History of Gujarat
Banaskantha
Dantiwada dam on Banas River, Sipu dam on Sipu River and Mukteshwar dam on Saraswati River have been constructed. Banas and Sipu rivers become one at Bhadath village of Disa taluka and meets in Banas River. Two types of climate exist in the district area. Hot and dry. It is terribly hot in the summers and terribly cold in the winters. Part of the Aravali hills in the eastern part of the district are jungles of the district and it includes some parts of the Palanpur and Danta districts.

Palanpur is the head quarter of the district. The collector and district magistrate at the district level and deputy collector and sub- divisional magistrate at the regional level and revenue officer and executive magistrate on the block level serve as the officers on the duty. Apart from the activities related to revenue, revenue department of the district keeps a strict watch over the law and order in the district and also the activities to fully manage and maintain it before hand. Apart from this it manages the activities of general elections of the legislative assembly and house of parliament, elections of District – Taluka Panchayat, elections of Gram – Panchayat, election activities of municipality and Nagar – Panchayat and joint activities of the co – operative societies.

It also manages important activities like preparing the voters list for the elections, giving identity cards to the voters, small savings, public distribution system of civil supplies, activities of relief in natural contingencies like draught relief and flood relief, mid – day meal program, census, activities related to land reforms, activities of providing identity cards to the citizens of the border regions, providing financial help to the old, deprived and disabled people. There is a planning committee at the district level. The district planning officer serves as the officer on duty. Development activities are carried out in the district by the planning committee. According to census of 2001, was total population of the district 25,02,843 and total villages were 1,248 in the district.
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