Lodhran District

Lodhran District

Lodhran is a district in the Punjab, Pakistan, located on the northern side of River Sutlej. It is bounded to the north by the districts of Multan, Khanewal and Vehari, to the south by Bahawalpur District, to the east lie the districts of Vehari and Bahawalpur; while district Multan lies on the western side.

Administration

Lodhran is spread over an area of 1,790 square kilometres and is subdivided into 3 tehsils which contain a total of 73 Union Councils:

Tehsil No. of Unions
Dunya Pur 22
Kahror Pacca 23
Lodhran 28
Total 73

Geography

The main towns of the district are: Qutabpur, Gogran, Dhanot,Danwran, Rajapur, Dakhano Gharo, Choki Masti Khan, Borhanpur, Amirpur Sadat, Fatehpur, Makhdoom Ali and Jalla Arain. The total area of forest is 1,843 acres.

The climate of the district is hot and dry in summer and cold in winter. The maximum and minimum temperature ranges between 42C and 28C in summer. During winter, the temperature fluctuates between 21C and 5C. The entire district is smooth plain. The sub-soil water in Dunyapur sub-division is brackish, while that in Kahror Pakka and Lodhran sub-divisions is sweet. The average rainfall in the district is 71mm.

Agriculture

The main crops are cotton and wheat, others includes rice, sunflower, and sugar cane. The main fruit that are cultivate are citrus, mango and guava, while the main Vegetables are onion and cauliflower.

Climate

The climate of the district is hot and dry in summer and cold in winter. The maximum and minimum temperature ranges between 42C0 and 28C0 in summer. During winter, the temperature fluctuates between 21C0 and 5C0. The entire district is smooth plain. The sub-soil water in Dunyapur sub-division is brackish, while that in Kahror Pakka and Lodhran sub-divisions is sweet. The average rainfall in the district is 71 millimetres.

Infrastructure

The district has 3 grid stations, 8 telephone exchanges and 417 industrial units. The main industries involve agriculture: cold storage, cotton ginning & pressing, flour mills, oil mills, poultry feed, soap & detergent, spice factory, vegetable ghee and cooking oil.

The district has a total metalled road-length of 853 kilometres. The district is linked with Multan, Bahawalpur, Vehari and Khanewal districts through metalled roads. It also connects to Jalal Pur Pir Wala.

The main Peshawar-Karachi railway line passes through Lodhran district. The district is linked with Khanewal, Bahawalpur and Vehari districts through railway network.

There are 3 grid stations in the district (ranging in capacity from 66 KV to 132 KV).

There are 8 telephone exchanges operating in the district (ranging in capacity from 300 lines to 2,132 lines). Cellular phone services are also available in the district.

Social Infrastructural Facilities

Lodhran Tehsil - There are 325 schools, 9 colleges, 30 hospitals, 10 police stations, 11 railway stations, 52 post offices, one radio station and 20 banks in Lodhran Tehsil.

Kahror Pakka Tehsil - There are 199 schools, 1 college, hopital, 3 police stations, 1 railway station, 16 post offices and 10 banks in Kahror Pakka Tehsil.

Dunyapur - There are 354 schools, 1 college, no hospital, 3 police stations, 1 railway station, 18 post offices and 6 banks in Dunyapur Tehsil.

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