is a city and a municipal council
in the Gadchiroli district
of the state of Maharashtra
As of the 2001 Indian census
, Desaiganj had a population of 24,786. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Desaiganj has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 77%; female literacy is 62%. In Desaiganj, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The famous Lalani family traces its origins to this village.
The town is situated on the banks of river Vainganga and is an agriculture dominated.
This is a typical Indian village that mainly relies on farming. The crops produced here are wheat, different types of lentils, cotton, sunflower, groundnut, oranges, soybeans etc. There are many small scale industries cropping up. This region is known for the Lalani saw mill and the Lalani rice mills. The rice produced is exported to various parts of the country including Gujarat
, Tamil Nadu
etc. Rice is also exported to neighbouring countries such as Nepal