About District

Jiribam district is a district situated at the western corner of Manipur. It lies at 24°48’0.00” N Latitudes and 93°07’12.00” E Longitudes and covers an area of 232 square kilometers with a total population of 43,838 as per Census Report 2011. It is 220 kilometers far away from Imphal, the capital of Manipur. The geographical boundaries of Jiribam district are Tousem sub-division of Tamenglong district and Tipaimukh sub-division of Churchandpur district on the East, Cachar district of Assam and Barak River on the West, again Cachar district of Assam and Jiri River on the North and Tipaimukh sub-division of Churchanpur district and Barak River on the South. Jiri River and Barak River demarcate the boundary between Jiribam and Cachar district of Assam on the northern side and some parts of western side up to Jirimukh, the confluence point of Jiri and Barak Rivers. NH-37 which passes through Jiribam district, connects Silchar of Cachar district in Assam and Imphal city in Manipur. Jiribam is inhabited by various communities. Due to the lack of higher education, appropriate skills, training and knowledge, most of the people of Jiribam are still dependent on agriculture, horticulture, small business and other earning activities. A very limited number of the people of Jiribam are employed in higher ranks of government (and even in non government agencies) departments. Poverty, low rate of literacy and unemployment are major social issues in Jiribam.