Marwah is a Tehsil in Kishtwar District of Jammu & Kashmir State, India. Marwah Tehsil Head Quarters is Marwah town . It is located 28 KM towards North from District head quarters Kishtwar. 130 KM from State capital Srinagar, Jammu towards west .

Marwah Tehsil is bounded by by Dachhan Tehsil towards South , Kishtwar Tehsil towards South , Gundana Tehsil towards South , Drabshalla Tehsil towards South . Anantnag City , Udhampur City , Chamba City , Srinagar City are the nearby Cities to Marwah.

It is in the 1671 m elevation(altitude) .

Kasmiri is the Local Language here. Also People Speaks Urdu .

Weather and Climate of Marwah Tehsil

It is very cold in summer also. Marwah summer highest day temperature is in between 6 ° C to 27° C .
Average temperatures of January is -1 ° C , February is 1 ° C , March is 6 ° C , April is 9 ° C , May is 13 ° C .

A trek of 25kms ahead of Sirshi along the banks of ‘Mariv Sudir’ up to village ‘Hanzal’, the gate way of Marwah is quite exhilarating and natural beauty is at its peak in this trek.  It is populated both by Hindus and Muslims at present. From there the population extends to both sides of the river Marwah upto Yaurdu about one mile or two Kilometers from Nowpachi, the capital of Marwah block and tehsil headquarter. From there one branch goes to Renai where famous hot springs of Marwah are situated. The other branch where from river Marwah traverses is called Warwan valley. Marwah-Warwan has 21 revenue villages namely Yaurdu, Teller, Changer, dehrna, Drarri, Renai, Pathgam, Qaderena, Nowpachi and Nowgam in Marwa and Arwan, Inshan, Afti, Basmana, Mulwarwan, Brayan, Choidraman, Rikanwas, Sukhnai, Margi, Gomri and Monkli in Warwan area. None of these villages have so far been linked by motorable road either from Kishtwar side or Kashmir side. Sukhnai is the last village in warwan area. Marwah has one Higher secondary school and one High school at Dehrna whereas Warwan has only one Higher secondary School. There are a number of middle and primary schools in both these blocks.
Ahead of Hanzal, is the sprawling Marwah valley about 6-8 kms long.  Wide comprising villages Teller, Chanjar, Nowpachi, Astaan-gam, Yourdu and Qaderna with ‘Mariv Sudir’ meandering through it. The river of Mariv Sudir provides a lot of irrigative facilities to the farmers in producing maize and local variety of Paddy but the land is not suited for the production  of wheat and latest varieties of Paddy and pulses due to its high altitude which is between 6500-7000 feet above sea level. The cold climate of the place hampers agricultural production and as such the area is deficient in food items but its tourism potential is immense. Mariv Sudir provides the facilities of water sports such as water rafting and water skiing.

Large area of Marwah and Warwan is covered with thick forests of pine and spruce trees whereas Deodar is rare. These forests on hilly slopes of this valley are infested with wild animals like Stage, Ibex (Kail), Thar (Mountain Goat), Kras, Lion, Leopard, tiger, Porcupine etc. People have domesticated horses, cows, buffaloes, bulls sheep, goat, dog etc. In forest medicinal herbs and herbal plants are foumd in plenty. People collect these productas for sale and earn their livelihood. Crops like paddy, wheat, buck, amaranth, maize etc are produced in this valley. Beans (Rajmash), Walnut and Ambri Apples of this pargana are famous and are exported to other parts of the state.
Climate of Marwah – warwan valley is rigorous and at places it is temperate in summer months. This valley experiences heavy snowfall during winter months. People have built their houses in such a manner that snowfall has no effect on them. They store eatables and other items of daily consumption in advance of the advent of winter.
Engravings on rocks , remains of broken idols of Gods and Goddesses and ‘Noans’, at many places of Marwah point to some ancient civilization which got wiped off with the passage of time. There are rest houses at Nowpachi and Yourdu for the stay of tourists. Nowpachi is the tehsil Headquarter and a beautiful village in Sylvan atmosphere. The ‘Astaan’ at Astaan Gaam village attracts devotees from all over Marwah. Here some relics of Hazrat Shah Farid-ud-Din Baghdadi have been preserved and are shown to the devotees on special occasions.
List of all towns and Villages in Marwah Tehsil of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir. Complete details of Population, Religion, Literacy and Sex Ratio in tabular format.

