(Last Updated on : 03-02-2009)
In the district of Dewas, Kantaphod is the name of a nagar panchayat town of the state of Madhya Pradesh of India.
Without studying the demographical scenario of India it becomes next to impossible for a person to develop acquaintance with the salient characteristics of any particular town. For that reason, the eminent demographers have conducted surveys and research works, which made it possible for them to gather more and information about the demography of this Kantaphod In this regard a special mentioning may be made of the census report that has been issued forth in the year 2001. From it one can get to know data that are related to the population status, literacy rate etc of Kantaphod. According to this report, the total population of Kantaphod showed a count of 9240. Out of it, male populace comprises of 52 percent, while the population of males constitutes of 48 percent only. In Kantaphod, 18 percent of the total population of Kantaphod is below six years of age.
Literacy rate of Kantaphod too acts as valid information about the particular town. Thus it has been said that 52 percent is the average literacy rate of Kantaphod which is even lower than that of the entire nation. In other words, 59.5 percent is the rate of average literacy of India. To be specific, males are more inclined to education constituting 63 percent. In comparison, rate of female literacy is much less. In other words, 41 is the percentage of female literacy.
Few information about the Dewas district too can be inferred from it. Being an integral part of the district, it is quite evident that majority of the people of Kantaphod converse with each other in the language of Hindi. Most prominent is the famous Malvi dialect.
Industrial growth has occurred. Items of handiworks have enriched the economy of this Dewas district. For excreting oil from soybean, several modern industrial units too have flourished. In order to sustain their livelihood the localites also have adapted to various agricultural activities. Main crops that are produced here include soyabeen, wheat and gram.