22 Facts About Kutch


Kutch district is a district of Gujarat state in western India, with its headquarters at Bhuj.

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The area of Kutch District is larger than the entire area of states like Haryana and Kerala.

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Kutch literally means something which intermittently becomes wet and dry; a large part of this district is known as Rann of Kutch which is shallow wetland which submerges in water during the rainy season and becomes dry during other seasons.

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Motor vehicles registered in Kutch district have a registration number starting with GJ-12.

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The Chavdas ruled the eastern and central parts by the seventh century, but Kutch came under the rule of the Chaulukya dynasty by the tenth century.

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Three centuries, Kutch was divided and ruled by three different branches of the Jadeja brothers.

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The Kutch peninsula is an example of active fold and thrust tectonism.

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In Central Kutch there are four major east-west hill ranges characterized by fault propagation folds with steeply dipping northern limbs and gently dipping southern limbs.

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Kutch is divided into four zones, namely a Wagad, b Kanthi comprising Mundra and half of Mandvi Taluka, c Banni Region with Pascham which includes Bhuj, Nakhatrana and surrounding areas and d Makpat which includes part of Nakhatrana and Lakhapat taluka.

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Kutch District is divided into six sub district each of two talukas VIZ Bhuj, Anjar, Bhachau, Mundra, Nakhatrana and Naliya Two talukas in one sub district.

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Higher education in Kutch has been regulated by Kachchh University since 2003.

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Historically Kutch was always considered a backward region due to its location and submerged geography.

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Kutch today is a growing economic and industrial hub in one of India's fastest growing states – Gujarat.

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The large part of the growth of Kutch came after intense development by the state government as part of 2001 earthquake relief.

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Kutch is a mineral rich region with a very large reserve of Lignite, Bauxite, Gypsum and other minerals.

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Kutch received tax break for industries for 15 years after the major earthquake on 26 January 2001.

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Little Rann of Kutch is known for its traditional salt production and various references mention this to be a 600-year-old activity.

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Kutch is one of the most prolific regions in India in the area of textile art.

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Kutch embroidery is dense with motifs, and a variation with mirrors sewn into the embroidery is one of the signature arts of this region.

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Kutch embroidery is an evolving expression of the craft and textile traditions of the Rabaris, a nomadic tribe in Gujarat.

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Kutch embroidery is unique in the sense that a net is woven on a cloth using thread.

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Just after the film shooting of Refugee finished, the film crew of another Bollywood film Lagaan descended on Bhuj in Kutch and shot the entire film in the region, employing local people and villagers from miles around.

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