(Last Updated on : 24/02/2018)
Gujjar Population of India is near about 5.3 crores approximately. Overall, they form 10 per cent of Indias population
. The name for the state
has derived from Gurjar. The Gurjars were classified as a Scheduled Tribe
in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, and as Other Backward Class in Rajasthan
and Madhya Pradesh.
Gujjar Population in Different States of India
In India, the semi-nomadic Gujjar populations are found mainly in the states of Jammu and Kashmir
, Himachal Pradesh
, western Uttar Pradesh
, northern Madhya Pradesh
, Gujarat and Maharashtra
Gujjars in Uttar Pradesh
: Western Uttar Pradesh is totally dominated by Gurjars. Before the year 1857, western Uttar Pradesh was called Mini Gujarat due to domination of Gurjars as this region was ruled by them. In Uttar Pradesh, the Gurjar populations are mainly found in the western region that is Saharanpur
. To a fewer extent, they are also found in Agra
Gujjars in Haryana
: The total population of Gurjars in Haryana
is roughly 10 lakh. The main gotras of Gurjars found in the Faridabad
district of Haryana include Bhadana (14 villages), Nagar (20 villages), Bisla (10 villages) and Poswal (1 village).
Gujjars in Jammu and Kashmir
: In Jammu and Kashmir, the concentration of Gurjars is observed in the districts of Rajouri
, followed by, Anantnag
districts. It is believed that Gurjars migrated to Jammu and Kashmir from Gujarat.
Gujjars in Punjab
: There are many Gurjar villages
in the state of Punjab and most of these Gurjars are Sikhs
. The last names of the Punjabi Gurjars include Kasana, Khepar, Kataria, Chaudhary, Bjarh, Chauhan, Bhumbla, Chandpuri, Chechi, Meelu, Hans and others.
According to some records, population of Gujjar community is relatively high in the central region of India
Gujjars in Madhya Pradesh
: Gujjars in Madhya Pradesh were mostly concentrated in the Nimar and Hoshangabad
regions of the Valleys of Narmada
. In Madhya Pradesh, they are classified as Other Backward Classes.
Gujjars in Maharashtra
: They were considered as the brave people and Bargujjar is considered as one of the main clans among the Marathas
. The Gujjar community
have been residing in the Konkan region and several other villages in Ratnagiri districts