Pali district profile

Pali is located at 25.77°N 73.33°E. It has an average elevation of 214 metres (702 feet ).

Pali is a city in Rajasthan state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Pali District and comes in the Marwar region. It is situated on the bank of the river Bandi and is 70 km south east of Jodhpur. It is known as “The Industrial City”.

As of 2011 India census, Pali had a population of 229,956. Males constitute 52.2% of the population and females 47.8%. Pali has an average literacy rate of 68.2%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 77.24%, and female literacy is 59%. In Pali, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Pin Code of Pali city is 306401 which comes under pali postal division (Jodhpur Region).

Pali has been famous for its textile industries. Cotton and Synthetic clothes, and yarn are exported to other states of India at a very cheap price. Some new industries have also been developed such as those of Bangles, Marble cutting, marble finishing, etc. There is a cotton mill named Maharaja Shree Umaid Mills which is the biggest cotton mill of Rajasthan, employing nearly 3000 workers.

One of the biggest composite textile mill of India ‘Maharaja Shri Umaid mills’ (Estt. in the year 1940) is also situated at pali. Main production of this mill are cotton, Hank yarn etc. which are used to prepare different clothes. Main cloth production are cotton, 2* 2 rubia etc.

Pali is famous for its sweet named Gulab Halwa made from milk and rose . Pali is also famous for its Mehendi (henna),which is mainly produced in Sojat city which is 39.5 km (24.5 mi) away from pali) production in India.It is also known as textile hub of Rajasthan. It is also well known for Papad. Pali is famous for Mahraja Shree Umaid Mill which was established in 1942, a textile mill managed by L.N. Bangur group.It is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur, grandfather of current Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur. He provided land of the construction of the mill.


Pali District has an area of 12,387 km². The district lies between 24° 45′ and 26° 29′ north latitudes and 72°47′ and 74°18′ east longitudes. The Great Aravali hills link Pali district with Ajmer, Rajsamand, Udaipur and Sirohi Districts. Western Rajasthan’s famous river Luni and its tributaries Jawai, Mithadi, Sukadi, Bandi and Guhiabala flow through Pali district. The Largest dams of this area Jawai Dam and Sardar Samand Dam are also located in Pali district. While plains of this district are 180 to 500 meters above sea level, Pali city the district headquarter, is situated at 212 meters above sea level. While the highest point of Aravali hills in the district measures 1099 meters, the famous Ranakpur temples are situated in the footsteps of Aravalis. Parashuram Mahadev temple, a place of worship for millions of devotees of Lord Shiva, is also located in the Pali district on the heights of Aravali range.

Statics 2011 2014
No. of sub-Districts 9 10
No. of Towns 11 11
No. of Statutory Towns 9 9
No. of Census Towns 2 2
No. of Villages 1030 1030
​Infrastructure / Facilities ​31.12.2012
​Area Served by Per Medical Institution (Sq. Km.) (Annual Progress Report- DMHS) 21
​No. of Electrified villages (Annual Progress Report- RVVN) 930
​​No. of Villages with drinking water facilities (Annual Progress Report- PHED) ​936
​Road (PWD) length in km. (Annual Progress Report- PWD) 5145
Per Capita Net District Domestic Product ​2009-10
​At current prices (Rs.) 34567
​At Constant (2004-05) Prices (Rs.) 24273
​Land Use (Agricultural Statistics of Rajasthan- DES) ​2010-11
​Average land holding (Hect.) (Census of Agriculture)​​ ​3.56
​​% of Forest area to reporting area 7.02
​% of Net Irrigated Area to Net Area Sown ​18.45
​​% of Gross Irrigated Area to Gross Area Sown​ 14.38


Geographical & Physical Features

The Aravalli Range forms the eastern boundary of the district and towards southern boundary it ends at Bamnera village in Sumerpur Tehsil. A zone of foothills lays to the west, through which run the many tributaries of the Luni River. The western portion of the district includes the alluvial plain of the Luni. It is bounded by eight districts, Nagaur District to the north, Ajmer District to the northeast, Rajsamand District to the east, Udaipur District to the southeast, Sirohi District to the southwest, Jalore District and Barmer District to the west, and Jodhpur District to the northwest. The major part of the district has elevations ranging from 200 to 300 m above MSL, but in the east toward the Aravalli Range the elevation increases and the average is nearer 600 m and at some places the elevations exceed 1000 m.


