Narayanpur is a district of India. Chhattisgarh is state and bastar is divisional headquarters of district Narayanpur. It is created Police district on Jan 2003 and Revenue district on 11 May 2007. It was made from Bastar district. Narayanpur city is the administrative headquarters of this district. In the district there are 02 Revenue Sections, 02 Tehsil, 02 Development Block, Narayanpur and Orchh. There are 366 villages in this district. The area of Narayanpur district is 20.98 km². The district of Narayanpur expanded from 19 ’05 north latitude to 19′ 55 north latitude and 80 ’40 east from east to 81′ 30 east. The geographical area of this district is 6640 square kilometers. The forest is spread over 1238.91 sq mi in this district. Here are mainly forests, teaks, building trees, bamboo and flower bush etc. in the forests. According to the 2011 census, the total population of this district is 1,39,820. More than 70% of the total population is tribal people, such as Gond tribe, Maria, Muria, Dhruv, Bhatra, Hala tribe etc.
The main means of movement in the district is the road link which connects Kanker from north direction and in the east to Kondagaon. Narayanpur road is the main road of Sonpur, 26 km. Narayanpur is situated at Ravaghat, 18 km away on the main road on the Anantgadh (Kanker) route, which is covered with high mountain ranges, green furnishings. The “NIBRA” river in the district Narayanpur flows in the Abujhmad area through the district Kanker and the “KUKUR” river is considered to be the life-long river for the people of the region.
Social and Economic Status:
In the four directions of the district Narayanpur, the elaborate Uttung is covered with green mountain ranges and rugged forests. The lifestyle of tribals in the district is simple. Due to illiteracy, the practice of superstitions is in existence. Due to tribal culture extinction, tribal society is celebrated with great importance, and celebrates it with great fanfare in the form of festival / festivities. The Orchha tehsil of district Narayanpur is a world famous area of about 4 thousand square kilometers, called ABUJHMAD. In Bastar, the meaning of MAD means “HILL OR MOUNTAIN” and ABUJH means “which can not be extinguished”, in fact it is difficult to quench or understand the quote of this region and this. This area is mainly affected by the Naxalite problem, which has not been able to develop the area; but now speedily developing narayanpur district specially security cover by State Police, State Arms Force and Central Arms Force. 237 villages of Abujhmad Where there is no means of transport, education, health, drinking water, and the means of electricity are negligible. Residents of Abujhmad are still joining the mainstream of the state in terms of living conditions. The journey here is set by crossing the high hills and river banks. Abujhmadia tribe resides in this inaccessible area. This area is a mountain range covered by dense trees, there are small mountains in entire Abujhmad, lack of plain land here, the revenue survey of the entire Abujhmad zone has not been done till date. The lack of road and communication system is also a major problem. Due to the spread of the population in remote areas, there is lack of accessibility to every settlement. For removable of Naxalism, road extension in such areas is also one of the main reasons for connecting roads and bridges to remote areas and extension of communication medium as well as traffic there is a need to increase.
Police and Security Forces:
Police, Chhattisgarh Armed Force and Central Armed Forces have a special contribution in the all-round development, progress, security and peace of Bastar. Development in Naxal areas cannot be imagined without the contribution, dedication and martyrdom of the jawans. In the district there are 15 Police Station Narayanpur, Benur, Edka, Kukdajhor, Kurushnar, Kohkameta, Sonpur, Farsagon, Jharaghati, Dhoudai, Chhote Dongar, Dhanora, Orcha, Bharanda and AJK Narayanpur. In district of narayanpur during various development works, VIP Security, Elections and Naxal eradication campaign 103 Jawans, (Detailed DEF 28 Jawan, CAF 22 Jawan, CAPF 44 Jawan and SPO GS and AC 09 Jawan) have been martyred.