(Last Updated on : 02-02-2009)
In India, one finds numerous towns and places that have thronged its states. The state of Assam too is not an exception in this regard. Kharijapikon is one such place. In fact it is the name of a census town, which has its location in the district of Goalpara of Assam state.
For distinguishing the attributes of any town it becomes essential on the part of a person to get acquaintance with the demographical scenario of that particular town. Towards fulfilling that goal, over the years a handful of demographers of Indian Territory have diligently carried on surveys and research works. As a result a number of reports have been brought out thereby highlighting literacy rate, population etc. One of the relevant demographical documents is the Census report of India that has been published in the year 2001. According to this report, the total population of Kharijapikon has been enumerated to be 5833. From this report, if one desires one can even get information about the male and female and that too separately. Instances can be cited. This census report emphasizes that the females are less in number than that of males. In other words female populace comprises of 43 percent while that of male constitutes of 57 percent. In Kharijapikon town, children below six years of age constitutes of 13 percent of the total population.
The literacy rate of Kharijapikon acts as a relevant data and this also can be derived from the report as well. Interestingly, the average literacy rate of Kharijapikon is 73 percent, which is higher than that of the entire nation. The average literacy rate of India constitutes of 59.5 percent. To be specific, there has been difference between the rate of male literacy and female literacy. While male literacy rate comprises of 80 percent, the rate of female literacy is as low as 64 percent.
The demographers also have been able to throw some light about the district and its distinctive characteristics. According to the expert opinion, almost ninety percent of the people of the aforesaid district grow crops like paddy, jute, green and black gram, potato etc.