About Kutch

Kutch, the second largest district of India, coves 25% area of Gujarat State. Kutch district has 957 villages spread over 10 talukas: Bhuj, Mandvi, Mundra, Abdasa, Lakhpat, Nakhatrana, Rapar, Bhachau, Anjar and Gandhidham

  • Area: 45,500 sq. km
  • Temperature: 31°C
  • Annual Rainfall: 300 mm
  • Eco-System: saline desert; thorn scrub forests; grasslands and savannah; coastal mangroves and freshwater wetlands. 56% of Kutch area is uninhabitable due to the presence of saline deserts
  • Population: 1.5 million
  • Sex Ratio:  964 females per 1000 males
  • Literacy Rate: 53%
  • Traditional livelihood: Rain fed agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries, salt making and traditional crafts such as embroidery, block printing, weaving, wood carving and leather work. These livelihood options sustaining large section of the population are highly climate sensitive therefore vulnerable.

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