Reasi - A bird view
Reasi is one of the Eight, newly created Districts in the State, which came in to existence from Ist of April 2007 . It is predominantly a hill District, which enjoys variable climatic conditions, ranging from sub-tropical to the semi temperate.Geographical status of the District we can divide the District into 'Hilly' and 'Low Lying Hilly' Region.
The District is divided into two Tehsils - Reasi & Mahore & it has 8 Niabats, which are further divided into 40 Patwar Halqas.There are four Development Blocks named as Reasi, Pouni, Arnas & Mahore with 147 Panchayat Halquas.
The primary occupation of the People is Agriculture & allied activities & it is economically an under developed District. Maize, Wheat are the main crops grown in the District, but now farmers have started to diversity in Horticulture & vegetable crops.
The District is surrounding by District Udhampur on the eastern District Ramban on northern eastern fringes, District Rajouri on its western & north western ends, District Jammu on its southern ends a part of the District also touches District Shopian on Northern fringes.
Chenab, one of the major rivers of the country, flows through the District & it is also a geographical boundary between Tehsil Reasi & Tehsil Mahore. Some of the small rivers/rivulets also flow in the District, which finally merge into Chinab are:-
d) Ban Ganga
The District has a huge potential of micro & mini hydel electricity generation & it has one of the largest hydel projects in the country- Salal Hydro Electric Project on the Chenab River, with a total generation capacity of 690 MW.
Reasi has many a historical place, having culture & religious significance these include:
a) Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine.
b) Shri Shiv Khori Shrine.
c) Shri Bawa Aghar Jitto Ji.
d) Shri Siarh Baba Ji.
e) Shri Baba Dhansar Ji.
f) Sh. Dera Baba Bhanda Bahadur Ji.
g) Ziarat Baji Ismail Sahib Near Bharakh.
The District has a renowned University "Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University at Kakrial (Panthal)"
The District is also rich in its flora & has a tremendous potential of Horticulture fruits i.e. Citrus, Quince, Apple, mango, Guava, Apricot etc. produced in different climatic conditions in the District.