Physical Features of
Geographically, Vainganga Khore is one of the
particular area in this district. Gadchiroli, Armori, Chamorshi, Aheri
and Sironcha talukas are covered under this area.
The major area of the district is having undulating
topography on large scale. Except a narrow strip along Godavari
and Pranhita rivers.
Main physio-graphic features of the district
are the Sirkonda, Bhamragad, Aheri and Dandkaranya hill ranges
with high to moderate relief.
The low land of the district shows rolling topography with
The main river basin of the district is Godavari which
borders the southern boundary of the district and flows West to
East. The major sub-basins of the Godavari are Pranhita
sub-basins which is given name after the confluence of two major
sub-basins ie Wainganga and Wardha River near Chaprala village of
Chamorshi Taluka; and Indravati sub-basin. The Sub-tributaries of
these two sub-basins show a network of parallel drainage pattern.
The eastern part of district ie Dhanora, Etapalli, Aheri
and Sironcha talukas are some what higher part of district and are
covered by thick forest. Hills are located in the area of
Bhamaragad, Tipagad, Palasgad and Surjagad in the district.
The predominant soil cover in the district is clay,
clay-gravel, sandy loam, deep black soil, reddish & yellowish
brown soils on hill slopes, brown & gray soils of plains and
laterite & lateritic soil.
Land Use Pattern
Total Geographical area of Gadchiroli district is 14412.0 Sq.Km. Out of this area,
11694.0 Sq.Km. i.e.78.40 % of the land is included in the reserve or protected forest
category. Out of the remaining area, only 1960.0 Sq.Km. of the land is under cultivation
and constitutes only 13.14 % of the total land of the district.
Sq.Km ( 6.89 %)
Sq.Km ( 13.14 %)
Sq.Km ( 0.02%)
(Source is District Statistical Office,