The area of the district may be called sub-mountainous and has undulated plains with scattered hills here and there. The southeast of the district is traversed by the Aravalli range. The highest peak of these hills is about 1,099 metres. The general elevation in the plain varies from 180 meters to 500 metres and the slope is from east to westerly direction. Pali town is located about 212 meters high above the sea level. The soil of the district is mostly sandy loam and the water table, in general, is within 15 metres from the ground level.
There is no perennial river in the district. Four tributaries of River Luni viz; Sukri, Lilri, Bandi and Jawai flow in the district. Besides, there are a number of other seasonal rivulets and streams which traverse through the district. There is no lake or natural spring in the district. There are a number of big and small tanks constructed for irrigation purposes. Of these, the Jawai dam in Bali tehsil has the largest capacity while the smallest tank is Walar. Besides these tanks, there are five dams also in the district. They are Jawai Raipur Luni, Hemawas, Kharda and Biratiya Khurd dams which are used basically for irrigational purposes.


The climate of the district is on the whole dry and is very hot in summer and cold in winter. January is the coldest month while May to early June is the hottest period of the year. Normal annual rainfall in the district is 50 to 60 cms. During the south-west monsoon period, humidity, in general, is high. In the rest of the year, the air is dry. The average humidity percentage for the district is nearly 60 to 70. 

Geology and Minerals 

The geological formation of the district is represented by different igneous, sedimentary and met sediment rocks. The Delhi Super Group rocks represented by the Ajabgarh Group occur near the eastern border of the district and consists of schists, phyllite, marble and basic volcanic. They are intruded by granites and rhyolites. The predominant of which is the Erinpura Granite which cover the south and south-eastern parts of the district. The Jalore type of granites is exposed south of Pali town and is generally pink in colour. The Marwar Super Group occurs in the northern part of the district and is represented by limestone, dolomite, sandstone and shale.    


There are 6 assembly constituencies in Pali.

Sr No Constituency No Constituency Name
1 116 Jaitaran
2 117 Sojat
3 118 Pali
4 119 Marwar Junction
5 120 Bali
6 121 Sumerpur

TEHSIL & Panchayat Samiti

There are 10 Tehsil & Panchayat Samiti in Pali.

Sr. No. Block Name Tehsil Name
1 Bali Bali
2 Desuri Desuri
3 Raipur Raipur
4 Rohat Rohat
5 Rani Rani
6 Pali Pali
7 Jaitaran Jaitaran
8 Marwar Junction Marwar Junction
9 Sojat Sojat
10 Sumerpur Sumerpur


Sr. No. Block Name Tehsil Name Urban Area No. of Gram Panchayat
1 Bali Bali Bali,Falna 39
2 Desuri Desuri Sadri 24
3 Raipur Raipur   35
4 Rohat Rohat   23
5 Rani Rani Rani 29
6 Pali Pali Pali 23
7 Jaitaran Jaitaran Jaitaran 33
8 Marwar Junction Marwar Junction   48
9 Sojat Sojat Sojat 38
10 Sumerpur Sumerpur Sumerpur,Takhatgarh 29


There are 1,030 villages under 320 gram panchayats in the Pali district.


S.No Name Designation Place Phone No. Email


Collectorate Control Room 02932-252804
Police Helpline Number   100 / 02932-251545 / 1090(CRIME POLICE)
Ambulance Helpline Number 108 / 102 / 1051(AIDS)
Fire Brigade Helpline Number 101 / 02932-230173(RIICO) / 02932-282264 (Industrial Area) / 02932-222173
ChildLine Helpline Number 1098
Electricity 02932-281360 / 02932-281315
GAS SERVICES       HP : 02932-222789 (GEETA GAS)
               INDANE : 02932-250350 (B. K. Enterprises)