Geography of Katni


Katni district is located in the Northeastern part of Madhya Pradesh it forms the northern district of Jabalpur commissionerate division. Mudwara was the biggest (areawise) Tahsil of Jabalpur before katni came as district in 1998. The district extends from 23 °37’N to 24 °80’ N and from 79 °57’ E to 80 °58’ E. and hight from sea level is 392 m. There are three major rivers in Mudwara Katni, Chhoti Mahanadi And Umdar and the name katni of mudwara is given after the Katni River, which is two km away from mudwara. The shape of this district is roughly oval.


In 1911 the population of Mudwara was around 181699 out of 181699, 15812 people were the urban population. There were three big village in this Tahsil having more than 2000 population in 1911 viz. Viajyraghavgad, Bilhari ,Barhi. Out of these Vijayraghavgarh is Tahsil and recently Barhi is also declared as tahsil. Other tahsil of katni are Bahoriband, Rithi, Badwara, Dheemarkheda, and Mudwara As per the census of 1991 population katni district was 881925 out of which 333373 and 93796 are women’s in rural and urban area respectively 331044 and 103712 mans in rural and urban area respectively hence the total population of women and mans in urban and rural areas are respectively are 684417 ,197588.


Climate of Katni is average it gains all the seasonal advantage from it. Average rainfall in Katni district is given here tehsil wise in milimeter.

S.No. Tahsil Name-Year Katni Rithi Vijayraghavgarh Bahoriband Dheemarkheda Average Rainfall of Katni District

Natural Resources


Katni is also known as city of lime so many types of minerals are hidden in the heart of Katni. Following are the main material found in various tahsil of Katni:


In mudwara lime stone dolomite bauxite latrite clay, fire clay soapstone quartz batrize colsite etc are found in the form of minerals.


Vijayraghavgarh is a historical place ,Lime stone ,dolomite, fireclay ,latrite are found in this reason.


In this tehsil dolomite boxide latrite fire clay and marvel floor stones are found. Recently various combination have applied for lease to store marvel business in this area marvel found in this area is being exported to foreign.


In this tahsil main minerals are dolomite bauxite latrite fire clay soapstone iron ore etc are found. Various department of central government and state govt. has done survey in this area.


Main crops of katni are paddy wheat ,gram and pulses. In cash crop mainly vegetables are grown and sent to market of Satna District and Umaria also .There is a good market of cereals and other agro-based product in katni .KRASHI UPAZ MANDI Katni has been given the status of A class mandi in India. Total area of katni district is 4949.59 km2 and cultivating land 34593 hectares in 2001 and total forest area 71155 hectares. Private land is 279020 hectare , government land is 214072. Area wise distribution of land and crop.

S.No. Crop Name Total Land In Hectare
6Kaudo Kutki7166
9Oil Seeds10509
11Other Pulses15057


Katni is an ancient city in which many industries are located in whole district. As minerals are found in large part of Katni so the industries of mineral based are growing rapidly besides these pulses mills are very much found in Katni. All these have made good position of Katni in commerce and industry field. The following are list of main industries in Katni:

S.No. Name Phone No. E-mail/Website
1Ordnance Factory Katni07622-221623,221622
3A.C.C Kamore07626-272301,272316
4Averest Asbestus Kamore07626-272136
5SAIL India Kuteswer Barhi07626-273204