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Chandigarh

State Profile

Geography

chandigrah is the 1st well planned modern city of India designed by the French architect EXT file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. Le Corbusier. chandigrah and the area surrounding it were constituted as a union territory on 1st November, 1966. It serves as the joint capital of both, Punjab and Haryana States. It is bounded on the north and west by Punjab and east and south by Haryana. Total area of the Union Territory is 114 Sq.Km.

chandigrah is situated at the foot of the Shivalik range. There is hardly any forest in this union territory, except for small tracks of forest by acquiring some area on lease from Punjab and Haryana States. There is about 2542 hectares of forest area in Kansal (Leased from Punjab) and Nepali (Leased from Haryana) forest and some area in Raipur Khurd village of chandigrah Union Territory. Forest Department is also maintaining a Deer Park in Kansal forest and a nursery near Hallo Majra village. Forest Department is also taking adequate steps to promote wild life in Kansal forest and is likely to be converted into a tourist spot.

The district at present comprises of one Tehsil and equal number of community development EXT file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. blocks. It has 5 towns and 24 villages.

Demography

chandigrah is the Representative of modern architecture and town planning, the city is a creation of the French architect EXT file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site., Le Corbusier. chandigrah and the area surrounding it were constituted as a Union Territory on 1st November 1966. It serves as the joint capital of both Punjab and Haryana states. It is bounded on the north and west Punjab and on the east and south by Haryana.

The city was named after the mother goddess EXT file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. of power, Chandi, whose temple Chandimandu is a feature of the new city. Le-Corbusier was assisted by his cousin, Pieree Jeanneret and the English couple EXT file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. E.Mazwell Fry and Jane B. Druel. These 3 architects are responsible for most of the public and residential buildings raised in chandigrah between 1950 and 1965. The beautiful EXT file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. city also known as 'city of roses', was planned to house the capital to the erstwhile Punjab states. On the partition EXT file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. of Punjab, on linguistic basis, the present union territory was formed which in addition to the city of chandigrah included Mani Majra town and some villages of Kharar Tehsil of Ambala District. Much of the beauty owes to the planning of the city in sectors with houses which conform to a modern design and its grand Secretariat and Assembly buildings were build according to Le-Corbusier's plans and a picturesque lake was also created along with the Shivaliks. The genius of Nek Chand led to the creation of one of chandigrah's landmarks the 'Rock garden', and a rose garden also came up. It is one of the most attractive cities of India. It has a large lake i.e. Sukhna lake, with beautiful picnicspots. Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and others from the religion wise break up of population, decendingly in that order.

The state of chandigrah has an area of 114 sq. km. and a population of 1.05 million. There is 1 district, and 24 villages. The State has population density of 7,900 per sq. km. (as against the national average of 312). The decadal growth rate of the state is 40.28% (against 21.54% for the country) and the population of the state continues to grow at a much faster rate than the national rate.

Health Indicators of Chandigarh

The Infant Mortality Rate is 22, Sex Ratio in the State is 818 (as compared to 940 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows :

Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Chandigarh State as compared to India figures

Indicator ChandigarhIndia
Total population (in crore) (Census 2011) 0.10 121.01
Decadal Growth (%) (Census 2011) 17.10 17.64
Crude Birth Rate (SRS 2013) 14.7 21.4
Crude Death Rate (SRS 2013) 4 7
Natural growth rate (SRS 2013) 10.7 14.4
Infant Mortality Rate (SRS 2013) 21 40
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2010-12) NA 178
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2012) NA 2.4
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 818 940
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 867 914
Schedule Caste population (in crore) (Census 2001) 0.016 16.6
Schedule Tribe population (in crore) (Census 2001) Not Notified 8.4
Total Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 86.43 74.04
Male Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 90.54 82.14
Female Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 81.38 65.46

Health Infrastructure of Chandigarh

ParticularsRequiredIn positionshortfall
Sub-centre 5 17 *
Primary Health Centre 0 0 0
Community Health Centre 0 2 *
Health worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs 17 29 *
Health Worker (Male) at Sub Centres 17 8 9
Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs 0 0 0
Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs 0 0 0
Doctor at PHCs 0 0 0
Obstetricians & Gynecologists at CHCs 2 3 *
Pediatricians at CHCs 2 2 0
Total specialists at CHCs 8 7 1
Radiographers at CHCs 2 2 0
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs 2 16 *
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs 2 8 *
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs 14 46 *

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2011, M/O Health & F.W., GOI)

Organogram

Organogram of State Directorate of NRHM

Organogram of State Directorate of NRHM

Organogram of Mission Directorate at State and District Level

Organogram of Mission Directorate at State and District Level

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List & Addresses of State Officials

Secretary
Shri Anurag Agarwal
Home Secretary-cum-Secretary
(Health & Family Welfare),
UT Secretariat, Deluxe Building,
Sector-9, CHANDIGARH- 160017
Tele fax : 0172-2740008,2740337
Mob : 09779333866
E Mail : hs@chd.nic.in
Mission Director
Dr. V. K. Gagneja 
Director  Health & Family W elfare &     
Mission Director (NRHM) U.T.,
Community Helth Center,
Sector- 22, CHANDIGARH-160022
Tele Fax : 0172-2702924, 2700255
Mob : 09814099765
Email : dhs_ut@yahoo.coin
Regional Director
Dr. Ravinder Ahluwalia
Sr. Regional Director 
Regional Office of Health & FW
4th Floor, C-wing, Kendriya Sadan
Sector 9, Chandigarh 160009
Tel. (Off.) : +91-172-2741558,2749787
Fax : +91-172-2741558,2749787
Mob : +91-09463410101
Email : rohfw_chd@yahoo.com
Director in Chief / Director Health Service
Dr. V. K. Gagneja 
Director  Health & Family W elfare &     
Mission Director (NRHM) U.T.,
Community Helth Center, 
Sector- 22, CHANDIGARH-160022
Tele Fax :  2702924, 2700255
Mob : 09814099765
Email : dhs_ut@yahoo.coin

Regional Evaluation Team Report

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