The population of District is 3,30,460 according to 1991 census. The rural population is 2,54,644 (77.06%) whereas the urban population of the district is 75,816 (22.94%). Literacy in the District is 68.05% as per 1991 census. As per 1991 census, male population is 1,68,125 whereas female population of the district is 1,62,335. The population of the Scheduled Castes in the district is 13,153 which is 3.98% of the total population of the district. The population of Scheduled Tribes in the district is 19,191 which is 5.81% of the total population.
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in the district. In the district there are 27,000 and 4,100 hectares of land for H.Y.V. (high yield variety) and improved local paddy field respectively. There are land of 450 hectares for maize, 60 hectares for wheat and 350 hectares for potato in the district. The main food crops are paddy, potato and vegetables. Among the cash crops are sugar cane, maize, pulse, oil seed and other vegetables etc. The total number of workers engaged in agriculture in the district was 42,473 as per 1991 census of which 28,661 were male and 13,812 were female. Spices like chilli, onion, ginger, turmeric and coriander of very good quality are grown in the district.
In the district, there is a dairy farm and a veterinary training center. There are also 5 veterinary Hospitals and 19 Veterinary Dispensaries in the district along with 3 nos. of Aids centers. The following is the population of livestock as per survey report of 1997 census.
7 Other fowls 5,784
The following is the information of forest products available in the district