1. Chanjer  – Kishtwar

Chanjer is a large village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 487 families residing. The Chanjer village has population of 2174 of which 1108 are males while 1066 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Chanjer village population of children with age 0-6 is 400 which makes up 18.40 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Chanjer village is 962 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Chanjer as per census is 1010, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Chanjer village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Chanjer village was 56.37 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Chanjer Male literacy stands at 70.85 % while female literacy rate was 41.16 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Chanjer village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Chanjer Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 487
Population 2,174 1,108 1,066
Child (0-6) 400 199 201
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 22 9 13
Literacy 56.37 % 70.85 % 41.16 %
Total Workers 1,005 534 471
Main Worker 487 0 0
Marginal Worker 518 136 382

Caste Factor

Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 1.01 % of total population in Chanjer village. There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) in Chanjer village of Kishtwar.

Work Profile

In Chanjer village out of total population, 1005 were engaged in work activities. 48.46 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 51.54 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1005 workers engaged in Main Work, 275 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 38 were Agricultural labourer.

2. Dharie  – Kishtwar

Dharie is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 78 families residing. The Dharie village has population of 362 of which 172 are males while 190 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Dharie village population of children with age 0-6 is 60 which makes up 16.57 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Dharie village is 1105 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Dharie as per census is 935, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Dharie village has higher literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Dharie village was 67.88 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Dharie Male literacy stands at 78.01 % while female literacy rate was 59.01 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Dharie village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Dharie Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 78
Population 362 172 190
Child (0-6) 60 31 29
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0
Literacy 67.88 % 78.01 % 59.01 %
Total Workers 166 73 93
Main Worker 77 0 0
Marginal Worker 89 7 82

Caste Factor

There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe(ST) in Dharie village of Kishtwar district.

Work Profile

In Dharie village out of total population, 166 were engaged in work activities. 46.39 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 53.61 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 166 workers engaged in Main Work, 47 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 0 were Agricultural labourer.

3. Deharna  – Kishtwar

Deharna is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 313 families residing. The Deharna village has population of 1424 of which 754 are males while 670 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Deharna village population of children with age 0-6 is 271 which makes up 19.03 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Deharna village is 889 which is equal than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Deharna as per census is 795, lower than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Deharna village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Deharna village was 39.81 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Deharna Male literacy stands at 55.56 % while female literacy rate was 22.55 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Deharna village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Deharna Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 313
Population 1,424 754 670
Child (0-6) 271 151 120
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 8 6 2
Literacy 39.81 % 55.56 % 22.55 %
Total Workers 807 419 388
Main Worker 306 0 0
Marginal Worker 501 161 340

Caste Factor

Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 0.56 % of total population in Deharna village. There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) in Deharna village of Kishtwar.

Work Profile

In Deharna village out of total population, 807 were engaged in work activities. 37.92 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 62.08 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 807 workers engaged in Main Work, 258 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 0 were Agricultural labourer.

4. Nowgam – Kishtwar

Nowgam is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 80 families residing. The Nowgam village has population of 415 of which 199 are males while 216 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Nowgam village population of children with age 0-6 is 73 which makes up 17.59 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Nowgam village is 1085 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Nowgam as per census is 1028, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Nowgam village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Nowgam village was 66.37 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Nowgam Male literacy stands at 83.44 % while female literacy rate was 50.84 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Nowgam village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Nowgam Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 80
Population 415 199 216
Child (0-6) 73 36 37
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0
Literacy 66.37 % 83.44 % 50.84 %
Total Workers 205 104 101
Main Worker 107 0 0
Marginal Worker 98 5 93

Caste Factor

There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe(ST) in Nowgam village of Kishtwar district.

