the ancient era of the Gond King. In the most recent times, Chandrapur has been experiencing people migrating from neighbouring states and districts in search of work, thereby enhancing the district’s diversity.

Climate in Chandrapur is generally Hot and Dry, with average max temperature reaching 43 degrees during summer and minimum of 9 degrees during winters.

Further, Chandrapur receives a fair amount of rains during the monsoon season, with approximately 60 average rain days, the district records almost 1249 mm of annual rainfall.

Chandrapur lies at the confluence of rivers Erai and Zarpat Rivers that also form one of the main sources of water supply in the region. In addition to the Dam on Erai river, the perennial Wardha river running in the south of Chandrapur supplies water during dry season.

The Gross Domestic Product of Chandrapur is INR 22,04,400 Lakhs at (2011-12) prices.

Agriculture is the backbone of Chandrapur’s economy, more than half of the population mainly belonging to rural areas is dependent on it for livelihood. The main crops grown in the district are rice, wheat, jowar, maize, soyabean and cotton. In addition to farming many rural households engage in off-farm activities such as poultry, dairy to sustain during off-season.

While, urban livelihoods are dependent on the developed industrial areas and service sector that demands skilled labour such as factories,

Lying in the Coal and mineral rich belt, Chandrapur attracts large local as well as national companies to set up their units across industries such as cement making, ferro alloy and paper manufacturing and coal mining. Western Coal Fields, Ambuja Cement, Ballarpur Industries Limited of the many.

Since 2014, Chandrapur under the Swachh Bharat Mission built approximately 1,40,000 and more toilets across the district.

Very recently in 2018-19, Mul (a block/tehsil in Chandrapur) Urban Local Body (ULB) was ranked 49th in top 100 ULBs nationally in Swachh Survekshan Survey.

The city of Chandrapur has two sewage treatment plants of 45 and 25 MLD located on Erai and Zarpat rivers respectively.

Majority of individuals consume information primarily through radio, posters, intra-personal communication and awareness camps carried out by the local governance bodies. Information is readily understood by individuals living in rural areas of Chandrapur, when it is adapted to their culture.

Individuals in Urban Chandrapur having access to mobile services and internet, mainly gather information from text messages, whatsapp and television. Additionally banners, leaflets, exhibitions and mass awareness campaigns are the main channels individuals in urban Chandrapur gather information from.

The following set of Did You Knows (DYKs) highlights and brings to you some of the most interesting facts to take note of about Chandrapur.

  • Chandrapur lies in 12 backward districts of Maharashtra

  • Chandrapur is also called the 'Black Gold City', because of the vast presence of coal mines in the region/Lies in the coal rich belt of Maharashtra. In 2012, there were 12 coal mines present

  • Further, Chandrapur is also called as a 'geological museum', because of the presence of numerous variety of rocks, minerals and fossils.

  • Chandrapur ranks 260th nationally out of 698 districts in IIHL Coverage

  • Chandrapur is home to more than 80 tigers in the state of Maharashtra in the Tadoba National Park and attracts tourists from world over

  • 25 percent of Maharashtra state Electricity is supplied by Chandrapur’s Thermal Power Plant

  • Baba Amte, the visionary Social Activist belonged to Chandrapur. His organisation Anandwan is situated in Warora district of Chandrapur

  • Chandrapur has one of Asia's largest Training Center Built using locally available Bamboo in the region

  • Chandrapur has one of the largest paper Mills in Asia which is situated in Ballarpur. The mill supplies more than 50% of India's paper