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About Charama

Charama is a nagar panchayat city nestled in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh state. It lies at a distance of around 33 km from its district head quarters, Kanker, to the north while the state capital city, Raipur, is located almost 93 km away from the city. Charama city is surrounded by various tehsils such as Kanker to the north, Dhamtari also to the north, Narharpur to the east and Gurur to the north.

About Charama
Charama Rock Paintings

Geography of Charama

Charama experiences relatively dry climate that resulted in both minimum and maximum temperature. The month of May is the hottest here while the December month brings the coolest temperature for the city. Summers here have the average temperature from 38°C to 45°C with hot and dry winds. However, the maximum temperature can reaches up to 50°C. The large amount of rain falls during the period of June to October at Charama. On the other hand, the inhabitants of this region enjoy winters from December to January during which the minimum temperature remains at 8°C. So, the months of November and February are regarded as the best time to travel around this panchayat city of Kanker district, Chhattisgarh.

Demography of Charama

The nagar panchayat city of Charama has over 2286 houses where the total number of 9707 population is residing with around 4732 males while 4975 females. The population of Children between the age group of 0-6 is 1200 which constitutes around 12.36% of the city's final estimation. It also has considerable quantity of Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) people who constitute 14.27% and 6.92% of the total population in Charama, respectively. In addition to the demographic profile of the city, the average literacy rate of Charama is 82.39% which is surely higher than the state average of 70.28%. The male literacy here is 89.68% while around 75.51% females are literates. All these demographic facts of Charama city are based on the Indian Census of 2011.

Culture of Charama

The city of Charama is home to various tribal communities. Some people of Kurna community are also living here. These people celebrate their life with lots of enjoyment particularly in the form of festivals. The most celebrated festival of Charama community is Madai Festival. In fact, this festival is solemnized throughout Kanker district. It is celebrated from the month of December to the month of March. During this festival, the local tribes come to a religious place and pray to the worshipped deity of this occasion. These tribal people organize a procession from an open field then go on to other areas. Once this procession end, the priest organizes a puja for the Goddess while the people perform folk dances, plays and feasts as the part of their celebration. However, there are some other festivals also celebrated by the inhabitants of Charama with great enthusiasm.

Public Utility Services in Charama

Utility Services in Charama
Utility Services

The city of Charama in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh is well comprised of utility services for its residents. From the adequate health services to the postal services or to the banking services, the city has possessed everything for everyone. However, the public utility services in this region are not so advanced when compares to Raipur, Bilaspur or Raigarh but they are suitably available for the people. Once they become more advanced, the inhabitants of this region can avail more benefits from them. Here is the explanation of various public utility services in Charama:

Healthcare Services in Charama

In any city, providing proper healthcare services through the affordable and convenient way is very much essential for its locals. It plays a major role into the way of healthy society. Especially those people who have low income and are in below poverty line, adequate medical services should always be available in the particular city. Talking about Chhattisgarh state of India, it has both sufficient and efficient healthcare facilities provided at the government and private hospitals at its various cities. In the region of Charama too, the administration has ensure medical assistance to its each inhabitant at the various health care centers in and around the city, which are mentioned below:

Community Health Center

Address: Charama, Kanker District, Chhattisgarh - 494337
Phone No.: 9406027066, 7868263553
Email Id: bmocharama@gmail.com

Government Hospital
Address: Main Road Charama, Dhamtari, Kanker District, Chhattisgarh - 494337

Postal Services in Charama

One of the vital features of public utility services is the postal facility. It is one of the primary ways of communication between the people of varied states. Whether sending a courier or want to open a fixed deposit account, the post office is used to provide all kinds of postal services for the comfort of the people. As far as Charama in Chhattisgarh is concerned, it has located a post office where one can avail any postal service as per his or her requirement. It comes under Bastar division of Raipur region, Chhattisgarh. It is a sub office branch of the main head office at Kanker. See below its complete address:

Charama Post Office

Type: Sub Office
Address: Charama, Kanker District, Chhattisgarh - 494337
Phone No.: 07868-263220
Head Office: Kanker

Banking Services in Charama

There are several nationalized and private banks in the country have set up their various branches at the different localities of Chhattisgarh state. The nagar panchayat city of Charama, in Kanker district, is not an exception in this regard. It is comprised of multiple branches of top banks in the country in which every banking service including ATM is offered to the people. The given below lines are mentioning the addresses and other important codes of banks in Charama city.

State Bank of India
Address: Sadar Bazar, Jagdalpur Road, Charama, District - Kanker, Chhattisgarh - 494337
Phone No.: 07868 - 263218
IFSC Code: SBIN0010166
MICR Code: 494002159
Branch Code: 010166

Dena Bank
Address: Charama, Kanker, Chhattisgarh - 494337
Phone No.: 07868-263234
Email Id: charama@denabank.co.in
IFSC Code: BKDN0820556
Branch Code: 820556

Tourist Attractions in Charama

The region of Charama in Kanker district has no major tourist spot except some religious temples. However, in the year 2014, one of the ancient rock paintings carved on caves depicting aliens and UFOs have been found at Charama. The Chhattisgarh State Department of Archaeology and Culture is planning to do research on these paintings with the help of NASA and ISRO. The outcomes of that research have suggested that the humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined such beings from other planets. The local people of Charama have also some beliefs behind these paintings as some of them are assumed that they are of "rohela people" who were small sized ones and even some of them worship the paintings. As a traveler, you can certainly visit that place to satisfy your curiosity about these ancient paintings.

Transport Options of Charama

Profile of Charama

The transport options are very limited at Charama, the nagar panchayat city of Kanker district. There is no railway station located in this region or even within 10 km distance. The nearest railway station to the city is Dhamtari Railway Station which has the distance of around 32 km from Charama. The people can also follow some other railway stations like Balod Railway Station (35 km), Latabor Railway Station (37 km) and Kusumkasa Railway Station (37 km). Similarly, the city doesn't have major bus stand in its area but there is frequent service of state transport buses and private buses are available. Local transport options like auto rickshaws or cycle rickshaws are also available for the inhabitants.

Charama at a glance

State: Chhattisgarh
District: Kanker
Elevation: 325 meters
Latitude: 20.31 °N
Longitude: 81.48 °E
Official Languages: Chhattisgarhi, Hindi, Gondi & Halbi
Pin Code: 494337
Telephone Code: 07868

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