A Brief Overview
Geography of the region:
Covering an area of 45, 612 sq. km., Kutch lies in the state
of Gujarat, on the West Coast of India. Topographically,
Kutch is divided into 5 distinct regions: (i) The Great
Rann, or uninhabited wasteland in the north, (ii) The Grasslands
of Banni, (iii) Mainland, consisting of planes, hills and
dry river beds, (iv) The Coastline along the Arabian Sea
in the south, and (v) Creeks and mangroves in the west.
More loosely, the southern portion of the Rann is considered
an island, with seawater inundating the land for most of
the year. The mainland is generally plane, but has some
hill ranges and isolated hills.
Kutch has approximately 950 villages inhabited by a diverse
population. Hindus constitute 89% of the population, followed
by Muslims who form 9% and Jains who make up 1% of the total
population. The region is sparsely populated in comparison
to the large area of land, but the settlements are fairly
The earliest earthquake recorded in Kutch dates back to
16th June 1819. Since then, over 90 earthquakes of varying
intensity have struck the region, but none as severe as
the most recent one.
Kutch has a tropical monsoon climate with an average annual
rainfall of approximately 14 inches. The temperature ranges
from 2 degrees Celsius in the winter to 45 degrees Celsius
in the summer. The three main seasons are: (i) Summer, from
February to June, (ii) Monsoon season, from July to September,
and (iii) Winter, from October to January.
Village: Rehabilitation Plans
that require repair and upgradation
Plan for the Rehabilitation of Bhadli Village
Village in Pieces - A visual presentation