Work Profile

In Nowgam village out of total population, 205 were engaged in work activities. 52.20 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 47.80 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 205 workers engaged in Main Work, 79 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 0 were Agricultural labourer.

5. Pathgam  – Kishtwar

Pathgam is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 237 families residing. The Pathgam village has population of 1242 of which 644 are males while 598 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Pathgam village population of children with age 0-6 is 319 which makes up 25.68 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Pathgam village is 929 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Pathgam as per census is 945, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Pathgam village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Pathgam village was 47.24 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Pathgam Male literacy stands at 61.25 % while female literacy rate was 32.05 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Pathgam village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

 

Pathgam Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 237
Population 1,242 644 598
Child (0-6) 319 164 155
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 1 0 1
Literacy 47.24 % 61.25 % 32.05 %
Total Workers 574 288 286
Main Worker 121 0 0
Marginal Worker 453 174 279

Caste Factor

Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 0.08 % of total population in Pathgam village. There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) in Pathgam village of Kishtwar.

Work Profile

In Pathgam village out of total population, 574 were engaged in work activities. 21.08 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 78.92 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 574 workers engaged in Main Work, 32 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 5 were Agricultural labourer.

6. Nopachi – Kishtwar

Nopachi is a large village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 454 families residing. The Nopachi village has population of 2102 of which 1091 are males while 1011 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Nopachi village population of children with age 0-6 is 362 which makes up 17.22 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Nopachi village is 927 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Nopachi as per census is 905, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Nopachi village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Nopachi village was 60.17 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Nopachi Male literacy stands at 74.03 % while female literacy rate was 45.29 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Nopachi village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Nopachi Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 454
Population 2,102 1,091 1,011
Child (0-6) 362 190 172
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 27 13 14
Literacy 60.17 % 74.03 % 45.29 %
Total Workers 1,073 546 527
Main Worker 406 0 0
Marginal Worker 667 185 482

Caste Factor

Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 1.28 % of total population in Nopachi village. There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) in Nopachi village of Kishtwar.

Work Profile

In Nopachi village out of total population, 1073 were engaged in work activities. 37.84 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 62.16 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1073 workers engaged in Main Work, 198 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 1 were Agricultural labourer.

7. Rinaie – Kishtwar

Rinaie is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 379 families residing. The Rinaie village has population of 1650 of which 845 are males while 805 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Rinaie village population of children with age 0-6 is 402 which makes up 24.36 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Rinaie village is 953 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Rinaie as per census is 961, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Rinaie village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Rinaie village was 41.51 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Rinaie Male literacy stands at 48.44 % while female literacy rate was 34.21 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Rinaie village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

 

Rinaie Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 379
Population 1,650 845 805
Child (0-6) 402 205 197
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 120 62 58
Literacy 41.51 % 48.44 % 34.21 %
Total Workers 767 387 380
Main Worker 399 0 0
Marginal Worker 368 26 342

Caste Factor

Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 7.27 % of total population in Rinaie village. There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) in Rinaie village of Kishtwar.

Work Profile

In Rinaie village out of total population, 767 were engaged in work activities. 52.02 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 47.98 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 767 workers engaged in Main Work, 356 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 17 were Agricultural labourer.

8. Tiller  – Kishtwar

Tiller is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 190 families residing. The Tiller village has population of 762 of which 391 are males while 371 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Tiller village population of children with age 0-6 is 156 which makes up 20.47 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Tiller village is 949 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Tiller as per census is 773, lower than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Tiller village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Tiller village was 61.72 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Tiller Male literacy stands at 82.18 % while female literacy rate was 41.25 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Tiller village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

 

Tiller Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 190
Population 762 391 371
Child (0-6) 156 88 68
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0
Literacy 61.72 % 82.18 % 41.25 %
Total Workers 403 198 205
Main Worker 208 0 0
Marginal Worker 195 5 190

Caste Factor

There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe(ST) in Tiller village of Kishtwar district.

