Gaurela Pendra Marwahi is situated on the border of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, and was published on 3 July 1998 to make it a district. Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi came into existence as 28th district on 10 February 2020.
Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district is a district in the state of Chhattisgarh. Gaurela is the district headquarters. It was carved out of Bilaspur district and was inaugurated in February 2020. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes constitute 6.18% and 57.09% of the population respectively.
Languages of Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi District, Census 2011
- Chhattisgarhi (74.59%)
- Hindi (23.48%)
- Others (1.93%)
According to the 2011 census, Chhattisgarhi is spoken by 74.59% of the district’s population and Hindi is spoken by 23.48% of the population.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi as the 28th district of the state on Monday 10 February 2020. The new district carved out of Bilaspur consists of three tehsils and three development blocks, Gaurela, Pendra and Marwahi.
The district comprises 166 gram panchayats, 222 villages and two nagar panchayats, with an area of 1,68,225 hectares.
Baghel had announced the formation of this district during his Independence Day speech in 2019.
Speaking at the inaugural function held at Gurukul School Complex in Pendrarod, he said, “I am happy to fulfill the long standing demand of the people. The development of Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district will accelerate and its culture will prosper. “
The CM also inaugurated the offices of Collector and Superintendent of Police in the new district and sanctioned Rs 18 crore for development works. Presently the collector here is Namrata Gandhi ji.