About District

This tribal household dominated district was formed in the year 1956. The district name is according to the headquarter town Seoni. The name Seoni has the origin from the word Seona (or Gudina of arborea) tree belonging to the Verbanaleal family that was commonly found in this area. The wood of this tree is  specially used for making Dholak (drum). The District is situated on a narrow,North-South section of Satpura plateau and lies between latitude 21 36′ & 22 57′ North and longitude 79 19′ and 80 17′ East on National Highway Number-7 ( Banaras- Kanyakumari) which connects the District from north to south.

The Bainganga

one of the most clean river worshiped by people, originated from Seoni(Village-Mundara). Sanjay Sarovar biggest mud dam of Asia is on the lifeline of seoni . The dam is a primary source of water for agriculture and drinking.

The Pench National Park

which  constitutes the core of the Tiger reserves and situated in an area that holds a significant place in the natural history of Central India. Descriptions of its flora and fauna have appeared in wildlife books by Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book famous character “Mowgli”, covers the panorama of nature’s abundance of seoni having 37% green forest area. Seoni district is rich in timber and other forest produce.

  • The district area is 8758 and economy of the district is mainly dependent on agriculture with a good number of female work participation.
  • Total population of district as per 2011 census is  13,79,131  out of which 12,15,241 is rural population and 1,63,890 is urban population.
  • The scheduled tribe population is 429104  with good sex ratio as compare to state average.
  • Male and female Literacy rate of Seoni district is 72.1 percent and 63.7 respectively.

At a Glance (Based on Census 2011)

Number of Villages Number of Households Population Literacy Percentage Sex Ratio
1587 314215 1379131 72.12 982