Friday, 25 March 2016

About Amkote -

According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Amkote village is 049400. Amkote village is located in Didihat Tehsil and kanalichina Block of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand, India. Pithoragarh is nearest town to Amkote village.

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Amkote Population - Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Amkote is a small village located in Didihat of Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand with total 28 families residing. The Amkote village has population of 76 of which 37 are males while 39 are females as per Population Census 2011. 

In Amkote village population of children with age 0-6 is 6 which makes up 7.89 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Amkote village is 1054 which is higher than Uttarakhand state average of 963. Child Sex Ratio for the Amkote as per census is 0, lower than Uttarakhand average of 890. 

Amkote village has higher literacy rate compared to Uttarakhand. In 2011, literacy rate of Amkote village was 85.71 % compared to 78.82 % of Uttarakhand. In Amkote Male literacy stands at 96.77 % while female literacy rate was 76.92 %. 

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Amkote village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village. 

Village Amkote Data

Total No. of Houses28--
Child (0-6)660
Schedule Caste000
Schedule Tribe000
Literacy85.71 %96.77 %76.92 %
Total Workers30822
Main Worker100
Marginal Worker29821


Pokhariya or Pokharia is the group of people live in the newly formed state of UttarakhandIndia. It is an old Rajput clan living in the Garkha region ofPithoragarh district in the Kanalichhina developmental block of Didihat Tehsil. Pokhariya's have ruled Nepal for 200 years and changed the dynamics of Nepali culture. They migrated to India and ruled AmkoteKhwankot and Kanalichhina. They were famous for torturing Kharkwal clan who were low casts and used to massage Pokhariya Kings. The Samant clan and Kanyal clan were their soldiers who were benefitted alot under Pokhariya's rule. The history ofPokhariya's Rajput clan traces back to the medieval period. They were primarily from the area now called Pokharan (District Jailsalmer) in modern Rajasthan and belong to the mighty 'Champawat' clan of Rathore dynasty. Muslim attackers attempted to convert them there; seeking to preserve their purity of blood, they refused to submit and waged guerrilla warfare against the Muslims.They later moved to Nepal and settled near modern Pokhara in Nepal.They conflicted with natives there, and later on moved and settled in the present place in Uttaranchal. Even these days all Pokhariyas are seen Living Life King Size. The notable Pokhariyas are seen living in Pithoragarh and Khatima regions and serving as TeachersPoliticians and Army Officers. The Clan has a number of traditions such as Jatta, Anthoo, Harela and prayer and Gandeli to deities such as Chhurmal (isht dev), KaasinHushkarBalchhin, Kalua and Kalchhin andGarh-Devi(deity of fort). Pokhariyas have settlements in MautgooKhwankotDangtiDungaraBijjouri and Dokuna. Some reside in Nainital district also.They also have existence in some parts of eastern U.P where they call themselves Satpokhariya Thakurs.

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