difficulties were faced in the execution to trace out the History
of District Rohtak. This District derives its name from
Headquarter Town Rohtak. Which is set to be corrupted of Rohtashgarh, a name still applied to the ruined sites also
called Khokhra Kot of two older cities, one lying immediately
North of the present town and other about three miles to the east. It is named after Raja Rohtash in whose days the city is said
to have been built. It is also claimed that the town Roherra (Tecoma
Undulate ) tree called Rohitak in Sanskrit. It is said that before
the town come into existence, it was a site of a forest of
Rohitak trees and hence, its name Rohtak. Another version
connect Rohtak with Rohitaka, which is mentioned in the Maha
Bharta in connection with the campaign of Nakula, the Pandava
district lies in the south east of Haryana
is bound by
north, Jhajjar district on the south, Jhajjar and Sonipat
district on the
east and Hisar and Bhiwani districts on the west side.
& Population:- The district is having an area of
1668.47 square Kms. Population
of the district as per 1991 census is 776966.
of population is 466 per sq.
Kilometer. There are
146 villages and 151 Panchayats on the district.
The rural population is
531263 and urban population is 245703. As
census, rural population constitutes 68.38 % of the total
population is 145435(18.72%) while rural SC population is
107131(20.10%). The economy
i.e. agrarian economy.
About 51.89% of the total workers are engaged in
cottage & household
industries and the
other activities. Out
geographical area of the
district, 83% is under cultivation.
The main crops are Wheat, Gram, Sugarcane
There is no perennial
river in the district. Underground
water level is relatively high.
The district is faced with the problem of brackish
Fall: - Average Rainfall M.M. 458.5
Water Facilities: - 1. Consumption of Daily Drinking
Water In Lakhs RURAL Liter 121.89 URBAN Rohtak " 349.67 Meham
" 13.58 Kalanaur " 13.08
Consumption of Daily D/Water Per/Head In Liter
RURAL " 40 to 70 LPCD 2. URBAN Rohtak " 112 LPCD Meham
" 70 LPCD Kalanaur " 70 LPCD
General Details: - This Distt. have many important
places and institution such as PGIMS, RTK, MDU, RTK, Radio
Station, Railway Junctions, All India Hero's Memorials College (Jat
College), God Brahmin Degree College & Ayurvedic College,
Hindu College, Vaish Technical Institute & Degree College,
Baba Mastnath Education & Medical Institute and city of Rohtak
also known as Education City.