Administration in DurgDurg is the third largest district of Chhattisgarh state and is situated on the eastern bank of river Shivnath. Presently it is a part of Durg-Bhilai urban agglomeration which includes Durg-Bhilainagar Urban Agglomeration includes: Durg (Municipal Corporation), Bhilai Nagar (Municipal Corporation Dumar Dih (Part) (OG), Bhilai Charoda, Jamul, Kumhariand Utai. Durg being an important industrial town offers many employment opportunities making it a densely populated city. According to the 2011 census, the city has an estimated population of 17, 21,726, including 6, 17,184 of rural and 11,04,542 of urban population. Located in South-Western region of the Upper Sheonath-Mahanadi valley the Durg District can be divided into two divisions the Chhattisgarh plain & the Southern Plateau. The city is endowed with abundant natural beauty, rich mineral resources and a traditional tribal culture. Brass and Bell-Metal Working, Oil Pressing, Mining & Weaving are some of the important industries of Durg due to which it has become an important centre for trade & commerce. Durg has a potential to grow into a well-developed city with the ample support provided by the Government to boost its economical and infrastructural development.
Constituencies in Durg
Administratively Durg, is divided into two sub-divisions called Durg and Patan. Each sub-division is then further divided into Tehsils- Durg Sub-division consists of Dhamdha & Durg Tehsil. Tehsils are then divided Blocks, Panchayats and villages totalling to nearly 3 blocks, 388 villages and 267 gram panchayats. The district being an administrative division of a state is governed by the Office of Collector who serves as the Chief Representative of the Government in a District. The District Collector is the chief custodian of law & order and local administration. A team of Additional Collectors & Deputy Collectors assist the District Collector to efficiently look after the administrative work of Durg District. The District Administration strives to provide the good civil & infrastructure facilities to the residents of Durg District, so that they can lead a comfortable & stress-free life.
MP of Durg
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Judiciary in DurgCivil Courts, Durg comes under the Jurisdiction of High Court of Chhattisgarh. Hon'ble Justice Rajeev Gupta is presently serving as the Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh, High Court. On 1st April 1948 Raipur District was divided & District Civil District named Durg at Rajnandgaon came in to existence; Shri P.V. Lele was the first District & Sessions Judge of Durg District. In January 1974 the foundation of existing Durg District Court Building was laid by Hon'ble Shri Justice Prabhakar Keshav Tare, then Chief Justice of MP State. Shri Neelam Chand Sankhla is the present District & Sessions Judge of Durg (Chhattisgarh).
Address: District Court, Civil Lines, Durg, Chhattisgarh
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Municipal Corporation of DurgMunicipal Corporation of Durg aims deliver best services to the people of the city. Presently the Municipal Corporation is getting modernised & working towards e-governance to ensure more transparency and efficiency in administration and greater citizen participation. Durg Municipal Corporation has its own website and helpline numbers where the citizens of the District can give their suggestions and log complaints.
Durg Municipal Corporation is responsible for:
- Supply of water and solving water supply and treatment problems
- Planting trees to add to the greenery, upkeep of parks & beautification of the city
- Provision of sanitation facilities
- Construction of Roads, Drains, etc.
- Provision of facilities such as parks, gardens, playgrounds, markets, bus tempo stands, etc.
Departments which come under Durg Municipal Corporation are:
- Accounts Department
- Birth & Death Registration
- Engineering Department
- Revenue Department
- Trade License
Durg Municipal Corporation (Durg Nagar Nigam)
Address: Municipal Corporation, In-front of Laour Court, Utai Road. Durg (Chhattisgarh), 491001
Phone: 07882323668, 2322048, 2322148
Other Important Government Offices & Contact Details
Phone: 0788-2322005, 07882322655(Fax)