Seoni is primarily a tribal
dominated district formed on
1st November 1956. The district name Seoni has the origin
from the word "SEONA" (or gudina arborea), a species of tree belonging to the
verbanaleal family which was commonly found in this area. The wood of this tree is used in
manufacture of "DHOLAK". The district is situated on a narrow, North-South
section of satpura plateau in the South of Jabalpur Division. The District lies between
latitude 21 36' & 22 57' North and longitude 79 19' & 80 17' East.
district is rich in timber resources. Teak is most important tree growing in and around Seoni district. Wainganga river is the lifeline of Seoni district. It originates at
"Mundara" village in Seoni district.
Asia's largest mud dam has been built on this
river at Bhimgarh village in Chhapara block of the district. The district Hqrs. lies on
Nagpur Varanasi NH-7 and is in between
Nagpur. Total area of district is 8758 sq kms.
As per 2001 census
the population of district is 1166608 out of which 1045921 is rural population and 120687
is urban population. The scheduled tribe population is 429104.
convienience the district has been divided into 5 revenue sub divisions namely Seoni,
Lakhnadon, Barghat, Keolari & Ghansore and 8 Tahsils. Agriculture is main occupation
of local populace.
30 Km on
Nagpur side lies the bison retreat a motel run by
MPTDC, specialty of the restaurant is that it is build with dry Teak trees itself .
Another major tourist attraction is
Tiger Sanctuary which lies 195 Km from
Jabalpur and 92 Km from
Nagpur which is a worth visiting place during