Socio Economic Profile

In Nawgam, people’s main occupation is agriculture and lumbering. Some of its people, whose number is unspecified according to the village elders, also work with army as potters and support other logistical operations of the 17 Brigade Hqrs located in Nawgam itself. According to the Revenue Department’s records, Nawgam’s 8.08 hectares of land is listed as forest land. Total irrigated area is 123.84 hectares, while the un irrigated area is 50.59 hectares. Culturable waste (including gauchar and groves) comprise 15.38 hectares.

7.69 hectares of area is not available for cultivation.


Nawgam – Other socio-economic data (Based on 2001 census)

Area of village (in hectares) 205.58

Number of households 369

Population data based on 2001 census

Total population – Persons 2,245

Total population – Males 1,162

Total population – Females 1,083


There is no one particular livelihood activity on which Mawar’s economy depends.

Agriculture, horticulture, government jobs, skilled and unskilled labor, minor and major

forest produce, etc. fisheries, etc. are the key livelihood providers.

Most of the Mawar area grows apples and walnuts. It pain areas also grow rice. The people in the area also boast of having produced one IAS officer and two scientists living abroad now.

In proper Mawar village according to villagers, there are six government employees, while in the adjacent Kutleri village the number of government employees is 262. In the general Mawar area, the range of land holding ranges between 2-20 kanals hose who do not own land or have insufficient land holding engage in skilled and unskilled labour work, like masonry and carpentry.