Work Profile

In Tiller village out of total population, 403 were engaged in work activities. 51.61 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 48.39 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 403 workers engaged in Main Work, 144 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 2 were Agricultural labourer.

9. Yeerdu  – Kishtwar

Yeerdu is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 344 families residing. The Yeerdu village has population of 1705 of which 871 are males while 834 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Yeerdu village population of children with age 0-6 is 270 which makes up 15.84 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Yeerdu village is 958 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Yeerdu as per census is 942, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Yeerdu village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Yeerdu village was 65.23 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Yeerdu Male literacy stands at 76.91 % while female literacy rate was 53.06 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Yeerdu village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Yeerdu Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 344
Population 1,705 871 834
Child (0-6) 270 139 131
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 57 31 26
Literacy 65.23 % 76.91 % 53.06 %
Total Workers 845 415 430
Main Worker 281 0 0
Marginal Worker 564 184 380

Caste Factor

Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 3.34 % of total population in Yeerdu village. There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) in Yeerdu village of Kishtwar.

Work Profile

In Yeerdu village out of total population, 845 were engaged in work activities. 33.25 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 66.75 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 845 workers engaged in Main Work, 83 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 17 were Agricultural labourer.

10. Qaderna  – Kishtwar

Qaderna is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 409 families residing. The Qaderna village has population of 1961 of which 1006 are males while 955 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Qaderna village population of children with age 0-6 is 516 which makes up 26.31 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Qaderna village is 949 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Qaderna as per census is 925, higher than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Qaderna village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Qaderna village was 47.89 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Qaderna Male literacy stands at 60.30 % while female literacy rate was 34.94 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Qaderna village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

 

Qaderna Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 409
Population 1,961 1,006 955
Child (0-6) 516 268 248
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 28 14 14
Literacy 47.89 % 60.30 % 34.94 %
Total Workers 887 438 449
Main Worker 374 0 0
Marginal Worker 513 89 424

Caste Factor

Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 1.43 % of total population in Qaderna village. There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) in Qaderna village of Kishtwar.

Work Profile

In Qaderna village out of total population, 887 were engaged in work activities. 42.16 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 57.84 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 887 workers engaged in Main Work, 284 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 4 were Agricultural labourer.

11. Hanzal  – Kishtwar

Hanzal is a medium size village located in Marwah of Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir with total 116 families residing. The Hanzal village has population of 472 of which 244 are males while 228 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Hanzal village population of children with age 0-6 is 73 which makes up 15.47 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Hanzal village is 934 which is higher than Jammu and Kashmir state average of 889. Child Sex Ratio for the Hanzal as per census is 659, lower than Jammu and Kashmir average of 862.

Hanzal village has lower literacy rate compared to Jammu and Kashmir. In 2011, literacy rate of Hanzal village was 50.13 % compared to 67.16 % of Jammu and Kashmir. In Hanzal Male literacy stands at 65.00 % while female literacy rate was 35.18 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Hanzal village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.

Hanzal Data

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 116
Population 472 244 228
Child (0-6) 73 44 29
Schedule Caste 0 0 0
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0
Literacy 50.13 % 65.00 % 35.18 %
Total Workers 370 189 181
Main Worker 58 0 0
Marginal Worker 312 140 172

Caste Factor

There is no population of Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe(ST) in Hanzal village of Kishtwar district.

Work Profile

In Hanzal village out of total population, 370 were engaged in work activities. 15.68 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 84.32 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 370 workers engaged in Main Work, 7 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 0 were Agricultural laborer.

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