Barmer is the district on west side of Rajasthan state forming a part of the Thar Desert. As per census of the 2011 India, it had population of 2.6 million of which male and female were 1.4 million and 1.2 million respectively. It has low literacy rate with large gap between male and female literacy. In 2006, it was named in country’s 250 backward districts.

Barmer city

Barmer is the main headquarter of Barmer district. Rajasthani is the main language here. Education is a major component of human development. It is important that every citizen has a basic education and also required skills. City has been lagging behind in social sectors especially education. Female literacy is one of the lowest in the country. Unemployment is very high due to marginal workers from villages.


Siwana is a tehsil in Barmer district, located 151 km from Barmer. The place is known for its fort which is locally known as Gadh Siwana. Siwana has 129 villages and total population is around 300,000. Most of the people are engaged with agriculture activities but due to low rainfall they haven’t sufficient income for their living and it is the main reason for migration to other city.


Baytoo is a tehsil in Barmer district containing 4000 people. It is lacking behind in transportation and communication facilities. Most of the people are farmers and dependent on seasonal crops. Primary school is available but due to bad infrastructure and poor qualities of teacher, primary education is very low.


Balotra is a city in Badmer district. The town is famous for hand block printing and textile industry and for an annual desert and tribal fair at Tilwara. Literacy ratio here is higher than national average. Most of the people are working in textile industries. But due to textile industries crisis in all over India, many workers had to leave their jobs and become unemployed.


Sheo,shiv is a small village in Barmer district having population of 4000 according to census 2001. Farming and livestock are the main sources of livelihood of people. Regularly occurring drought forced them to migrate for living. Due to migration their children can’t get the education which is necessary for their development.

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